Support Organisations - Physical Impairment

16 October 2017

Support information for physical impairments including disabled living and sports.

DISABILITY LIVING

The Disabled Living Foundation – DLF
http://www.dlf.org.uk
DLF offer impartial advice for all types of disability equipment and mobility products.
Helpline: 0300 999 0004 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am- 4pm)

Disability – financial information
https://www.gov.uk/financial-help-disabled/overview
Government information on financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.

The Disabilities Trust

http://www.thedtgroup.org/
Care, rehabilitation and support for those with profound physical impairments, acquired brain injury, learning disabilities, as well as children or adults with autism.

BILL – Bader Information on Limb Loss
http://www.douglasbaderfoundation.com/bill
Online support information for anyone with congenital or acquired limb loss, as well as friends, family and carers.

The Limbless Association
http://www.limbless-association.org/index.php
Information and support through a variety of programmes and services.
Helpdesk: 0800 644 0185 (Lines open Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm)

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

Whizz-Kidz
http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/
Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children with wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.

Sibs
http://www.sibs.org.uk/
Supporting the brothers and sisters of anyone who is disabled or chronically ill.

Outsiders
http://www.outsiders.org.uk/
For people with physical and social disabilities, support advice includes a sex and disability helpline.
Email: info@outsiders.org.uk

Disabled Go

http://www.disabledgo.com
Information on disability access and other features of venues and buildings across the country.



SPECIALIST ORGANISATIONS


SIA – Spinal Injuries Association

https://www.spinal.co.uk/how-we-help/
Support for spinal cord injured people and their families.
Helpline: 0800 980 0501 (Monday – Friday 11am – 4.30pm)

Restricted Growth Association
http://www.restrictedgrowth.co.uk
Information and support for families when a child is diagnosed with achondroplasia or restricted growth.
Helpline: 0300 111 1970 (lines open Monday - Friday 10.30am – 3.30pm, Wednesday closes at 1pm)

Achondroplasia UK
http://www.achondroplasia.co.uk

Online support for parents of children diagnosed with achondroplasia.

Child Growth Foundation
http://www.childgrowthfoundation.org/
Information and support for children with growth related problems and their families.

Scope
http://www.scope.org.uk/
Scope provides support to anyone affected by Cerebral Palsy.
Helpline: 0808 800 33 33 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: response@scope.org.uk

Gigantism
http://www.yourhormones.info/endocrine_conditions/gigantism.aspx
Information about Gigantism, also known as Pituitary giant or Acromegaly.

The Pituitary Foundation
http://www.pituitary.org.uk/
Information and support for anyone suffering from pituitary disorders and their families.

Tall Persons Club GB & Ireland
http://www.tallclub.co.uk/
An organisation providing information and advice to tall people; for anyone above average height.


DISABILITY AND SPORT

English Federation of Disability Sport
http://www.efds.co.uk/
Sports organisation for disabled people in England.

Scottish Disability Sport
http://www.scottishdisabilitysport.com/sds/
Sports organisation for disabled people in Scotland.

Disability Sport Wales
http://disabilitysportwales.com/
Sports organisation for disabled people in Wales.

Disability Sport Northern Ireland
http://www.dsni.co.uk/
Sports organisation for disabled people in Northern Ireland.

UK Sports Association
http://www.uksportsassociation.org/
The UK Sports Association for anyone with learning disabilities.

Parasport
http://www.parasport.org.uk
Parasport offer information and advice about taking up disability sport.

British Paralympic Association
http://www.paralympics.org.uk/
The British Paralympic Association organise Paralympic Potential Days at various venues throughout the UK.

Dwarf Sport Association UK
http://www.dsauk.org/
Information about sporting opportunities for anyone of restricted growth.

Cerebral Palsy Sport England and Wales
http://www.cpsport.org/
Information about sport and recreation opportunities for anyone cerebral palsy, as well as other disabilities in England and Wales.

Disability Football
http://www.disabilityfootball.co.uk
An online directory for information about disability football, including visually impaired and blind football.

British Blind Sport
http://www.britishblindsport.org.uk/index.php?id=1
British Blind Sport ensures visually impaired people have access and enjoy sport and recreational activities.

British Blind Football
http://www.rncb.ac.uk/page.php?id=850
The Royal National College for the Blind provides opportunity for football players to develop their game through expert coaching, helping to produce players that can compete at national and international levels. Also participating in the National Visually Impaired Football League which has monthly fixtures.

Wheel Power
http://www.wheelpower.org.uk
Information about British wheelchair sports.

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby – GBWR
http://www.gbwr.org.uk/
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.

British Wheelchair Racing Association
http://www.bwra.co.uk/
The governing body for wheelchair racing.