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Ability Superstore

Offers over 12,000 disability, mobility and healthcare products all in one place, together with friendly customer support. There’s a printed catalogue of bestsellers too.

Ableize – disability information and resources

An online disability directory of UK needs and services. Includes access, recreation and sports, arts and education, information on specific disabilities and news. Run by disabled people for disabled people.

Accessible Planet

A complete guide to everything and anything accessible for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility.

Action for Blind People

One of the largest charities in the UK providing practical, free and confidential support for blind and partially sighted people in all aspects of their lives. The charity is driven by the needs of visually impaired people and has a reputation for talking less and doing more.

Alzheimer’s Society

Provides helplines and support for carers, runs quality day and home care, funds medical and scientific research and gives financial help to families in need. The charity campaigns for improved health and social services and greater public understanding of all aspects of dementia.

Vitalise runs dedicated Alzheimer’s Weeks at our centres throughout the year. For details of these please see Find a Break.

Bladder and Bowel Foundation

Provides information and support for all types of bladder and bowel related problems, including incontinence, prostate problems, constipation and diverticular disease, for patients, their families, carers and healthcare professionals.

Carers Direct

A national online information service offering a wealth of information, advice and support for carers. Also offers free, confidential information and advice by email or telephone.

Carers UK

The voice of carers. The charity fights to end the ill health, poverty and discrimination faced by carers as a direct consequence of caring. Carers UK improves carers’ lives by providing information and advice on carers’ rights and campaigning for changes that make a real difference for carers.

Caring with Confidence

A free programme, funded by the Department of Health, for adult carers. It aims to make a positive difference to carers and the people they care for. Support for carers is provided through sessions where they can learn skills, get advice and information and talk and share experiences.

Contact a Family

A UK-wide charity providing support, advice and information for families with disabled children.

Dementia Club UK

Provides support to people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia and their carers at weekly Dementia cafes in North London.

Directgov Disability

A government website providing a range of public information for disabled people and carers.

Disability Essex

Supports disabled people, their carers and families, in Essex, Southend and Thurrock. It has 120 member clubs, regular newsletters, a disability information helpline, disability related training, and outreach health and art projects.


A unique online community which delivers a new way to share and directly engage with people living with or affected by disability, by posting blogs, pictures, videos, events and more.

Disability Talk

A forum to voice your views on all matters regarding disability.

Disabled Motorists Federation (DMF)

The DMF was founded around 40 years ago to provide advice on motoring issues to the UK’s 12 million disabled people and their carers. The DMF is now gaining international recognition for issues relating to social inclusion, equality and diversity.

Durham Information Guide (DIG)

An online database of information on adult social care services, health groups and other community information on a regional and national basis.

For Dementia

A national charity committed to improving the quality of life for all people affected by dementia. One of the charity’s key activities is to promote and develop specialist nursing intervention (Admiral Nursing) focused on meeting the needs of carers and families of people with dementia.

Headway – the brain injury association

A charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury. Provides a free and confidential helpline service for anyone with a question about brain injury, from survivors and carers to students and health professionals.

J’s Hospice

Provides specialist medical care to 16 to 40 year olds in the comfort of their own home. Includes nursing, end of life care, respite care, psychosocial care and bereavement support across Essex.

Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD)

Supports thousands of disabled people in the UK and works in over 50 countries. LCD campaigns for change and provides innovative services that give disabled people the opportunity to live life their way.

Mobility and Support Information Service (MASIS)

Through links with established charities as well as government departments and organisations, MASIS facilitates access to expert disability information and support.

Mobility Superstore

View a huge range of innovative, high quality mobility aids that are designed to give people the freedom to make their own way in life.


Enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowances to obtain a new car, powered wheelchair or scooter.

Motability also works with Rough Guides to produce the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain which is free for Blue Badge holders. The guide contains details of over 175 of the UK’s best attractions catering for disabled people.

NBFA Assisting the Elderly

Aims to tackle isolation and loneliness for older people in the UK through their programme of respite breaks, free pain relief machines, signposting and information.

Parkinson’s Disease Society

Campaigns for a better quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, provides expert information on all aspects of the condition and funds research into Parkinson’s. The Society has local groups across the UK for anyone affected by Parkinson’s.

Priory Grange Potters Bar

A specialist physical disability service for adults with complex needs; provides intensive, highly flexible care programmes for residents with complex care needs – including organic, degenerative or neurological problems – that cannot be met by conventional hospitals or care homes.

Re:Cognition Health

Provides a comprehensive and innovative clinical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cognitive impairment.

Sequal Trust

Provides communication aids to people of all ages in the UK with speech, movement or severe learning difficulties

Sirus Automotive

Offers vehicle conversions and adaptations providing freedom and independence. Specialises in drive from wheelchair vehicle solutions.


Skiggle run a 24/7 SOS emergency alert service and online marketplace where people can safely donate and distribute disability care products and equipment.

Tourism for All

Provides information about accessible accommodation and other tourism services, also expertise and support to the tourism and hospitality sector to provide accessible services for all.


Transmobility is an accessible taxi and minibus service based in the Southampton area, with specially designed vehicles for wheelchair users.

UK Live In Care Association

Provides useful information and support on receiving 24 hour care in people’s own homes.

Working Holidays from Best Web Jobs

A website providing the best gap year courses, work placements and travel opportunities available.