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Useful contacts

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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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z0-9

Aims to give information and telephone support to families of children with Dancing Eye Syndrome, also known as Kinsbourne Syndrome. Activities include: arranging an annual meeting which includes talks by medical experts in this field, arranging a weekend get-together for families in the Trust, and producing a newsletter twice a year. Best time to phone: evenings, after 6.30pm.

Address:
  • 18 Eyre Close
  • Haydon End
  • Swindon
  • SN25 1BF

Self-help information and advice service run by deaf people to assist deaf people or their families. Offers personal support, face-to-face information and advice as well as telephone advice, and runs email and web based services. Breakthrough operates equipment centres and runs training programmes for self development and development of work skills.

Address:
  • First Floor, Trinity Centre
  • Key Close
  • London
  • E1 4HG

Provides training, support and education to deaf people. This includes assisting with life skills development, literacy and numeracy educational assistance, and training for Teachers of the Deaf in the use of ICT in teaching programmes.

Address:
  • Clare Charity Centre
  • Wycombe Road
  • Saunderton
  • HP14 4BF

Deafblind UK is a national charity offering specialist services and human support to deafblind people and those who have progressive sight and hearing loss acquired through their lives. Their aim is to enable people living with this unique disability to maintain their independence, quality of life and to reduce the isolation that Deafblindness creates. They achieve this through campaigning, education and the provision of practical and emotional support via independent living teams, personal communicator guiding and interpreting services, rehabilitation support, adaptive equipment to assist with daily living, a volunteer befriending service and a free telephone Information and Advice Line providing information, advocacy and guidance.

Address:
  • John and Lucille van Geest Place
  • Cygnet Road
  • Peterborough
  • PE7 8FD

Website that aims to bring deaf and hearing worlds closer together. Site includes BSL sample section, myth buster, and resource for schools. Also on - line shopping site for the Let's Sign Series of BSL Educational materials for all ages and abilities. Publisher of BSL Books ditionaries, posters, flashcards, reward stickers and low-cost and free downloads to try.

Address:
  • 8-9 Vanguard Court
  • Preston Farm
  • Stockton
  • TS18 3TR

National voluntary organisation of and for people whose lives are affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Services include advice and assistance from specialist healthcare staff, information, peer group support, advocacy, funding of medical research and campaigning.

Address:
  • 13 Wellington Business Park
  • Dukes Ride
  • Crowthorne
  • RG45 6LS

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

Charity that provides specialist care, support and advice to people in the North East with dementia and other neurological disorders. Also provides general information on dementia.

Address:
  • The Bradbury Centre
  • Darrell Street
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE13 7DS

Provides therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families, and programmes of education and learning for people working in the dementia care field.

Address:
  • Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company
  • Warstones Resource Centre
  • WV4 4PG

One of UK's centres for clinical research into dementia. Lead centre for trialling new drugs to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease (which causes the majority of dementias).

Address:
  • The National Hospital for Neurology
  • 8-11 Queen Square
  • London
  • WC1N 3BG

Provides information on dementia through its resource centre. Also provides training and education courses.

Address:
  • Iris Murdoch Building
  • University of Stirling
  • Stirling
  • FK9 4LA

Aims to address the needs of people with dementia and their carers both in the community and in residential settings, by providing one-to-one support, advice and counselling. Activities include help with obtaining professional assessment, support service, welfare benefits and relief care.

Address:
  • 2nd Floor, Resource for London
  • 356 Holloway Road
  • London
  • N7 6PA

Provides information, support and understanding for people affected by depression. Campaigns to raise awareness of depression as a treatable condition and to reduce the stigma associated with it. Co-ordinates a national network of self-help groups. Produces a range of free publications which offer practical advice on depression and related topics. Produces the Single Step magazine.

Address:
  • 9 Woburn Walk
  • London

Provides support and encouragement for depressives and their relatives. Promotes and supports self-help groups. Works alongside the medical and caring professions to try to meet the needs not covered by health professionals. There is an information line open to anyone at any time, including weekends: answered personally for four hours a day, messages left at other times, responded to as soon as possible. Publications include a newsletter, published six times a year, information sheet, tape list, booklist. Membership per annum is �10 (or what a person can afford.) Members receive a newsletter and can join penfriend/phonefriend schemes. Internet chatroom for members.

Address:
  • c/o Self Help Nottingham
  • Ormiston House, 32-36 Pelham Street
  • Nottingham
  • NG1 2EG

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

Provides a helpline (care line) and advocacy service. Funds research to improve care and treatment for people with diabetes and ultimately to find a carer. Publishes information sheets, leaftlets, books and DVDs. Organises activity holidays for children of all ages and family weekends. There are over 450 local voluntary groups throughout the UK.

Address:
  • Macleod House
  • 10 Parkway
  • London
  • NW1 7AA

Independent network of local disability information and advice services run by and for disabled people.

Address:
  • Scope
  • 6 Market Road
  • London
  • N7 9PW

Provides opportunities to young stroke survivors to meet on a regular basis in the UK for the purposes of self-help and mutual support in order to return to a full and active life. Provides access to gyms, physiotherapy,exercise and swimming sessions. Provides a counselling service and helpline. Gives benefits, rights information, advice in higher education, training and job opportunities.

Address:
  • 9 Canon Harnett Court
  • Wolverton Mill
  • Milton Keynes
  • MK12 5NF

Design and deliver bespoke information and behaviour change campaigns to assist people with disabilities to communicate with hard-to-engage audiences. Provide support for disabled people who want to stand for election, or apply to a political party for selection as a candidate for election.

Address:
  • 16-18 Chapel Street
  • Glossop
  • SK13 8AT

Company offering computer and Internet training. Working with other organisations to get more people online.

Address:
  • 18 Hundred Acres
  • Wickham
  • Fareham
  • PO17 6JB

Campaigns to change the law so that an adult, who is incurably ill and suffering unbearably, can receive a doctor's help to an immediate, peaceful death if that is their firm and considered wish. Strict safeguards are proposed to regulate the practice. Distribute living wills for refusing unwanted life-prolonging treatment and advises on their usage. Living wills are legally enforceable.

Address:
  • 181 Oxford Street
  • London
  • W1D 2JT

Online disabled access register that gives businesses and service providers throughout the UK an opportunity to talk about what access and facilities they can provide.

Address:
  • Amber House Ltd
  • Market Street
  • Bracknell
  • RG12 1JB

Provides services to people with autism, brain injury, physical disabilities or learning disabilities. Aims to provide an imaginative new concept of personal care and specialist housing for people with special needs. Services include purpose built accommodation, community based housing, respite care, education, community enabling and rehabilitation.

Address:
  • 32 Market Place
  • Burgess Hill
  • RH15 9NP

Works to ensure that people with disabilities attain their full rights as citizen, by supporting inclusion, influencing Government policy and changing attitudes in partnership with disabled people. It is the only Northen Ireland wide pan disability organisation working with disabled people with various disabilities; physical, mental, sensory and hidden.

Address:
  • Portside Business Park
  • 189 Airport Road West
  • Belfast
  • BT3 9ED

Repository of thousands of articles: blogs, news items, reviews, interviews, galleries and creative writing by artists and writers, writing on disability and the arts, which have been published since 2004.

Address:
  • 9 Jew Street
  • Brighton
  • BN1 1UT

Listings of all DWP helplines relating to disability benefits ie DLA, Attendance Allowance and PIP. Postal addresses are listed here.

Address:

Offers disabled people an accessible and empowering alternative to court action as a way of exercising their civil rights under Parts III and IV of the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act.

Address:
  • 3rd Floor, St Lawrence House
  • 29-31 Broad Street
  • Bristol
  • BS1 2HF

Provides information on what the Government is doing in relation to disability issues, as well as current campaigns and programmes. It also offers information and links to other useful disability sites.

Provide assessments by Occupational Therapists. Can see/try out different daily living equipment. By appointment only.

Address:
  • Stour View Flat Stour View
  • Bath Road
  • Sturminster Newton
  • DT10 1DR

Nationwide service for disabled people, or members of their family, to buy, sell or exchange items of used disability equipment on a direct one-to-one basis. All information is available online.

Address:
  • 4 Chatterton Road
  • Yate
  • Bristol
  • BS37 4BJ

Information, advice and support service for adults, children with disabilities or illness, and carers. Trained volunteer advisors give guidance on welfare benefits; aids and equipment; leisure; mobility transport; health and welfare services. Areas covered are Blackpool.

Address:
  • Blackpool Centre for Independent Living
  • 259 Whitegate Drive
  • Blackpool
  • FY3 9JL
  • Telephone: 01253 476450
  • Fax: 01253 476450

Offers complementary therapies and counselling at reduced rates. Complementary therapies available include: massage, shiatsu, osteopathy, reflexology, acupuncture, aromatherapy, hypnotherapy, and Reiki. Fully accessible.

Address:
  • Royal National Orthopedic Hospital Trust
  • Brockley Hill
  • Stanmore
  • HA7 4LP

Provides information on charities and trusts who provide grants in the UK.

Disability holidays and accessible accommodation for disabled people, find wheelchair holidays, mobility equipment hire and disability travel advice.

Address:
  • Unit 8 Victoria Way
  • Newmarket
  • CB8 7SH

Provides free, confidential legal advice to disabled people, their families, carers and enablers throughout the UK. Advice includes: benefits; children; community care; consumer and contract; discrimination; education; employment and other issues relating to disability. Helpline open 10am-1pm and 2-5pm. Alternatively write, fax or e-mail for advice.

Address:
  • The Foundry
  • 17 Oval Way
  • London
  • SW11 5RR

Monthly newspaper with articles and features on issues related to disability. Other information includes holidays, motoring, sport, exhibitions/events, product features and art reviews.

Address:
  • 6-10 Market Road
  • London
  • N7 9PW

Charity which promotes better awareness and support for disabled people during pregnancy and as parents. Provides free confidential enquiry service. Other services include publications, and training and consultation for health and social care professionals.

Address:
  • 87 Barrenger Road
  • London
  • N10 1HU

Aims to promote the principles of integration, participation and non-discrimination in relation to disability. Provides a consultancy service, disseminate information on current issues, and offer training in disability awareness, the Disability Discrimination Act, and other related areas.

Address:
  • 2nd Floor
  • 6 Park Road
  • Middlesex
  • TW11 0AA

National organisation working with and for disabled people. Aims to remove architectural, economic and attitudinal barriers. Particularly involved in the following areas: civil rights; education; employment; mobility; social services; housing and social security. Produces a number of publications and operates in conjunction with an affiliated network of approximately 500 local and national organisations. Disabled Students Helpline - 0800 328 5050 Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) - 0808 800 0082 Personal Budgets Help Line - 0300 555 1525 Member Organisations Welfare Rights Advice Service - 020 7250 8184

Address:
  • Ground Floor
  • CAN Mezzanine
  • London
  • N1 6AH

Provide activities by using winter sports as the basis for participation. Whether people have physical, learning or sensory disabilities, the club uses skiing to help with balance, self-awareness and co-ordination.

Address:
  • Glenmore Grounds
  • Aviemore
  • PH22 1QU

DisabilitySport.org.uk is a guide to organised sport and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities at both local and international levels. Our mission is to facilitate access to disability sports by providing information on a wide range of sports and sports organisations focusing on people with hearing, visual, physical and intellectual impairment.

Provides information on rights, disability legislation, employment, incomes and allowances, social and leisure activities, transport, housing and accommodation, access and education. Produces a newsletter where advertisements for second hand equipment may be placed.

Address:
  • Bridge House
  • Caerphilly Business Park
  • Caerphilly
  • CF83 3GW

Website covering a range of issues related to disabilities.

Address:
  • 2 Spruce Grove
  • Dunfermline
  • KY11 8AE

Arrange holidays for people with disabilities with medical conditions. Service includes: booking flights from most UK airports and arranging assistance at the airport, recommending accessible hotels, apartments and villas in a variety of wheelchair accessible resorts, helping disabled travellers by suggesting properties with wheel-in showers, pool hoists, ramped pool access and other services, guaranteed adapted rooms upon confirmation of booking, arranging transfers in adapted vehicles. sourcing and booking mobility equipment essential for day to day living.

Address:
  • 84 Berkeley Street
  • Charing Cross
  • Glasgow
  • G3 7DS

Provide information on equipment and services for people with a disability and display equipment. Open Mon-Fri 8.45am-5pm.

Address:
  • Dundee Independent Living Centre
  • Unit T Charles Bowman Avenue
  • Dundee
  • DD4 9UB

Independent living centre providing advice about equipment and how and where to buy. Equipment is available to try out. Open Mon-Thurs 9am - 4.30pm, Friday 9am - 4pm

Address:
  • Disability Resource Centre
  • Poynters House
  • Dunstable
  • LU5 4TP

Centre open to the public with equipment to try out. Offer advice and information to carers and professionals on aspects of disability and independent living. Open Mon-Thurs 8.40am-5pm, Fri 8.40am-4.30pm.

Address:
  • Independent Living Centre
  • Moray Resource Centre
  • Elgin
  • IV30 1RX

Provide information and advice about a range of equipment that can help with everyday activities. The centre has a display where equipment can be tried out. This service is available to anyone living in the Falkirk Council area who would like free and impartial advice about independent living. Open Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. Call to arrange a visit.

Address:
  • Dundas Resource Centre
  • Oxgang Road
  • Grangemouth
  • FK3 9EF

Independent living centre. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Address:
  • Halton Independent Living Centre
  • Collier Street
  • Halton
  • WA7 1HB

Provide free independent advice and support to people who experience difficulties with daily living. Centre has equipment for trying out. Open Tues-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm.

Address:
  • Hillingdon Independent Living Centre
  • Wood End Centre, Judge Heath Lane
  • Hillingdon
  • UB3 2PB

Offer professional assessments and advice on everyday living equipment, free of charge. Can send out product information and lists of suppliers. Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm

Address:
  • William Merritt Disabled Living Centre
  • St Mary's Hospital, Green Hill Road
  • Leeds
  • LS12 3QE

Independent living centre with equipment available to try out. Open 9.30am-4.30pm.

Address:
  • Life House
  • Summers Road
  • Liverpool
  • L3 4BL

Provides a range of rehabilitation technology services for the South East of Scotland, covering Lothian, Fife and the Borders. These include mobility and postural services (wheelchairs and special seating), and a Disabled Living Centre. Open 8.30am-4.30pm. Telephone for an appointment to ensure time with the Therapist.

Address:
  • Smart Centre
  • Astley Ainslie Hospital
  • EH9 2HL

Disabled Living centre with a display of equipment to try. Offers impartial advice about items that can help maintain independence. Appointments can be booked with the Occupational Therapist. Open Mon-Thurs 9am-4.30pm, Fri 10.30am-4.30pm

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

Has a range of everyday living aids to view. Can provide details of local and national suppliers. Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.

Address:
  • Milton Keynes Centre for Integrated Living
  • 330 Saxon Gate West
  • Milton Keynes
  • MK9 2ES

Provide information on aspects of independent living and have a range of equipment and demonstration areas. Free assessments, by appointment, are carried out by therapists who can give independent guidance on the most suitable equipment. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

Address:
  • Disability North
  • The Dene Centre
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • NE3 1PH

Offer free impartial advice to older and disabled people, offering practical solutions to difficulties in daily living to people living in Wiltshire, Bath and Mendip areas. Range of equipment to view and try, by arranged appointment with an Occupational Therapist. Information can also be posted. Open Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm.

Address:
  • Wiltshire & Bath Independent Living Trust
  • St George's Road
  • Semington
  • BA14 6JQ

Has a Lifestyle Centre with a range of equipment. Open Mon-Thurs 8.30am-4.30pm, Fri 8.30am-4pm.

Address:
  • Tremorvah Industries
  • Unit 8 Threemilestone Industrial Estate
  • Truro
  • TR4 9LD

Showroom and sales area is open between 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 4pm Friday as well as Saturday mornings until 12 noon.

Address:
  • Warrington Centre for Independent Living
  • Beaufort Street
  • Warrington
  • WA5 1BA

Independent living centre with equipment to view and try out. Provides impartial advice and information as well as help and support. Open Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm.

Address:
  • Neville Garratt Centre for Independent Living
  • Wolverhampton City Council
  • Wolverhampton
  • WV1 3PR

Independent living centre with equipment to view and try out. Open Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-2pm.

Address:
  • Hertfordshire Action on Disability
  • The Woodside Centre
  • Welwyn Garden City
  • AL7 4DD

DLF is a national charity that provides advice, information and training on independent living to support older and disabled people, their carers and the professionals who work with them. It maintains the UK's only comprehensive database of daily living equipment, DLF Data, which is available on subscription and is used by DLF's national Helpline to respond to over 25,000 enquiries a year. DLF's advice and information is also available free for public use via two online services - 'Living made easy' (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk), an impartial advice website on daily living equipment and AskSARA (asksara.dlf.org.uk), an online tool that guides users to relevant advice and items of equipment that can help them based on their answers to questions.

Address:
  • Unit 1
  • 34 Chatfield Road
  • Wandsworth
  • SW11 3SE

Mobilise is a self help organisation formed by the merger of the Disabled Drivers Motor Club and the Disabled Drivers Association. Runs an information service for both members and groups and a confidential telephone and mail answering service. Matters typically referred include DLA (mobility component) and Motability matters, driving licences, insurance availability, driving assessment, vehicle and adaptation choices. Publishes a monthly magazine and supplied other publications through an Online Shop.

Address:
  • National Headquarters
  • Ashwellthorpe
  • Norwich
  • NR16 1EX

The Disabled Parents Network is a national organisation that provides information for carers, parents with disabilities, or people with disabilities hoping to become parents, as well as their families. The site contains information and advice as well as a list of useful links, publications, and a community forum.

Address:
  • Poynters House
  • Poynters Road
  • Dunstable
  • LU5 4TP

Disabled Passions is a free online community specifically for singles with a disability.

Address:

Provide IT training for disabled adults throughout West Yorkshire. Run Information and Communication Technology (ICT) courses at a pace to suit the learner and which fit a wide range of needs.

Address:
  • Dewsbury Town Hall
  • Wakefield Old Road
  • Dewsbury
  • WF12 8DG

Advises the UK Government on access for disabled people to transport and the built environment. Organisation no longer operational, website maintained for historical purposes.

Organises sailing outings/trips for physically disabled people. One day, one weekend, one week or more.

Address:
  • 53 Wych Lane
  • Gosport
  • PO13 0TA

Creating a National searchable Database of the products, skills and services disabled people have to offer, registration on the Database is free and it is free for anyone to use to find a local disabled person who is able to provide that product or service they were looking for. New on the website is an eJobs Portal which gives disabled job seekers an opportunity to search for and apply on-line for jobs targeted directly at the disabled job seeker. www.disabledworkers.org.uk

Address:
  • 130 Wells Road
  • Glastonbury
  • BA6 9AQ

Website where second hand disability equipment and mobility aids can be bought and sold.

A completely free online information service that provides personally surveyed detailed access guides to over 80,000 venues across the UK and Ireland. www.disabledgo.com gives people the information they need so they can make an informed decision about whether a venue is accessible to their own specific requirements. You can also search for jobs, join our forum and read up to date disability news.

Address:
  • Unit 7, Arlington Court
  • Arlington Business Park
  • Stevenage
  • SG1 2FS

Promotes and improves advice, representation and support for those suffering unfair discrimination. Provides seminars and conferences for victims, and training for practitioners.

Address:
  • PO Box 63576
  • London
  • N6 9BB

Charity that aims to provide support and information for disfigured people and their professional advisors. Site contains a list of useful addresses, and has access to the International Skin Laser Directory which provides contact details of laser clinics around the world. There is information about skin lasers and their users. No charge and free publications. Telephone hours: 6:30am-4:30pm daily.

Address:
  • PO Box 7
  • Cupar
  • Fife
  • KY15 4PF

Aims to make available to the public as many volunteering vacancies as possible, from one central online database. Visitors are able to enter their postcode and their requirements for volunteering and the website will be able to display information on the available organisation in their area requiring volunteers. Other information includes case stories of people who have volunteered; fact sheets on what a person will need to know before volunteering; question and answer page, where experts can answer volunteering problems.

Address:
  • 100 Victoria Embankment
  • London
  • EC4Y

Aims to help people with physical disabilities to train their own pet dogs. Includes training to a general standard of obedience to achieve the 'Good Companion Dog' certification, and to train the dogs to assist their owners as qualified 'Assistance Dogs'.

Address:
  • Earlyworld House
  • 7 Darwin Court
  • Shrewsbury
  • SY3 5AL

Dogs for the Disabled creates life-changing partnerships by training assistance dogs to help disabled people lead a fuller, more independent life. Every assistance dog trained by the charity offers practical help to the people we support. Our work with physically disabled adults opens doors to independence giving a new sense of confidence and freedom, often long forgotten. In 2004, the Children's Project was introduced, training dogs for physically disabled children and offering a friend and helper rolled into one. In 2007, the charity lauched a new project to train assistance dogs for children with autism and their families. Providing a new focus and support for the whole family. To find out more abut all of our work and to meet the dogs, browse our website and read some of the stories about our inspirational partnerships.

Address:
  • The Frances Hay Centre
  • Blacklocks Hill
  • Banbury Oxon
  • OX17 2BS

Supports adults of all ages and disabilities, their carers and families by offering free and impartial advice on a range of daily living products. Open for visits by appointment only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.00am - 4.00pm and Fridays 9.00am - 1.00pm

Address:
  • Maiden Castle Road
  • Dorchester
  • DT1 2ER

Encourages research into heart problems associated with Down's Syndrome. Offers support to children and families when surgery is necessary and also by putting families in touch with each other. Provides newsletter, information pack, and video, and there is an annual conference.

Address:
  • PO Box 4260
  • Dunstable
  • LU6 2ZT

Provides help, information and advice on all aspects of Down's Syndrome. Network of parent-led branches and groups throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Address:
  • Langdon Down Centre
  • 2A Langdon Park
  • Teddington
  • TW11 9PS

Aims to enable musicians with disabilities to make music through technology. Runs music workshops, training and researches into software. Produces a newsletter three times a year.

Address:
  • 60 - 61 Old Nichol Street
  • E1 6LA

Dreams Come True aims to bring joy to the lives of seriously and terminally ill children (aged 2 to 21 inclusive) by realising their most precious dreams.

Address:
  • Exchange House
  • 33 Station Road
  • Liphook
  • GU29 9DQ

Centre for issuing driving licences. Those who hold a driving licence are legally required to notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Drivers Medical Group as soon as they become aware that they have any disability which is likely to last more than three months, and which is, or which may become, likely to affect their ability to drive. It does not necessarily mean the licence will be withdrawn, but simply that the agency can review the situation. Failure to inform the agency could affect the insurance policy of the driver and is an offence.

Helps disabled people experience the fulfilment and control of driving a motor vehicle. All vehicles are dual control, though the co driver is usually there to encourage, as a tutor and as a navigator. There is an activity centre with tactile sculptures and dismantled car engines for people with visual impairments. Centre is fully accessible.

Address:
  • 19 Beech Drive
  • Brackley
  • NN13 6JG

Accredited Mobility Centre providing Mobility Services, i.e Manual and Powered Wheelchair, Mobility Scooter and Rollator assessments for older people who have mobility problems and for disabled people. There is the opportunity to try out equipment with fully trained and experienced Occupational Therapists who can provide advice on choosing equipment. Driving assessments carried out with Driving Advisors and Occupational Therapists to ensure safe driving and also provide advice about adaptations and funding. Provides information on all driving and mobility related matters. Equipment demonstrations are available. Tel 0117 965 3651 for information. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm.

Address:
  • The Vassall Centre
  • Gill Avenue
  • Bristol
  • BS16 2QQ

Network of 16 independent organisations which offer professional information, advice and assessment to people who need to gain or retain independence through mobility.

Address:
  • 2 Princes Street
  • Truro
  • TR1 2ES

Centre of expertise on drugs. Aims to inform policy development and reduce drug related risk. Provides drug information, promotes effective responses to drug taking, undertakes research, advises on policy making and encourages informed debate, and speaks for member bodies working on the ground.

Address:

Provides support for other families affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, by sharing of personal experience and provides subsidised holidays and social events. We operate a free helpline, provide a regular free newsletter and have a network of contact families.

Address:
  • 78 York Street
  • London
  • W1H 1DP

Have a range of equipment to assist daily living, provides demonstrations and trial use of equipment within every day settings such as kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. Key in "Dudley Assisted Living Centre" in dudley.gov search engine.

Address:
  • 1 Jack Newell Court
  • Ebenezer Street
  • Coseley
  • WV14 9LP

Aims to build confidence and develop skills to all young people, those with special needs and the socially excluded.

Address:
  • Gulliver House
  • Madeira Walk
  • Windsor
  • SL4 1EU

Charity that supports individuals and families affected by dyspraxia. Promotes better diagnostic and treatment facilities. Helps professionals in health and education and assists those with dyspraxia. Publishes leaflets, booklets, books and guides for parents. Organises conferences and talks.

Address:
  • 8 West Alley
  • Hitchin
  • SG5 1EG

Exists to support people who have any form of the neurological movement disorder known as dystonia, and their families and carers, through the promotion of awareness and research and welfare.

Address:
  • 2nd Floor
  • 89 Albert Embankment
  • London
  • SE1 7TP
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