Support Organisations - Physical Impairment

Last updated 25 July 2018

Support information for physical impairments including disabled living and sports.

DISABILITY LIVING

The Disabled Living Foundation – DLF
http://www.dlf.org.uk (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
Government information on financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.

The Disabilities Trust
http://www.thedtgroup.org/ (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window) (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children with wheelchairs and other mobility equipment.

Sibs
http://www.sibs.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Supporting the brothers and sisters of anyone who is disabled or chronically ill.

Outsiders 
http://www.outsiders.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
Support for spinal cord injured people and their families. 
Helpline: 0800 980 0501 (Monday – Friday 11am – 4.30pm)

Scoliosis Association UK
http://www.sauk.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Support and information for those living with scoliosis.

Restricted Growth Association 
http://www.restrictedgrowth.co.uk (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)

Online support for parents of children diagnosed with achondroplasia.

Child Growth Foundation
http://www.childgrowthfoundation.org/ (opens in a new window)
Information and support for children with growth related problems and their families. 

Scope
http://www.scope.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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://yourhormones.info/endocrine-conditions/gigantism/ (opens in a new window)
Information about Gigantism, also known as Pituitary giant or Acromegaly.

The Pituitary Foundation
http://www.pituitary.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Information and support for anyone suffering from pituitary disorders and their families.

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


DISABILITY AND SPORT

Activity Alliance
http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
New title of the sports organisation for disabled people in England.

Scottish Disability Sport
http://www.scottishdisabilitysport.com/sds/ (opens in a new window)
Sports organisation for disabled people in Scotland.

Disability Sport Wales
http://disabilitysportwales.com/ (opens in a new window)
Sports organisation for disabled people in Wales.

Disability Sport Northern Ireland
http://www.dsni.co.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Sports organisation for disabled people in Northern Ireland.

UK Sports Association
http://www.uksportsassociation.org/ (opens in a new window)
The UK Sports Association for anyone with learning disabilities.

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

British Paralympic Association 
http://www.paralympics.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
The British Paralympic Association organise Paralympic Potential Days at various venues throughout the UK.

Dwarf Sport Association UK
http://www.dsauk.org/ (opens in a new window)
Information about sporting opportunities for anyone of restricted growth.

Cerebral Palsy Sport England and Wales
http://www.cpsport.org/ (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
Information about British wheelchair sports. 

Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby – GBWR
http://www.gbwr.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
The governing body for wheelchair racing.