Useful links: Disabilities

Useful links

Ealing Help
Information for parents/carers of children with disabilities in the borough.

GOV.UK: Information for people with disabilities
The latest information on all public services for people with disabilities.

Volunteer Link Scheme
Befriending scheme for severely isolated housebound people (including people with physical and sensory disabilities, physical illness and older people). 

Disability organisations

Aidis Trust
The Aidis Trust helps disabled people communicate more easily and effectively through technology.

The British Polio Fellowship
The British Polio Fellowship is the largest charity supporting people with polio or Post Polio Syndrome in the UK.

Contact a Family
Contact a Family provides support and advice to families of children with a disability.  

Disabled Living Foundation
The Disabled Living Foundation provides information on disability equipment, household gadgets, new technologies and training techniques.

Disabled Parents Network (DPN)
A national organisation of and for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters.

Disability Sport England
Creates opportunities for participation in sport for people with all disabilities.

Ealing Centre For Independent Living (ECIL)
A disability organisation run for and by people with disabilities. It represents and supports people with disabilities of all ages, who live and work in the borough of Ealing and surrounding boroughs.

Epilepsy action (British Epilepsy Association)
The Epilepsy Action helpline provides advice and information on all aspects of living with epilepsy.

Mencap
Mencap provides a variety of services for people with a learning disability and their families and carers. This includes support with housing, education, employment and leisure activities.

Motability
Motability is a national UK charity, which helps disabled people and their families to become mobile.

Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society funds MS research, runs respite care centres, provides grants, education and training on MS. It produces numerous publications on MS and runs a freephone specialist helpline.

Scope
For people with cerebral palsy, their families and carers.

Stroke Association
The Stroke Association provides support for people who have had strokes, their families and carers.

Spinal Injuries Association
Support for people affected by spinal cord injury, including the family and friends of the disabled person.

Support for Living
Support for Living provides personal support and social care for people with learning disabilities and people with mental health needs, in the local authority areas of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow.

Vitalise
This is a national disability charity that provides breaks at subsidized rates for disabled adults, children and their carers.

Hearing impairment

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly known as RNID)
The largest charity representing deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK.  

RAD (Royal Association for Deaf People)
The RAD offers services to deaf people including information and advice, interpreting and communication support, training and has 10 centres for deaf people throughout London, Essex and the south east.

British Deaf Association (BDA)
The BDA is the UK's largest national organisation run by deaf people, for deaf people. This site provides the latest information about the British Deaf Association, British Sign Language and the deaf community.

Sense
Sense is the UK's leading organisation working with people who have sight and hearing difficulties. The site provides general information on deafblindness and a career opportunities section.

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
This is a registered charity that trains carefully selected dogs to alert severely, profoundly or totally deaf people to everyday sounds which hearing people may take for granted.

The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
This is an organisation of parents, families and carers which supports parents in enabling their child to maximise their skills and abilities.

Visual impairment

Action for Blind People
Action for Blind People is a national charity that provides practical support to blind and partially sighted people through work, housing, leisure and support.

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
The UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight problems.

National Blind Children's Society
The society’s objective is to enable blind and partially sighted children and young people to achieve their educational and recreational goals.

Sense
Sense is the UK's leading organisation working with people who have sight and hearing difficulties. The site provides general information on deafblindness and a career opportunities section.

SeeAbility
SeeAbility is a registered charity working with adults who have a visual impairment, and a range of additional disabilities.

Independent living

Living made easy
Impartial advice and information for older and disabled people, carers and care professionals on daily living equipment to help individuals make an independent choice.