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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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Campaigns to protect breastfeeding and halt the promotion of artificial feeding. Raises awareness of the dangers of artificial infant feeding and campaigns for improvement to the labelling and composition of artificial feeds.

Address:
  • 34 Trumpington Street
  • Cambridge
  • CB2 1QY

Charity dedicated to reducing the incidence of back pain through research, education and support. Has formed and supported branches nationwide. Provides literature, runs a telephone helpline and has published books on moving and handling.

Address:
  • 3rd floor, Regal House
  • 70 London Road
  • Twickenham
  • TW1 3QS

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

Aims to encourage people with spinal cord injuries to become re-integrated and regain motivation, inspiration and independence through sporting activities.

Address:
  • Jessica House
  • Red Lion Square
  • London
  • SW18 4LS

Badminton England provide support and playing opportunities for players with a disability.

Address:
  • National Badminton Centre
  • Bradwell Road
  • Milton Keynes
  • MK8 9LA

Supplies books on tape for children and young adults. Produces a catalogue every two years and has an update in-between.

Address:
  • 1 South Street
  • Lewes
  • BN7 2BT

Provides free legal advice and representation from a national panel of experienced barristers for deserving cases where public funding is not available and where the applicant is unable to afford legal assistance. Need to get a referral from an advice agency such as a CAB, a Law Centre, your Local MP or Legal Advice Service.

Address:
  • The National Pro Bono Centre
  • 48 Chancery Lane
  • London
  • WC2A 1JF

Specializes in awarding grants to adults with a range of mental and physical disabilities and older people. Grants are available from £100-£5,000, which could be used to benefit individuals, groups or communities, to promote personal independence and sufficiency. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2015.

Address:
  • Suite 201, Second Floor
  • Design Centre East
  • London
  • SW10 0XF

Works with over 100,000 children, young people and their families in more than 400 projects nationwide. Provides information and advice, and works with families, parents groups, homesitting, playgroups, befriending, playschemes.

Address:
  • Tanners Lane
  • Barkingside
  • Ilford
  • IG6 1QG

Trade association representing UK manufacturers of bathroom products. Ensures full representation on standards bodies, both UK and European and lobbies the government. Provides free information factsheets on all aspects of bathroom refurbishment.

Address:
  • Innovation Centre 1
  • Keele University Science & Business Park
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • ST5 5NB

The Batten Disease Family Association (BDFA) is the only organisation in the UK which aims to support families, raise awareness and facilitate research into Batten Disease. It operates a national networking and support service for families and professionals, whilst also offereing newsletters, conferences and an information service.

Address:
  • The Old Library
  • 4 Boundary Road
  • Farnborough
  • GU14 6SF

Provides grant provision for projects focusing on children. Looking for projects that focus on children and quality, are about changing the lives of children for the better, and involve children in decision making. Children must be under 18 years old and their disadvantages must include mental, physical or sensory disabilities; behavioural or psychological problems; illness, distress, abuse or neglect; or be living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Address:
  • PO Box 1000
  • London
  • W12 7WJ

Registered charity offering leisure and learing activities on its purpose. Capacity for up to 60 guests and fully accessible for wheelchair users, including lift and accessible toilet.

Address:
  • The Floating Classroom
  • Unit 122, Great Western Studios
  • London
  • W2 5EU

National UK self-help organisation for all those who cross dress, their wives, partners and those close to them. Has a national network of regional contacts.

Address:
  • 27 Old Gloucester Street
  • London
  • WC1N 3XX

Offers support by telephone and letter to people with Beckwith-Wiedemann, and others interested in the disease. Publishes a newsletter and assists with research projects.

Address:
  • The Drum and Monkey
  • Hazelbury Bryan
  • DT10 2EE

Provides support, financial aid and information for sufferers and their families. Promotes research and establishes networking among the medical profession.

Address:
  • Kemp House
  • 152-160 City Road
  • London
  • EC1V 2NX

Social enterprise that seeks to transform lives by ensuring high quality assistive technology products are designed and developed to meet the needs of users such as older and disabled people. Works with users, statutory authorities, manufacturers, retail, universities and third sector organisations to stimulate creative partnerships, broker innovative solutions and deliver the benefits of technological advances to the market. Assesses ideas, designs and develops products. Involves users in the design, development and marketing of products. Provides advice on marketing, finance and manufacture.

Address:
  • Unit 1.01 The Wenlock
  • 50-52 Wharf Road
  • London
  • N1 7EU

Offers a range of assisted living equipment for older people, disabled people and carers. It features a demonstration home with a wide range of equipment and telecare in a real life setting. Independent information and advice is available from their Trusted Assessors and Occupational Therapists. No appointment necessary. Open Monday-Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm. Centre houses the Community Equipment & Wheelchair service, Gadgets team and part of the Safe & Sound scheme from Solihull Community Housing.

Address:
  • Unit 4 Elmdon Trading Estate
  • Bickenhill Lane
  • Solihull
  • B37 7HE

This website contains information on how to get the most out of technology. Either by adapting the technology itself or through the application of technology as a therapeutic and educational medium

Address:

Website with details of all the residential and nursing homes in the UK.

Address:
  • Suite 4
  • The Hub
  • Newhaven
  • TW12 9AA

Bipolar UK is a national user led organisation which works to enable people affected by manic depression/bipolar to take control of their lives. Services include: network of self help groups in England and Wales for people with manic depression/bipolar, their relatives and friends, a quarterly journal Pendulum, publications papers, Self Management training programme, London youth project, employment awareness training, travel insurance scheme, Helpline 8am - 8 pm, (peer to peer support in hospital (Wales), Life Assurance scheme, and eCommunity. The organisation aims to educate the public and professionals about manic depression/bipolar and campaigns for greater research into methods of treatment.

Address:
  • 11 Belgrave Road
  • 21 St Georges Road
  • London
  • SW1V 1RB

Provides temporary accommodation and confidential advice for women and children from minority communities experiencing domestic violence. Runs an advice centre and refuge for women from minority groups suffering abuse. Service offers: advice and information on domestic violence; welfare rights advice; housing information and advice; support and counselling; inter-agency work; telephone counselling; multilingual workers; contacting solicitors for legal advice; 24-hour cover to assist women in emergencies. Publishes a service leaflet and a multilingual poster.

Address:
  • 9 Cathedral Road
  • Cardiff
  • CF11 9HA

Enables sightseers to see London by taxi. Provides a commentary from the taxi driver on all the sights of London which allow access to places where buses cannot go. Each tour lasts two hours and people can combine or modify tours to accommodate a special interest. Also offered are guided taxi sightseeing tours by night. Cost is £115 for the two hour tour per taxi-cab, holding up to five people. We also offer "wheelchair" access.

Address:
  • 7 Durweston Mews
  • London
  • W1U 6DF

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) is the UK charity for people with bladder and bowel control problems. Formed in 2008, it replaces incontact (formed in 1989) and the Continence Foundation (closed May 2008). B&BF provides information and support services for adult patients, their familes, carers and healthcare professionals. It is not funded by the Government or NHS and relies solely on the financial support of companies, individuals and grants to fund its work.

Address:
  • SATRA Innovation Park
  • Rockingham Road
  • Kettering
  • NN16 9JH

Provides support for people with bowel and bladder problems.

Address:
  • Burrows House
  • 10 Priestley Road
  • Worsley
  • M28 2LY

Help children and their families tackle the challenges of young sight loss so that they can enjoy their childhood and realise their potential as adults. Services include: practical and emotional support, information and advice and mobility and life skills training. Provide access to grants for technology and equipment and produce large print books.

Address:
  • Hillfields
  • Reading Road
  • Reading
  • RG7 3YG

Provides Armed Forces and National Service veterans with sight loss with person-centred services and tailored support. Work ranges from helping veterans relearn vital life skills and providing them with the tools they need to be independent in their own homes, to offering new learning, training and recreation opportunities and providing long-term nursing, residential and respite care.

Address:
  • 12-14 Harcourt Street
  • London
  • W1H 4HD

Dedicated to making sure that more babies born prematurely or sick in the UK survive and that each one has the best quality of life.

Address:
  • 2nd Floor, Chapter House
  • 18 - 20 Crucifix Lane
  • London
  • SE1 2JW

Enables children and adults with physical disabilities and no functional speech to communicate. Runs an enquiry information line, courses and workshops on the Blissymbol system, publishes a regular newsletter and has a committee run on a voluntary basis by professionals experienced in the field of augmentative communication. Range of publications available. Publications include over fifteen titles available, costing from 90p to £74.75.

Address:
  • 92 Windmill Road
  • Oxford
  • OX3 7DR

Aims to improve the basic understanding, assessment, treatment and public awareness of high blood pressure and, in so doing, help promote the welfare of people with high blood pressure.

Address:
  • Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
  • Charterhouse Square
  • London
  • EC1M 6BQ

Supports research and patient care to cancers affecting men particularly testicular and prostrate cancers.

Address:
  • 6 Old School House
  • The Lanterns
  • London
  • SW11 3AD

Provides Bobath occupational, physio, and speech and language therapy (outpatient only) on an individual basis, and teaches parents and carers how to continue therapy at home or in school. A letter of referral is required from the child's consultant paediatrician or GP giving a full medical history and birth details. Letters should be addressed to the Principal. On the basis of this information an application for funding may be made to the NHS. The Centre organises post-graduate training courses in the Bobath treatment approach for physio, occupational, and speech and language therapists.

Address:
  • The Bobath Centre
  • 250 East End Road
  • London
  • N2 8AU

Dedicated to promoting prevention of repetitive strain injury (RSI) in children and young people using TIE and creative workshops.

Address:
  • 21 Nutwell Street
  • Tooting
  • SW17 9RS

Raises awareness of bowel cancer, campaigns for best treatment and provides practical support and advice. Provide information to those affected by bowel cancer through the provision of literature, the website, campaigns and events. Runs a free Bowel Cancer Advisory Service specifically for patients and people affected by bowel cancer, open Monday to Friday, between 10am and 4pm.

Address:
  • Willcox House
  • 140-148 Borough High Street
  • London
  • SE1 1LB

Independent living centre offering advice on equipment and how to use it. Equipment available to view and try out.

Address:
  • 103 Dockfield Road
  • Shipley
  • BD17 7AR

Supports people who have had a brain tumour, brain haemorrhage, neurological conditions, stroke, MS Parkinsons, head injury, TBA, mild head injury, post consussion syndrome and support carers.

Address:
  • 554 Eccles New Road
  • Salford
  • M5 5AP

Brake works to promote road safety nationally though community campaigns including Road Safety Week, educational literature and events and conferences, and through policy and PR work. It also provides BrakeCare services for people affected by road crashes, including a helpline, bereavement guides for adults and children, and training to deliver saving workshops such as 2Young2Die road safety workshops to young people.

Address:
  • PO Box 548
  • Huddersfield
  • HD1 2XZ

Break’s core business is the provision of children’s homes for Looked After Children in their home Local Authority. Break has six mainstream children’s homes in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire and a Therapeutic Fostering Service offering single placements to traumatised young people. - See more at: http://www.break-charity.org/ Provides holidays and respite care for children and adults with learning disabilities from all areas of the country at centres on the Norfolk coast. Open all year, the centres provide full 24-hour care, and a varied holiday programme including outings.

Address:
  • Davison House
  • 1 Montague Road
  • Sheringham
  • NR26 8WN

Provides training and employment services under contract to Manchester City Council.

Address:
  • The Kevin Hyett Suite
  • Abraham Moss Centre
  • Manchester
  • M8 5UF

Breast Cancer Campaign aims to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.

Address:
  • Clifton Centre
  • 110 Clifton Street
  • London
  • EC2A 4HT

Breast Cancer Care is here for anyone affected by breast cancer. We bring people together provide information and support, and campaign for improved standards of care. We use our understanding of people's experience of breast cancer and our clinical expertise in everything we do. We produce a range of publications. Free factsheets and booklets can be downloaded from our comprehensive website in standard or large print versions. All our services are free.

Address:
  • 5-13 Great Suffolk Street
  • London
  • SE1 0NS

Aims to fight breast cancer through research and awareness and has established the UK's first dedicated breast cancer research centre, in partnership with the Institute of Cancer Research. To promote breast cancer education and awareness among the public, policy makers, health professionals and the media.

Address:
  • 5th Floor Ibex House
  • 42 - 47 Minories
  • London
  • EC3N 1DY

It is a service for disabled people of all ages, living or working in Brighton and Hove, with either visible or invisible impairments. The service is also available to anyone caring for or assisting a disabled person, or for workers in related fields.

Address:
  • 6 Hove Manor
  • Hove Street
  • Hove
  • BN3 2DF

Displays bathing equipment, shower units, a raised-level kitchen, a range of stairlifts and a fully working through-floor lift. On display is an adapted living room, bedroom, riser recliner chairs and adjustable beds to view and try. The centre also has a selection of assistive technology products for visitors to test, and offers free Occupational Therapy advice and assessments.

Address:
  • WE Care & Repair
  • 5 Hide Market
  • BS2 0PL

Works to maintain common standards of education, ethics, discipline and codes of practice to ensure the health and safety of the public at all times. Committed to promoting research and enhancing the role that traditional acupuncture can play in the health and well being of the nation. Full register of members and list of local practitioners is available.

Address:
  • 63 Jeddo Road
  • London
  • W12 9HQ

Aims to be the leading professional body for counselling and psychotherapy and an automatic reference point for anyone seeking information on counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. Promotes education and training for counsellors. Assists subscribers and is also committed to listening to the needs of those it seeks to support.

Address:
  • BACP House
  • 15 St John's Business Park
  • Lutterworth
  • LE17 4HB

Formed in 1964 from a group of artists and therapists who had worked independently in hospitals, schools, clinics, and so on, who felt the need to 'pool their experience'.

Address:
  • 24-27 White Lion Street
  • London
  • N1 9PD

Organisation whose members have experience in designing and constructing gardens to meet the needs of disabled people including for example, wide paths, ramps, raised flower beds and sensory gardens for blind or partially sighted people.

Address:
  • Landscape House
  • Stoneleigh Park
  • CV8 2LG

Represents and protects the prosthetic and orthotic profession with regard to its status and interests. Do not take enquiries from members of the public.

Address:
  • Sir James Clark Building
  • Paisley
  • PA1 1TJ

Promotes the skills of psychotherapy and education training competence of adult and child psychotherapists.

Address:
  • BACP House
  • 15 St John's Business Park
  • Leicestershire
  • LE17 4HB

It is highly recommended that you see a cosmetician who is trained in the art of skin camouflage, who will be able to advise and demonstrate all the application of creams most suited to you. All creams are designed to conceal and blend in with your surronding skin tones. A consultation will take approximately one hour, for which there may be a charge. Please enquire when arranging an appointment. This charge will not include the cost of any creams for your future use. One visit is usually sufficient to teach you how to conceal most blemishes for yourself.

Address:
  • PO Box 3671
  • Chester
  • CH1 9QH

Governing and co-ordinating body for sport in the UK for blind and partially sighted people. Main responsibilities include: organising and developing sports activities ranging from grass roots to national events and championships; providing information and advice on sport; acting as an advocate to maximise the quality and quantity of sporting activity available; making grants to support sporting activity; selecting teams for international competition, particularly European and World Championship and Paralympics. Publishes a quarterly newsletter 'Target'.

Address:
  • Pure Offices, Plato Close
  • Tachbrook Park
  • CV34 6WE

The Brain and Spine Foundation is committed to improving the support and provision of quality information available to individuals in order to reduce anxiety and help inform their choices. The Helpline is run by neuroscience nurses who offer information and support. Open Monday - Friday mornings only.

Address:
  • LG01, Lincoln House
  • Kennington Park
  • London
  • SW9 6DE

Supports the promotion of canoeing for all via Paddle-Ability, a term and concept developed by the British Canoe Union to address the issue of participation in canoeing by people with a disability. Provides Disability Co-ordinators in each of the organisations regions, who are able to assist and advise individual canoeists, clubs and event organisers.

Address:
  • National Water Sports Centre
  • Adbolton Lane
  • Nottingham
  • NG12 2LU

Offers help and support to cardiac patients and their carers. Has area groups throughout the British Isles. Produces BCPA Journal.

Address:
  • 15 Abbey Road
  • Bingham
  • NG13 8EE

Provides advice, education and training to those with chiropractic problems. Represents over 650 fully qualified chiropractors throughout the UK, and advises an enquirer of their local one. Detailed list of all chiropractors across the UK is available.

Address:
  • 59 Castle Street
  • Reading
  • RG1 7SN

Protects the rights of the public and practitioners. Promotes complementary medicine, and to integrate it in the NHS and raise standards.

Address:
  • PO Box 5122
  • Bournemouth
  • BH8 0WG

Self-help group of visually impaired computer professionals and users. Website includes the BCAB brochure with information on its aims and objectives, its services, annual subscription and how to become a member. The Association's Constitution is also available on this site. Runs training courses for visually impaired people and the website includes details of forthcoming courses. The BCAB email list, administered at the University of Manchester, is open to BCAB members and other interested parties.

Address:
  • c/o Dawes & Sutton
  • 4 Millicent Road
  • Nottingham
  • NG2 7LD

Group that investigates and develops ways in which computer technology can help training and employment. Produces a quarterly magazine.

Address:
  • North Star House
  • North Star Avenue
  • Swindon
  • SN2 1FA

Aims to protect the public by upholding the standards of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

Address:
  • Unit 7, 19-23 Wedmore Street
  • London
  • N19 4RU

Provides advice and information on a range of subjects such as welfare benefits, education and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Address:
  • 3rd Floor
  • 356 Holloway Road
  • London
  • N7 6PA

National professional association for dentists. Has guidelines on safe sterilisation and surgery hygiene. Provides details to dentists about legal issues, and health and safety issues to do with dentistry.

Address:
  • 64 Wimpole Street
  • London
  • W1G 8YS

Professional association for dietitians. Provides information on how to find a state registered dietitian, for general and dietary advice.

Address:
  • 5th Floor Charles House
  • 148/9 Great Charles Street
  • Queensway, Birmingham
  • B3 3HT

Organisation for all matters related to angling and for the promotion of the sport amongst disabled people.

Address:
  • 9 Yew Tree Road
  • Delves
  • Walsall
  • WS5 4NQ

Fencing is one of the few personal combat sports that can be practiced from a wheelchair. The rules are the same as for non-disabled fencing with a few minor alterations.

Address:

Assessment and instruction on water skiing for disabled people. Regional offices and water skiing facilities in Middlesex and other locations nationwide.

Address:
  • The Tony Edge Centre Wraysbury
  • Heron Lake
  • Wraysbury
  • TW19 6HW

National charity acting as a co-ordinator for 96 independent local dyslexia associations and 130 supporting corporate members. Aims to improve awareness of dyslexia through information, education and training. Range of publications available. Helpline open Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am-12.30pm, 2-4.30pm.

Address:
  • Unit 8 Bracknell Beeches
  • Old Bracknell Lane
  • Bracknell
  • RG12 TBW

Aims to promote welfare and rehabilitation of disabled ex-service men and women through the participation of sport, sports medicine and any other means deemed legal under charity law.

Address:
  • 15 Third Avenue Blyth
  • Blyth
  • NE24 2SA

Offers additional benefits to old age and disabled customers

Address:

Specialist medical society promoting research, training and high quality standards in the delivery of healthcare for older people; the society provides advice to health professionals, carers, the voluntary sector and older people themselves. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Address:
  • Marjory Warren House
  • 31 St John's Square
  • London
  • EC1M 4DN

Governing body responsible for the sport of gymnastics which introduced a comprehensive development programme for disabled people.

Address:
  • Ford Hall Newport
  • Lilleshall National Sports Centre
  • Newport
  • TF10 9NB

Represents healthcare companies which supply products and services for people with physical needs, and to specialist healthcare areas. The products they make and supply include wheelchairs and scooters, stairlifts, seating and positioning products, support surfaces, rehabilitation products, stoma and continence products, prosthetics and orthotics, equipment and services for partially sighted people. A code of conduct governs all members.

Address:
  • New Loom House
  • Suite 4.06
  • London
  • E1 1LU

Researches to enable people to live a full life free from the threat of premature death or disablement from heart or circulatory disease.

Address:
  • Lyndon Place
  • 2096 Coventry Road
  • Birmingham
  • B26 3YU

Encourages education concerning health rather than just the treatment of diseases, through courses on self-help and healing.

Address:
  • West Barn
  • Bristol
  • BS31 2SR

Homeopathy is a therapeutic system which has been used for over 200 years. Works on the principle that 'like treats like'. An illness is treated with a medicine which could produce similar symptoms in a healthy person.The active ingredients are given in highly diluted form to avoid toxicity. Homeopathic remedies are virtually 100% safe. Promotes homeopathic treatment both inside and outside the National Health Service and furthers the cause of homeopathy.

Address:
  • Hahnemann House
  • 29 Park Street West
  • Luton
  • LU1 3BE

Aims to advance humanism and mental and moral welfare. Advises and campaigns on moral issues from a non-religious viewpoint; provides humanist educational resources, and organises non-religious ceremonies for funerals, weddings and baby-namings.

Address:
  • 1 Gower Street
  • London
  • WC1E 6HD

Rehabilitation programmes for families to carry out at home with volunteers, to do daily movement/stimulation programmes.

Address:
  • Old Kelways
  • Somerton Road
  • Bridgwater
  • TA10 9SJ

Provides services, and offers training and support for carers and families of disabled people. Runs a resource centre which is open to the general public on an appointment basis. Produces a range of publications on the issues of learning disabilities.

Address:
  • Birmingham Research Park
  • Green Street
  • Birmingham
  • B15 2SQ

Journal on issues related to health. Topics include treatments, research, exercise, mobility, clinical issues and product news.

Address:
  • MA Healthcare Ltd
  • St. Jude's Church
  • London
  • SE24 0PB

Provides information and grants to people affected by kidney disease, adventure holidays for young kidney patients and funding for renal units to improve their facilities.

Address:
  • 3 The Windmills
  • St Mary's Close
  • Alton
  • GU35 1EF

It is the charity that directly supports all our service men and women who lose limbs, the use of limbs or eyes or the sight of an eye in the service of our country and we are with them all whenever we are needed for the rest of their lives. Our work starts with rehabilitation - proving that there is life after amputation. Our work is about amputee helping amputee - the fellowship of shared experience. Our work is about life long welfare support, about campaigning for what they deserve and about being there when old injuries come back to haunt. Our youngest Member is 19 and our oldest is 99 - Truly we are BLESMA for Life. Our objectives on behalf of our members include the following: To provide challenging and effective rehabilitation for those who have recently suffered amputation or loss of use of limb. To provide permanent residential care and respite convalescence at our BLESMA Homes in Blackpool and Crieff in Scotland. To make grants to ease the effects of disability and hardship. To provide a comprehensive and effective welfare service for all Members and Widows to include: Provision of comprehensive advice on war pensions, compensation and care and disability allowances. Making representation to government departments and local government officers on behalf of Members and Widows. Represents Members and Widows at War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Tribunals. Provision of a counselling service pre and post amputation. To ensure prosthetic provision meets the requirements of our Members.

Address:
  • Frankland Moore House
  • 185-187 High Road
  • Romford
  • RM6 6NA

Supports, informs and advises people with liver diseases, and carers. Carries out research into the prevention of liver disease. Helpline open Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm.

Address:
  • 2 Southampton Road
  • Ringwood
  • BH24 1HY

British Lung Foundation's Breathe Easy is the only support group throughout the UK for people with any type of lung condition, ranging from asthma and bronchitis to emphysema and lung cancer. Aims to provide support and practical information for anybody affected by a disease of the lung - whether they are a sufferer, friend or carer. Works to raise awareness of lung disease and to promote a greater understanding of the problems it can cause. Services for members include opportunity to make contact with others in similar circumstances, quarterly magazine, range of leaflets on lung conditions, fundraising and the opportunity to support British Lung Foundation's campaigns. Monthly meetings are free.

Address:
  • 73-75 Goswell Road
  • London
  • EC1V 7ER

Aims to raise awareness of chronic oedemas such as Lymphoedema amongst all healthcare professionals. Ensures that those who have this condition have access to effective treatment. Aims to progress towards the availability of equal access to care for all individuals with this condition.

Address:
  • St. Luke's Crypt
  • Sydney Street
  • London
  • SW3 6NH

Society for doctors who are trained in, and practice acupuncture. List of practitioners available online. Training offered to medical practitioners only.

Address:
  • 60 Great Ormond Street
  • London
  • WC1N 3HR

Provides information and advice on issues related to health to healthcare professionals. Promotes education about HIV, Aids and sexual health, especially ethical and policy aspects. Welcomes enquiries and requests for information/advice from anyone with a professional interest, particularly health professionals, but not the general public.

Address:
  • BMA House
  • Tavistock Square
  • London
  • WC1H 9JP

Governing body responsible for the sport of orienteering including the discipline known as Trail O otherwise known as Precision-O which may be suitable for people with disabilities.

Address:
  • Scholes Mill
  • Old Coach Road
  • Matlock
  • DE4 5FY

Aims to provide relief to people with physical, sensory and mental disabilities by encouraging and facilitating their participation in sporting activities and assisting in the provision of training, facilities and equipment for this purpose.

Address:
  • 60 Charlotte Street
  • London
  • W1T 2NU

Represents the needs of people who have Polio or Post Polio Syndrome, to enable them to take their full part in the life of the community and to offer support to all such people resident in the UK and Eire, whether members or not. Provides information on a variety of issues including disabled people's rights, aids to independence, benefits and other disability issues. Branches throughout the UK. Produces a bi-monthly magazine on polio-related issues.

Address:
  • The Exchange
  • Wilmington Close
  • WD18 0FQ

Provides skilled and impartial care to people in need and crisis - in their own homes and in the community, at home and abroad, in peace and in war. Services include loan of medical equipment, transport and escort, home from hospital help, skin camouflage service, therapeutic care, first aid, international tracing and message service, refugee services and emergency planning.

Address:
  • UK Office 44 Moorfields
  • London
  • EC2Y 9AL

Acts as a representative body for persons practicing the method of reflexology. Supplies a list of practitioners in most parts of the country for a small charge and can also supply details of training courses, reflexology books, charts and video. A newsletter published four times a year keeps members in touch with any new developments in the field and allows the exchange of ideas.

Address:
  • Monks Orchard
  • Whitbourne
  • Worcester
  • WR6 5RB

Provides support and a tailor made tuition package to all people with disabilities and older people, who are wanting to learn to drive, or who need refreshers. Publishes a series of publications around driving and how to succeed behind the wheel. Part of the AA group.

Address:
  • 5 Cleveland Street
  • Doncaster
  • DN1 3EH

Provides help and information to patients with snoring and sleep apnoea. Offers for sale clinically proven anti-snoring products and devices. Extensive library of journals for use by all.

Address:
  • Chapter House
  • 33 London Road
  • Surrey
  • RH2 9HZ

Promotes the oral health of people of all ages with disabilities. Studies the problems relating to the provision of oral care for people with disabilities. Develops undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the subject. Encourages research in the field of dental care for people with special needs. Holds a register of member-specific areas of interest which can be used to put clients in touch with the appropriate dental services. Holds two meetings each year, which cover behavioural, social and clinical topics.

Address:
  • 21 Nansen Road
  • SK8 4JL

Offers information and support to all whose lives are affected by stammering, and provides free information packs. Website contains information regarding the issue of stammering as a disability as well as special information regarding stammering in the workplace.

Address:
  • 15 Old Ford Road
  • London
  • E2 9PJ

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

Diving club which runs a diver training programme.

Address:
  • South Pier Road
  • Ellesmere Port
  • CH65 4FL

Aims to promote and encourage table tennis disabled people in the UK. Provides residential training camps six times a year. Also runs competitions.

Address:

Provides support and information to people with thyroid disorders. Promotes a greater awareness among the general public and medical professionals. Establishes regional support groups and fundraises for research.

Address:
  • 3 Devonshire Place
  • 2nd Floor
  • Harrogate
  • HG1 4AA

Provides advice and information to help people avoid or lessen the most common effects of tinnitus. Campaigns to raise public awareness of tinnitus and for the provision of better treatment on the NHS. Produces a quarterly journal "Quiet" which is free to members. Produces information, medical leaflets and other merchandise. Holds a list of nationwide self-help groups, whose activities range from counselling to fundraising and social events. Also provides training insupporting people with tinnitus. Comprehensive website including a forum to provide tinnitus community with reliable and up to date information. Freephone telephone helpline staffed by friendly and experienced personne.

Address:
  • Ground Floor Unit 5
  • Acorn Business Park
  • Sheffield
  • S8 0TB

Tour plans and travel itineraries for self drive tours of Great Britain with full details for the disabled traveller. Tour plans are downloadable straight to your computer.

Address:
  • 9 Farnsworth Grove
  • Huthwaite
  • Nottingham
  • NG17 2AR

Encourages and helps all persons to a greater knowledge and understanding of all aspects of yoga, and its practise by the provision of study, education and training. Aims to co-operate with and support other organisations having similar aims and to maintain and improve standards of teaching.

Address:
  • 25 Jermyn Street Sleaford
  • Sleaford
  • NG34 7RU

Encourage and support the sport of wheelchair basketball with the object of promoting wheelchair basketball for people with lower limb disabilities. Governing body of the sport of wheelchair basketball in Great Britain.

Address:
  • BWB Office
  • Sport Park
  • Loughborough
  • LE11 3QF

Aims to promote and encourage bowling for disabled people in the UK. Gives advice on access to bowling clubs, greens, use of ramps, boards, wheelchairs, buggies and any other equipment required to play bowls from a wheelchair. Organises training weekends for bowlers of all standards.

Address:
  • Station Road
  • East Preston
  • BN16 3AJ

Provides audio equipment which has been specially designed and adapted for listeners living with sight loss. Radios are available on free loan to blind and partially sighted people who meet their criteria.

Address:
  • 10 Albion Place
  • Maidstone
  • ME14 5DZ

Provide information, advice and support to anyone affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). This includes family, carers, social workers and medical professionals. Raise funds to supply specialised wheelchairs and equipment that can transform the lives of people of all ages with OI. Organise meetings and forums throughout the UK, enabling people affected by OI to meet, gather information, share experiences and support each other.

Address:
  • Grant-Paterson House
  • 30 Guthrie Street
  • Dundee
  • DD1 5BS

Helps and advises on products and services for people with disabilities and older people. Information and support about all sorts of communication; phones, internet and TV. Links to local places people can "try before they buy" a phone. Contact them through email, webchat or BSL link. Has a number of pdf booklets to download.

Address:

BUPA is UKs foremost private health insurance company. Information for individuals, professional and employers wishing to look to offer private health insurance to the employees.

Address:
  • Bupa House
  • 15-19 Bloomsbury Way
  • London
  • WC1A 2BA

Organisation which deals with disability and employment. Aims to improve job prospects for people with disabilities and enable employers to recruit, retrain and develop disabled employees. Aims to combat discrimination and support individual rights within the media.

Address:
  • Nutmeg House
  • 60 Gainsford Street
  • London
  • SE1 2NY
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