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We provide free, confidential and impartial information, advice and advocacy on all aspects of disability, to people with disabilities, their families and carers as well as health and social care professionals.



Ability's Aim's 

The Ability Project aim is to show that quality of life is related to how free a person is to make their own choices and for a significant number of disabled people computer technology and the Internet holds the keys to those choices.
To demonstrate to employers and the public that IT and the Internet are tools for equality in the workplace.
Too many valuable skills are overlooked and wasted, employers and the public should "see the ability not the disability".
To work with the computer industry to show them that everyone can benefit when access for people with disabilities is considered in product design.
To identify shortfalls in the general provision of computer equipment, software and services on the information super highway for people with disabilities and then initiate projects to correct and overcome such situations.
To encourage the active involvement of people with disabilities in the workings of Ability, and seek their feedback and support so that they can have a direct input into decisions which affect them.
Ability understands that, despite the daunting task many disabled persons and disabled groups etc. face when using the Internet as a means of obtaining information or down loading related software, it is still the preferred place to find information.

 AbleRoad™ - Disability Access

Connecting people with accessible places.

 Able Magazine | The UK's flagship disability lifestyle magazine. Your source for disability news.

Latest disability news stories from around the world


ACT is the independent registered charity for Cambridge University Hospitals (including Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital). ACT's main aim is to support and promote the work of the hospitals to help make a difference for patients, by raising extra funds to enhance services, facilities and research. 
Many hospitals in the UK rely on fundraising activities to supplement existing publicly funded services.   
Donations received by ACT make a real difference to patients and staff at the hospital. 
They help buy sophisticated equipment that is not readily available through NHS budgets, pay for additional staff, contribute to environmental enhancements and fund research to help improve the understanding of conditions and find possible cures. 


 Action for ME and Chronic Fatigue     www.afme.org.uk

information and support to people affected by ME.

 How childhood trauma could be mistaken for ADHD

  [Photo credit: woodleywonderworks, Flickr] Dr. Nicole Brown’s quest to understand her misbehaving pediatric patients began with a hunch. Brown was completing her residency at Johns Hopkins H...

 Action for children


My Action for Children is simply the quickest and easiest way for you to help the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people. In just three easy steps, you can give a child or young person anywhere in the UK the chance of a better future.

 Home - Action On Hearing Loss: RNID

Changing the world for people who are deaf or have a hearing loss. Action on Hearing Loss is the new name of RNID, the largest charity representing the 10 million people who are deaf or have a hearing loss in the UK.

 Action for kids


Our vision is a world where all disabled young people and their families receive the support and advice they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it.

Our mission is to help physically and mentally disabled children and young people find greater levels of independence and opportunity through the provision of appropriate aid and support.

We achieve this through our programme of services entitled Towards Independence.

Action for Advocacy (A4A) is the central point of information on independent advocacy. Established in 2001, we work in England and Wales. We have built a reputation as the leading authority on the development of effective advocacy services for vulnerable and disempowered people.

Action for Advocacy (A4A) has produced a range of publications to raise awareness of, and support the development and delivery of effective advocacy.  Services include:

Website: http://www.actionforadvocacy.org.uk/index.jsp      Email: info@actionforadvocacy.org.uk

Tel: 020 7820 7868      Address: Action for Advocacy, PO Box 31856, Lorrimore Square, London SE17 3XR

Planet Advocacy MagazineA4A Training & Events

Capacity Building:  a4A provide a range of support for advocacy schemes including information and resources, responding to telephone queries about organisational development and one-to-one support through their Standards Support Project.

A monthly email bulletin includes latest news affecting the advocacy sector and latest training opportunities. It is free and easy to subscribe, and just as easy to unsubscribe.

Action for Advocacy (A4A) regularly responds to consultations on aspects of government policy which have implications for advocacy services and the people who use them. By doing this we aim to encourage a greater understanding of advocacy within government and promote increased opportunities for people to access advocacy and for the sector to develop.

QPM:  The Quality Performance Mark (QPM) is the only national advocacy specific quality assessment system which applies to all forms of one to one advocacy.



Making Space is a national charity providing quality care and support to people with a wide variety of needs including those with physical and/or mental health conditions, learning disabilities and dementia.  

 Action Disability Kensington and Chelsea 

Voluntary organization offers an information and advice service, including assistance with transport-related issues. Action Disability Kensington & Chelsea A Centre for Independent Living, The ADKC Centre, Whitstable House, Silchester Road, London W10
Web: http://www.adkc.org.uk/
Tel: 020 8960 8888
Email: adkc@adkc.org.uk...

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The ability to communicate is fundamental to a basic quality of life, yet for many people effective communication is difficult because of a physical impairment, language disorder or learning disability.  We work with people of all ages who face just such challenges. We provide help and expertise in the field of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT).  Our team of therapists, teachers and technicians provide a range of core specialist services including assessments, equipment loans, training and information, as well as undertaking project and consultancy work for local and central statutory services.

Active 8 Online.org


Active 8 enables young people with physical disability to do exciting activities, and in the process grow in confidence and independence. It works with 14-25's in Cornwall. 

 Afasic   www.afasic.org.uk

inclusion of children and young adults with speech and language impairments.

 Specific disability

Represents children and young adults with communication impairments and offers a range of services including information helpline

 Affinity Trust


At Affinity Trust we offer high quality support to over 700 adults with learning disabilities throughout England and Scotland. We help individuals live as independently as possible by providing tailored support to meet their aspirations and goals in life.

Whether you require help with supported living, access to employment, recreational or social opportunities, read on to find out how we can support 

 AIDS Education and Research Trust


International charity working to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide.

 Aidis Trust   www.aidis.org

Information, help and support on all aspects of disability computing.


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 Anna Kennedy Online, a UK autism charity, is very pleased to be raising awareness about goHenry. A few of our families from the charity have used goHenry and they love it! The online account includes visual, educational formats that are great for children and teenagers on the autism spectrum. The visuals easily 'quantify' that there is money in the account and how much. Children and teenagers on the spectrum can also set targets so they can see what they are meant to be saving for. This is vital since our children can be vulnerable where money management is concerned.

  The AKU Society - An information and support network for people diagnosed with Alkaptonuria


An information and support network for those people diagnosed with Alkaptonuria. Includes discussions, articles and related resources


 http://www.alderhey.nhs.uk/     Alderhey 

  ALS Therapy Development Institute

 Learn why ALS TDI is the most advanced research laboratory dedicated to researching ALS (Lou Gehrig's) disease with more than 30 professional scientists focused on finding a cure for ALS.


Award Winning Alström Syndrome UK Advancing Diagnosis, Care, Treatment and …





Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Many of our 25,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform our work.

 Lasting Power of Attorney - Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society factsheet on Lasting Power of Attorney. Explains what an LPA is and why you might consider making one. It also provides practical advice about how to apply.

 Alzheimer's Society

Promoting mobility for people with dementia: A problem-solving approach is an important book which gives practical ways of maintaining mobility for people withdementia. Staying active can enable someone living with dementia to enjoy the positive benefits of retaining independence, skills and social interaction. By understanding how to assist safe movement and handling carers can contribute to the well-being and quality of life for someone living with dementia. Find out more information here: http://bit.ly/1k87uOQ


  About Allergy UK

 Allergy UK is the leading national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK.  We provide a dedicated helpline, support network and online forum for those with allergy and intolerance.

 We also help and support to educate health care professionals who work with



AMMF (The Alan Morement Memorial Fund) is the UK's only cholangiocarcinoma charity (CC is bile duct cancer). We work to raise awareness, to provide information, and to support research.

Cholangiocarcinoma (CC), also known as bile duct cancer, is a primary liver cancer. Considered a rare cancer, the incidence of CC is increasing year on year and currently we don't know why. Approximately 1,800 people per year in the UK now die from CC - it is very difficult to diagnose and to treat, and only 5% of those receiving a CC diagnosis will be alive one year later. Considering the incidence, awareness levels of CC are low even amongst medics, and there is a great need for further research into this ruthless disease.  As the UK's only cholangiocarcinoma charity, AMMF's current objectives are to raise the awareness of cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer), to support specialised research teams in their work to find the causes, methods of earlier diagnosis and treatments, and to provide information on this disease to those who need it.

Amputee support Liverpool - The Morgan Foundation

Anorexia / eating disorders 

 beat :: Home

Information and help on all aspects of eating disorders, including Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating disorder and related eating disorders. We believe eating disorders will be beaten.

  information/research on HereditaryAngioedema, Ciliopathies:Bardet Biedl, Jo


ArchClubs - The National Federation of Arch Clubs is the umbrella body in Ireland for 50 friendship.
The National Federation of Arch Clubs is the umbrella body catering for people with special needs


The information available on this website is not intended to be legal advice. Consult a lawyer or legal worker if you need legal advice on a specific matter. The information is current as of the date indicated on the material and may no longer be current or accurate at this time.


Disability access information service for access to theatres, cinemas, galleries, clubs and music venues in London.



 5 Of The Most Helpful Things You Can Say To Someone With Anxiety

For those who haven't been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, it might be difficult to truly comprehend what's going on inside the mind of the 40...



 Arthritis Care   www.arthritiscare.org.uk

Support to people with arthritis.

Arthritis Research UK    www.arthritisresearchuk.org

 UK charity fighting against arthritis.


 Assist UK - Trusted Assessor

Assist-UK is a resource for people searching for disability advice and disability equipment through a network of disabled living centres.

 Assist UK   www.assist-uk.org

UK network of local Disabled Living Centres.

 Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH)

www.asbah.org     Support for individuals and families facing spina bifida and hydrocephalus.



The Asthma, Allergy and Inflammation Research Charity (AAIR), is based at Southampton General Hospital and was set up to raise funds for important research into the causes of asthma and allergy. 
Wtih the aim to find effective treatments and cures to help secure a better future for sufferers and reduce the amouth of deaths caused by these conditions. 
Much of our research is dependant on donations. 
We are always happy to welcome people to visit the department, see where the funding goes and meet our world class research team. Ongoing fundraising well enable us to build on these achievements and develop future projects. (less)

 Asthma UK. Lots of useful information.   www.asthma.org.uk   


 Asperger Syndrome Behavior

What is typical Asperger Syndrome behavior and how do those with Asperger Syndrome relate to other people such as spouses, siblings and friends?




Ataxia-telangiectasia, or A-T, is a rare genetic disease that attacks children, causing progressive loss of muscle control, immune system problems, and a high rate of cancer.

What is A-T?

A-T affects a large variety of systems in the body, causing symptoms that affect health and daily living.


 Despite greater awareness and a better understanding  autism rates

  improves Deaf and disabled people's access to live music by working in partnership with venues, 


 National Autistic Society

Information and advice on autism and aspergers syndrome. Also runs schools and day centres.



http://www.autisminitiatives.org/     autism initiatives.

Founded in the early 1970s in the Merseyside region, Autism Initiatives is a parent-led charity and a member of both the Autism Alliance and the Confederation of Service Providers for People with Autism (CoSPPA).

Mission Statement

Autism Initiatives UK mission is to meet the needs of people with autism, their families and carers by providing a range of services which are personal, professional and innovative.


Autism Initiatives UK provides a range of person centred services throughout the UK. The charity provides services to children and adults, and encompasses educationresidential housessupported living and outreach services.


Founded in the early 1970s in the Merseyside region, Autism Initiatives is a parent-led charity and a member of both the Autism Alliance and the Confederation of Service Providers for People with Autism (CoSPPA).

Mission Statement

Autism Initiatives UK mission is to meet the needs of people with autism, their families and carers by providing a range of services which are personal, professional and innovative.


The Autumn Group is a registered charity- 1146731- that focuses on supporting families caring for children and adults affected by Autism who live in Greater Manchester.

We provide advice, signposting, referrals, information but more importantly empathetic and emotional support

 How to Calm Down a Person with Autism | Autism

Often, autistic people can have meltdowns, shutdowns, or breakdowns if they get upset or overwhelmed.

 How to Calm Down a Person with Autism | Autism

Often, autistic people can have meltdowns, shutdowns, or breakdowns if they get upset or overwhelmed.


Support provided by Autism Initiatives UK is defined by our organisational philosophy and an understanding of how each person's autism uniquely impacts on their lives.

This perspective governs our staff approaches and flows through our support activities, and differentiates the organisation from generic learning disability and mental health service providers.

All our services are person centred and focused on achieving outcomes for the people that we support.

Vision Statement

Our expectation is that people with autism can learn and develop and we support this process every single day. We will create unique services for people to enable them to have ownership of their own lives and future.

  Dept of Health: Consistency within the NHS when diagnosing an autism spectrum condition


If you are looking for services for individuals with autism (a residential care setting, some in-home help, or a therapist) Living Autism can help. This website provides you with the opportunity to share information, experiences and advice. Please visit our Discussion Forum and have a look at the Autism Advice section.


The Autumn Group is a registered charity- 1146731- that focuses on supporting families caring for children and adults affected by Autism who live in Greater Manchester.

We provide advice, signposting, referrals, information but more importantly empathetic and emotional support


Run by people with learning disabilities and autism our advocacy service is dedicated to improving and valuing lives.

 Find out more herehttp://www.jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849054393

This evidence-based programme is designed to help young people on the autism spectrum to cope with the challenges of adolescence. It encourages them to explore their identity, develop their friendships and to begin to think more about adult relationships, tackling the important related issues of puberty, sexuality, gender identity, body image, dress codes, self-care, safety and conventions for touching along the way.

 How The CARE Act Would Help Family Caregivers

As more states consider the legislation, here’s a look at what it does.


Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) is the independent charity which promotes better patient safety and justice for people who have been affected by a medical accident in the United Kingdom. A 'medical accident' is where unintended harm has been caused as a result of treatment or failure to treat appropriately. AvMA believes that whatever the cause of a medical accident, the people affected deserve explanations, support, and where appropriate, compensation. Furthermore, that we all deserve to know that the necessary steps will be taken to help prevent similar accidents being repeated. 

AvMA provides free information, advice and support to people affected by medical accidents through a national helpline and written casework service. It works with the Department of Health, health providers and other stakeholders to improve good practice in improving safety and responding to injured patients. It also organises training and conferences to spread awareness and good practice.