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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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Offers an information service for children and adults who find using standard computer equipment and systems challenging and offers advice on adaptive computer technology. Activities include consultancy and assessment services to assist in choice and use of computer equipment at work and at home. Centres established in Warwick, Worcester, Cambridge, London, Reading and Edinburgh.


  • Unit 25 Angel Gate
  • City Road
  • London
  • EC1V 2PT

Website which is the main public information service of Citizens Advice, providing people with round-the-clock access to CAB information on their rights - including benefits, housing and employment, and on debt, consumer and legal issues.


  • 115-123 Myddelton House
  • Pentoville Road
  • N1 9LZ

Provides advice, information and peer support about employment to disabled people, their advisers and friends. Also provides Disabled Entrepreneurs' Network for self employment.


  • 16 Aintree Drive
  • Cowplain
  • London
  • PO7 8NG

Organisation which deals with disability and employment. Aims to improve job prospects for people with disabilities and enable employers to recruit, retrain and develop disabled employees. Aims to combat discrimination and support individual rights within the media.


  • Nutmeg House
  • 60 Gainsford Street
  • London
  • SE1 2NY

Aims to tackle disadvantages and promote social justice.


  • Camelford House 3rd Floor
  • 89 Albert Embankment
  • London
  • SE1 7TP

Provides therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families, and programmes of education and learning for people working in the dementia care field.


  • Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company
  • Warstones Resource Centre
  • WV4 4PG

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

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

Creating a National searchable Database of the products, skills and services disabled people have to offer, registration on the Database is free and it is free for anyone to use to find a local disabled person who is able to provide that product or service they were looking for. New on the website is an eJobs Portal which gives disabled job seekers an opportunity to search for and apply on-line for jobs targeted directly at the disabled job seeker. www.disabledworkers.org.uk


  • 130 Wells Road
  • Glastonbury
  • BA6 9AQ

Aims to provide the best opportunities available for people with disabilities to secure employment or worthwhile occupation with appropriate housing and support. The Trust provides vocational assessments, rehabilitation, training supported employment, and residential facilities.


  • Enham Place
  • Enham Alamein
  • Andover
  • SP11 6JS

  • Telephone: 01264 345800
  • Fax: 01264 333638

Provides a range of support to jobseekers and employers, and help is provided to the majority of jobseekers through Jobcentre Plus mainstream services. The online version of Jobcenter Plus has been replaced by Universal Jobmatch (link below) but people requiring telephone help can still contact Jobcentre Plus on the number provided.


Operate a telephone helpline to help adults with learning and career queries by providing information, advice or signposting on careers or learning related issues. Helpline open Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm, Sat, 9am-12pm.


  • Freepost
  • Learn Direct

Provide a range of services for physically and mentally disabled adults including vocational training, life skills development, rehabilitation and mobility.


  • Leatherhead Court
  • Woodland Road
  • Leatherhead
  • KT22 0BN

Aims to improve opportunities for people with limited access to services, many of whom have learning difficulties and other special needs. It does this through a range of services including training and employment programmes, and the Learning Difficulties Helpline, which provides free and confidential advice and information to parents, carers and professionals on all aspects of special needs education, with supporting publications.


  • Fourth Floor, Churchgate House
  • 56 Oxford Street
  • Manchester
  • M1 6EU

Reach helps voluntary organisations benefit from the business, managerial, technical and professional expertise of people who want to offer their career skills, working as volunteers. This is achieved by recruiting and supporting men and women and placing them in part-time, unpaid roles with nearby voluntary organisations throughout the UK - for free. There are no age limits. Open Mon-Fr 9.30am-5pm.


  • 89 Albert Embankment
  • London
  • SE1 7TP

Online directory of product and service providers.Topics include access, getting ready for work, workplace disability management, case management, legal listings, beyond work, pages for rehab professionals and products. Fee monthly e-newslettter, RehabReview.


  • Birchland
  • Ravensworth Road
  • Reading
  • RG7 3UD

  • Telephone: 0118 933 3366

National provider of Education, Training and Employment for people who are blind and partially sighted. Range of services offered includes a family support service which includes a purpose built pre-school and specialist support workers at Great Ormond Street and Moorfields Eye Hospital. Education from pre-school to further education, based at Dorton House School and Dorton College of Further Education. The School and College offer residential and day places. The Society's training division, Dorton Training Services, based in London, provides, rehabilitation and vocational training, whilst the Industrial Services offers employment and training opportunities in Engineering. The Society's Employment Services offers support into and during employment through its Workbridge operations. The Department also provides support for homeworkers and people employed under the sheltered Placement Scheme.


  • Dorton House
  • Wildernesse Avenue
  • Seal, Sevenoaks
  • TN15 0EB

Registered charity providing accommodation and employment solutions for people with learning difficulties.


  • 13 & 14 Nursery Court
  • Kibworth Business Park
  • LE8 0EX

Charity that helps people facing disadvantage into work, gain skills and take control of their futures.


  • Third Floor
  • 10 Victoria Street
  • Bristol
  • BS1 6BN

Provide training and employment in hand block and screen printing, machining (textile) and packaging. Warden assisted sheltered accommodation is provided if required. Run Supported Placement Schemes.


  • Yateley Industries
  • Mill Lane
  • Yateley
  • GU46 7TF

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