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Useful organisations

This section of DLF Data contains details of numerous voluntary organisations, Government agencies, support groups and other contacts that may be useful to older and disabled people and their carers. If you find any information that is incorrect please email Data Services to let us know which 'Contact' is incorrect and what information needs changing. If you would like to be added to the database please complete these questions.

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Access

Networking organisation for professionals concerned with the inclusive and accessible environment.

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Tour operator for people with disabilities and mobility problems. Every accommodation is personally inspected for guaranteed accessibility.

Address:

  • Avionics House
  • Kingsway Business Park
  • Quedgeley
  • GL2 2SN

London's information and advice service on access to the arts and entertainment for all disabled people, maintaining a database with access details for thousands of arts and entertainment venues across London. Also holds access information for every cinema in the UK, specifically geared towards arts and entertainment venues.

Address:

  • C/0 21 Pine Court
  • Wood Lodge Gardens
  • Bromley
  • BR1 2WA

Provides assessment for and training in assistive PC technologies for users with restricted mobility (hand functions).

Address:

  • The Sett
  • High Street
  • Wimborne
  • BH21 4AT

  • Telephone: 01258 858066
  • Fax: 01258 858066

Provides information on accessible design, and acts as a training body on the accessibility of the built environment. Committed to the provision of buildings and spaces that are safe, convenient and enjoyable to use by everyone, including disabled people. Services include: information and advice by letter, telephone, fax and email; advice on Part M building regulations and the Equality Act; training on legislation and design; in-house training; design guides; handbooks and factsheets. Publishes a quarterly journal called 'Access by Design'. Has a specialist reference library.

Address:

  • 4th Floor, Holyer House
  • 20-21 Red Lion Court
  • London
  • EC4A 3EB

Aims to promote the principles of integration, participation and non-discrimination in relation to disability. Provides a consultancy service, disseminate information on current issues, and offer training in disability awareness, the Disability Discrimination Act, and other related areas.

Address:

  • 2nd Floor
  • 6 Park Road
  • Middlesex
  • TW11 0AA

Provides information on rights, disability legislation, employment, incomes and allowances, social and leisure activities, transport, housing and accommodation, access and education. Produces a newsletter where advertisements for second hand equipment may be placed.

Address:

  • Bridge House
  • Caerphilly Business Park
  • Caerphilly
  • CF83 3GW

Advises the UK Government on access for disabled people to transport and the built environment. Organisation no longer operational, website maintained for historical purposes.

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Organisation for the conservation of historic buildings and monuments with over 400 historic sites open to the public. Publish a guide for disabled visitors available free of charge which includes details of 100 sites.

Address:

  • The Engine House
  • Fire Fly Avenue
  • Swindon
  • SN2 2EH

Coalition of Christian disability organisations working together to improve accessibility for disabled people in churches. Promote accessibility to churches of all denominations. Publish the Churches for all consultation document.

Address:

  • 176 Copenhagen Street
  • London
  • N1 0ST

Government department responsible for forestry, providing advice on access to forests. Facilities and camping discounts available to people with disabilities.

Address:

  • 620 Bristol Business Park
  • Coldharbour Lane
  • BS16 1EJ

Directory of accessible leisure pursuits, holidays and travel, transport, mobility products, and daily living services for disabled people, their families and friends.

Address:

  • 38 Skamacre Crescent
  • Lowestoft
  • NR32 1PJ

Committed to the protection of historic buildings, coast and countryside. A free annual information booklet entitled 'Information for Visitors with Disabilities' is published each March giving details of access for enjoyable and comfortable days out. This booklet is available in standard print, large print and on tape. A list of battery-powered mobility vehicles is also available. Also published is a booklet giving details of items for visually impaired visitors to touch.

Address:

  • PO Box 574
  • Rotherham
  • S63 3FH

Aims to promote provision and maintenance of accessible environments, by removing physical, organisational, attitudinal and technological barriers within the built environment.

Address:

  • 12 City Forum
  • 250 City Road
  • London
  • EC1V 8AF

Online directory of product and service providers.Topics include access, getting ready for work, workplace disability management, case management, legal listings, beyond work, pages for rehab professionals and products. Fee monthly e-newslettter, RehabReview.

Address:

  • Birchland
  • Ravensworth Road
  • Reading
  • RG7 3UD

The RIBA champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members.

Address:

  • RIBA Headquarters
  • 66 Portland Place
  • London
  • W1B 1AD

Aims to enable people with sensory and other disabilities to gain full access to, and enjoy, the natural world. Produce a range of publications.

Address:

  • Watering Lane Nursery
  • Pentewan
  • St Austell
  • PL26 6BE

Shaw Trust Accessibility Services carry our audits to assess the level of accessibility and provide solutions. This includes everything from buildings and facilities to websites and mobile apps.

Address:

  • The Disability Action Centre
  • The Courtyard
  • Neath
  • SA10 6EJ

The vision of Through the Roof is to make the Christian message of salvation through Jesus Christ available to disabled people and those in their immediate circle. This is achieved by: equipping and training churches and other organisations to be inclusive, encouraging disabled people for leadership and providing support and fellowship for disabled people and their families.

Address:

  • PO Box 353
  • Epsom
  • KT18 5WS

This charity provides: - expertise and support to the tourism and hospitality sector to supply accessible services for all. - accurate and timely information to visitors, in the manner in which they wish to receive it, to enable them to make informed choices. - information to people with disabilities and older people in relation to accessible accommodation and other tourism services. They work as well with policy-makers to ensure that specific needs are taken into account and that policies are coherent. Tourism for All works to create, develop and support accessibility and social inclusion in the hospitality and tourism industry, for customers and staff, regardless of age, disability or income. It is a UK-wide umbrella organisation which provides a national focus and co-ordinating role.

Address:

  • 7A Pixel Mill
  • 44 Appleby Road
  • Kendal
  • LA9 6ES

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