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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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Disabled Living Centres

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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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

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


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

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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

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.


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

Their role is to offer solutions to practical difficulties in daily living to disabled people, their carers and people who work with or for them on a professional basis. Provide unbiased, expert advice and information about equipment, how much it costs, and where to get it, and offer the opportunity to try out a wide range of products. Advice and information about other issues related to daily living can be given. Open 10-5. Monday - Friday. Advisable to make an appointment


  • XbyX Bromley CIC
  • Lewis House
  • Beckenham
  • BR3 4LS

Offers a free and impartial assessment and information service to anyone in Devon looking for equipment to help them to live independently. Provide information on where to buy equipment.


  • Independent Living Centre
  • Devon House
  • Newton Abbot
  • TQ12 4PB

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