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Disability Support

UPDATED: 16.08.2021
In this section you will find support information for –
Disability Living
Specialist Organisations
Sport

Support information for physical impairments including disabled living and sports.

DISABILITY LIVING

DLF – Living Made Easy
https://livingmadeeasy.org.uk
DLF offer impartial advice for all types of disability equipment and mobility products. 
Helpline: 0300 999 0004 (lines open Monday–Friday 9am-5pm)

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

Leonard Cheshire
https://www.leonardcheshire.org/
Supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.

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.

DBF – Douglas Bader Foundation  
https://www.douglasbaderfoundation.com/
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)

Amputation Foundation
https://amputationfoundation.org
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
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 
https://www.outsiders.org.uk/outsidersclub/
For people with physical and social disabilities, support advice includes a sex and disability helpline.
Email: info@outsiders.org.uk

AccessAble 
https://www.accessable.co.uk/
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 10am – 4.30pm)
Email: sia@spinal.co.uk

Scoliosis Association UK
http://www.sauk.org.uk/
Support and information for those living with scoliosis.

Restricted Growth Association 
https://rgauk.org/
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           
https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/conditions-and-treatments/conditions-we-treat/achondroplasia
Great Ormond Street Hospital information on 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 - 6pm, Weekends & most Bank Holidays 10am – 6pm)
Email: response@scope.org.uk

Gigantism
https://www.yourhormones.info/endocrine-conditions/gigantism/
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.



DISABILITY AND SPORT

Activity Alliance
http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/
New title of the 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.

England Disability Football
https://www.englandfootball.com/play/disability-football
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.

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.