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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 create a society where the special needs of children with speech and language impairments are recognised, understood and met, allowing them the same opportunities in life as other children. Run two specialist schools, four language resource centres, and a national professional development programme offering courses to professionals including speech and language therapists and teachers.

  • 31 Angel Gate (Gate 5)
  • Goswell Road
  • London
  • EC1V 2PT

Aims to help anyone whose colon has been, or is about to be removed by surgical procedure or who has an ileostomy. Promote and co-ordinate research into bowel disease and other conditions leading to the removal of the colon, surgical procedures pertaining thereto, and related matters to promote the dissemination of knowledge gained by such research. Aims to keep ileostomists and others informed of all matters of interest to the group by arranging conferences, seminars, and courses.

  • Peverill House
  • 1-5 Mill Road
  • Ballyclare
  • BT39 9DR

A world movement against causes of disability. Run an international programme which promotes practical action to prevent and relieve disability in Britain an in some of the poorest communities of the world.

  • 151 Western Road
  • Haywards Heath
  • RH16 3LH

The organisation is campaigning and researching access and freedom of mobility for people with disability in Scotland.

  • 2nd Floor Hayweight House
  • 23 Lauriston Street
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9DQ

Support local authority fitness provision in England to offer an inclusive service for both disabled and non disabled people. The project supports facilities through four key elements equipment, training, marketing and sports development.

  • English Federation of Disability Sport
  • Sport Park - Loughborugh University
  • Loughborough
  • LE11 3QF

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

A unique charity providing lifelong support to older people on low income. We provide information and advice, practical help and emergency financial aid though our networks of staff and dedicated volunteers across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The helpline provides expert advice on older people's issues around social care, moving into a care home, top-up fees, care at home, as well as advice on welfare benefits and entitlements.

  • 18 Avonmore Road
  • London
  • W14 8RL

Their role is to offer solutions to practical difficulties in daily living to disabled people, their carers and people who work with or for them on a professional basis. Provide unbiased, expert advice and information about equipment, how much it costs, and where to get it, and offer the opportunity to try out a wide range of products. Advice and information about other issues related to daily living can be given. Open 10-5. Monday - Friday. Advisable to make an appointment

  • XbyX Bromley CIC
  • Lewis House
  • Beckenham
  • BR3 4LS

Offers a free and impartial assessment and information service to anyone in Devon looking for equipment to help them to live independently. Provide information on where to buy equipment.

  • Independent Living Centre
  • Devon House
  • Newton Abbot
  • TQ12 4PB

Provides occupational therapy services and has an Independent Living Centre for demonstration of equipment and adaptations.

  • Bridge Farm
  • Halesworth Road
  • Chediston
  • IP19 8AB

The Independent Living Centre is a charity based in Semington, near Trowbridge, offering free and impartial advice to older and disabled people living in Wiltshire and Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES). The centre has an extensive display of equipment for independence for the public to view when they book an assessment with the centre's Occupational Therapist. No referral is necessary to book an appointment. Benefits Advice is also provided at the centre.

  • St Georges Road
  • Semington
  • Trowbridge
  • BA14 6JQ

Charity offering free and independent advice to parents of children with special educational needs in England and Wales on local authorities legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs; exclusions of children with special needs/disabilities; actions or inaction by local authorities and/or schools which discriminate against children with disabilities.


Home care agency providing support to those at home who wish to remain independent. Provide a network of experienced home care assistants across England and Wales. Live-in carers deliver 1-2-1 care in the home, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

  • 26 High Street
  • Great Baddow
  • Chelmsford
  • CM2 7HQ

Produces free audio information for people who are blind or partially sighted on subjects that directly affect living with sight loss.

  • PO Box 20
  • Brighton
  • BN2 7XX

Supports disabled people and those who have sensory impairments to make informed choices which enables them to improve and enhance their lives. Services include: Integrated Community Equipment Services, housing Occupational Therapy, day care support, sensory support services for hearing and sight difficulties, transport advice for Taxicard and assessments for Blue Badges and Freedom Passes, support with access to mainstream services i.e. leisure, sport, education, wheelchair service. Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

  • 20 Whitehall Lane
  • Slade Green
  • DA8 2DH

Aims to educate and increase awareness among the general public, industry, health and social care staff and Government about the importance of ergonomics in everyday life. Maintains a register of professional ergonomists, and registered consultancies. Publishes advice and basic information.

  • Elms Court
  • Elms Grove
  • Loughborough
  • LE11 1RG

Patient-led charity for people with diabetes. The main aim is to ensure they have an informed choice of treatment.

  • PO Box 294
  • Northampton
  • NN1 4XS

Registered charity promoting the sporting interest of the one million disabled young people and adults in the Greater London area. Aims to ensure that all disabled people, including people with learning disability, physical impairment, visual impairment and deaf people, have more opportunities to get involved in a sport at a level of their choice. Promotes the sporting interest and needs of disabled people, and work to enable organisations and groups to improve opportunities across the whole of the capital.

  • Providian House
  • 16-18 Monument Street
  • London
  • EC3R 8AJ

The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is the charity for people with glaucoma. Formed in 1974, the Association is recognised as the leding UK charity dedicated to fighting glaucoma and as an authority on the disease. Our mission is to raise awareness of glaucoma, promote research related to its early diagnosis and treatment and to provide support to patients and all those who care for them. The Association is funded entirely by its members, friends, corporate and trust donors and receives no government or statutory funding. Patients and medical professionals can order our free information leaflets and booklets as well as our Sightline (helpline) cards by contacting us on 01233 64 81 64 or visiting www.glaucoma-association.com

  • Woodcote House
  • 15 Highpoint Business Village
  • Ashford
  • TN24 8DH

Provide, promote and develop opportunities for men, women, and children with disabilities to participate in recreational and competitive wheelchair tennis at all levels from novice to the professional player. Ensures that fair and equal opportunity is provided for all those entitled to play under its eligibility rules and that the rules of wheelchair tennis are implemented according to the standards expected of an international body.

  • The International Tennis Federation
  • Bank Lane
  • London
  • SW15 5XZ

The Independent Living Centre (ILC) offers specialists information and impartial professional advice about daily living products to enable older and disabled people to make informed decisions about the products they may wish to use. The ILC provides people with the opportunity to see and try a vast range of products. These include bed, bathroom and kitchen equipment, stair lifts, moving and handling equipment and demonstration accessible showers.

  • Level 1,
  • Community Health Centre
  • Douglas
  • IM1 4BR

Operated by AbilityNet IT Can Help is a network of volunteers who provide free local computer assistance to disabled people.

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

Aims to promote the general welfare of patients or families of children with ITP. Collates information, working with the medical profession in order to advance the knowledge and treatment of ITP. Promote research into ITP. Activities include providing information and advice, collating and disseminating information, annual convention and funds research. The organisation produces a newsletter and numerous booklets + factsheets on ITP related issues.

  • Synehurste
  • Kimbolton Road
  • Bolnhurst
  • MK44 2EW

Aims to advance public education in the classic teachings of the science of Yoga. Promote the study and practice of Yoga for public benefit. Supports research into the therapeutic effects of Yoga as a means of improving the mental and physical health of the community. Publish the results of such research.

  • 223a Randolph Avenue
  • Maida Vale
  • London
  • W9 1NL
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