Chapter 15 – National Organisations

AbilityNet  

Makes computer technology accessible to disabled people.     Telephone/Text phone: 01926464056

Helpline: 0800 269 545   

Email: enquiries@abilitynet.org.uk          

Web: www.abilitynet.org.uk   

 

Advance

Helps physically and mentally disabled as well as those with mental health issues with independent living.

Telephone: 0333 012 4307

Web: http://www.advanceuk.org/

 

Action on Hearing Loss (the new name for RNID)

Telephone: 080 8808 0123   

Text phone: 080 8808 9000

SMS: 0780 0000 360

Email: info@hearingloss.org.uk

Web: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

 

Action for M.E.

Charity helping those with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Tel: 0800 138 6544 Email: welfare@actionforme.org.uk Web: https://www.actionforme.org.uk

 

Advice Quality Standard

A list of all qualified advice agencies in the United Kingdom

http://advicequalitystandard.org.uk/?s=&post_type=agencies

 

Affinity Trust

Helps those with learning diffficulties

Telephone: 01844 267 800

E-mail::info@affinitytrust.org

Web: http://www.affinitytrust.org

 

Avenues Group

Helps those learing disabilities and mental helath issues as well as those with Dementia and brain injuries.

Telephone: 03003230405

E-mail: info@avenuesgroup.org.uk

Web: http://www.avenuesgroup.org.uk/

 

Association of Blind and Partially Sighted Teachers and Students [ABAPSTAS]

Focusing on Education and Employment

Phone Number: 0117 966 4839

Web: http://www.abapstas.org.uk/

 

Age UK  England                      

Age UK provides vital direct services to people in later life throughout the UK.

Telephone for Infomation & Advice: 0800 169 2081

For all other enquiries: 0800 169 8787

Email: contact@ageuk.org.uk  

Web: www.ageuk.org.uk 

 

Arthritis Care 

Telephone: 0808 800 4050 (weekdays 10am-4pm)    

Email: helpline@arthritiscare.org.uk

www.arthritiscare.org.uk

      

Autistic Society  

For impartial, confidential advice and support on autism for anyone affected by, or researching autism.

Helpline: 0808 800 4104

(Monday-thurs 9am-5pm;Fri 9am-3pm)

Telephone: 020 7833 2299              

Enquiry Form: http://www.autism.org.uk/services/helplines/main/questions.aspx

Email: nas@nas.org.uk

Web: www.autism.org.uk

 

Backcare     

BackCares aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and advice to all people and organisations affected by back pain.

Telephone: 0208 977 5474

Email: contact@backcare.org.uk

Web: www.backcare.org.uk

 

Benefits Enquiry Line (DWP) 

Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance

Telephone: 0345 608 8545

Text phone: 0345 608 8551

 

Maternity Allowance

Telephone: 0345 608 8610

Text phone: 0345 608 8553

 

Bereavement

Telephone: 0345 608 8601

Textphone: 0345 608 8551

 

Social Fund    

Telephone: 0345 603 6967   

Textphone: 0345 608 8553

 

Universal Credit     

Telephone: 0345 600 0723   

Textphone: 0345 600 0743

 

Attendance Allowance Helpline

Telephone: 0345 605 6055

Text phone: 0345 604 5312

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

www.dwp.gov.uk 

 

 

Bipolar Organisation

National charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.       

Tel: 0333 323 3880
Email: info@bipolaruk.org.uk    

Web: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

 

Brandon Trust  

Providing help for those with learning disabilities.

Telephone: 0117 907 7200 

Text phone: 0117 931 5000

Email: info@vodg.org.uk

Web: http://www.brandontrust.org/

 

The British Home

Provides specialized nursing and social care to adults with severe disabilities and long term medical conditions.

Telephone: 020 8670 8261

Fax: 020 8655 7503

Email: Home.STM@thebritishhome.co.uk

Web: http://www.britishhome.org.uk/  

 

Burgess Autistic Trust

Helps children and adults with Autism

Telephone: 020 8464 2897

Fax: 020 8464 2994

Email: info@burgessautistictrust.org.uk

Web: http://www.burgessautistictrust.org.uk/

 

British Deaf Association

Telephone: 020 7697 4140

Email: bda@bda.org.uk

SMS / FaceTime: 07795 410 724

voodoo / Skype: bda.britdeafassoc

Web: www.bda.org.uk   

 

British Institute for Learning Disability

Tel: 0121 415 6960    Email: enquiries@bild.org.uk

Web: http://www.bild.org.uk/ 

 

 

 

Carers UK      

Helping to make life better for carers.

Telephone: 0808 808 7777

Email: advice@carersuk.org

Web: www.carersuk.org

 

Carers Trust

Helping to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring.

Telephone: 0844 800 4361

Fax: 0844 800 4362

Email: info@carers.org

Web: https://www.carers.org/ 

 

Centre for Accessible Environments

Telephone: 020 7822 8232

Email: info@cae.org.uk  

Web: www.cae.org.uk

 

Certitude

Helps those with autism,mental disabilities and and mental health needs.

Telephone: 020 8772 6222

 

Web: http://www.certitude.org.uk/

 

Charlie Heritage Foundation

Provides education,care and transition services for children and young people with complex physical and health health needs. Telephone: 01825 724444

Email form: http://www.chf.org.uk/contact-us.html

Web: http://www.chf.org.uk/  

 

Child Law Advice

Telephone:  01206 714 650

Family Law: 0300 330 5480

Education Law: 0300 330 5485

Fax: 01206 714 660

E-mail: info@coramclc.org.uk

Web: http://childlawadvice.org.uk/

 

Choice Support

Provides support for those with learning and physical disabilities as well the homeless and those with mental health needs.

Telephone: 0300 123 3377

Enquiry Form: http://www.choicesupport.org.uk/contact-us.html

Web: http://www.choicesupport.org.uk/

 

Citizens Advice 

Telephone: 03000 231 231

Web: www.citizensadvice.org.uk and www.adviceguide.org.uk

                                         

Continence: Bladder and Bowel Foundation     

Telephone: 0845 345 0165

Web: www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org

Email: info@bladderandbowelfoundation.org

 

Crossroads Care

Caring for Carers

Telephone: 0208 9181 4455

Email: mail@crossroadscare.co.uk

Web: www.carers.org.uk                                

 

DeafblindUK Tel: 01733 358 100 Email: info@deafblind.org.uk Web: http://deafblind.org.uk/ 

 

Depression Alliance   Info Pack request line: 0845 123 23 20

Web: www.depressionalliance.org

Email: information@depressionalliance.org

 

Deaf Plus   Tel: 020 7790 6147

Text phone: 020 7790 614      Fax: 020 7790 9269

Email: info@deafplus.org        Web: www.deafplus.org

Deaf Sports

Sporting organization for the deaf

Web: http://www.deafsports.org.uk/

Email: info@deafsports.org.uk

 

 

 

 

Dimensions

 Provides support for young people and adults with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. Web: https://www.dimensions-uk.org/

Phone:0300 373 3730

 Disability Law Service          Tel: 020 7791 9800

Fax: 020 7791 9802                 Minicom: 020 7791 9801

Email: advice@dls.org.uk        Web: www.dls.org.uk

 

The Disabilities Trust Provides personal support and specialist housing facilities for those with profound physical impairments,acquired brain injury,,autism and learning disabilities as well as young people with high functioning autism and Asperger syndrome.

Tel: 01444 239123 Email: info@thedtgroup.org  Web: http://www.thedtgroup.org

 

Disabled Motoring UK      Tel: 01508 489 449         

Email: info@disabledmotoring.org     Web: www.mobilise.info

  

Disability Living Foundation

Tel: 0300 999 0004 Email: helpline@dilf.org.uk Web: http://www.dlf.org.uk/node

 

Disability Rights UK 

(formerly Radar, Disability Alliance,and  National Centre for Independent Living)

Disability Rights UK is an organisation led by disabled people, providing information and advice

Tel: 020 7250 3222 Fax: 020 7247 8765

Independent Living Advice helpline 0845 026 4748

Email: enquiries@disabilityrightsuk.org

Web: www.disabilityrightsuk.org

 

 

 

DirectGov – brings together information on central and local government services and benefits.  It has a wide range of information and links. Web: www.direct.gov.uk/disabledpeople

Dyslexia Action

Education charity for Dyslexia

Web: http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/about-us Email: vpartridge@dyslexiaaction.org.uk Tel: 01784 222 324 

 

Epilepsy Society

Tel: 01494 601 300    Web: www.epilepsynse.org.uk

 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Helpline: 0845 604 6610 Textphone 0845 604 6620

Fax 0203 117 0237 Web: www.equalityhumanrights.com 

Email: englandhelpline@equalityhumanrights.com

 

Fish Insurance Provides insurance for mobility equipment, cars and aids. Tel: 0500 432 141

General enquiries: admin@fishinsurance.co.uk 

Web: www.fishinsurance.co.uk

 

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Tel: 0207 803 1100 Web: http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/about-us/

 

Guide Dogs for the Blind  Tel: 0118 983 5555          

Fax: 0118 983 5433       Email: guidedogs@guidedogs.org.uk  Web: www.guidedogs.org.uk

 

IBS network (Irritable Bowel Syndrome Network)        

Tel: 0114 272 3253

Email: info@theibsnetwork.org    Web: www.theibsnetwork.org

 

I CAN – educational charity for children with speech and language difficulties.

Information Line: 0845 225 4073 or 020 7843 2552 

Main switchboard: 0845 225 4071

Email: info@ican.org.uk Web:www.ican.org.uk                                 

 

Independent Panel for Special Education Advice – IPSEA

Web: www.ipsea.org.uk

Advice line: 0800 018 4016  Tribunal helpline:  0845 602 9579                     

 

Journeys - Supporting people to find their own route to recovery from depression.    Tel: 029 2069 2891

Web: www.journeysonline.org.uk 

Email: info@journeysonline.org.uk

Leonard Cheshire – support services for disabled people

Tel: 020 3242 0200       Fax: 020 3242 0250

Email:info@lcdisability.org   Web:www.lcdisability.org

 

Limbless Association      Help line: 0800 644 0185

Email: enquiries@limbless-association.org                         

Web: www.limbless-association.org 

 

ME Association ME Connect Helpline Tel: 0844 576 5326                     

Email: meconnect@meassocation.org.uk

Web: www.meassociation.org.uk

 

MENCAP (England)       Tel: 020 7454 0454      

Email: information@mencap.org.uk Web: www.mencap.org.uk

 

Mental Health Foundation

Tel: 0207 803 1100 Web: https://mentalhealth.org.uk

 

Motability Car Scheme - also Wheelchair and Scooter Scheme

Tel: 0845 456 4566.            Mincom: 0845 675 0009 

Web: www.motability.co.uk

 

MS Society    Tel: 020 8438 0700         Helpline: 0808 800 8000  

Web: www.mssociety.org.uk Email:helpline@mssociety.org.uk                           

 

National Debtline – free, confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems. Tel: 0808 808 4000      

Fax: 0121 410 6230   Web: www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

 

National Deaf Children’s Society

 Web: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/about_us/index.html

Tel: 0207 490 8656 Email: ndcs@ndcs.org.uk     

 

Outsiders  Support on all aspects of relationships for disabled people (weekdays 11am to 7pm) Tel: 0707 499 3527   

Email: sexdis@outsiders.org.uk  Web: www.outsiders.org.uk

 

RADAR (Royal Association for Disability & Rehabilitation) has merged with NCIL and Disability Alliance and is now called Disability Rights UK

Tel: 020 7250 3222              

Email:  enquiries@disabilityrightsuk.org        

Web: www.radar.org.uk   and www.disabilityrightsuk.org

 

React - works to improve the quality of life for children with life-limiting illnesses living in financially disadvantaged families. Tel: 0208 940 25 75
Email: react@reactcharity.org  Web: www.reactcharity.org

REMAP (equipment solutions for disabled people)

Head Office Tel: 0845 1300 456    Fax: 01732 760204

West London Tel: 020 8878 3683  

Email:  data@remap.org.uk  Web: www.remap.org.uk

 

Rethink - Support and advice for everyone affected by severe mental illness. General enquiries: 0300 5000 927
National advice service: 020 7840 3188
Email: info@rethink.org   Web: www.rethink.org

 

RICABILITY – independent research for disabled consumers

Tel:  020 7427 2460             Text phone: 020 7427 2469

Email: mail@ricability.org.uk   Web: www.ricability.org.uk

 

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Helpline: 0303 123 9999 Email:helpline@rnib.org.uk           Web: www.rnib.org.uk

 

Samaritans – Provides 24-hour, confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing.
UK helpline: 0845 790 9090   ROI helpline: 1850 609 090
Email: jo@samaritans.org       Web: www.samaritans.org.uk

 

Sane Offers information, crisis care and emotional support.
Helpline: 0845 767 8000 Email: info@sane.org.uk
Fax: 020 7375 2162                Web: www.sane.org.uk

 

SCOPE – pan-disability advice and services.

Tel: 0808 800 3333       Email: response@scope.org.uk

Web: www.scope.org.uk

 

Sense

Charity for Deaf blind people

Tel: 0300 330 9250 email: info@sense.org.uk

 

Spinal Injuries Association  Tel: 0800 980 0501

Web: www.spinal.co.uk

 

Stroke Association             Helpline Tel: 0303 303 3100 

Email: info@stroke.org.uk       Web: www.stroke.org.uk

 

Talking Newspapers and Magazines     Tel: 01435 866102                         

Email:info@tnauk.org.ukWeb:www.tnauk.org.uk

Text Relay –allows people who are deaf or hard of hearing to use a textphone to access any services that are available on standard telephone systems.                                                      Tel: 0800 7311 888              Textphone: 0800 500 888
Email:helpline@textrelay.org         Web: www.textrelay.org

 

Tourism for All  Tel: 0845 124 9971

Email: info@tourismforall.org.uk Web:www.tourismforall.org.uk

 

Tinnitus Line                      

Helpline for Tinnitus suffers explains what it is, what it sounds like, what causes it and, most importantly, how you can manage it.

Telephone: 0808 808 6666
Textphone: 0808 808 0007   

SMS: 0780 0000 360
Email: tinnitushelpline@hearingloss.org.uk

 

United Kingdom Disabled People’s Council

Tel: 020 8522 7433       Email:info@ukdpc.net

Web: www.ukdpc.net

 

United Response

Provides support services to those who have learning, physical or mental health needs.

Tel: 0208 246 5200 Web: http://www.unitedresponse.org.uk/what-we-do

Email: info@unitedresponse.org.uk 

 

VITALISE – Short breaks for disabled people and their carers

Tel: 0303 303 0145              Fax: 0207 288 6899

Email: info@vitalise.org.uk      Web: www.vitalise.org.uk