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Useful organisations

This section of DLF Data contains details of numerous voluntary organisations, Government agencies, support groups and other contacts that may be useful to older and disabled people and their carers. If you find any information that is incorrect please email Data Services to let us know which 'Contact' is incorrect and what information needs changing. If you would like to be added to the database please complete these questions.

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ACE Centre has a North centre in Greater Manchester, and a South cente in Oxfordshire. They provide information and expertise in the use of technology as an aid to communication. Provides a range of services including in-depth assessments of the communication needs of individuals in education, training of professionals and parents, and research and development. Centres are involved in projects working with manufacturers of equipment by advising on the needs of children with communication issues, or developing specialised software to meet specific accessing and educational needs. They have a library of short term loan equipment and also produces publications. The North centre covers the north of England, North Wales, the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland, and the South center covers the south of England, Mid-Wales, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles and the Channel Islands.

Address:

  • Hollinwood Business Centre
  • Albert Street
  • Hollinwood
  • OL8 3QL

Aims to help physically and mentally disabled young people find a greater level of independence and opportunity through the provision of appropriate support.

Address:

  • Ability House
  • 15A Tottenham Lane
  • Hornsey
  • N8 9DJ

Promotes the use of technology to help children whose educational progress is hindered by their disabilities. Central resource for pupils with physical disabilities, and is supported by the inner London boroughs. Manned by a team of advisory teachers with backgrounds in mainstream and special schools, they assess the needs of pupils from nursery to the end of secondary. Loan equipment and train staff and pupils how to use it, and they take care of maintenance and review the situation every year.

Address:

  • Charlton Park Academy
  • Charlton Park Road
  • London
  • SE7 8JB

CHEC is a small charitable business run to give work opportunities to adults with physical disabilities. CHEC designs, prints and sells a wide range of promotional & gift items.

Address:

  • Haywards Heath Road
  • North Chailey
  • Lewes
  • BN8 4EF

Fledglings is a registered charity helping parents and carers of disabled children to find solutions to practical problems of everyday living. Fledglings also supplies nationwide via a mail order brochure a range of helpful products and offers a free of charge search service for hard to find items.

Address:

  • Wenden Court
  • Station Approach
  • Saffron Walden
  • CB11 4LB

Aims to provide children with sports wheelchairs and give an opportunity for participation in sports through help with training and travel to sporting events. Activities include giving children with a disability the opportunity to participate in sports including: marathons, athletics, skiing, rugby, basketball, fencing, tennis and snooker. Also helps with the provision of manual wheelchairs, trikes for children to use every day at home, to go to school and enable them to play with their friends.

Address:

  • 4 Chandlery House
  • 40 Gowers Walk
  • London
  • E1 8BH

Go Kids Go! is the leading provider of wheelchair skills training. They are a national charity providing free wheelchair skills training courses to young wheelchair users and their families.

Address:

  • Toll Gavel Church Hall
  • Toll Gavel
  • HU17 9AA

Designs and makes equipment for children and young people with disabilities when no other solution can be found.

Address:

  • Unit 2, Eclipse Estate
  • 30 West Hill
  • Epsom
  • KT19 8JD

Aims to give the best possible start to support all deaf children, young deaf people and their families in overcoming the challenges of childhood deafness. Activities include providing the best possible start, knowledge, support and opportunities to empower all deaf children to enjoy a happy, fulfilled and rewarding life. Publishes information on all aspects of childhood deafness.

Address:

  • Ground Floor South, Castle House
  • 37-45 Paul Street
  • London
  • EC2A 4LS

Give grants to children who have potentially terminal illness and their families. For medical and domestic equipment, holidays, respite care or funeral expenses.

Address:

  • St Luke's House
  • 270 Sandycombe Road
  • Surrey
  • TW9 3NP

Provides children and young people with customised mobility equipment, training, advice and life skills.

Address:

  • Elliot House
  • 10-12 Allington Street
  • London
  • SW1E 5EH

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