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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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Aims to help prevent and alleviate back pain through appropriate furniture and healthy posture. Offers ergonomic assessments, postural training, and independent evaluation of existing furniture, and to develop new health promoting products. Runs a chain of retail showrooms.

Address:

  • 43 Woodside Road
  • Amersham on the Hill
  • HP6 6AA

Aims to help prevent and alleviate back pain through appropriate furniture and healthy posture. Offers ergonomic assessments, postural training, and independent evaluation of existing furniture, and to develop new health promoting products. Runs a chain of retail showrooms.

Address:

  • 42-43 College Green
  • Bristol
  • BS1 5SH

Aims to help prevent and alleviate back pain through appropriate furniture and healthy posture. Offers ergonomic assessments, postural training, and independent evaluation of existing furniture, and to develop new health promoting products. Runs a chain of retail showrooms.

Address:

  • 14 New Cavendish Street
  • London
  • W1G 8UW

Aims to help prevent and alleviate back pain through appropriate furniture and healthy posture. Offers ergonomic assessments, postural training, and independent evaluation of existing furniture, and to develop new health promoting products. Runs a chain of retail showrooms.

Address:

  • 3 Quoiting Square
  • Oxford Road
  • Marlow
  • SL7 2NH

Royal charter organisation created to help British industry compete in European and international trade markets. Provides a range of services to its members and to industry in general, from British Standards and standards information facilities, to its mark of product quality, the Kitemark.

Address:

  • BSI House
  • 389 Chiswick High Road
  • London
  • W4 4AL

Provides information on accessible design, and acts as a training body on the accessibility of the built environment. Committed to the provision of buildings and spaces that are safe, convenient and enjoyable to use by everyone, including disabled people. Services include: information and advice by letter, telephone, fax and email; advice on Part M building regulations and the Equality Act; training on legislation and design; in-house training; design guides; handbooks and factsheets. Publishes a quarterly journal called 'Access by Design'. Has a specialist reference library.

Address:

  • 4th Floor, Holyer House
  • 20-21 Red Lion Court
  • London
  • EC4A 3EB

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

Charity that designs and manufactures special one-off items of furniture and equipment for children and adults with disabilities, where there is no other solution. Develops products with a more general application. Takes referrals from healthcare professionals and social services.

Address:

  • The Old Chapel
  • Mallord Road
  • Watford
  • WD5 OGQ

Presents British Design Awards for equipment for people with a disability and publishes design magazines. Support is available to help small and medium sized firms with design needs; assistance is given with feasibility studies, the design and development of new products and the redesign of existing products.

Address:

  • Angel Building
  • 407 St John Street
  • London
  • EC1V 4AB

Designability is a charity with a passion for creating life-changing assistive technologies. Engineering and design experts conduct original research and develop products that meet real needs. They advocate better technology for everyone and work with end-users, carers and health professionals to help understand the problem, find a solution and test it in real life situations. Have a Wizzybug Charitable Loan Scheme, where a Whizzybug may be loaned out for up to 30 months. They have a range of products available to support people living with dementia, children and adults living with restricted growth, early years mobility and daily living. They also offer a Referrals service, creating innovative bespoke solutions for disabled children and adults in the South West.

Address:

  • The Wolfson Centre
  • Royal United Hospital
  • Bath
  • BA1 3NG

Registered charity of motorcyclists giving advice and practical information to riders with disabilities. Designs and funds adaptations to motorcycles and trikes to individual specifications; publishes a quarterly magazine which includes information on licensing assessments, insurance problems and social activities. Network of representatives throughout the UK. Membership available. Telephone line open 9 am - 3 pm. Monday - Friday.

Address:

  • Unit 20 The Bridgewater Centre
  • Robson Avenue
  • Urmston
  • M41 7TE

Designs, manufactures and supplies technical aids to disabled people when no commercial alternative is available.

Address:

  • D9 Chaucer Business Park
  • Kemsing
  • Sevenoaks
  • TN15 6YU

The RIBA champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.

Address:

  • RIBA Headquarters
  • 66 Portland Place
  • London
  • W1B 1AD

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