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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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Grant Making Trusts

Organises subsidised group holidays for physically disabled children and adults with the support of volunteer helpers so that the family carers can have a separate period of respite. In addition, when funds are available, 3H Fund provides grants to families on low income with a physically or mentally disabled dependant to have a modest UK holiday break.


  • B2 Speldhurst Business Park
  • Langton Road
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • TN3 0AQ

National charity concerned with frail older people facing immediate hardship or distress whose personal needs cannot be met by statutory or voluntary services. Helps to sustain people in their own homes by making personal grants as a contribution to the cost of necessary equipment or other exceptional expenditure.


  • 9 Bonhill Street
  • London
  • EC2A 4DJ

Specializes in awarding grants to adults with a range of mental and physical disabilities and older people. Grants are available from £100-£5,000, which could be used to benefit individuals, groups or communities, to promote personal independence and sufficiency. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive our highest priority in 2015.


  • Suite 201, Second Floor
  • Design Centre East
  • London
  • SW10 0XF

Provides grant provision for projects focusing on children. Looking for projects that focus on children and quality, are about changing the lives of children for the better, and involve children in decision making. Children must be under 18 years old and their disadvantages must include mental, physical or sensory disabilities; behavioural or psychological problems; illness, distress, abuse or neglect; or be living in poverty or situations of deprivation.


  • PO Box 1000
  • London
  • W12 7WJ

An internet directory of charitable organisations.


  • The Charity Library
  • "West Winds"
  • Hinksey Hill
  • OX1 5BW

British based charity working in Romania to help churches, schools, older people and the 300-bed Brasov Children's Hospital. Provides grant for churches, pastors, widows' pensions, and so on, and ship humanitarian aid.


  • 46 Hazell Road
  • Farnham
  • GU9 7BP

The Trust relieves need and distress among British and Irish people, and members of their immediate family, from a wide range of occupations and backgrounds. No account is taken of religious denomination, political opinion, age or place of residence. Need and distress may encompass difficulties associated with old age, infirmity, disability, financial need ans social isolation. Aims to safeguard independence and also dignity by giving grants to people with limited financial resources who live in their own homes or by providing accommodation for older people in Elizabeth Finn Trust Homes.


  • Hythe House
  • 200 Shepherds Bush Road
  • London
  • W6 7NL

Helps low income families of disabled or seriously ill children, and gives grants related to the care of the child for example for holidays, leisure, laundry equipment and driving lessons. Works towards an inclusive society where families with severely disabled or seriously ill children have choices and opportunities.


  • Unit 4 Alpha Court
  • Monks Cross Drive
  • York
  • YO32 9WN

Provide medical equipment + services for adults + children of all ages.


  • Community House
  • Room 35
  • London
  • BR1 1RH

Aims to help improve independence, comfort, safety, dignity and quality of life for people with long-term illness and disability who live at home. This is achieved through making financial help available to people in need for adaptations, special equipment and other items and services to help with daily life at home.


  • 4th Floor
  • Congress House
  • Harrow
  • HA1 2EN

Works for better health, especially in London. Carry out research, policy analysis and development activities, working on their own, in partnerships, and through grants. Offer leadership and education courses, seminars and workshops, publications, information and library services, a specialist bookshop and conference and meeting facilities. Open Mon-Fri, 8am-9pm, Sat, 9am-1pm.


  • The King's Fund
  • 11-13 Cavendish Square
  • London
  • W1G 0AN

Aims: 1 to search for treatments and cures for neuromuscular conditions, 2 to provide practical, medical and emotional support for people affected by the conditions. 3 To fund research into the causes of neuromuscular conditions and effective ways of treating them. Funds research into treatment and cures for MD and allied neuromuscular conditions. Supports those affected by the condition with counselling, grants and information. Produces a quarterly magazine 'Target MD' where advertisements for second hand equipment may be placed.


  • 61 Southwark Street
  • London
  • SE1 0BU

Registered charity of motorcyclists giving advice and practical information to riders with disabilities. Designs and funds adaptations to motorcycles and trikes to individual specifications; publishes a quarterly magazine which includes information on licensing assessments, insurance problems and social activities. Network of representatives throughout the UK. Membership available. Telephone line open 9 am - 3 pm. Monday - Friday.


  • Unit 20 The Bridgewater Centre
  • Robson Avenue
  • Urmston
  • M41 7TE

Provide grants for students with physical disabilities in further, higher education and training studying at college/university within the UK. Grants can be up to 2,000 p.a. (2,500 in exceptional circumstances) towards disability related costs of study ie computer equipment, note taker/communicator costs, wheelchairs, travel etc.


  • Unit 18
  • Oakhurst Business Park
  • Southwater
  • RH13 9RT

Provides grants to individuals with a disability and charities with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need. Grants given include funding for the provision of specialised wheelchairs, other mobility aids and equipment including to assist independent living.


  • 61 Thames Street
  • Windsor
  • SL4 1QW

Charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.


  • 200 Shepherds Bush Road
  • Hammersmith
  • W6 7NL

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