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Useful contacts

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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Assist families and individuals to overcome the effects of poverty in tangible ways, providing practical, emotional and financial support. Promote professional social work practice and training.

  • 24 Angel Gate
  • City Road
  • London
  • EC1V 2PT

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

Hold indexes to the records of all births, deaths and marriages in England and Wales since 1837 and legal adoptions since 1927. Visitors can carry out searches of the last three to four generations. Certificates are available in Braille on request. Induction loops and textphones are available for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing. The centre is wheelchair accessible and has toilet facilities for disabled visitors.

  • The National Archives
  • Kew
  • EC1R 1UW

Advise families with children in public care, involved in child protection procedures or receiving family support services. Train and advise social workers, lawyers and other professionals about family and childcare law and good practice. Responds to central and local government proposals on family and childcare policy and practice. Helpline open Mon-Fri, 9.30am-3.00pm.

  • Family Rights Group
  • Second Floor The Print House
  • London
  • E8 3DL

Campaign, initiate and provide opportunities for physical recreation in England for those who have a degree of learning disability.

  • South Side Hospitality Suite
  • Rapid Solicitors Stadium
  • Wakefield
  • WF1 5EY

Provide support, information and advice to people with fibromyalgia.

  • Studio 3013
  • MileEnd Mill
  • Paisley
  • PA1 1JS

Fight for Sight is the UK's leading charity commited to funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease.

  • 18 Mansell Street
  • London
  • E1 8AA

Aims to offer advice, support and counselling to people who suffer from phobias, general anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) and tranquilliser withdrawal, and their carers.

  • 1 Taylor Close
  • Kenilworth
  • CV8 2LW

European and Worldwide travel insurance which covers pre-existing conditions such as heart problems, strokes, diabetes and cancers, and offers benefits specific to disabled travellers. These include provision of a replacement carer, emergency replacement of prescribed medicines and cover for mobility and disability equipment, including manual wheelchairs.

  • 12 Sceptre Court
  • Sceptre Way
  • Preston
  • PR5 6AW

Fledglings is a registered charity helping parents and carers of disabled children to find solutions to practical problems of everyday living. Fledglings also supplies nationwide via a mail order brochure a range of helpful products and offers a free of charge search service for hard to find items.

  • Wenden Court
  • Station Approach
  • Saffron Walden
  • CB11 4LB

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

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

Government department responsible for forestry, providing advice on access to forests. Facilities and camping discounts available to people with disabilities.

  • 620 Bristol Business Park
  • Coldharbour Lane
  • BS16 1EJ

Network of 17 independent organisations covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, who offer professional, high quality information, advice and assessment to individuals who have a medical condition or are recovering from an accident or injury which may affect their ability to drive, access a motor vehicle.

  • Mobility Centres
  • c/o Providence Chapel
  • Ashford
  • TN26 2JX

Provide direct services to children and adults with motor disorders; cerebral palsy; multiply sclerosis; parkinson's disease; children with dyspraxia and those who have suffered strokes and head injuries.

  • Cannon Hill House
  • Russel Road
  • Birmingham
  • B13 8RD

Cerebra works to ensure that up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge is available and applied for the prevention of brain damage and for proven treatments. In addition to the programme of research carried out at UK hospitals, universities and the Foundation's centre, they also co-ordinate the international parent network (PARNET) for support, information and research. Organise a range of training seminars, workshops and projects for parents, professionals and children themselves.

  • 2nd Floor Offices
  • The Lyric Buildings
  • Carmarthen
  • SA31 1BD

Co-ordinates the home improvement agencies in England. Deals with problems facing older, disabled and low income householders in private sector housing who are trying to improve, repair or adapt their homes. Provides information on who to contact to apply for a DFG (Disabled Facilities Grant) at www.adaptmyhome.org.uk

  • The Old Co-op Building
  • 11 Railway Street
  • Glossop
  • SK13 7AG

Aims to increase representation of disabled people in TV. Programme makers can search database for disabled people to appear on screen or work in programme production. Site also includes guidelines for programme makers and advice for disabled people who want to work in TV.

  • Channel 4 Enquiries
  • PO Box 1058
  • Belfast
  • BT1 9DU

Provides a range of services to operational and developing Foyers, raises awareness of Foyers' work, and represents the movement at all levels of decision-making throught the UK.

  • 3rd Floor
  • 5-9 Hatton Wall
  • London
  • EC1N 8HX

Provides a reference point on planning to finance the care of elderly or disabled relatives.

  • Daresbury Point
  • Green Wood Drive
  • Cheshire
  • WA7 1UP
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