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National Support Network

Ability Net – Contact telephone number 0800 269 545 or 01926 312 847: Ability Net exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.


Accessible Gardens – Contact telephone number (Various numbers are listed on the website depending on the area you are in and which gardens you visit): Accessible Gardens put people in touch with new ideas on accessibility for all people of all abilities, organisations that undertake work already and encourage more work with communities and schools and also have links to websites of interest to people with disabilities and their families, to school gardens and community projects.


Accessible Property Register – Contact telephone number 0774 9119385: Accessible Property Register specialises in promoting wheelchair accessible and adapted property, and wheelchair access holiday accommodation, accepts adverts for wheelchair accessible property suitable for disabled people for sale and rent, promotes wheelchair access social housing and private residential property and provides links and useful information relating to property and disabled access.


Action for blind people – Contact telephone number 020 7635 4800: Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages.


Action for Children – Contact telephone number 01923 361 500: They support the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people throughout the UK and they have been doing so for 145 years.


Action for Deafness – Contact telephone number 01444 415582: Action for Deafness provides advice, support, information and services to enable Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people to lead independent lives.


Action for Kids – Contact telephone number 020 8347 8111: Action for Kids exists to support disabled children and young people to live the life they want - just like everyone else. They do this by working with students aged 14 to 19 who have special educational needs to ensure they gain the most from their school experience and to ensure that their voices are heard.


Action on Hearing Loss – Contact telephone number 0808 808 0123: Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID. They are working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.


Adders – Contact telephone number 01606 882897: Their objective is to promote awareness to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and to provide information and as much free practical help as they can to sufferers, both adults and children, and their families in the UK and around the World via this website.


Affinity Trust - Contact telephone number 01844 267800: Since they began in 1991, Affinity Trust has been successfully delivering support to adults with learning disabilities and has developed services in many parts of England and Scotland. Their approach as a service provider is enabling the people they support to meet their potential. They aim to provide the best support possible so that individuals can enjoy greater independence and reach their goals in life.


Alliance for Inclusive Education – Contact telephone number 0207 737 6030: Inclusive education enables all students to fully participate in any mainstream early years provision, school, college or university. Inclusive education provision has training and resources aimed at fostering every student's equality and participation in all aspects of the life of the learning community.


Ambitious about Autism - Contact telephone number 020 8815 5444: Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. They provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through TreeHouse School and Ambitious College they offer specialist education and support. Their online community, Talk about Autism, is a safe and friendly place to share experiences, get support and discuss autism.


Apparelyzed - Contact email address Apparelyzed was initially created in August 2003 as a personal project to promote spinal cord injury awareness using disability images, to be displayed on apparel by the disabled community (hence the name, Apparelyzed!). Although the design project ended, the site has since grown organically into something larger, and now covers spinal cord injury anatomy, a spinal cord injury discussion forum and a spinal cord injury research area.


Arthritis Care - Contact telephone number 020 7380 6500: Arthritis Care exists to support people with arthritis. We are the UK’s largest charity working with and for all people who have arthritis.


Aspire - Contact telephone number (various numbers are listed on the website depending on which department you require): Through its projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in work places and in leisure time.


Association for all Speech Impaired Children (UK) – Contact telephone number 0845 3 55 5577: Afasic supports parents and represents children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).


Ataxia UK - Contact telephone number 0845 644 060: They aim to support everyone affected by ataxia; people with the condition, their families, carers and friends.


Asthma (UK) - Contact telephone number 0800 121 62 44: Asthma (UK) work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.


Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service - Contact telephone number 020 8952 2800: ADDISS provides information, training and support for parents, sufferers and professionals in the fields of ADHD and related learning and behavioural difficulties. All of their activity is supported by their Professional Board of expert advisers.


Auditory Verbal (UK) - Contact telephone number +44 (0)1869 321492: Auditory Verbal UK is a small national charity that helps babies and young children who are deaf to listen and speak using Auditory Verbal Therapy. They share their skills and expertise with professionals working in the field of hearing impairment through training and mentoring. They believe that every child who is deaf should have the opportunity to listen, talk and participate fully in society.


Batten Disease Family Association - Contact telephone number 01252 416110: The Batten Disease Family Association (BDFA) is a national charity which aims to support families, raise awareness and facilitate research into the group of devastating neurodegenerative diseases commonly known as Batten disease.  We are based in Hampshire but work with children, young people, families and professionals across the UK.


Bendrigg Trust – Contact telephone number 01539 723766: The Bendrigg Trust is a Charitable Trust offering residential and day activity courses for groups of disabled and disadvantaged people, of any age or ability.


Brain Injury is BIG – Contact telephone number 01483 770999: Welcome to Brain Injury is BIG. B.I.G is a support group for people who have loved ones with devastating brain injuries. They may be severely disabled, in a persistent vegetative state, minimally aware/conscious or locked in.


Brain and Spine Foundation – Contact telephone number 020 7793 5900: The Brain and Spine Foundation is a registered charity which is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations.  They are committed to providing reliable information and support to people living with neurological conditions across the UK. In this section you can find out more about how they do this.


Brain Tumour Buddies - Contact telephone number 0845 459 4101: Founded in March 2009 Brain Tumour Buddies is a national charity committed to providing information and support to anyone affected by a high grade brain tumour in the UK. Their website provides in-depth, accurate and up-to-date information on all aspects of dealing with a brain tumour and has been compiled from a wide range of sources.


Brandon Trust – Contact telephone numbers are dependent on the area you require and are listed on the website: Brandon Trust champions Personalisation, providing services designed around individual needs: from living solutions (residential care, supported living, tenancy support and others) to vocational courses, from community and leisure access to employment training and support. They also have a wealth of experience in working with people with complex needs whose behaviour sometimes challenges the environment in which they live, or with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).


Breakthrough UK – Contact telephone number 0161 234 3950: Breakthrough UK aims to promote the independence and integration of disabled people into society. We are a disabled people's user led organisation – this means that 75% of our board are disabled people and currently 85% of our staff.


British Dyslexia Association – Contact telephone number 0333 405 4567: The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. They aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential. The BDA promotes early identification of specific learning difficulties (SpLD) and support in schools to ensure opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners.


British Limbless Ex Service Men’s Association – Contact telephone number 020 8590 1124: Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is a national charity that directly supports all of the Service men and women who have lost limbs and the use of limbs or the loss of eyesight in the honourable service of their country.


Canine Partners – Contact telephone number 08456 580480: At Canine Partners their mission is to assist people with disabilities to enjoy a greater independence and a better quality of life and, where possible, to help them into education and employment, through the provision of specially trained dogs for the disabled, whose well-being is a key consideration.


Calvert Trust  - Contact telephone number depends on the area you wish to visit and can be found on the website: Founded in 1978, Calvert Trust is the inspiration of John Fryer-Spedding, whose vision was to enable people with disabilities to benefit from outdoor activities in the countryside. Despite Harold McMillan claiming that “the National Parks are for all people for all time” in 1951 when the first Park was opened, John Fryer-Spedding realised this was not quite true and that a lack of accessible facilities restricted people with disabilities from truly enjoying the beautiful countryside and benefiting from outdoor activity.


Carers Direct - Contact telephone number 0300 123 1053: A step-by-step guide to the practical help, support and advice that's on offer and how to get it, including how to look after someone. If you provide a lot of care for someone, ask to be assessed by your local authority so that it can agree what support you need.


Carers Trust – Contact telephone number 0844 800 4361: A world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives.


Carewell – Contact telephone number 0333 355 9579: Whatever you would like to know about aged care – their experts are there to share their experience and help you navigate your own path through the care experience. If you have a specific question - or would simply like to know more about what we do - why not call them on the above number.


Cassiobury Court – Contact telephone number, Admissions: 01923 804 139, Free Phone: 0800 500 3129: We are a residential drug rehabilitation facility providing drug and alcohol detox programmes. We also help with other addictions and compulsions such as gambling. We provide top quality care to ensure long-term recovery. Our methods include rapid detox, psychotherapy, group therapy and stress management among others. Our dedicated staff team are here to support you through all aspects of your addiction recovery programme. From our housekeeper to our most senior therapist we will ensure all your needs are met in a dignified and respectful manner. We offer recovery programmes in the following areas: drug addiction and rehabilitation, alcoholism and eating disorder treatments.


Cauldwell Children (Changing Children’s Lives) – Contact telephone number 0845 300 1348: Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. They also run the Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and the Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions.


Ceiling Hoist Users Club – Contact telephone number 01604 805839: CHuC (the Ceiling Hoist users Club) was set up by the late Sue Maynard Campbell MBE, M.D. of Equal Ability CIC, to promote the interests  of those disabled people who need to use hoists and particularly those who need, or prefer, ceiling track hoists (also caller tracker and tracking hoists).


Children Today – Contact telephone number 01244 335622: Children Today was founded in 1994 to help disabled children and young people up to the age of 25 enjoy a better quality of life by providing them with the specialised equipment they need.


Children’s Trust – Contact telephone number 01737 365 000: The Children’s Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. They work with children and young people from across the UK, both from their specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey and in communities around the country. Their vision is that all children with brain injury have the opportunity to live the best life possible.


Choice Support – Contact telephone number 0207 261 4100: Choice Support is a pioneering social care charity providing support services for disabled and disadvantaged people. They were formed in London in 1984 to help people with learning disabilities have better lives, and now provide services throughout much of England to people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs, complex health needs, physical disabilities and homeless people.


Circles Network – Contact telephone number 01788 816 671: Circles Network is a UK wide voluntary organisation based in Warwickshire, renowned for building inclusive communities on the foundations of justice, advocacy, empowerment and friendships. Working with people of any age who are isolated or at risk of isolation, this organisation has ground breaking expertise in the development of Circles of Support, Independent and Collective Advocacy, Person Centred Planning and Inclusion into the mainstream of life.


Cleft Lip and Palate Association – Contact telephone number 020 7833 4883: CLAPA is the only UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate. It is unique. CLAPA was set up in 1979 as a partnership between parents and health professionals. It provides support for new parents, and for people with the condition and their families, from infancy through to adulthood.


CLIC Sargent – Contact telephone number 0300 330 0803: CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.


Contact A Family – Contact telephone number 0808 808 3555: Contact a Family supports families with disabled children across the UK. Whatever the condition, whenever they need us, wherever they are. They provide information, advice and support. They bring families together so they can support each other. They campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.


Daisy Chain – Contact telephone number 01642 531248: The charity, which was established in 2003, provides a range of services, including support and activity groups for the whole family from the 5.5 acre farm in Norton, Stockton-on-Tees. Autism not only affects the child with the condition but also parents, carers and siblings, so we provide a range of services to meet the needs of each family member and also offer fun activities to bring them closer together as a unit. At the farm Daisy Chain has a wide range of facilities on offer to support its work.


Deafblind UK – Contact telephone number 01733 358 100: Deafblind UK is a membership organisation of, and governed by, people who are deafblind or have both a sight and hearing loss. We champion the rights and interests of all people who are deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss and deliver quality services to give these individuals autonomy and control over their lives. Through our work we support equality, independence and choice.


Demand – Contact telephone number 01484 666261: Demand is a charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities that require bespoke equipment to help them with their everyday lives. We transform the lives of people with disabilities – of all ages and with all types of disability.


Different Together – Contact email address Welcome to Different Together, for a better understanding of Asperger Syndrome. Different Together is a safe, supportive and understanding community for the partners of people affected by Asperger Syndrome (AS).


Disability Law Service – Contact telephone number 020 7791 9800: Run by and for disabled people DLS is a registered national charity. We have provided high quality information and advice to disabled and Deaf people for over 30 years.


Disability Rights UK – Contact telephone number 020 7250 8181: Disability Rights UK are disabled people leading change, working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally s full citizens.

Disabled Information from the Disabled – Contact can be made via an online web form: At they want to hear from you. They want you to advise them which disability products perform better. Where and when support groups meet. What holiday accommodation offer the best disabled access.


Disabled Living Foundation – Contact telephone number 020 7289 6111: Disabled Living Foundation are the UK’s leading source of impartial information and expert advice on independent living. A national charity, they have built up over 40 years an unparalleled range of information on daily living equipment and other useful advice for people who might need some help in living their live to the full.


Disabled Parents Network - Contact telephone number 07817 300103: Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation which aims to increase society’s acceptance of disability in parenthood and provide support information and advice to disabled parents and their families.


Disabled Police Association – Contact is via an online form to be submitted via the website: The Disabled Police Association was founded in July 2012 in response to a need for a coordinated response to National Policing matters affecting Disabled Officers and Staff within the many Police Services of the United Kingdom.


Disaway – Contact email address The Disaway Trust is a registered charity that organises group holidays with physically disabled people, which has been in existence since 1981. The organisation is run entirely by a Committee of Volunteers and is supported by voluntary help and contributions.


Dogs for the Disabled – Contact is made by an online form on the website: Dogs for the Disabled is working to provide solutions to help people with a wide variety of different disabilities and conditions; from assistance dogs helping children and adults with physical disabilities and families affected by autism, to pet dog autism workshops, and innovative new projects working in schools and residential care settings.


Dore – Contact email address Dore is a unique and personalised programme of physical exercises which aims to improve the efficiency of the cerebellum, for people with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD.

Down’s Syndrome Association – Contact telephone number 0333 1212 300: Supporting people with Down’s Syndrome throughout their lives.


Dravet Syndrome UK – Contact telephone number 08443 321 008: Dravet Syndrome UK is an independent UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults living with Dravet Syndrome and other related genetic sodium channel epilepsies through medical research, education and awareness and appropriate support.


Dreams Come True – Contact telephone number 0800 018 6013: Dreams Come True is a children's charity serving England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our mission is quite simply to bring joy to terminally and seriously ill children and young people across the country by making their dreams come true.


Dyspraxia Foundation – Contact telephone number 01462 455 016: The Dyspraxia Foundation is a country Wide charity, founded in 1987 as the Dyspraxia Trust by two mothers who met at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. After being told that their children had Dyspraxia they were astonished and dismayed to discover that no facilities existed to help or inform parents and children with the condition.


Epilepsy Scotland – Contact telephone number 0808 800 2200: In Scotland 54,000 people live with epilepsy. Children and older people are most at risk of developing this common serious neurological condition but anyone can develop epilepsy at any time, and 8 people a day in Scotland do. We want to make sure the needs of people with epilepsy are met. This is why we campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma.


Epilepsy UK – Contact telephone number 0808 800 5050: Epilepsy Action is the UK’s leading epilepsy organisation and exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition. As a member-led association, they are led by and represent people with epilepsy, their friends, families and healthcare professionals.


Fledglings – Contact telephone number 0845 458 1124 / 01799 541 807: Fledglings is a national charity that finds and sells products that improve the lives of disabled children and their families.


Follow Your Dreams – Contact telephone number 01443 218443: Follow Your Dreams are a UK charity that supports children with learning disabilities, some with life-limiting medical or severe developmental conditions. Follow Your Dreams inspire the ambitions of children and young people by delivering enjoyable methods of learning and play.


Goldenhar UK – Contact email address They are run solely by families and volunteers affected by this condition. They do not have any employees. Even the committee provide their time and services voluntarily. They are here first and foremost to provide information and support services for families who have children with Goldenhar Syndrome.


Guide Dogs – Contact telephone number 0118 983 5555: Guide Dogs provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. They also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research.


Help For Heroes – Contact telephone number 01980 844 280: Everyone at H4H is passionate about helping our heroes. Most of us have links to the Services. Some have partners, friends or relatives who have been injured or have lost a loved one. They take the time to listen and understand what’s needed and do our very best for our heroes every single day. They have a complete open door policy and welcome all of our supporters to visit us or pick up the phone to find out just what a difference your donations are making to the lives of our heroes.


Holidays for All – Contact telephone number 0845 1249971: Holidays for All was formed in 2000 and is a consortium of leading disability charities, social enterprises and specialist tour companies. Together they provide leisure activities and holidays throughout the UK and abroad for people with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, their friends and families.


Hyperactive Children’s Support Group – Contact telephone number 01243 539966: Their aim is to provide information and advice to Parents, Carers and Professionals seeking solutions for children and young people who may be affected by Hyperactivity and/or ADHD. The HACSG is unable to offer diagnosis or medical advice. They are more than happy to talk over any concerns Parents, Carers or Professionals may have and will do their best to investigate a dietary and nutritional approach.


I CAN – Contact telephone number 0845 225 4073 or 020 7843 2552: I CAN is the children’s communication charity. They are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.


Incontinence Living - Contact telephone number 01279 912 002: Established for 22 years we are a family owned and run business with a wealth of experience in supplying a comprehensive range of incontinence products. Our ethos is our commitment to our customers based around three areas - quality products, quality service and Value for money.


JustDifferent – Contact telephone number 44 (0) 1243 778 275: JustDifferent was formed to make a positive difference to the lives of both disabled and non-disabled people. With a passionate interest in the education system, Toby Hewson decided to use his years of voluntary experience as a springboard for creating an organisation educating children and young people about disability and difference.


Kids – Contact telephone number 020 7359 3635: KIDS approach is to empower disabled children and young people to develop their skills and abilities. They create opportunities for them to take part in positive play, learning, leisure, employment training and social activities. They encourage them to follow their aspirations.


Leonard Cheshire Disability – Contact telephone number 020 3242 0200: Leonard Cheshire Disability is the UK’s leading charity supporting disabled people. Every year, they support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.


Limbless Association – Contact telephone number 01245 216670: The Limbless Association provides information and support to the limb-loss community.  They aim to support people of all ages and backgrounds through a variety of existing programmes and services.


LimbPower – Contact telephone number 07502276859: LimbPower offer relief to the physically disabled by aiding rehabilitation and improving the quality of life through the medium of recreational and competitive sports and arts, for the locomotor disabled.


Little Princess Trust – Contact telephone number 0845 094 2169: The Little Princess Trust provides real-hair wigs to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair through cancer treatment.


Livability – Contact telephone number 020 7452 2000: Livability gives disabled and disadvantaged people real choice about how they live their lives. As the UK’s largest Christian disability charity, they run a wide and diverse range of services for disabled adults and children helping them to reach their full potential and develop their independence.


Mencap – Contact telephone number 0808 808 1111: Mencap work in partnership with people with a learning disability, and all their services support people to live life as they choose. Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability.


National Deaf Children’s Society – Contact telephone number 0808 800 8880: The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.


National Eczema Society – Contact telephone number 0800 089 1122: The National Eczema Society has two principal aims: first, to provide people with independent and practical advice about treating and managing eczema; secondly, to raise awareness of the needs of those with eczema with healthcare professionals, teachers and the government.


National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Contact is via an online form available through the website: The Society's mission is: They mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.


National Society for Epilepsy – Contact telephone number 01494 601 400: Their mission is to enhance the quality of life of people affected by epilepsy by promoting public awareness and education, by undertaking research and by delivering specialist medical care and support services.


Papyrus – Contact telephone number 01925 572 444:  Every year over 1600 young people take their own lives in the UK. Many thousands more contemplate suicide; many harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling. Papyrus exits to give young people hope and to prevent young suicide.


Parents Autism and Support Workshops – Contact telephone number 01295 759836: PAWS brings together parents of children with autism, to share experiences and explore the potential that a pet dog might have within the family. If you are considering getting a pet dog, then the workshops cover the pros and cons of getting a dog to help your child and your family.


Phab – Contact telephone number 020 8667 9443: Phab's aim is to promote and encourage people of all abilities to come together on equal terms, to achieve complete inclusion within the wider community.


Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People – Contact telephone number 01372 841100: They work with people with physical and learning disabilities or acquired brain injuries to gain new skills and increase independence.  Whether it’s learning everyday life skills, rebuilding a life affected by brain injury, acquiring the skills to drive a specially adapted car or training for future employment, they support disabled people to achieve goals for life.


Reach For Empowering Families Project – Contact telephone number 08454085088: Reach for is a joint venture of regional social enterprises delivering services to young people and adults. Their purpose is to work together to deliver high quality services to support young people and adults (particularly those who are vulnerable) through key transitions in their lives, in particular to achieve positive destinations in employment, education and/or training.


Rett UK – Contact telephone number 01582 798911: Rett UK (formerly known as the Rett Syndrome Association UK). They are the only charity who provide professional support to people living with Rett syndrome across the UK.


Revitalise – Contact telephone number 0303 303 0145: Revitalise is a national charity providing respite holidays for disabled people and carers for over 50 years.


Royal Association for Deaf People – Contact telephone number Voice Phone: 0845 688 2525 Text Phone: 0845 688 2527 SMS: 07851 423 866: Our Vision: Together with Deaf people; creating a better future. Our Mission: They promote equality for Deaf people through the provision of accessible services.


Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability – Contact telephone number 020 8780 4500: The RHN is a charity which believes passionately that all people have the right to achieve their full human potential and enjoy the optimum possible quality of life, whatever their level of ability.  Their mission is to help people with severe disability due to neurological impairment achieve this goal, wherever they are in the UK.


Royal National Institute for the Blind – Contact telephone number 0303 123 9999: The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) are there for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you are losing your sight or you are blind or partially sighted, their practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.


Scope – Contact telephone number 0808 800 3333: Scope exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.


SeeAbility – Contact telephone number 01372 755 000: SeeAbility is a specialist registered charity enriching the lives of people who have sight loss and other disabilities, including learning and physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, acquired brain injury and life limiting conditions.


Sensory Trust – Contact telephone number 01726 222900: Sensory Trust are based in Cornwall, South West UK, where they work closely with the Eden Project, helping ensure that visitors of all ages and abilities can enjoy this fantastic venue. Their work has helped Eden become a leading example of accessible visitor destination and has led to them developing tools like the Social Sustainability Toolkit to share the learnings and approaches as widely as possible.


Shaping our Lives - Contact telephone number 0845 241 0383: Shaping Our Lives National User Network’s vision is of a society which is equal and fair where all people have the same opportunities, choices, rights and responsibilities – a society where people have choice and control over the way they live and the support services they use.


Shaw Trust Home – Contact telephone number 0345 2349675: Shaw Trust is the UK's largest third sector provider of employment services for disabled and disadvantaged people. They work in partnership with public sector organisations and provide diverse services for businesses.


Shine – Contact telephone number 01733 555988: This website provides information on spina bifida and hydrocephalus. There is lots of practical help, information and support.


Shine’s Silver Dreams Project – Contact telephone number 01308 426372: Creating opportunities for people aged 50+ with Spina Bifida +/or Hydrocephalus to share experiences and make connections.


Sibs – Contact telephone number 01535 645453: Sibs is the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people. Siblings have a lifelong need for information, they often experience social and emotional isolation, and have to cope with difficult situations.  They also want to have positive relationships with their disabled brothers and sisters and to be able to choose the role they play in future care.  There are over half a million young siblings and 1.7 million adult siblings in the UK.


Signed Stories – Contact email address Signed Stories has a very simple goal – to help improve the literacy of deaf children nationwide by allowing them to share in the joy of storytelling.


Snowdon Trust – Contact telephone number 01403 732 899: Snowdon Trust provide grants to physically disabled and sensory impaired students studying in the UK – in further or higher education or those training towards employment.


Special Kids in the UK – Contact is by filling in an online form via the website: Families who have young children and young people with special needs often deal with similar challenges. They may have concerns about education, services, therapies, respite and other issues directly related to their child.


Spinal Injuries Association – Contact telephone number 0845 678 6633: The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national user-led charity for spinal cord injured (SCI) people.  Being a user led, we are well placed to understand the everyday needs of living with spinal cord injury and are here to meet those needs by providing key services to share information and experiences, and to campaign for change ensuring each person can lead a full and active life.


Steps – Contact telephone number +44 (0)1925 750271: Steps is the leading voice of lower limb conditions. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting individuals, families and carers affected by clubfoot, hip dysplasia or any other lower limb condition.


Stroke Association – Contact telephone number 0303 3033 100: They provide high quality, up-to-date stroke information for stroke patients, their families and carers.


Support Dogs – Contact telephone number 0114 261 7800: Support Dogs is a national charity (Mainland UK) dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for people with various medical conditions. They provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this.


The British Stammering Association – Contact telephone number 0845 603 2001: BSA is the first point of contact for impartial information on stammering - for parents, people who stammer and others. The BSA website contains accurate, unbiased information about stammering, including BSA's leaflets which are produced with the help of their panel of specialist speech and language therapists.


The Challenging Behaviour Foundation – Contact telephone number 0845 602 7885: Their vision is for all people with severe learning disabilities who display challenging behaviour to have the same life opportunities as everyone else and, with the right support, to live full and active lives in their community.


The Children’s Trust – Contact telephone number 01737 365 000: The Children’s Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. They work with children and young people from across the UK, both from their specialist centre in Tadworth, Surrey and in communities around the country.


The Communication Trust – Contact telephone number 0207 843 2526: The Communication Trust is a coalition of 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together they support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.


The Disabiities Trust – Contact telephone number 01444 239123: The Disabilities Trust is a leading national charity, providing innovative care, rehabilitation and support solutions for people with profound physical impairments, acquired brain injury and learning disabilities as well as children and adults with autism.


The Disabled Motorists Federation – Contact is made by a general enquiry form on the website: The Disabled Motorists Federation (DMFed) is a national registered charity established over forty years ago. From their roots in addressing and advising disabled drivers on specific motoring issues they now strive towards creating a more socially inclusive and equal society in order to increase the well-being and levels of self-esteem for all disabled people and their unpaid, often forgotten, carers.


The Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – Contact telephone number 01608 811599: The FASD Trust was started  in January 2007 in response to the growing number of requests for information being received by the adoptive parents of a child diagnosed as having FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders).


The National Autistic Society – Contact telephone number 0808 800 4104: The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism. Their work relies on your support, so please get involved or donate today.


The Queen Alexandra Hospital - Contact telephone number 01903 213458: QAHH is currently the only Hospital Home south of London which provides specialist nursing care for ex-Servicemen and women.  QAHH provides residential and respite care for ex-Servicemen and Women who require nursing care and rehabilitation. They enable residents to live as independently and actively as possible in an environment that they can think of as their home.


The Sick Children’s Trust - Contact telephone number 020 7283 4854: The Sick Children's Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. They provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, to families with sick children in hospital in the UK.


Tourettes Action - Contact telephone number 0300 777 8427: Tourettes Action works in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and is the leading support and research charity for people with Tourette Syndrome and their families. They want people with TS to receive the practical support and social acceptance they need to help them live their lives to the full.


Tourism for All - Contact telephone number 0845 124 9971: Tourism for All UK is the UK voice for accessible tourism.  They are a national charity dedicated to making tourism welcoming to all.


Transition Information Network - Contact Telephone Number 020 7843 6006: The Transition Information Network (TIN) is an alliance of organisations and individuals who come together with a common aim: to improve the experience of disabled young people’s transition to adulthood. TIN is a source of information and good practice standards for disabled young people, families and professionals.


UK Safer Internet Centre -Contact telephone number 0844 381 4772: The Safer Internet Centre has been co-funded by the European Commission to provide a Helpline for professionals working with children and young people in the UK with any online safety issues they may face themselves or with children in their care.


United Response - Contact telephone number 02082465200: United Response provides a range of services for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs or physical disabilities.


Unique - Contact telephone number 44(0)1883 723356: Their mission is to inform, support and alleviate the isolation of anyone affected by a rare chromosome disorder and to raise public awareness and to act as an international group, supporting, informing and networking with anyone affected by a rare chromosome disorders and with any interested professionals.


Walsingham - Contact telephone number 020 8343 5600: As a registered charity since 1986, they support people with different needs to have a full life. Everyone is different - which is why they have different kinds of services like supported living, floating support, support at home, residential care, moving on and day services.


When You Wish Upon A Star - Contact telephone number 0115 979 1720: Their aim is to simply make magical memories for a wish child and their family to remember for a lifetime. By granting a wish, this enables the family to have a truly amazing time forgetting about hospital routines, doctor's appointments and the gruelling treatments that have become a daily occurrence and allowing the whole family to smile, laugh and enjoy life!


Willow - Contact telephone number 01707 259 777: Willow is the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days. These Special Days enable them and their families to reconnect and refocus on each other while enjoying an activity of their choosing. A day for them, a day about them and a day that will create memories they will all treasure forever.


Youth Cancer Trust - Contact telephone number 44 (0)1202 763591: The Youth Cancer Trust is a unique charity based in Bournemouth. It provides support and free, activity based holidays for young people aged 14 to 30 suffering with cancer or any malignant disease from anywhere in the UK and Irish Republic or who are patients of any UK hospital. You can also come on a holiday if you have been in remission for up to 5 years.



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