Blind Veterans

Blind Veterans Association

Websitehttps://www.blindveterans.org.uk/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 7723 5021

Helpline:  0800 389 7979

Address: Blind Veterans UK, 12-14 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HD

We are here to support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done M=National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss.

We help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services.

We give veterans much needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life. Our charity has been offering physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans since 1915.

 

Find us on Face Book @BlindVeteransUK and Twitter @BlindVeterans

Registered Charity Number 216227

Wheelyboat Trust

Wheelyboat Trust (The)

Website: https://www.wheelyboats.org/

Email:  [email protected]

Contact Form: https://www.wheelyboats.org/contact

Telephone: 01798 342222

Address: Andy Beadsley, Director,The Wheelyboat Trust, North Lodge, Burton Park, Petworth West SussexGU28 0JT

Our work benefits people of all ages with a wide range of sensory, learning and mobility impairments.  Wheelyboats can be operated independently by disabled people who are less dependent on others; they can organise their own trips and can train for and attain RYA powerboating and other qualifications increasing their skills and enabling them to mentor others.  (The Royal Yachting Association’s new schemePowerabilityhas the specific aim of encouraging more disabled people on the water in motor and powerboats).  Those at the opposite end of the scale of independence enjoy the sensory stimulation of being on the water.  For people with complex needs like autism and epilepsy, boating activities have been shown to provide a calming experience enabling them to take an interest in their surroundings.  For older people whose mobility is declining, Wheelyboats play an increasingly important role in helping them remain active.

 

Find us on Face Book @Wheelyboats and Twitter @WheelyboatTrust

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Makaton Charity (The)

Website: https://www.makaton.org/

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01276 606 760

Address: Westmead House, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7LP

Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Almost everything we do involves communication; everyday tasks such as learning at school, asking for food and drink, sorting out problems, making friends and having fun. These all rely on our ability to communicate with each other.

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.

With Makaton, children and adults can communicate straight away using signs and symbols. Many people then drop the signs or symbols naturally at their own pace, as they develop speech.

For those who have experienced the frustration of being unable to communicate meaningfully or effectively, Makaton really can help. Makaton takes away that frustration and enables individuals to connect with other people and the world around them. This opens up all kinds of possibilities.

 

 

Find us on Face Book @TheMakatonCharity and Twitter @MakatonCharity

Registered Charity Number 1119819

Georgia Williams Trust

The Georgia Williams Trust

Website: https://thegeorgiawilliamstrust.co.uk 

Email: [email protected]

Address:  The Georgia Williams Trust at PR House, Hortonwood 30, Telford, TF1 7ET

Free your spirit – Join in

Formed in June 2013, The Georgia Williams Trust provides opportunities for young people in the Telford and Wrekin area to participate in life-building activities that encourages them to challenge themselves to try something new and to broaden their horizons.

As a charity, we provide various forms of support for young people in Telford & Wrekin.  Grants of up to £250 can be awarded to individuals, or to local organisations that share our desire – to provide opportunities for adventure and enjoyment! 

To find out more, click here:  https://thegeorgiawilliamstrust.co.uk/whatwedo/grants

We also support Project and Partnerships, read more here:  https://thegeorgiawilliamstrust.co.uk/whatwedo/projects-partnerships

 

 

Find us on Facebook at @TheGeorgiaWilliamsTrust and on Twitter @RememberGeorgia

Charity Number 1153519

Aspire

Aspire (supporting people with spinal injury)

Website: https://www.aspire.org.uk

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 020 8954 5759

Address: Aspire, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4AP

Every eight hours someone is paralysed by a spinal cord injury.

Aspire is a national charity that provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury. A spinal injury can happen to anyone at any time, and no one is prepared for how it will change their life. Aspire exists because there is currently no cure. 

People with Spinal Cord Injury will lose muscle and sensory control and a large majority will become full time wheelchair users for the rest of their lives. Historically, the majority of spinal injuries have been sustained by those aged 21 to 30, with nearly three quarters of newly spinally injured people being male. However, Spinal Cord Injury is increasingly affecting older people now too.

Through its projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK. This support allows people with spinal injury to lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in their workplace and in leisure time.

Our services include:

Aspire Grants assists with the purchase of much needed equipment, giving those with a spinal injury the independence that most of us take for granted.

Aspire Housing provides fully accessible properties for use on a short-term basis while someone is adapting their property or looking for a permanent home to suit their needs.

Aspire Independent Living Advisors work in the Spinal Cord Injury Centres providing advice and guidance to patients.

Aspire’s Assistive Technology facilities ensure that everyone, regardless of the level of their spinal cord injury, has independent access to a computer.

Welfare Benefits Advice Service provides appropriate advice and support.

Aspire campaigns to make changes that will benefit every one of the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK.

 

Find us on Face Book @AspireASICharity and Twitter @AspireCharity

 

Registered Charity Number 20150181

Mobility Trust

Mobility Trust (the road to freedom)

Website: https://mobilitytrust.org.uk

Email:  [email protected]ust.org.uk

Contact Form: https://mobilitytrust.org.uk

Telephone: 0118 9842588

Address: Mobility Trust, 19 Reading Road, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7LR

Mobility Trust was founded in 1972 to develop special road vehicles for severely disabled people, building on the work of the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville hospital. 

Mobility Trust provides powered wheelchairs and scooters for UK residents who have severe disabilities and who cannot obtain such equipment through other means. We aim to reach and help people who, quite simply, have nowhere else to turn. We are the only UK charity that provides such broad support, regardless of age or cause of disabilities.

Find us on Face Book @mobilitytrust and Twitter @MobilityTrust

Registered Charity Number 1070975

Limbless Association

Limbless Association

Website: http://www.limbless-association.org

Email:  [email protected]

Telephone: 01245 216670

Helpline:0800 644 0185

Address: The Limbless Association, Unit 10, Waterhouse Business Centre, 2 Cromar Way, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 2QE

The Limbless Association provides information and support to the limb-loss community.  We aim to support people of all ages and backgrounds through a variety of existing programmes and services.

We offer support to individuals of any age, whether they are about to have an amputation or are already living with congenital or acquired limb-loss and we offer assistance and information to carers, family members and friends if they require it. We support both the civilian and military population and work closely with other UK Charities to provide the best overall service for each individual.

We provide a national association of friends and contemporaries through the Limbless Association membership system and provide a single, unified voice for the UK limb-loss community, creating a national union and alliance for UK prosthetic patients.

 

Find us on Face Book @LimblessAssociation and Twitter @limblessassoc

Registered Charity Number 803533

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People First- a voice for people with learning difficulties

Website: http://peoplefirstltd.com

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: http://peoplefirstltd.com/contact-us

Telephone: 0207 274 5484 Mobile: 07833 460 150

Helpline:

Address: 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA

People First is an organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties. The organisation aims to speak up and campaign for the rights of people with learning difficulties. We also aim to support self-advocacy groups across the country in their work.

Since 1984 we have been making change happen by campaigning in a way that uses the social model of disability.  ie Easy Read, Better funding for people with learning disabilities, Through our campaigns we aim to make the lives of people with learning difficulties better and we make sure that they are at the heart of our campaigns.

We make change happen by giving people with learning difficulties, self-advocacy groups and other organisations the power, information, advice and support to campaign for the rights of people with learning difficulties.

Find us on Face Book People First Self Advocacy and Twitter @PeopleFirstSA

 

Anything Left Handed

Anything Left Handed

Website: https://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk

Contact Form: https://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/about/contact.html

Telephone: 01737 888269 (10.00 to 2.00 weekday)

Address: Anything Left-Handed, Unit 113, 14 & 15 Admiralty Way Camberley, Surrey
GU15 3DT (payments, orders and deliveries, no visits)

We are a group of left-handed people providing products and information to make life a bit easier for left-handers around the world and campaigning to promote awareness, acceptance and empathy for left-handers.

Anything Left-Handed was the first specialist left-handed business in the world and had a left-handed shop in central London from 1968 to 2006. Our mail order operation supplies our wide range of products to individuals and businesses around the world and we have made our products available on the Internet since 1999.

We also run the Left-Handers Club, a free association of left-handers worldwide. We publish newsletters for members and act as a forum for their views and a focus for taking action where needed.

 

Find us on Face Book @anythinglefthanded and Twitter @LeftHandersClub

 

Adult Dyslexic Organisation

Adult Dyslexia Organisation

Website: http://adult-dyslexia.org

Email: [email protected]

Contact Form: http://adult-dyslexia.org/contact

Telephone: N/A

Address: Adult Dyslexia Organisation (ADO), Ground Floor, Secker House, Minet Road, Loughborough Estate, London,SW9 7TP

ADO is run by dyslexics for dyslexics and all those concerned with supporting Adult dyslexics. ADO not only advises and empowers dyslexic adults, supporting their particular needs, but also offers a range of services to the public and to professionals, service providers and policy makers.

We have helped to set up other support groups around the UK and all over the world. We have been members of the International Dyslexia Association and founding member of Dyslexia International. supporting groups all over the world and are founding members of dyslexia national.

 

Find us on Face Book @AdultDyslexiaOrganisation and Twitter @DyslexiaADO