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Organisations who can help


Sense - We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. Our experts offer personalised support through our centres, holidays and short breaks, or in people’s own homes. We are here for everyone who needs us, for as long as they need us – providing early intervention for children, helping young people access education, and supporting the transition into adulthood and beyond.

Charity Choice - Charity Choice is the UK's largest charity directory, providing detailed information on over 160,000 registered UK charities.

Scope - We're Scope, the disability equality charity in England and Wales. We provide practical information and emotional support when it's most needed, and campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.

Boost Charitable Trust (.pdf) - small grants for UK charities and non-profit making organisations to help disabled and disadvantaged people participate in sport.

Freedom for Kids - Freedom for Kids supports families caring for children with special needs by providing specialist equipment for disabled children, particularly single and double buggies, that help children lead a more active family life.

Splinx has details about 21 Charities and Trusts that offer grants, specialised equipment, therapies and support to families with disabled children in the UK

Newlife - Every day, Newlife is changing the lives of disabled and terminally ill children across the UK.

Key organisations from the Learning Disabilities website

Mencap - Mencap is a UK learning disability charity working with people with learning disabilities and their families and carers. Phone: 02074540454 Email:

National Autistic Society - The National Autistic Society is a charity which exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs. Tel: 02078332299, Email:

British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) - A charity that exists to improve the quality of life of all people with a learning disability. Tel: 01562723010, Email:

Disability Law Service - Disability Law Service offers a National Advice Line that provides specialist legal advice and information for disabled people, their families and carers. Tel: 02077919800, E-mail:, Minicom: 02077919801

Down's Syndrome Association - Down's syndrome Association is a UK organisation focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s Syndrome. Tel: 08452300372, Email:

HFT - Family Carer Support Service - The HFT Family Carer Support Service offers a variety information and support to family carers. Tel: 01179061751, Email: or




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