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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Physically disabled people contacts

Below is a range of organisations that offer advice and information for physically disabled people

Arthritis Care

A user-led organisation working with and for people with arthritis. It aims to promote their health, well-being and independence through services, support, self-help, information and influence.

Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH)

ASBAH works with people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, their families and carers to promote individual choice, control and quality of life.

Association of Wheelchair Children

Promoting independence through wheelchair skills training. The Association of Wheelchair Children specialises in the free training of  wheelchair-using children.

Canine Partners

Canine Partners is a charity that trains and places assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities.


Dog AID (Assistance In Disability) is a voluntary organisation that provides specialised training for people with physical disabilities and their own pet dog.

Dogs for the Disabled

Dogs for the Disabled trains and partners assistance dogs for physically disabled children and adults, and for children with autism.

Limbless Association

The Limbless Association provides information, advice and support for people of all ages who are without one or more limbs.


Motability is a national UK charity which provides practical assistance for disabled people to become mobile, including financial help and technical services. They also hold a range of events explaining the range of Motability options available.

Motor Neurone Disease Association

The MND Association loans equipment and provides direct care and support for people with Motor Neurone Disease and their carers.

Multiple Sclerosis Society

The society funds MS research, runs respite care centres and provides information on MS. It produces numerous publications on MS and runs a freephone specialist helpline.

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign provides practical, medical and emotional support to people affected by the condition.

Neurological Alliance

The Neurological Alliance unites charities working to improve the quality of life of all those in the UK living with a neurological condition.


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

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)

Support for people affected by spinal cord injury, including the family and friends of the injured person.


steps aims to help families of children with lower limb conditions, providing support for families and vital services such as a helpline, annual events and publications.

Stroke Association

The Stroke Association helps stroke patients and their families directly through its community services, and funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation.

Support Dogs

Support Dogs is a UK charity that trains dogs to act as efficient and safe assistants for people with epilepsy and physically disabled people.


Vitalise is a national charity providing short breaks, respite care and other services for visually impaired and other disabled people and for carers.


Whizz-Kidz works to provide children with mobility problems with customised wheelchairs, tricycles and other specialised mobility equipment, as well as giving training and advice.

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