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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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Religious Organisations

Voluntary Society of the Church of England. Christian organisation which works with and for children and young people regardless of race, creed or culture. There are over 70 projects throughout England, including nine services for young people with disabilities.

Address:

  • Edward Rudolf House
  • Margery Street
  • London
  • WC1X 0JL

Coalition of Christian disability organisations working together to improve accessibility for disabled people in churches. Promote accessibility to churches of all denominations. Publish the Churches for all consultation document.

Address:

  • 176 Copenhagen Street
  • London
  • N1 0ST

National Christian charity working with disabled people to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life through the provision of care, employment and housing. Groom's Holidays is one of several operating divisions of John Grooms. It offers a wide range of accessible accommodation around England and Wales, including a fully accessible river boat on the Norfolk Broads. Following the merger of the John Grooms Association for Disabled People and the Shaftesbury Society the Grooms Shaftesbury charity has been formed. See Grooms Shaftesbury for further details.

Address:

  • Head Office
  • 6 Mitre Passage
  • London
  • SE10 0ER

Aims to provide a range of accommodation and care services, based on Christian principles, which are open to all older people in need, whatever their beliefs. Services provided include: residential homes; dementia care homes; sheltered housing schemes; live at home volunteer befriending schemes; and the 'Live At Home' initiative.

Address:

  • Epworth House
  • Stuart Street
  • Derby
  • DE1 2EQ

Aim to assist around 2,000 children with disabilities mainly from the British Isles, in making a pilgrimage to Lourdes at Easter and to ensure adequate provision of voluntary medical and nursing helpers to accompany them. Also to provide accommodation for other people with disabilities at a specially adapted house near Lourdes between Easter and November in two groups a week, each of 40 to 50 pilgrims.

Address:

  • Oakfield Park
  • 32 Bilton Road
  • Rugby
  • CV22 7HQ

Aims to trace adult members of families with whom contact has been lost, for the purpose of reconciliation. Adoption enquiries are not included, nor searching for friends. Correspondence by mail only.

Address:

  • 101 Newington Causeway
  • London
  • SE1 6BN

To promote respect for the dignity of those in our society who suffer from disabilities of mind or body, both young and old, by providing care and accomodation according to Catholic Christian principles and using all means and methods in harmony with these principles.

Address:

  • 13 Lower Teddington Road
  • Hampton Wick
  • Kingston Upon Thames
  • KT1 4EU

The vision of Through the Roof is to make the Christian message of salvation through Jesus Christ available to disabled people and those in their immediate circle. This is achieved by: equipping and training churches and other organisations to be inclusive, encouraging disabled people for leadership and providing support and fellowship for disabled people and their families.

Address:

  • PO Box 353
  • Epsom
  • KT18 5WS

Produces Christian literature in braille, giant print and on cassette tape. This includes magazines, booklets, hymnbooks and Scriptures. Also provides a meeting place for blind people by means of Torch Fellowship Groups in 150 locations around the British Isles. Holidays and houseparties are also provided at Torch House, Hallaton and especially at Little Torch, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex. Postal lending libraries of Christian books in braille, giant print, and audio cassette are also based at Torch House, Hallaton. Also provide Torch Talk service, a telephone friendship service.

Address:

  • Torch House
  • Torch Way
  • Market Harborough
  • LE16 9HL

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