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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK Has an extensive directory of patient self help and support groups - many of which provide information and support for people with disabilities, and their carers. See the various disability chapters which are:

Major 'umbrella' sites include the following, which also provide extensive links to numerous other sites:

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A UK and Ireland resource, maintained and run by disabled people, of disability, mobility and special needs advice, support and information.

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Blue Badge Scheme

Information from Directgov about the scheme which allows drivers or passengers with severe mobility problems to park close to where they need to go.

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Disabled Living Foundation

Founded over 30 years ago, the Disabled Living Foundation has become the leading source of information on disability equipment, day-to-day household gadgets, new technologies and training techniques.

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Disabled People - Directgov

Pages for disabled people from Directgov, the UK government's digital service for people in England and Wales which provides information and practical advice about public services.

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Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK is a merger of the Disability Alliance, Radar and the National Centre for Independent Living. They are a pan-disability organisation led by people with lived experience of disability or health conditions. They work in broad partnerships to have the widest impact.

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Employers' Forum on Disability

A leading employers' organisation focused on disability as it affects business. Funded and managed by over 400 members, they make it easier to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers.

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Every Disabled Child Matters

Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) is a campaign to get rights and justice for every disabled child.

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The Nationwide Access Register

Provided by Direct Enquiries Ltd, this is a searchable register with details about businesses' and service providers' access and facilities.

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UKDPC - United Kingdom's Disabled People's Council

The national umbrella organisation of disabled people, run and controlled by, and representing the voices of disabled people in the UK.

See also the Patient learning disability page.

Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
7784 (v9)
Last Checked:
15 March 2012

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