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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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Friendship/Social

Offers opportunities for people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs. Centres include independent residential and day schools, specialist colleges of further education and adult communities where individual abilities and qualities are recognised and nurtured.

Address:

  • c/o Muir and Addy
  • Muir Building
  • Belfast
  • BT4 2LT

Travel and holiday companion service providing companions, carers and nurses for anybody requiring care and assistance with travel, holidays and cruises. Arranges accessible holidays worldwide, transport, wheelchairs, disabled aids, plus insurance that covers almost every medical condition. Assignments are on a one to one basis, or for small groups.

Address:

  • 91 High Street
  • Uppermill
  • Saddleworth
  • OL3 6BD

Nationwide organisation of bereaved parents offering friendship and understanding to other bereaved parents after the death of a son or daughter from any cause. Personal and group support. Quarterly newsletter, postal library and range of leaflets. Provides support for bereaved siblings and grandparents. Befriending rather than counselling.

Address:

  • 14 New King Street
  • London
  • SE8 3HS

Aims to relieve the loneliness and isolation of elderly people living alone with limited support from family, friends and statutory services and to bring companionship into their lives. Local groups organise monthly group outings into 'hostesses' homes. There are approximately 230 groups nationwide.

Address:

  • 2 Grosvenor Gardens
  • London
  • SW1W 0DH

Aims to integrate people with and without physical disabilities through 300 clubs in England. Activities incude social meetings, sports, outings and holidays. Some groups are specifically for younger people up to the age of 25.

Address:

  • Summit House
  • 50 Wandle Road
  • Croydon
  • CR0 1DF

Aims to enable blind and partially sighted people from around the world to make contact and give support to one another by collating Email address' of members to create a penpal service.

Address:

  • 105 Judd Street
  • London
  • WC1H 9NE

A safe self-help and peer support social club for people with social and physical disabilities who wish to enjoy life and find a partner. We run the Sex & Disability Helpline (11 am - 7 pm weekdays) and SHADA, the Sexual Health & Disability Alliance.

Address:

  • BCM Box Lovely
  • London
  • WC1N 3XX

Free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, links callers to local groups and services, offers regular befriending calls, protects and supports those who are experiencing abuse and neglect. Helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day.

Address:

  • Minerva House
  • 42 Wigmore Street
  • W1U 2RY

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