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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

Home meals service service offering a wide range of frozen meals and desserts with regular home delivery as well as grocery essentials.

Address:
  • Melksham
  • SN12 8BU

Produce and compile a directory of Occupational Therapists in private practice, which is available online. All OT's are State Registered by the Health Professions Council and are members of COTSS-IP. They are all also covered by professional indemnity insurance to carry out their business. COTSS-IP aims to support occupational therapists working within the independent sector; facilitate the exchange of information and advice between members; promote high standards of occupational therapy practice within the independent sector; promote the work of its members; provide information for members of the public or employing bodies wishing to find an independent occupational therapist; inform the development of the occupational therapy profession to take account of occupational therapy requirements within the independent sector; raise the profile of Occupational Therapy within corporate, voluntary or private organisations.

Address:
  • College of Occupational Therapists
  • 106-114 Borough High Street
  • London
  • SE1 1LB

The Original Club Night run by people with learning disabilities.

Address:
  • The Albany
  • Douglas Way
  • London
  • SE8 4AG

Telephone advice and support given to patients with Oesophageal cancer and their families. Leaflets available.

Address:
  • 22 Vulcan House
  • Vulcan Road
  • Solihull
  • B91 3JY

Provide an audiotape transcription service which includes audiotape transcriptions of information, for example bank statements, and business meetings.

Address:
  • 35 Victoria Road
  • Topsham
  • Exeter
  • EX3 0EU

Maintain the UK's official statistics, reflecting Britain's economy, population and society at national and local level. Summary stories and detailed data releases are published on their website free of charge.

Address:
  • Room 1.101
  • Government Buildings
  • Newport
  • NP10 8XG

Offer impartial information and advice on all aspects of office and contract furnishings to help organisations make the best purchase to suit their needs.

Address:
  • 332 Venture House
  • 2 Arlington Square
  • Bracknell
  • RG12 1WA

One Family aims to give funding to community projects nominated by their customers, as well as giving financial aid to customers in need in the form of Personal Grants. The Personal Grants can include applications from parents needing help to pay for equipment for disabled children. Please note that only their customers are eligible.

Address:
  • 16-17 West Street
  • Brighton
  • BN1 2RL

A resource of fun ideas and 'assistive technology' aimed at people with moderate to severe learning/physical disability.

Address:
  • 5 The Oaks
  • Billericay
  • CM11 2RP

Independent living centre with Occupational Therapists available to demonstrate equipment options and offer free advice about possible solutions that may make everyday tasks easier. Open Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5.00pm, Fri 8.30am-4.30pm.

Address:
  • Unit 17-18 Bishopgate Business Park
  • Widdrington Road
  • Coventry
  • CV1 4NA

Open Age established in 1993, is a user led charity working across Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster enabling retired older people, from 50 to over 100 years old to sustain their physical and mental fitness, maintain active lifestyles and develop new and stimulating interests.

Address:
  • 1 Thorpe Close
  • North Kensington
  • London
  • W10 5XL

For the first time, three of the countries leading charities for the disabled have teamed up in partnership with the AA to create Open Britain, with an all new definitive guide book and web site for people with disabilities and special access requirements.

Address:
  • Tourism for All UK
  • 7A Pixel Mill
  • Kendal
  • LA9 6ES

Exists to encourage disabled people to study with the Open University and to provide them with the necessary support and facilities to do so wherever possible. Provides counselling, alternative course materials, special arrangements to help with assignments and examinations.

Address:
  • Open University
  • PO Box 197
  • Milton Keynes
  • MK7 6BJ

Parent contact for children with inborn errors of proteinmetabolism, ie methylmalonic acidaemia, propionic acidaemia etc. Also literature and support.

Address:
  • 5 Saxon Road
  • Ashford
  • TW15 1QL

OACS advises and support women on the potential dangers of Anti-Epilepsy medications during pregnancy. We help and support families affected by fetal Anti-Convulsant Syndrome and provide information to education and the NHS and other charities.

Address:
  • 12 Ullswater Grove
  • Felpham
  • Bognor Regis
  • PO22 8NB

OPAC is an organisation which provides information & advice to visually impaired members of the African/Caribbean community, in the areas of welfare benefits, housing, employment, training, immigration & access to information on a wide range of issues. Its aims & objectives are stated as follows; - to support & advise visually impaired African/Caribbeans on matters affecting their lives - to represent visually impaired African/Caribbeans to mainstream & voluntary service providers so that their interests are promoted & protected - to offer training & education so that visually impaired African/Caribbeans can take up opportunities in the areas of employment or self-employment - to provide a focus for visually impaired African/Caribbeans for mutual support, networking & social services

Address:
  • Gloucester House
  • 8 Camberwell New Road
  • London
  • SE5 0RZ

Origin provides live-in care for people with spinal injuries. Offer reliable and high quality personal assistants to some of the 40,000 people with spinal injuries across the UK.

Address:
  • 7.0.6 Cameron House
  • White Cross
  • Lancaster
  • LA1 4XQ

Residential performing arts centre for young disabled people. Offer one to three-year apprenticeships in performing arts and life skills as well as a number of short courses in all aspects of performing arts. Aims to develop young disabled people confidence and independence through their skills in performing arts.

Address:
  • North Park Lane
  • Godstone
  • RH9 8ND

Website that reflects life as a disabled person. Aim to reflect experiences, thoughts and give alternative slants on all things big and small that are important to disabled people.

The Outside Clinic is the longest established domiciliary optician in the United Kingdom. Years of experience have enabled to create an eye-care system tailor made to the " at home " patient, giving to all the residents access to the services which is their right.

Address:
  • Old Town Court
  • 10-14 High Street
  • Swindon
  • SN1 3EP

Outsiders is a safe community of people across the UK who share a wide range of physical and social disabilities. They run a sex and disability helpline open Monday to Friday 11am-7pm.

Address:

Ovacome support group for all those concerned with ovarian cancer. Aims to link people who have the condition, provide information on treatments, screening and research, and to raise awareness of the condition. The helpline is open Mon-Fri, 9am-1pm.

Address:
  • Suite B5
  • City Cloisters
  • London
  • EC1V 9FR

Offers a wide range of disability services including respite care, wheelchair provision, prosthetics, orthotics and neurological rehabilitation. Services offered nationwide.

Address:
  • Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre
  • Windmill Road
  • Oxford
  • OX3 7LD
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