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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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Disability Awareness

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; Typetalk Call Relay Service (in conjunction with BT); medical and technical research.


  • 19-23 Featherstone Street
  • London
  • EC1Y 8SL

Aims to provide help to Asians with disabilities of all ages, nationalities and religion without differentiation. Aims to provide services which take into account Asian traditions, practices and family relationships as well as languages, diet and religions. The organisation is managed by Asian people with personal experience of disability.


  • Day Care and Development Centre London
  • Alric Avenue
  • London
  • NW10 8RA

Runs MA in Disability Studies and has a thriving community of postgraduate students and welcomes those who would like to submit a PHD proposal in a disability related subject.


  • School of Sociology and Social Policy
  • University of Leeds
  • Leeds
  • LS2 9JT

National organisation run by disabled people. Some people do not respect the rights of disabled people. Deaf and blind people with learning disabilities are often forgotten about. Fights for the rights of learning disabled people, especially people with learning disabilities who are deaf or blind.


  • 4th Floor, Calls Landing
  • 36-38 The Calls
  • Leeds
  • LS2 7EW

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

The organisation is campaigning and researching access and freedom of mobility for people with disability in Scotland.


  • 2nd Floor Hayweight House
  • 23 Lauriston Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9DQ

UPDATE is Scotland's National Disability Information Service, a disability-led organisation, a company limited by guarantee and a recognised Scottish Charity. Aims to improve the quality of life for disabled people in Scotland by enabling information providers to offer accurate, up-to-date and relevant disability-related information. Provide general information and a signposting service to individuals; the main services are to member organisations and agencies throughout Scotland. These include local, regional and national voluntary sector organisations, public sector agencies. A number of Scottish independent bodies are also include in the membership. The membership services will benefit any agency that needs accurate, up-to-date disability-related information relevant to Scotland. Provide members with a wide range of disability related information, resources and support services all relevant to Scotland. Offer a range of flexible membership packages, designed to suit the particular needs of different types of organisation.


  • Hays Community Business Centre
  • 4 Hay Avenue
  • Edinburgh
  • EH16 4AQ

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