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100 Best Blogs for Disabled People and Carers

If you want to read some truly inspiring personal stories and insightful, practical articles relating to disability and getting older you’re in the right place. We’ve scoured the internet to find the 100 best blogs for disabled people and carers.

Ableize Disability Directory

The Big Disability and Health Directory of UK Disabled and Health Needs. Disability, disabled and Health related web sites offering products, goods, services, aids, information and advice under the convenient roof of one web

Abilitynet

The UK’s leading authority on computing and disability and advises and helps thousands of disabled people every access IT. Free Advice from AbilityNet on 0800 269545

Action for Blind People

Information & services for people with visual impairments.

Action for ME

Info & support to people with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Advice Now

Advicenow brings together the best information on the law and your rights from a wide range of advice and information services.

Age UK

National body of Age UK groups

All About Giving

Advice for all forms of charitable giving and donations

Alzheimer’s Society

For people with Alzheimer and their families

ARCOS

ARCOS a registered charity working for children and adults who have eating and drinking and/or communication difficulties.

Arthritis Care

Support for all people with arthritis

Arthritis Research Campaign

Research, education & fundraising for arthritis & rheumatism issues

Association of Young People with ME

Support and encouragement group

AUTISM Independent UK

Support, Information and advice

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Back Care

Helps people manage and prevent back pain

British Healthcare Trades Association

Information about equipment and services

British Council of Disabled People

Supports organisations run by disabled people

British Deaf Association

Representing needs of profoundly deaf people

British Dyslexia Association

Representing children and adults with Dyslexia

British Epilepsy Association

For people with epilepsy

British Heart Foundation

Support to heart patients and their families

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

For those working with learning disabled people

British Liver Trust

Those with liver disease, their families & carers

British Red Cross Society

Depots to provide urgent short loan medical equipment.

Brittle Bone Society

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Catch Up (Co-operative Action to Change and Hurry Up

Information and advice centre in Llanelli

Cancerlink

Emotional support and information on cancer

Caring for someone on Directgov

www.direct.gov.uk/carers

Carers UK

http://www.carersuk.org

Support, information and advice for carers

Centre for Accessible Environments

www.cae.org.uk

Promotes accessible built environments

Challenging Arthritis

www.arthritiscare.org.uk

Self management programme for arthritis sufferers

Childline

www.childline.org.uk

Free helpline for children in danger or distress

Child Poverty Action Group

www.cpag.org.uk

Relief of poverty among children & families

Child Support Agency

www.csa.gov.uk

Information on child maintenance assessment

Children with Leukaemia

www.leukaemia.org

Information and advice

Citizens Advice

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

The national network of Citizens Advice

Colon Cancer Concern

www.coloncancer.org.uk

Information and advice

Community Legal Service Direct

www.clsdirect.org.uk

For free quality legal help and information.

National helpline (England & Wales only) 0845 345 4 345 specialist advice

on benefits and tax credits, debt, education, employment and housing

Counsel and Care for the Elderly

www.counselandcare.org.uk

Information and advice

Counselling Directory

www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists

Contact the Elderly

www.contact-the-elderly.org

Information and advice

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

www.cftrust.org.uk

Information and advice

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DANSA .org.uk

http://dansa.org.uk/home/

Here you will find vall the information you need on the new community transport services being provided within the boundaries of City & County of Swansea

Deafblind UK

www.deafblind.org.uk

For those with dual sensory impairment

Department for Education and Employment

www.dfee.gov.uk

Achieving full potential through education, training, and work

Department of Transport

www.dft.gov.uk

Access for Disabled People.

Depression Alliance Wales

www.depressionalliance.org

Help and information for carers in Wales

Diabetes UK

www.diabetes.org.uk

For people with diabetes

Dementia Relief

www.dementiarelief.org.uk

Specialist support service for Carers of people suffering from Alzheimer’s

Directory of Social Change

www.dsc.org.uk

Publications and training for the voluntary sector

Directgov

www.direct.gov.uk/disability

Government disability information all in one place

Disability Alliance (DA)

www.disabilityalliance.org

Services include the provision of advice, information, campaign work,

research and training.

The Disability Debate – shaping the future

www.drc.org.uk/disabilitydebate

DRC Campaign

Disability Discrimination Act Helpline

www.disability.gov.uk

Help and information service

Disabled Parents Network

www.disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk

Disabled Parents Network (DPN) is a national organisation of and for disabled

people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families,

friends and supporters.

Disability Resource Team

www.disabilityresourceteam.co.uk

Transcription and disability equality training

Disability Rights Commission Helpline

www.drc-gb.org

Information on the DDA

Disabled Drivers Association

www.dda.org.uk

Represents the needs of disabled drivers

Disabled Living Foundation

www.dlf.org.uk

Provides information & advice about equipment

DISS:

(Disability Information Services)

www.diss.org.uk

A directory if disability Services

Down’s Syndrome Association

www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

For people with Downs Syndrome and families

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Employment and Support Allowance

www.dwp.gov.uk/esa/index.asp

This guide to Employment and Support Allowance aims to support the work of advisers, customer representative groups and healthcare professionals. It is suitable for use by anyone who wants indepth information or products to support their own communications.

Enable Holidays

www.enableholidays.com

Enable Holidays is the first mainstream tour operator to offer a specially

selected, personally audited range of overseas resorts and holiday accommodation

to meet the needs of people with mobility impairments.

Enable Date

www.enabledate.com

International friendship/dating/contact service for people with disabilities and anybody else

looking for new friends.

Equality British

www.equalitybritain.co.uk

Equality Britain is dedicated to promoting opportunities in employment, education and housing to people from all sections of the community”

EQUIP – Electronic Quality Information for Patients

www.equip.nhs.uk

Quality information for patients and their carers

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The Family Fund

www.familyfund.org.uk

The Family Fund gives grants to lower income families with severely disabled children for things that make life easier and more enjoyable.

Free Lawyer

www.freelawyer.co.uk

Free legal advice

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Haemophilia Society

www.haemophilia.org.uk

Information and help for people with Haemophilia & their families

Headway – The Brain Injury Association

www.headway.org.uk

For people with head injuries and their families

Housing Care

www.housingcare.org.uk

Helping with housing needs for the elderly

Huntingdons Disease Association

www.hda.org.uk

Information and advice

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Incapacity Benefit

www.afbp.org/benefits

A guide for visually impaired people (Acton for blind people)

International Blind Sport Association

www.ibsa.es

Information Service

Interact

www.diversitymentoringuk.com

Mentoring/advice programme for disabled students

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JMU Access Partnership

www.jmuaccess.org.uk

Pan disability consultancy

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

www.jrf.org.uk

Extensive programme of research & development

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Kidscape

www.kidscape.org.uk

Keeping children safe from abuse and bullying

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Legal Update for Voluntary Organisations

www.sandy-a.co.uk/legal.htm

Information and advice

Listening Books

www.listening-books.org.uk

A postal audio book library

Lottery Good Causes

www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk

A guide to lottery funding of good causes

LOOK [UK]

db2design.co.uk/look/userupdate/default.asp

National federation of families with visually impaired children

Lymphoma Association

www.lymphomas.org.uk

Email Us: information@lymphomas.org.uk.

Support for people with Hodgkin sons disease

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Marie Curie Cancer Care

www.mariecurie.org.uk

ME Association

www.meassociation.org.uk

Information, training and research resource for ME/CFS, throughout the

UK.

MENCAP

www.mencap.org.uk

For people with learning disabilities & their families

MIND

www.mind.org.uk

Support, information and advice on mental health issues

Mobility Market

www.themobilitymarket.co.uk

The Mobility Market is a low-cost way for private individuals to buy &

sell surplus/used mobility aids.

Multikulti

www.multikulti.org.uk

Information and advice in community languages

Multiple Sclerosis Society

www.mssociety.org.uk

For people with Multiple Sclerosis

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

www.muscular-dystrophy.org

For people with Muscular Dystrophy & their families

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National Association for Special Educational Needs

www.nasen.org.uk

For people with exceptional learning needs

National Autistic Society [UK]

www.nas.org.uk

For people with autism & their carers

National Centre for Volunteering

www.volunteering.org.uk

Supports and develops volunteering in England

National Consumer Council

www.ncc.org.uk

Representing consumer interests

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

www.ncvo-vol.org.uk

Champions the voluntary sector in England

National Kidney Federation

www.kidney.org.uk

Devoted to the welfare of kidney patients

National Library for the Blind

www.nlbuk.org

Talking books for the partially sighted and blind

Neurofibromatosis Association

www.nfa-uk.org.uk

Information and advice

N.R.A.C.

www.nrac.org.uk

National register of Consultants /Building auditors

National Society for Epilepsy

www.epilepsynse.org.uk

Support organisation service provider for people with epilepsy

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Pharmacy 2 u

www.pharmacy2u.co.uk

Online pharmacy centre

Pleural Mesothelioma Centre

Asbestos exposure causes thousands of cases of pleural mesothelioma in the United States alone, and our mission is to help and support the families affected by this cancer. Our organization offers free assistance and resources to anyone coping with pleural mesothelioma.

http://www.pleuralmesothelioma.com/

 

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RADAR

www.radar.org.uk

Working with and for disabled people

Rare Disorders Alliance UK

www.cafamily.org.uk

Information for people with rare disorders

REACH

www.volwork.org.uk

Arranging voluntary placements for experienced professionals

REGARD

www.regard.dircon.co.uk

Organisation of disabled lesbians and gay men

Restricted growth association

www.restrictedgrowth.co.uk

Self help group

Ricability

www.ricability.org.uk

Researches products and services for disabled and elderly consumers

Rightsnet

www.rightsnet.org.uk

Welfare rights for advice workers

Royal National College for the blind

www.rncb.ac.uk

The UK’s leading residential college for people (16+) who are blind

or partially sighted

RNID

www.rnid.org.uk

Directory of services for the blind

Royal National Institute for Deaf People

www.rnid.org.uk

To improve the quality of life for all people with hearing impairments

Royal National Institute for the Blind

www.rnib.org.uk

For visually impaired and blind people

RNIB College Loughborough

www.rnibvocoll.ac.uk

RNIB College Loughborough works with partners so that young people and adults

with disabilities can develop the skills and personal qualities needed to

progress in life

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Samaritans

www.samaritans.org.uk

Provides emotional support for people in crisis

SCOPE

www.scope.org.uk

For people with Cerebral Palsy & carers

Sense

www.sense.org.uk

Support for deafblind people of all ages

Self Help UK

www.self-help.org.uk

Self Help UK provides a searchable database of over 1,000 self help organisations

and support groups across the UK that offer support, guidance and advice to

patients, carers and their relatives

Service Source Network (US Organistaion)

www.ourpeoplework.org

Provides job training and support services to more than 10,000 people with disabilities. In ten states from Colorado to Delaware and Florida to the District of Columbia.

Sickle Cell Society

www.sicklecellsociety.org

Information and support for people suffering with Sickle Cell

SocialSpace

www.socialspace.co.uk

Disability Chat forum

Spinal Injuries Association

www.spinal.co.uk

For people with spinal injuries

Stationery Office Publications Centre

www.tso.co.uk

Source of government and official publicationsin the UK

Stroke Association

www.stroke.org.uk

For people who have had strokes & their families

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Talking Newspaper Association UK

www.tnauk.org.uk

Up to date news for the blind and visually impaired

Terrence Higgins Trust Lighthouse

www.tht.org.uk

For anyone concerned about HIV and AIDS

The Pituitary Foundation

www.pituitary.org.uk

Providing information for people with pituitary problems

Tiresias

www.tiresias.org
Information resources for people working with the visually impaired

Travelling With Diabetes

An in-depth guide which shares planning tips as well as helpful safety and practical information for travellers with diabetes.

Turn2us

www.turn2us.org.uk

Independent charity that helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help.

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Vitalise

www.vitalise.org.uk

National disability charity which provides breaks for disabled and visually

impaired people and their carers.

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Whizz-Kidz

www.whizz-kidz.org.uk

Whizz-Kidz is a national charity that provides customised mobility equipment

to disabled children and young people to increase their independence and improve

the quality of life for them and their families. Whizz-Kidz is also dedicated

to providing help and advice to the children and their families and raising

awareness of mobility-related issues through national campaigning.

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