Other organisations A-M

Ableize Disability & Mobility Information

A UK directory of disability and mobility information. Contains disability and disabled resources, products and services as well as information on children's needs, education, health, social care and more. 

Web: www.ableize.com

Ann Craft Trust

The Ann Craft Trust is a UK based organisation working with staff in the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors to protect people with learning disabilities who may be at risk from abuse.

Centre for Social Work
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
Tel: 0115 9515400
Fax: 0115 9515232
Email: ann-craft-trust@nottingham.ac.uk
Web: www.anncrafttrust.org

Artsline

Information on access to the arts in London for people with disabilities. Offers information on accessing arts venues and on becoming involved in the arts.

c/o 21 Pine Court
Wood Lodge Garden
Bromley
BR1 2WA
Email: via online form
Admin: admin@artsline.org.uk
Web: www.artsline.org.uk

Black & Minority Ethnic Advice Network (BAN)

BME Advice Network is an integrated network of advice services, delivered for and by the people from London's migrant refugee communities.

You can access BAN services through drop-ins, appointments, telephone, email, or home vists. BAN members have access to interpreters and translators, to provide services in community languages.

Website: www.bmeadvicenetwork.org.uk

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) aims to promote counselling, maintain and raise standards, supply information and advise and represent counselling and psychotherapy at national level.

BACP House
15 St John's Business Park
Lutterworth
Leicestershire
LE17 4HB
Phone: 01455 883 300
Text:
01455 560 606
Email: bacp@bacp.co.uk
Web: www.bacp.co.uk

Care Council for Wales

The Care Council was established in October 2001 under the Care Standards Act 2000 to 'promote high standards of conduct and practice among social care workers and high standards in their training'. The Care Council has agreed Codes of Practice, which apply to social care workers, and employers across the social care sector. It is setting up a register of social care workers to improve public protection, creating a Workforce Development Agenda that will promote and support access to training, qualifications and continuous professional development, and is regulating social work qualifying and post qualifying training.

6th Floor
West Wing
South Gate House
Wood Street
Cardiff
CF10 1EW
Tel: 0300 3033 444
Email: info@ccwales.org.uk
Web: www.ccwales.org.uk

Carers Direct

Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers and those who support them in England.  The Helpline Advisors can put callers in touch with specialist national or local sources of help, including social care departments, respite centres, specialist charities and other carers support groups.

Tel: 0808 802 0202 (8am to 9pm on weekdays, 11am to 4pm on weekends)
Email: via website
Web: www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

Carers UK

Carers UK is the voice of carers and the leading campaigning, policy and information organisation for carers.

20 Great Dover Street
London
SE1 4LX
Tel: 020 7378 4999
Helpline: 0808 808 7777
Email: info@ukcarers.org or via online form
Web: www.carersuk.org

Child Accident Prevention Trust

National charity committed to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled and seriously injured as a result of accidents.

Canterbury Court (1.09)
1-3 Brixton Road
London
SW9 6DE
Tel: 020 7608 3828
Fax: 020 7608 3674
Email: safe@capt.org.uk
Web: www.capt.org.uk

Child Bereavement Trust

Learning from families, The Child Bereavement Trust leads the way in improving the care offered by professionals to grieving families. Our national UK charity provides specialised training and support for professionals to help them respond to the needs of bereaved families.

Child Bereavement UK
The Saunderton Estate
 Wycombe Rd
Saunderton
Buckinghamshire
HP14 4BF
Tel: 01494 568 900
Fax: 01494 568 920
Email: enquiries@childbereavement.org.uk
Web: www.childbereavement.org.uk

Child Poverty Action Group

Campaign and provide information on issues relating to poverty among children and their families.

94 White Lion Street
London
N1 9PF
Tel: 020 7837 7979
Fax: 020 7837 6414
Email: info@cpag.org.uk
Web: www.cpag.org.uk

ChildLine

The UK's free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect any child with any problem. 

ChildLine
NSPCC
Weston House
42 Curtain Road
London
EC2A 3NH
Tel: 0800 1111 Freephone (24 hours); 020 7239 1000 (general enquiries)
Email: via online form 
Web: www.childline.org.uk

Children 1st

Children 1st  is a free, confidential helpline for parents and carers in Scotland offering them the opportunity to talk through worries and concerns, however large or small; from bullying, the effects of marital difficulties, being a lone parent, problems with teenagers and having to deal with unmanageable behaviour; to physical and sexual abuse. Lines are staffed, by carefully selected and trained volunteers.

Children 1st
83 Whitehouse Loan
Edinburgh
EH9 1AT
Tel: 0131 446 2300
Fax: 0131 446 2339
Email: info@children1st.org.uk or via online form
Web: www.children1st.org.uk

Children’s Right Alliance for England

An alliance of over 160 organisations campaigning with the general aim of promoting the fullest possible implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Do not offer legal advice.

94 White Lion Street
Islington
London
N1 9PF
Tel: 020 7278 8222 (general)
Email: info@crae.org.uk
Web: www.crae.org.uk

Compass Disability Services

Compass Disability Services is an innovative, enlightened and positive organisation. Its mission is "to enable disabled people to have equality of opportunity".

Compass Disability Services is a user-led organisation and its Board of Trustees, who are elected by its users, comprises at least 80% disabled people. Compass has adopted the Social Model of Disability as a way of working to remove barriers which exclude disabled people from equality of opportunity.

11-12 Belverdere Trading Estate,
Taunton,
TA1 1BH

Tel
: 0330 3330089 Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Fax: 01823 351790
Email: info@compassdisability.org.uk

Coram Children’s Legal Centre

The University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester
Essex
CO4 3SQ
Tel: 0808 8020 008 (helpline) 01206 877 910 (admin)
Fax: 01206 877 963
Email: clc@essex.ac.uk
Web: www.childrenslegalcentre.com

Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC)

The Disability Benefits Consortium brings together a wide range of disability organisations, cancer charities, older people’s organisations, advice services, carers’ organisations and other organisations. The DBC aims to lobby and campaign on welfare benefits as they relate to disabled people.

Email: disabilitybenefitsconsortium@hotmail.co.uk
Web: www.disabilityalliance.org

Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK focuses on:

  • promoting “meaningful” independent living for disabled people
  • promoting disabled people’s leadership and control
  • breaking the link between disability and poverty
  • campaigning for disability equality and human rights

Tel: 020 7250 3222
Email: enquiries@disabilityrightsuk.org
Web: www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Dorothy Miles Cultural Centre

The centre is committed to enhancing communication and understanding between deaf and hearing people, through social, cultural and educational activities in the Surrey area.  We also aim to branch out to other areas in the United Kingdom.

Dorothy Miles Cultural Centre
Dot Sign Language Ltd
187 Send Rd
Woking
Surrey
GU23 7ET
Tel/text: 07989 017945
Email: dotsignlanguage@btconnect.com
Web: www.dorothymilescc.org

Face 2 Face

A project supported by Scope, this organisation is the one-to-one befriending service for parents of children with disabilities.

Face 2 Face schemes operate all over England and Wales.

Tel: 0844 800 9189
Email: response@scope.org.uk
Web: www.scope.org.uk/support/services/befriending/about-face-2-face

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity to provide support to anyone in a parenting role. We offer help and information via a range of services including our free confidential helpline, workshops and courses, information leaflets, a website and a number of innovative services designed to help families in need.

520 Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
Kentish Road
London
N5 1TL
Tel:
0800 800 2222
Email:
Web: www.familylives.org.uk

Family Rights Group

Family Rights Group is a national charity which offers a confidential, independent telephone advice service that supports parents and other family members whose children are involved with, or need, social care services.

Family Rights Group
2nd Floor
The Print House
18 Ashwin Street
London
E8 3DL
Tel: 0808 801 0366 (10am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday)
Email: via online form
Web: www.frg.org.uk

Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a leader in policy development and a centre of expertise on issues affecting one-parent families. They aim to help create better lives for the 1.7 million lone parents living in Britain. They also offer free information and advice to lone parents on their free helpline.

Gingerbread
520 Highgate Studios
53-79 Highgate Road
London
NW5 1TL
Tel: 020 7428 5401 (general); 0808 802 0925 (helpline)
Email: via online form
Web: www.gingerbread.org.uk

Gov UK

This is the place to turn for the widest range of government information and services. Browse by audience groups such as 'Disabled people and carers' and 'Parents' or by topics including 'Employment', 'Learning' and 'Motoring and transport'. Alternatively, you can access definitive government directories or use the search engine.

Web: www.gov.uk

Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

An independent national voluntary organisation campaigning for justice in immigration and asylum law. Provides free advice and casework, training courses and a range of publications.

115 Old Street, London EC1V 9RT
Phone: 020 7251 8708
Fax: 020 7251 8707
Email: info@jcwi.org.uk
Web: www.jcwi.org.uk
 

Kidscape

The only national charity dedicated to keeping children safe from bullying and sexual abuse. Provides free leaflets and has an anti-bullying helpline.

2 Grosvenor Gardens
London
SW1 0DH
Tel: 020 7730 3300
Helpline: 08451 205 204 (for parents, carers or concerned friends)
Fax: 020 7730 7081
Email: contact@kidscape.org.uk
Web: www.kidscape.org.uk

Kidz Aware

The Count Me In puppet prgramme was designed to enable children and adults to
develop a greater understanding with regards to disability, diversity, difference and impairment.

A major focus of the programme is centred on addressing the key issues that can initiate prejudice and discrimination, including stigma, fear of difference,
pro-conceptions, ignorance, stereotypes and peer group pressure

It also achieved this by providing a platform for both disabled and non-disabled children and adults to learn to respond to disability or "Difference" in an inclusive and appropriate way, that teaches respect for everyone's individuality and "uniqueness" within family, school, peer and wider social environments.

Kidzaware
Jubilee Hall Community Centre
5 Roads Ends
Townley Road
Lupset
Wakefield
WF2 8NS
Tel:
01924 385 977
Email:
info@kidzaware.co.uk
Web: www.kidzaware.co.uk

Letterbox Library

A non-profit driven workers co-operative providing multi-cultural, non-sexist and special issue books for children. Themes included are: disability and illness, black history, fostering and adoption, bereavement and the environment.

Unit 151
Stratford Workshops
Burford Road
Stratford
E15 2SP
Tel: 0207 503 4801
Fax: 0207 503 4800
Email: via online form
Web: www.letterboxlibrary.com

Living with cerebral palsy

Cerebral Palsy is not an illness and or a disease it is a physical condition that effects people’s movement and it can affect people differently.  This site is dedicated to all types of cerebral palsy and has chat forums, information and contacts for those interested in this.

Email: susie@livingwithcerebralpasly.com
Web: www.livingwithcerebralpalsy.com

MadeForMums

MadeForMums is the place where mums and mums-to-be can find essential information, entertainment and friends. We cover all areas of pregnancy from trying for a baby through to pregnancy and from baby to toddlerhood all the way to caring for your schoolchild. Our aim is to make life as a parent easier and more fun.

We provide all the latest parenting and pregnancy news, celebrity gossip, professional product reviews, weekly newsletters and a brand new and improved Neighbourhood section, so you can find all the health, school and family related services in your local area.

Tel: 0207 150 5106
Email: webeditor@madeformums.com
Web: www.madeformums.com