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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 enable and empower visually impaired people in Wales. Services include training in visual awareness, technical information, welfare rights, sporting activities, ophthalmic referee service, and a transcription service.

Address:
  • 3rd Floor
  • Shand House
  • Cardiff
  • CF24 0DB

National charity which provides radio and television sets to older and disabled people who are in financial need and socially isolated. Annual newsletter "Intune". Open Mon-Fri, 8.30am-4.30pm.

Address:
  • 159a High Street
  • Hornchurch
  • RM11 3YB

Maintain a collection of printed, video and computerised information on human biology, latest medical research and treatments, diseases and research ethics. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm.

Address:
  • Gibbs Building
  • 215 Euston Road
  • London
  • NW1 2BE

Provide information for older people and people with disabilities including support groups for illness and medical conditions, substance misuse, and mental health.

Address:
  • Westminster City Council
  • Mezzanine Floor
  • London
  • NW8 8LF

Specialist online taxi booking service focused on making accessible transfers as easy as possible.

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

Wheelchair Adapted Vehicles specialise in cars for the disabled. They stock a wide range of wheelchair accessible cars and vehicles. We provide a sales service, hire service and wheelchair car finance.

Address:
  • Unit T
  • Digby Street
  • Ilkeston
  • DE7 5TG

National disability sport organisation and charity for wheelchair sport.

Address:
  • Stoke Mandeville Stadium
  • Guttmann Road
  • Stoke Mandeville
  • HP21 9PP

Promote cycling for all and hires cycles with features useful for people with a disability, including hand cycles in 16 centres in the UK. Give advice on a UK wide basis.

Address:
  • Priory Court
  • Buttermarket Street
  • Warrington
  • WA1 2NP

South London project to encourage and enable cycling for disabled people using adapted and unadapted cycles (including 2,3 and 4-wheeled cycles)

Address:
  • Lambeth Accord
  • 336 Brixton Road
  • London
  • SW9 7AA

Provides comprehensive information, reviews and listings for more than 20,000 care homes across the U.K and Northern Ireland.

Which? magazine produces regular reports on household equipment such as microwaves, conventional ovens, toasters and kettles. Although they do not look specifically at features for people with disabilities, they compare useful features such as accessibility of controls. These reports can be viewed in a local library. Open for general and customer enquiries Mon-Fri 8.30am-8pm, and Sat 9am-1pm.

Address:
  • Castlemead, Gascoyne Way
  • Hertford
  • SG14 1LH

Provides children and young people with customised mobility equipment, training, advice and life skills.

Address:
  • Elliot House
  • 10-12 Allington Street
  • London
  • SW1E 5EH

Support for young people in residential or foster homes. Telephone helpline for those in care or who have experience of care in the past. Provide development programmes in health, education and preparation for adult living. Publish a magazine for children in care.

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

Facilitate research and support families of children with Williams Syndrome. Regional contacts around the country.

Address:
  • 161 High Street
  • Tonbridge
  • TN9 1BX

Aims to raise awareness of Wilson's Disease, especially amongst medical professionals.

Address:
  • 36 Audley Drive
  • Lenton Abbey
  • Beeston, Nottingham
  • NG9 2SF

Organisation that provides a range of meals delivered to the home.

Address:
  • Unit 2 The Ploughing Barns
  • Soulbury Road
  • LU7 0DL

Aims to enrich the lifestyle of people with mental or physical disabilities by providing gymnastic, educational and recreational facilities for all ages and all levels of disability. Run gymnastic and trampolining classes, and runs a holiday centre.

Address:
  • The Wingate Centre
  • Wrenbury Hall Drive
  • Nantwich
  • CW5 8ES

Living memorial to Sir Winston which operates a travelling fellowship scheme which to enable UK citizens, resident in the UK and from all walks of life, to acquire knowledge overseas to the benefit of this country. Subjects cover the widest variety of topics from the arts to industry and leading edge technology; conservation and the environment; social concerns and animal welfare; exploration and adventure to services for disabled people.

Address:
  • 29 Great Smith Street
  • London
  • SW1P 3BL

Offer a range of services to bereaved families, helping children and young people to cope following a close family death. Have a national training programme and provide consultancy for others who wish to set up a similar service in their area. National helpline for anyone concerned about a child who has been bereaved.

Address:
  • Westmoreland House
  • 80-86 Bath Road
  • Cheltenham
  • GL53 7JT

Wishbone contracts specialise in construction, joinery and interiors, on new premises or refurbishment on your existing building, from contemporary to traditional sytle interiors. Wishbone contracts also have a dedicated team for disabled access and adpatations, working closely with local authority to keep up with European laws.

Address:
  • 20 Manor Fields Drive
  • Ilkeston
  • DE7 5FA

Joint campaign by SCOPE and the NUT to improve access for disabled children in schools. Encourage local education authorities to improve access and facilities for disabled children within schools.

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

Counselling, support, advice and information to women and girls facing rape and other violence. Campaigning for resources for prevention and recovery from assault, and for changes to the legal system. Publications (including on audio tape). Women with disabilities are active in WAR which has highlighted the vulnerability of women with disabilities to violence. Postal Enquiries to PO Box 287, London, NW6 5QU.

Address:
  • Crossroads Women's Centre
  • 230A Kentish Town Road
  • London
  • NW5 2AB

Prioritise the safety of women and children. Support women to take control of their own lives. Recognise and care for the needs of children affected by violence. Helpline open Mon-Fri, 10am-9pm, Sat, 10am-5pm.

Address:
  • Head Office
  • PO Box 391
  • Bristol
  • BS99 7WS

Provide information and advice on hormonal and gynaecological problems, and post-graduate education for health professionals. Publish a range of leaflets.

Address:
  • 4-6 Eton Place
  • Marlow
  • SL7 2QA

Help women with PMS, menopause problems, IBS and sugar cravings and other symptoms. Provide postal and telephone consultations, and clinics in London and Sussex. Send SAE (A5) for details with four loose first class stamps for details. Open 9.00am-5.30pm.

Address:
  • 162 Warren Road
  • Brighton
  • BN2 6DD
  • Telephone: 01273 487366
  • Fax: 01273 487576

Provide low cost psychotherapy for woman aged 18 and over. Aims to gain better understanding of women's psychology through clinical practice, and to provide training courses for professional workers in the field. Telephone helpline on Mon, Tues 12-2pm, Wed, Thur 2-4pm.

Address:
  • 10 Manor Gardens
  • London
  • N7 6JS

An age positive charity that offers a range of practical services to help and support older people to live well, maintain their independence and play a part in their local community.

Address:
  • Beck Court
  • Cardiff Gate Business Park
  • Cardiff
  • CF23 8RP

A community where anyone can find or promote a Learning Disability service. Find out what's going on in your local area and across the UK. Promote your service - no matter how big or small. From training to trampolining, charities to communication aids, you'll find it here.

Organisation aimed at providing fully accessible accomodation for disabled people who need to travel, by way of a house exchange system.

Welcome to the Real Issues website for Sunderland. This site is designed for children and young people living in Sunderland who are disabled, have special educational needs, or a long term health condition, and their families. It will also be a useful resource for the professionals working with them.

Address:
  • Sunderland City Council
  • Civic Centre
  • Sunderland
  • SR2 7DN
  • Telephone: 0191 520 5555

The aim of this website is to provide information about products and services that are available to families and carers of disabled children. All too often there is a frustrating lack of choice or products are extremely expensive.

Address:
  • Cleveland
  • TS10 2TF

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce was founded in 1754 to encourage the development of a principled and prosperous society. Today the RSA runs a programme of projects and lectures based around five manifesto challenges: encouraging enterprise; moving towards a zero waste society; fostering resilent communities; developing a capable population and advancing global citizenship.

Address:
  • 8 John Adam Street
  • London
  • WC2N 6EZ
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