Miles more mobility ability

Useful links

Useful information on the world wide web

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Abilitynet

Information service for people with disabilities and others seeking advice on computer technology

http://www.abilitynet.co.uk
e-mail: enquiries@abilitynet.co.uk

Access for All
Works for improved access for disabled people nationally and regionally. Also produces publications including an A5 Access by Design guide
http://access-aid.org.uk
e-mail: accessforall@knowsleyfarm.demon.co.uk

Arthritis Care
National charity helping people to take control of their arthritis and their lives
http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk
e-mail: reception@arthritiscare.org.uk

Arthritis Research Campaign
Publishes free handbooks for people with arthritis
http://www.arc.org.uk
e-mail: info@arc.or.uk

Ash Tree Stables
Riding and Driving For Disabled Adults In Dorset
http://www.ashtreestables.blogspot.com

ASK Wiltshire
Answering your queries on all aspects of family life
http://www.askwiltshire.org/

ASPIRE
Offers practical support and innovation to people with spinal cord injury
http://www.aspire.org.uk
e-mail: info@aspire.org.uk

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Big Print

National weekly newspaper set in bold type over twice the size of other newspapers

http://www.big-print.co.uk
e-mail: sales@bigprint.co.uk

Brain and Spinal Cord
A reliable, timely and complete resource for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors
http://www.BrainandSpinalCord.org

British Heart Foundation
Carries out research into heart and circulatory disease
http://www.bhf.org.uk
e-mail: internet@bhf.org.uk

British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association
Helps people who lost an eye or a limb as a result of service in HM forces, their widows and dependents
http://www.blesma.org
e-mail: blesma@btconnect.com

British Polio Fellowship

Offers support and provides advice and information.
Helpline (0800 118 0586) - Publication ‘The Bulletin’

http://www.britishpolio.org
e-mail: info@britishpolio.org

British Red Cross
Provides services via local branches in the UK including loan of equipment such as wheelchairs. Publication ‘Red Cross Life’
http://www.redcross.org.uk
e-mail: information@redcross.org.uk

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Canine Partners

Provides people with disabilities with highly trained assistance dogs

http://www.caninepartners.co.uk
e-mail: info@caninepartners.co.uk

Capability Scotland
Advice and information for people with disabilities, especially people with celebral palsy
http://www.capability-scotland.org.uk
e-mail: ascs@capability-scotland.org.uk

Centre for Accessible Environments
Charity providing information on accessible design
http://www.cae.org.uk
e-mail: info@cae.org.uk

Countryside Agency

Publishes ‘Sense and Accessibility’ – a book on how to improve access to the outdoor environment for people with disabilities and mobility impairments

http://www.countryside.gov.uk
e-mail: info@countryside.gov.uk

Country Landowners Association Charitable Trust
Offers funding for projects providing access to countryside areas for people with a disability

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DIAL UK

National organisation for the DIAL network - 140 disability advice centres run by and for people with disabilities. Publication ‘DIAL Bulletin’

http://www.dialuk.org.uk
e-mail: dialuk@aol.com

Disabled Drivers Association
is a self help organisation run for disabled people by disabled people, and concerns itself with the needs of disabled people primarily by encouraging greater independence through enhanced mobility.
http://www.dda.org.uk/

Disabled Living Centres Council
Leads a UK wide network of Disabled Living Centres which provide disabled people and carers with the opportunity to see and try out equipment
http://www.dlcc.org.uk
e-mail: dlcc@dlcc.org.uk

Disabled Living Foundation

Provides impartial information and advice on equipment and resources that can assist people with disabilities to achieve greater independence.
Equipment Centre and Helpline (0845 130 9177)

http://www.dlf.org.uk
e-mail: advice@dlf.org.uk

Disabled Parent Network
A national network: helping each other and bringing about change.
http://www.disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk

Disability Rights Commission
Works to eliminate discrimination against disabled people and promotes equal opportunities for disabled people
http://www.drc-gb.org
e-mail: enquiry@drc-gb.org

Disabled Ramblers
Countryside Rambling for disabled people
http://www.disabledramblers.co.uk
e-mail: membership@disabledrambers.co.uk

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East Holton Driving Centre

Covering some 350 peaceful acres stretching from Poole Harbour to Holton Heath there are numerous tracks where all our riding and driving can take place safely, in beautiful surroundings away from traffic and other disturbances.

http://www.eastholtondrivingcentre.org.uk/

English Heritage

Publishes a guide for disabled people which includes details of approx 100 sites

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk
e-mail: customers@english-heritage.org.uk

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Fieldfare Trust

Encourages, promotes and facilitates better countryside recreation and environmental eduction opportunities

http://www.fieldfare.org.uk
e-mail: info@fieldfare.org.uk

Forestry Commission
Advice on access to forested areas and information on camping and facilities discounts for people with disabilities
http://forestry.gov.uk
e-mail: info@forestry.gov.uk

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Garnet Access Project
Information on access to the countryside for all, regardless of their disability
http://www.garnetaccessproject.tripod.com
e-mail: garnetaccessproject@hotmail.com

GLAD - Greater London Action on Disability

An organisation of disabled people campaigning for the rights of disabled Londoners

http://www.glad.org.uk
e-mail: info@glad.org.uk

Grooms Holidays
A registered charity specialising in accessible accommodation
http://www.groomsholidays.org.uk
e-mail: jgholiday@globalnet.co.uk

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Harrow Association of Disabled People

Umbrella organisation of disabled people in the London Borough of Harrow

http://www.had.org.uk
e-mail: info@had.org.uk

Help the Aged
Campaigns and lobbies on behalf of older people. Operates a free telephone and advice service for senior citizens and their families Seniorline (Tel: 0808 800 6565)
http://www.helptheaged.org
e-mail: info@helptheaged.org

Holiday Care Service
Provides holiday information and support for disabled people
http://www.holidaycare.org.uk
e-mail: holiday.care@virgin.net

Jubilee Sailing Trust
Integrates able-bodied and disabled people through the challenge of tall ship sailing
http://www.jst.org.uk
e-mail: jst@jst.org.uk

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Keep Fit Association

Provides the opportunity for people of all ages and aptitudes to develop their potential through the medium of movement, exercise and dance

http://www.keepfit.org.uk
e-mail: e-mail@keepfit.org.uk

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Leonard Cheshire Foundation

Provides disability support services and campaigns for the rights of over 8 million disabled people

http://www.leonard-cheshire.org
e-mail: info@london.leonard-cheshire.org.uk

Listening Books

Provides a postal audio book library service

http://www.listening-books.org.uk
e-mail: info@listening-books.org.uk

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Mesothelioma Symptoms

A resource to learn about Asbestos in the military and the various treatment options for Mesothelioma.

http://www.MesotheliomaSymptoms.com


Motability

National charity which helps disabled people & their families to become more mobile

http://www.motability.co.uk
e-mail: info@motability.co.uk


Motor Neurone Disease Association
Provides advice, information and support to patients and their families. Has telephone Helpline ( 0845 762 6262) and loans equipment. Publication ‘The Information”
http://www.mndassociation.org.uk
e-mail: enquiries@mndassociation.org.uk

MS Society
Provides information and leaflets about MS. Has telephone Helpline (0808) 800 8000 and over 360 local branches. Publications ‘Team Spirit’ and ‘MS Matters’
http://www.mssociety.org.uk
e-mail: info@mssociety.org.uk

Muscular Dystrophy Group

Supports people with MD with counselling, grants and information
Publication ‘Target MD’

http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org
e-mail: info@muscular-distrophy.org

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National Trust Disability Office

Publishes free ‘Information for Visitors with Disabilities’ booklet

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
e-mail: accessforall@nationaltrust.org.uk

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Open University – Office for Students with Disabilities

Encourages disabled people to study with the Open University and, where possible, provides them with the necessary support and facilities

http://www.motability.co.uk
e-mail: osdwh@open.ac.uk


Motor Neurone Disease Association
Provides advice, information and support to patients and their families. Has telephone Helpline ( 0845 762 6262) and loans equipment. Publication ‘The Information”
http://www.mndassociation.org.uk
e-mail: enquiries@mndassociation.org.uk

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Parkinson’s Disease Society of the UK

Supports people living with Parkinson’s. Has 300 branches and community support staff across the UK

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk
e-mail: info@parkinsons.org.uk


PHAB – Physically Disabled and Able-Bodied
Promotes and encourages people with physical disabilities to come together on equal terms. Runs holidays.
http://www.ukonline.co.uk/phab
e-mail: phab@ukonline.co.uk

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Queen Elizabeth Foundation for Disabled People

Provides services for physically disabled adults including a comprehensive information service on all aspects of disability

http://www.qefd.org
e-mail: info@qefd.org


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RDA - Riding for the Disabled

Riding for the Disabled Association - incorporating Carriage Driving

http://www.riding-for-disabled.org.uk

Ricability

Research charity providing independent consumer guides for older & disabled people

http://www.ricability.org.uk
e-mail: mail@ricability.org.uk

RNID
Charity representing the 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK
http://www.rnid.org.uk
e-mail: informationline@rnid.org.uk

RNIB
Works to combat discrimination and improve the self determination and quality of life of visually impaired people
http://www.rnib.org.uk
e-mail: services@rnib.org.uk

Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation
Works with and for disabled people. Involvement includes civil rights, employment, mobility and social security. Publication: ‘ RADAR Bulletin’
http://www.radar.org.uk
e-mail: radar@radar.org.uk

RoSPA
Aims to prevent accidents in all environments including the home, workplace and on the road

http://www.rospa.co.uk
e-mail: help@rospa.com


Royal British Legion

Concerned with the welfare of ex-Servicemen, women and their dependents

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk
e-mail: info@britishlegion.org.uk

Royal Horticultural Society

Information on horticulture, open gardens and gardening events

http://www.rhs.org.uk
e-mail: info@rhs.org.uk

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SCOPE

Works for equality for disabled people. Services include support for disabled people, families and carers. Cerebral Palsy Helpline (0808 800 3333)

http://www.scope.org.uk
e-mail: cphelpline@scope.org.uk

The South West Coast Path National Trail

Countryside Mobility South West630 miles of superb coastal walking. From Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset it is the best way to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, wildlife and heritage.

http://www.southwestcoastpath.com

Sportability
Sportability, a registered charity, provides sport and challenging pursuits for people with paralysis around the UK
http://www.sportability.org.uk

Spinal Injuries Association
Aims to enable people with spinal injuries to control their lives and achieve their goals. Provides support for the disabled person, their family and friends.
Helpline: 0800 980 0501. Publication ‘Forward’
http://www.spinal.co.uk
e-mail: sia@spinal.co.uk

SSAFA Forces Help
National charity providing help for serving and ex-servicemen, women and their families
http://www.ssafa.org.uk
e-mail: info@ssafa.org.uk

Stroke Association

Provides information and helps people who have experienced stroke related illness and disability
http://www.stroke.org.uk
e-mail: stroke@stroke.org.uk

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Talking Newspapers

Provides nearly 200 newspapers and magazines on audiotape and computer disc

http://wwww.tnauk.org.uk
e-mail: info@tnauk.org.uk

Thrive
Provides gardening information and advice for disabled and older people. Services include advice on tools, equipment and design
http://www.thrive.org.uk
e-mail: info@thrive.org.uk

Tripscope
Provides advice and information on travel arrangements and journey planning for disabled and older people
http://tripscope.org.uk
e-mail: enquiries@tripscope.org.uk

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Wiltshire Farm Foods

Home meals service with comprehensive range of menus

http://www.WiltshireFarmFoods.com
e-mail: info@WiltshireFarmFoods.co.uk

Winged Fellowship Trust
Provides supported holidays for disabled people and their carers. Has 5 accessible UK centres
http://www.wft.org.uk
e-mail: holidays@wft.org.uk