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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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Campaigning Organisations

Run a 24 hour help and information telephone helpline on all issues of autism. Organise training courses, lobby parliament and hold Europe's largest collection of books, tapes and videos relating to Autism.


  • 199-203 Blandford Avenue
  • Kettering
  • NN16 9AT

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.


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

Offers and provides support to individuals and families concerned with all forms of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD). Provides a national helpline with information and advice, emotional support for carers and to link families with similar experiences. Financial support for families in need. Promotes good quality care for people with all forms of CJD, and promotes research into CJD.


  • P.O Box 346
  • Market Daryton
  • Shropshire
  • TF9 4WN

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


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

Campaign, initiate and provide opportunities for physical recreation in England for those who have a degree of learning disability.


  • South Side Hospitality Suite
  • Rapid Solicitors Stadium
  • Wakefield
  • WF1 5EY

Works in partnership with parents or carers to enable children with specific needs, to be children first, to develop skills and abilities and to fulfil their hopes and aspirations. Provides local services to families based on the following: children and their families should have access to a full range of high-quality services offering choice and diversity; families should share equally in decision making about all aspects of these services; that statutory services and voluntary agencies should work closely together to maximise and extend the opportunities available to children and their families. Also incorporates Kidsactive - play and opportunity for disabled children which offers advice, information and resources to individuals and organisations interested in play for children with disabilities and educational needs, and to all groups setting up adventure playgrounds for disabled children and children with specific needs.


  • 7-9 Elliott's Place
  • London
  • N1 8HX

Self help organisation concerned with all matters relating to blind people. Campaigns for a more generous disability allowance, improved employment opportunities, a safer environment and integrated education. Run a 'Get Street Wise Campaign' which is seeking to increase public awareness of the growing problem of pavement pollution, which concerns not only blind and partially people, but elderly, deaf and disabled people, as well as parents with prams or push chairs. Produce 'Viewpoint' - a quarterly magazine, available in Braille, large print and audio tape. 'Fedtalk' - a quarterly tape-only magazine free to all members.


Campaign for the use of plain English in public information. Website contains various guides to help you produce well written and well designed documents, which can be downloaded free of charge. Commercial services include training and editing. Provide services to government departments, local councils, banks, building societies, solicitors, schools and commercial companies. Open Mon-Fri, 8am-5.30pm.


  • PO Box 3
  • New Mills
  • High Peak
  • SK22 4QP

National charity which aims to achieve a better quality of life for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Activities include campaigning and lobbying; raising awareness of deafness and hearing loss; medical and technical research and care services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing with additional needs.


  • 105 Judd Street
  • London
  • WC1H 9NE

Aims to prevent accidents in all environments including the home, workplace, on the road and during leisure time. Aims to do this through education, training and campaigning. Publishes a range of literature and runs training courses ranging from practical skills to management and professional qualifications.


  • RoSPA House
  • 28 Calthorpe Road
  • Birmingham
  • B15 1RP

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