Disability

Useful Links

Disability.gov.uk Website

Information for disabled people on topics including employment, financial support, accessibility and rights.

Disability Wales

Disability Wales provide current information of events, disability issues around equality and rights plus developments in disability services in Wales.

Ableize Disability Directory

Resource directory of UK adult and children’s disability services. Includes advice and information, access, recreation and sports, plus the arts and education also information on specific disabilities and updated news.

AbilityNet

AbilityNet is a national charity and the UK’s leading provider of expertise on computing and disability.

Accessible Property Register

Accessible and adapted residential property for sale and rent, retirement property, social housing, wheelchair accessible holiday accommodation.

Action for Blind People

Action for Blind People is a national charity that provides practical support to blind and partially sighted people through work, housing, leisure and support.

Aidis Trust - www.aidis.org

www.aidis.org has been developed to help Disabled People make best use of information and communication technology by giving information, help and support on all aspects of disability computing.

Afasic Cymru

Afasic seeks to raise awareness and to create better services and provision for children and young people with speech and language impairments. It works in partnership with local and national government, professional and statutory bodies and other voluntary organisations.

Agoriad Cyf

Helping people with disabilities to achieve greater independence and to realise their potential as valued members of their communities.

Albinism Fellowship

Founded in 1979, by our late President Dr. W.O.G. Taylor, a retired Ophthalmologist, the Fellowship is a positive and sociable volunteer-run organisation that aims to provide information, advice and support for people with Albinism and their families.

Alzheimer's Society

The UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

Arthritis Care

There are nine million people with arthritis in the UK. That’s nine million individuals, plus their families, each affected in a unique way. Arthritis Care aims to make a positive difference to your life.

AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations)
Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham
Telephone: 01978 312556
Website: www.avow.org

Assistive Technology News Portal

Axistive Assistive Technology News Portal offers free news, articles, product reviews and all product and vendor information of assistive technology devices

A-Z to Deafblindness

This site is here to try and offer some help to Blind or deaf people, and especially deafblind people, and those who provide specialised services for those who are deafblind.

British Deaf Association (BDA)

British Deaf Association Sign Community website. We at the BDA hope it will answer any questions you may have.

British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)

The British Institute of Learning Disabilities is working to improve the lives of people in the UK with a learning disability.

BritishServices.co.uk - Special Needs and Disability Services

Best of British Services & their Governing Bodies, Institutes & Associations.

Brittle Bone Society

Founded in Dundee in 1968 the Brittle Bone Society is the only UK wide organisation providing support to people affected by the rare bone condition Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI).

Carers and disability benefits - GOV.UK

The service for people of working age.

Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE)

CAE is the leading authority and resource in the UK on the practicalities of inclusive design in the built environment.

The Child Brain Injury Trust (Cbit)

The Child Brain Injury Trust (Cbit) supports children, young people and families affected by an acquired brain injury to enable them to achieve their potential.

The Department for Works and Pensions

The Department is responsible for delivering support and advice through a modern network of services to people of working age, employers, pensioners, families and children and disabled people.

The Disability Discrimination Act and you

The Disability Discrimination Act applies to all employers and everyone who provides a service to the public, except the Armed Forces.

The Disability Rights Commission

Our vision: a society where all disabled people can participate fully as equal citizens.

The Department of Health

Our aim is to improve the health and well-being of people in England. Here you will find the latest on the Department’s work, as well as health and social care guidance, publications and policy.

Disabled Motoring UK

Disabled Motoring UK is a national membership charity fighting to improve mobility and access for all disabled people including drivers, passengers, Blue Badge holders, scooter and wheelchair users. The charity campaigns at national and local government level and works closely with other organisations such as Motability, the British Parking Association and the Department for Transport. Disabled Motoring UK is the only UK campaigning charity specifically concerned with the personal mobility and transport needs of disabled people.

Disabled Access Holidays

Beautiful new refurbished holiday home with full access for wheelchair users and stunning sea views. Fantastic wet room, two bedrooms and open plan living area. Extra equipment available for hire. Have a look and see for yourself. So few places to choose from - this is a real find.

Disabled Holiday Directory

Accessible Holidays for people with various kinds of disability.

Disabled Holiday Information

UK holiday information for wheelchair users. These pages are not designed to give a comprehensive guide to each area but to give a taste of what can be seen and done.

Disabled Workers Co-operative

The Disabled Workers Co-operative is a great place to find traditional skills that have almost disappeared from our fast moving commercial world. Skills such as Chair-Caning, Basket-Weaving, and Wood-Turning, can all be found by searching the Disabled Workers Co-operative Database; along with modern skills such as Website-Design, Word-Processing and Translation-Services.

Deaf 247

Internet resource for all British Sign Language and deafness related information.

Down’s Syndrome Association

Helping people with Down’s syndrome to live full and rewarding lives.

Down’s Heart Group

Down’s Heart Group provides parents with information related to cardiac conditions associated with Down’s Syndrome.

Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK’s estimated 440,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

Expert Patients Programme (EPP) Wales

Learning to manage your long-term health condition. The Expert Patients Programme (EPP) is a self-management course for people living with any long-term health condition.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

An organisation which provides guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services that meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.

Health Expert Advice

HealthExpertAdvice Portal aims to bring you the top headlines from around the world on health-related news.

Houseproud from the Home Improvement Trust

If you’re a homeowner aged 60 or over, or a homeowner of any age who’s disabled or has a disabled person living with them, Houseproud can help with repairs, improvements or adaptations to your home.

IT Can Help

IT Can Help is a network of volunteers who are able to offer free local computer assistance to disabled people. We can diagnose and fix most computer related problems; Install and set up hardware, software, internet, email and accessibility settings.

Key Ring

KeyRing recognises that though people have a variety of abilities and needs, all have a right to control their own lives in their own homes and are entitled to support which enables them to do so.

Mencap

Mencap is the UK’s leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

Multiple Sclerosis Society Wales

The Multiple Sclerosis Society is the UK's largest charity for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - about 85,000 people in the UK.

National Society for Epilepsy

The National Society for Epilepsy is committed to providing information and support to people with epilepsy. We also provide care for people with epilepsy through medical and residential services.

NetBuddy

Over 1,000 tips from people with first-hand experience of learning disability. Brushing teeth, challenging behaviour, bed-wetting, constipation... there's a tip for that! Netbuddy is an award-winning site for swapping practical tips and information on all aspects of supporting people with learning disabilities.

Parkat - Disabled and Reduced Mobility Airport Guide

Travelling with a disability or even a mobility problem can be a daunting experience if the proper assistance and help is not available at the Airport. Parkat have created a small guide with information and tips to hopefully make your trip flow more smoothly and without problems.

Rail Travel Made Easy

This website is produced by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) and is designed to help disabled passengers, and others who might encounter practical difficulties, make use of the help and resources available for planning a barrier-free train journey in Great Britain.

Royal Association for Disability Rights (Radar) - The Disability Rights People

Radar is the UK's largest disability rights campaigning network, with a membership of 800 organisations and individual campaigners. We are a pan-disability organisation led by people with lived experience of disability or health conditions.

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)

RNIB offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.

Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID)

RNID is the largest charity representing the 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK.

Scope

Scope is the disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Our aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else.

Sense - The National Deafblind and Rubella Association

Sense is the UK's largest organisation for children and adults who are deafblind or have associated disabilities.

Soundaround

Soundaround is the international interactive audio magazine for blind & partially sighted people. This blind friendly web site is navigated by using the number keys on your computer keyboard.

United Kingdom Disabled People's Council (UKDPC)

The United Kingdom Disabled People's Council is the UK’s democratic representative national organisation, which is a member of the worldwide Disabled People’s Movement, through its membership of Disabled Peoples’ International.

Volunteering Wales

Volunteering describes what people choose to do in their spare time, without pay, that benefits other people or contributes to the services or amenities within the community. If you volunteer, you have the chance to meet new people, to learn new skills, to develop new interests, and to be part of the community.

Yahoo! for Disabilities

Yahoo! Search facility for people with Disabilities.

YoureAble.com

A site for people with Disabilities their parents and carers to get together and share ideas, find information and resources - over 27,000 members.

Your Level Best

A new website, lists pubs and restaurants with disabled facilities [including toilet]. It is free to both the user and the listee and has 4,000 venues throughout the UK.

GOV.UK Links

Apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard

The Disabled Persons Railcard allows you to buy rail tickets at reduced rates for a 12 month period. If another adult is travelling with you, they can also travel at the same discounted fare. Children aged from five and under 16 may also be eligible for a Disabled Persons Railcard.

Apply for Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a benefit for people aged 65 or over who have an illness or disability and need help with personal care.

Apply for Disability Living Allowance

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit you can get if you need help getting around and/or looking after yourself because you are ill, disabled or terminally ill. You can also claim Disability Living Allowance for an ill or disabled child.

Claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is for people who are disabled because of an accident at work or who are ill or disabled as a result of a disease or deafness caused by work.

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