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Disabilities / Impairments
Disability Action is a Northern Ireland charity that works with people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, hidden disabilities, and mental health disabilities.
This organisation offers up a range of services from advice, advocacy, driving support, education and training, transport, legal and work advice.
Bristol ADHD has a specialist team of doctors, psychologists, occupational therapist and nurses who work exclusively with adults who have ADHD across Avon and Wiltshire.
Mosaic offers a pathway of support and guidance for bereaved children, young people and their families across Dorset. They also offer support to those facing the death of a loved one.
Brandon Trust are an independent charity supporting around children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both across the South of England. They provide individualised, high-quality support that is genuinely life-enhancing. This ranges from light-touch enabling services through to long-term residential care.
A specific resource on How to get a wheelchair. How and where you get a wheelchair depends on your situation and needs. You may be able to get a wheelchair from the NHS or through grants, charities or fundraising.
Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.
They have a benefits calculator and tailored advice for young people, older people, migrants, disabled people, people in the criminal justice system and other groups.
Aapna in Middlesborough offers services including care, counselling, dementia and advocacy support for people from ethnic minority (racialised) backgrounds.
The Specialised Deaf Service works with deaf people who are experiencing significant mental or emotional distress, both British Sign Language (BSL) users and people who do not use sign language, including those who have become deaf later in life.
Carer Support Dorset is a charity that supports unpaid carers in Dorset. They help carers access services, information, education and training, respite and breaks from their caring role. They have a dedicated service for under-18s.
HfT is one of the largest and longest-established charities supporting people with learning disabilities. Services range from residential care and day opportunities to supported living/domiciliary care at home – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day.
Freedom Power Chairs is A Sussex Charity Helping to Make Mobility Independence Available to Everyone. Their main focus is to provide affordable mobility solutions for those on lower incomes.
Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.
ELS is a not-for-profit organisation that provides interpretation and translation services in the North East and beyond.
They offer language support for non-English speakers 24 hours a day 365 days a year, through sign and face to face interpretations, telephone interpreting and translation of any document into any language and format.
BASS Autism Services for Adults provide a service to adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and professionals and carers who support them.
Dorset Parent Carer Council (DPCC) is a group of parents of children and young people with a disability or SEND living in Dorset. They offer help, advice and support to parents and communicate with different agencies to improve services.
Ormiston Families take early and preventative action to support families across the East of England to be safe, healthy and resilient.
They work with families who have been affected by the prison system, provide mental health support, a disability group and more.
Struggle care is a resource that outlines tools and approaches for care tasks for those with hidden illnesses, chronic illnesses or mental health challenges. Care tasks describes any task, chore, or errand that is required to care for self and keep life going.
EmployAbility provides resources, support and opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates, and consultancy for employers and professionals. Their support for students, graduates and disabled people is free.
MindWise seeks to raise awareness, challenge the stigma, and campaign for changes to be made within the mental health sector.
They have an array of services, offering advice, training, counselling and signposting to other organisations like housing support.
Shire Advice Service offer advice, information and advocacy covering welfare benefits, debt, housing, employment rights, consumer issues, family issues and more. They are fully accessible and based in North Bristol.
My Time works to support young Carers across the South.
They make it possible for young Carers to have a break and balance their mental and physical wellbeing. The charity provides respite adventure breaks in a residential outdoor centre in the Isle of Purbeck.
Down’s Syndrome Scotland is a member-led charity and the only charity in Scotland dedicated solely to supporting people all through life with Down’s syndrome and their families and carers.
Educational apps specially designed to support children with special educational needs, including autism and Down syndrome.
The National Children's Bureau is an organisation that seeks to address and reduce the inequalities that prevent children from achieving their lives to the fullest and reaching their full potential in and around Northern Ireland and England.
WECIL is a charity run by and for disabled people in Bristol and the surrounding areas.
They offer a range of services which support over 4,000 disabled people around Bristol every year.
Purbeck Good Neighbours is a volunteer group who can help older people over 50 with small or difficult one-off tasks in their home. They can help with; clearing rubbish, filing, moving furniture, helping with paperwork and letters, changing lightbulbs and batteries, and more.
The Brittle Bone Society is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). They offer general, financial, grants, NHS and information support for either adults or children.
Carers UK provide unpaid carers with expert information, advice and support. They also campaign to make the lives of carers better.
Shine provide specialist advice and support for spina bifida and hydrocephalus across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
They offer support in a number of ways, including on employment, benefits, advice for carers and more.
The Banes Carers' Centre are based in Bath and North East Somerset. They offer a support line, a weekly mix of online wellbeing activities and virtual meet-ups, telephone groups, and outdoor meeting space.
They have a specific site and service for young Carers (under 25).
The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is a charity run by disabled people, for disabled people. Working across the West Midlands and South Staffordshire, they offer a variety of services to help improve the lives of disabled people.
Latin American Disabled People's Project (LADPP) support disabled Spanish and Portuguese speaking people living in London including their carers, families and communities.
They have a range of services, projects and information such as English classes, a food bank, befriending group, housing support and more.
Age UK is the leading charity for older people. They offer help, information and advice on their website.
The Rainbow Project is a health organisation that aims to improve the physical, mental, emotional health and well-being of LGBTQIA+ people in Northern Ireland.
Based in Belfast city centre Foyle, L’Derry, they offer a range of services from free sexual health checks to counselling.
The Marmalade Trust in Bristol are a charity dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness and helping people make new friendships.
They provide companionship and joy to those struggling with loneliness, run an annual Awareness Week campaign as well as events.
BID supports people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss. Their specialist service areas include advocacy, employment, befriending, British Sign Language interpreting and training, rehabilitation and housing related services.
Dorchester Islamic Centre is the first Masjid in the area. They run prayers, celebrations, Qur'an, Tajweed and Arabic classes.
This also includes groups for children and women, interfaith meetings, supporting community members with special needs and difficult circumstances, an after school club and more.
Jewish Care is the largest health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the South East. They provide care for older people and support for their families.
Extern works alongside children, young people, and families. They support people experiencing or facing homelessness, those dealing with mental health issues, people experiencing problem drug and alcohol use and people living with problem gambling.
They also support refugees, the Traveller community and people living with an offending past.
Womankind helps hundred of women across the South West every year to improve their mental health and wellbeing so they can experience a better quality of life. They offer counselling, group therapy, befriending as well as a speciality service for deaf women and group for LGBTQIA+ women.
Cysters is a grassroots charity, dedicated to supporting individuals and improving the health, education and welfare of those with reproductive and mental health issues.
They aim to educate the public about reproductive health and education.
Devon Mind run support groups from gender-specific to mental health condition focussed groups. They have range of courses and an affordable counselling service with reduced rates for students and those on benefits.
Access Adventures is a community of outdoor adventurers and a non-profit organisation providing adaptive adventure camps for people with a physical disability.
They host regular camps and sessions on waterskiing, wakeboarding, alpine skiing, kiting, biking, paddlesports and yoga.
Law Centre NI offer free, independent and specialist legal advice, casework and representation in the areas of social security, employment and immigration.
Their advisors provide free, confidential and specialist advice and legal support on social security, employment and immigration issues.
Headway have just over 40 years experience in helping survivors of brain injury live as independently as possible.
They provide social and cognitive rehabilitation for adults with brain injury across Bristol, North and North East Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.
Autism West Midlands are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people on the autism spectrum. They offer community supported living, residential support, community support and helplines.
Ebony provide a support group, sitting service, monthly meetings and counselling for Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) carers in Gloucestershire.
A grassroots organisation working at the intersections of oppression, health, healing and liberation practice, that supports People of Colour (racialised people) by delivering workshops, skill shares and trainings to share knowledge and build alternative health provision/ community-led health, rooted in the needs of those marginalised.
YMCA North Down is a faith-based volunteer organisation that seeks to support the local community, including young people and families, across North Downs. They work with all groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, religion, culture, or race.
Milestones Trust in Bristol support people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, dementia and complex behavioural needs.
They have a wide range of services including caring support, a cycle scheme, community projects and more.
Autism awareness, advice and support for Black, Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and disadvantaged/low income families access to all available services by offering a personalised, culturally aware service.
Insight Gloucestershire are a local charity dedicated to supporting those living with sight loss or blindness.
They offer outreach, mobile phones, IT courses and training, clubs and groups, sport clubs and a range of other support.
BCRC assists people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (racialised) communities throughout the Causeway Coast and Glen’s borough.
They do this through ESOL and conversational English classes, a drop-in service, housing support and more services.
Unity in the Community works to provide practical support and solidarity for people in need in our communities, especially asylum seekers.
As an organisation they offer many different services from English lessons, access to food banks, unity allotment community, bike workshops, LGBTQIA+ friendly.
The Beehive Centre aims to reduce social isolation and connect communities in Whitehall and St. George. The Centre hosts social events and activities and many activities are tailored to the needs of older people (55+ years).
Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation works to improve mental health outcomes through counselling, computer lessons, support for bereaved carers, ex-offenders project, user forum, carer support, family and outreach support.
InfoBuzz offers therapeutic and practical support for families and young people with complex needs in Gloucestershire.
They have a wide range of services including around criminal justice, community mental health and more.
The Trust is accountable for the distribution of safe and effective health and social care services to a population of approximately 470,000, the single largest resident population in Northern Ireland.
The Trust also provides services to Rathlin, the only inhabited island off the coast of Northern Ireland.
The Multi-Cultural Family Base Scotland works with families from minority (racialised) communities and new migrants who are experiencing difficulties.
They offer a range of services including practical housing support or around financial problems. They also provide support on dealing with discrimination.
disAbility Cornwall & Isles of Scilly are a user-led charitable company with a mission to represent, include, support and empower people living with a long term health condition or disability, their families and carers.
Their support includes offering accessible information and advice, with self-help information, resources and guides.
Autism East Midlands has a range of adult and child services for those with autism. Their Building Better Opportunities project works specifically on those with additional barriers to work including those from ethnic minority communities.
Devon Communities Together provide a range of projects and services which support communities throughout Devon.
They offer programmes and advice on a range of topics such as benefits, money, business, health, affordable housing and more.
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive places of worship and spiritual practice, to the promotion of inclusive Islamic principles, and to centring and uplifting the voices and experiences of marginalised people within communities, including sexuality, gender, class and disability. They have a range of resources and events.
Dhek Bhal provides a range of services to the South Asian community in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, including respite services for carers of South Asian elders, a day centre for frail and disabled elderly individuals, outreach support schemes, carer support groups, women's and men's projects and more.
iSight Cornwall offer a number of services designed to support visually impaired people living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Their support includes advice on low vision and assistive technology, benefits, clubs and more.
Hayaat Women Trust run drop-in sessions, offering advice and information to access local health, fitness, arts and education facilities. Their support also includes safe spaces for disabled people and a BME (racialised) women's mental health project.
They hold regular consultations with service users in Cardiff.
Sunrise Diversity are a dynamic grassroots community organisation in a remote rural area. They provide activities, services and events for individuals of diverse identities. They offer online activities, 1-2-1 support, LGBTQIA+ activities, as well diversity workshops. Their website features multilingual resources for adults and children.
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the UK's leading sight loss charity.
They offer practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people, their families and carers. They also raise awareness of the experiences of blind and partially sighted people and campaign to make society more accessible.
Khaas, based in the South West, provides service to BAME (racialised) children with disabilities and additional needs and their carers and families.
Hearing Loss Cornwall support who are living with deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus to benefit from fulfilling lives.
The charity provide information, advice, training and communication support, including British Sign Language interpretation services.
Touchstone provide health and wellbeing services to over 10,000 people across Yorkshire every year.
They work with Black and ethnic minority (racialised) communities, providing a BME Dementia Service as well as Sikh Elders Service.
Julian House run a large number of projects and services across the South West for all communities including special services for refugees and travelling communities covering health, housing, education, domestic violence, addiction support and more.
Hackney CVS is an umbrella body committed to making Hackney a fairer place. They believe everyone should have the best start in life and the best opportunities to succeed regardless of their background, race, social class, gender, sexuality or disability. They offer advice and training to local community groups, allowing them to influence how the public sector works.
Mind Bristol is a mental health resource for people in Bristol and surrounding areas providing support helplines, virtual drop-ins, offer advocacy services, refugee support and more.
Through gardening and growing, People and Gardens in St Austell enables people with learning disabilities or emotional impairments to be able to develop as individuals, to learn work and social skills and to have equality of choice and opportunity in the workplace.
Leeds Black Elders Association, a neighbourhood network scheme, provides specialised provision for Black elders.
Their website is accessible to speakers of eleven different languages. They offer services from meals on wheels, a health and wellbeing club, home security, a drop-in service, housing support and activity club.
Bath Ethnic Minority Senior Citizens Association (BEMSCA) provides support and services for Ethnic Minority (racialised) communities.
They run a weekly lunch club and provide advocacy and outreach support.
Autism NI is Northern Ireland’s longest serving autism charity and training provider. They work to provide life changing services for over 35,000 autistic people and their families through Northern Ireland.
Their support includes a helpline, early intervention and groups.
Bristol Black Carers is an award-winning charity committed to an important mission - to provide culturally appropriate support and assistance for carers and their families within Caribbean, African and Asian communities across Bristol.
Children’s Hospice South West has three children’s hospices in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall. Respite and short breaks, emergency care, palliative care and end of life care is provided alongside bereavement support.
The Pakistani Resource Centre in Manchester helps provide support to South Asian communities in mental health, welfare rights, counselling, domestic violence, learning disabilities and the criminal justice system.
SWALLOW is based in Bath and North East Somerset and aims to enable teenagers and adults with learning disabilities.
They offer support on housing, work skills, independent living training and much more.
In this piece our Project Manager, Taimour Ahmed (He/Him), writes about embracing his South Asian heritage through his community work.