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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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Aims to help disabled people enjoy gardening. Activities include: grants for adapting private gardens to meet the needs of disabled people; grants for tools, raised beds, paving and greenhouses; help with adapted gardens in hospitals, institutions and schools; distribution of information on garden equipment and techniques. The Garden Club run by the Trust also provides advice on garden design, answers questions, exchanges plants and seeds and publishes a quarterly newsletter. Contact by letter only.

  • PO Box 285
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • TN2 9JD

The General Medical Council aims to license doctors to practise medicine in the UK. The Council has four main functions: keeping up-to-date registers of qualified doctors; fostering good medical practice; promoting high standards of medical education; dealing firmly and fairly with doctors whose fitness to practise is in doubt.

  • 350 Euston Road
  • London
  • NW1 3JN

Provide details of local osteopathic practitioners, leaflets on osteopathy, and details on training courses.

  • Osteopathy House
  • 176 Tower Bridge Road
  • London
  • SE1 3LU

Works to raise professional and public understanding of genetic disorder; to improve services for people with genetic disorders; to bring client views to policy and ethical debates on issues concerning human genetics. Gives information on support groups and genetic services.

  • Unit 4D Leroy House
  • 436 Essex Road
  • London
  • N1 3QP

Registered Community Interest Company who find new ways of promoting cycling in practical face-to-face situations; through local authorities, regeneration agencies, public health authorities, events companies, community groups, businesses, schools and universities.

  • 22 Hospital Fields Road
  • York
  • YO10 4DZ

Aims to provide children with sports wheelchairs and give an opportunity for participation in sports through help with training and travel to sporting events. Activities include giving children with a disability the opportunity to participate in sports including: marathons, athletics, skiing, rugby, basketball, fencing, tennis and snooker. Also helps with the provision of manual wheelchairs, trikes for children to use every day at home, to go to school and enable them to play with their friends.

  • 4 Chandlery House
  • 40 Gowers Walk
  • London
  • E1 8BH

Supplies books, guides, teaching packs and equipment for gifted children, dyslexic children and left-handed children. They also arrange psychological assessments and offer legal advice and guidance for SEN children, gifted children, handicapped children and adults.

  • Hampton Grange
  • 21 Hampton Lane
  • Solihull
  • B91 2QJ

Offer advice and information for lone parents based on the individual's needs and circumstances. Give information and advice across a wide range of issues, including child maintenance, benefits and housing advice, rights, responsibilities and the exploration of options for dealing with problems and opportunities. Helpline open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

  • 520 Highgate Studios
  • 53-79 Highgate Road
  • London
  • NW5 1TL

Go Kids Go! is the leading provider of wheelchair skills training. They are a national charity providing free wheelchair skills training courses to young wheelchair users and their families.

  • Toll Gavel Church Hall
  • Toll Gavel
  • HU17 9AA

Community Interest Company that helps people to find the solutions that will enable them to stay active and independent and to have choice and control over their lives. Their mission is to help people to recognise the value of occupation and meaningful activity and to be motivated to live life to the full. They provide free information and advice on independent living and equipment, including links to independent OTs for environmental assessments to enable people to live their lives to the full; specialist training for organisations; Social and Leisure Activity sessions for community groups.

  • 32 Marshall Drive
  • Brotton
  • Saltburn by the Sea
  • TS12 2RD

Aims to support families who have a child born with Goldenhar Syndrome. Have a family contact list, family meetings, and appropriate up-to-date information mailed when received. Als

  • 43 Bemersley Road
  • Cornhill Norton
  • Stoke on Trent
  • ST6 8JF

Directory of accessible leisure pursuits, holidays and travel, transport, mobility products, and daily living services for disabled people, their families and friends.

  • 38 Skamacre Crescent
  • Lowestoft
  • NR32 1PJ

Independent research facility which carries out product testing and prints results in 'Good Housekeeping' magazine. Also has product and household advice line which is open on Fridays 11am-5pm.

  • National Magazine House
  • 72 Broadwick Street
  • London
  • W1F 9EP

Professional theatre company of people with physical and sensory impairments. Established in 1980 Graeae tour nationally twice a year and provide a training and education programme.

  • Bradbury Studios
  • 138 Kingsland Road
  • London
  • E2 8DY

Disability rights organisation based in Greater Manchester. They publish regular information bulletins, a range of fact sheets and the coalition magazine. Provide telephone / email information. Have a range of projects for young disabled people who live in Greater Manchester.

  • Unit 4, Windrush Millennium Centre
  • 70 Alexandra Road
  • Manchester
  • M16 7WD

Enhance the mobility, independence, and quality of life of visually impaired people by providing guide dogs and other services.

  • Hillfields
  • Burghfield Common
  • Reading
  • RG7 3YG

Independent Living Centre which provides information on products and organistions to assist people with disabilities and older people to increase and maintain their independence. This is a free service available to any adult residing in Oxfordshire. They have access to equipment for viewing and demonstration to enable moving around in the house or outside, reaching things, preparing or eating food, getting in or out of bed, using the bathroom, going up and down stairs or steps. An Information Line is available on 01235 524857 (Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm) which provides information such as where to hire a wheelchair, where to find accessible holiday accommodation, how to find a local or national support group for a particular illness. A Resource Handbook is also available on their website. The Centre is open 5 days a week for general viewing. An appointment is necessary to ensure that the equipment required is available. An Occupational Therapist (OT) is available by appointment on a Monday or Tuesday.

  • Abingdon Resource and Wellbeing Centre
  • Crabtree Place
  • Abingdon
  • OX14 3GD

Provide emotional and practical support to patients, their families and friends by supplying information, educating the public, liasing with the medical profession and encouraging research.

  • Woodholme House, Heckington Business Park
  • Station Road
  • Sleaford
  • NG34 9JH
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