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Disability Support

UPDATED: 10.01.2024
In this section you will find support information for:
- General Disability Organisations
- Learning Disability Organisations
- Specialist Disability Organisations
- Sport and Disability Organisations

On an alternative page you can find information on Congenital and Genetic Conditions 

General Disability Organisations
 

AccessAble 

Information on disability access and other features of venues and buildings across the country.

Amputation Foundation

Support and information to enable amputees to have the best start as well as continued support for living a life without limb(s).

Back Up

Back Up offer mentoring and wheelchair skills training, as well as support advice for going back to school/work following a spinal cord injury.

Douglas Bader Foundation - DBF

Online support information for anyone with congenital or acquired limb loss, as well as friends, family and carers.

Government disability financial information

Government information on financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.

Leonard Cheshire

Supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.

Limbless Association

Information and support through a variety of programmes and services.
Helpdesk: 0800 644 0185 (Lines open Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm)

Living Made Easy

Living Made Easy offer impartial advice for all types of disability equipment and mobility products. 
Helpline: 0300 123 3084 (lines open Monday–Friday 9am-4pm)

Sibs

For brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults

Outsiders  

For people with physical and social impairments, support advice includes a sex and disability helpline.
Email: info@outsiders.org.uk

Whizz-Kidz

Whizz-Kidz works to provide young wheelchair users and their families with the right wheelchair or equipment.

 

Learning Disability Organisations

 

Ann Craft Trust

Advice for anyone concerned with the protection of vulnerable children and adults.

Cedar Foundation – Northern Ireland

Supporting individuals and families living with learning disability, autism and brain injury to love the lives they choose.

Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Support on challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities and related problems.
Information line: 0300 666 0126 (lines open Monday- Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm)
Email: support@thecbf.org.uk

Dimensions

Services for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Disability Law Service

Free information on community law for disabled people and their carers.

Mencap

Advice and information on concerns relevant to people with learning disabilities and their families.
Advice line: 0808 808 1111 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm)

 

Specialist Disability Organisations

 

Gigantism

Information about Gigantism, also known as Pituitary giant or Acromegaly.

SIA – Spinal Injuries Association

Support for spinal cord injured people and their families. 
Helpline: 0800 980 0501 (Monday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm)
Email: support@spinal.co.uk

The Pituitary Foundation

Information and support for anyone with pituitary disorders, and their families.

 

Sport and Disability Organisations

 

Activity Alliance

Activity Alliance supports organisations to include more disabled people in their work and provide accessible, meaningful experiences in sport and activity.

British Blind Sport

British Blind Sport ensures visually impaired people have access and enjoy sport and recreational activities.

British Paralympic Association 

The British Paralympic Association organise Paralympic Potential Days at various venues throughout the UK.

Cerebral Palsy Sport England and Wales

Information about sport and recreation opportunities for anyone with cerebral palsy, as well as other disabilities in England and Wales.

Disability Sport Wales 

Sports organisation for disabled people in Wales, supporting them in a lifelong enjoyment of physical activity.

Disability Sport Northern Ireland

Sports organisation for disabled people in Northern Ireland.

Dwarf Sport Association UK

Information about sporting opportunities for anyone of restricted growth.

England Disability Football

An online directory for information about disability football, including visually impaired and blind football.

Every Body Moves

Connecting disabled people with opportunities to get active in your area.

GBWR - Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby

GBWR are the governing body for Wheelchair Rugby and provide information such as where to play and how to take part as a player, coach, volunteer or sponsor.

Scottish Disability Sport

Sports organisation for people in Scotland with a physical, sensory or learning disability.

SportExcel UK

Supporting talented athletes with learning disability in the UK to excel in national and international competitive sport.

Wheel Power

Information about British wheelchair sports.