Tel: 01474 536501 email: admin@kasbah.org.uk

 

 

KASBAH PROVIDES SUPPORT SERVICES TO PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL
AND/OR LEARNING DISABILITIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY OF KENT

Helpful Links...

Aids and Equipment

ACE Aiding Communication & Technology
Tel: 01865 759800

Awear Specialist clothing services
Tel: 0115 953 0439

Brighterlife Healthcare
Online business offering wide range of products for both the elderly and disabled

Britax Ltd offer 2 larger car seats for children with special needs
Tel: 01264 386034

Community Playthings – sturdy toys and furniture for children with disabilities
Tel: 0800 387 457

Cotswold Cots – All types of made to measure beds and cots to suit your individual needs
Tel: 01993 842885

Crelling Harnesses for the disabled ltd – offer a range of harnesses for travel
Tel: 01253 852298

DCS Joncare - manufacture children’s equipment including trikes, powerchairs, standing and walking frames and car seats
Tel: 01253 523353

Disabled Facility Grants for mobility equipment

Disability Living Foundation – Provides advice on aids and equipment
Tel: 020 7289 6111

Discount Mobility Direct – Excellent savings to be made throughout a range of mobility products
Tel: 01245 850800

DMD logo

Elap Rotating car seat – supply individually made rotating car seats designed to fit specific makes and models
Tel: 01254 871599

Fledglings – can help to research, demonstrate and order unusual items which may not be easily available for children with special needs
0845 458 1124

Floatsation – Original Floatsation is a unique water support aid, designed to facilitate relaxation and movement in water. It has applications for children and adults across the whole spectrum of special needs. Winner of the 1993 Toshiba / CBI Invention of the Year award.
01883 625796

Free Nappies ~ From 4 yrs via Health Visitor or Community Nurse

Jenx- mobility and travel aides for children
0114 285 3376

Kent Mobility – approved suppliers of mobility aids
01732 770251

Leckey (based in N Ireland)- provide special needs equipment including static chairs and standing frames
028 9060 2277

Liberator Ltd - provide a wide range of assistive and inclusive technology devices, software etc.
01476 550391

McClaren Major Buggy – lightweight special needs buggy suitable for children up to 63kg
01327 842662

More Ability – specialists in disabled and mobility bathrooms, based in Yorkshire.
0113 201 5030

National Association of Toy and Leisure Libraries
020 7387 9592

Peta UK Ltd Design and manufacture a range of special needs scissors, kitchen and garden tools
01245 231811

Promedics Ltd offer a wide range of aids for everyday use i.e. wheelchair accessories, household, exercise and therapy items
01254 619000

Pushchairs ~ Refer via community Nurse

Remap – National charity which works with engineers to make or modify equipment for special needs
0845 1300456

Rifton – special needs equipment
0800 387 457

ROMPA – offer play, leisure and sports equipment
01246 211777

Wheelchair Users provide a comprehensive information service on all aspects of wheelchair use
08000 740948

PROUD Performing Arts Company

PROUD is a performing arts company, for adults with learning disabilities, in Medway and Swale.

For latest information please see PROUD's Facebook page

Benefits enquiry line
0800 882200

Blue Badge Scheme - for applications contact the County Commercial Services Officer
01622 605020

Child benefit enquiry line
0845 302 1444

Disability living allowance ~ Helpline
08457 123456

Disabled persons tax credit ~ Helpline
0845 605 5855

Direct Payments (West Kent) - money that Social Services can provide for you to buy your own care package
01474 328664 (ask for the direct payments support worker)

Direct Payments (East Kent) - money that Social Services can provide for you to buy your own care package
01795 473333 (ask for the direct payments support worker

Free Nappies ~ From 4 yrs via Health Visitor or Community Nurse

Help with NHS costs
0191 203 5555

Independent Living (1993) Fund
0845 6018815

Relief from VAT- (certain items are vat exempt designed specifically for disabled people including medical and surgical hoists and other specialised equipment, certain building works such as access to a building or the installation of lift etc)
0845 010 9000 (National Advice Service)

Winter fuel payment helpline
08459 151515

Working family tax credit helpline
0845 609 5000

SPINAbilities – A young persons guide to Spina Bifida edited by Marlene Lutkenhoff R.N., M.S.N. and Sonya G Oppenheimer M.D.ISBN 0-933 149-86-7 Published in the USA by Woodbine House. Inc

The Get Wise Highway code for wheelchairs and electric scooters BHTA, 1 Webb's Court, Buckhurst Avenue, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1LZ
01732 458868

Current Concepts in Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus by Carys M Bannister and Brian Tew ISBN 0-521-41279-x Published by Blackwell Scientific Publications Ltd, Oxford.

Hydrocephalus and You available from ASBAH AND edited by Rosemary Batchelor and Leonie Holgate.

Spina Bifida and Pregnancy Edited by ASBAH in association with the Disabled Parents Network and Jackie Rotherham of Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Developing personal safety skills in children with disabilities published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 116 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB
020 7833 2307
Fax 0207837 2917

Information guide for older and disabled people Ricability, 30 Angel Gate, City Road, London EC1V 2PT
020 7427 2460

Your rights Age Concern Books, PO Box 232,Newton Abbott, Devon TQ12 4XQ
0870 442 2044

Access on the tubes ~ get a free guide
020 79414600

Carer's line
0808 808 7777

Carer’s Direct
Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England.
0808 802 02 02
(Free, confidential helpline seven days a week)

Carer’s Support
Ashford/Shepway 01233 664393

Carers UK (formerly Carers National Association)
0808 808 7777 (Monday - Friday)

Carers Voice (Canterbury District)
01227 365442

Crossroads : Caring for Carers
Email: gillinghamcrossroads@care4free.net
Chatham/Rainham/Gillingham/Strood/Rochester
01788 573653 / 01634 379131 / 01634 716238

Demelza House (respite for children)
01795 845200

Dover District Carer's Support
01304 364637

Footprints - A unique house providing respite care for sick and disabled children.(referrals can be made by parent, relatives or statutory agencies)
01227 780796 / 01227 785067

Maidstone Carers Project
01622 685276

Medway Carers Centre
01634 577340

Medway Carers Project
01622 685276

Respite Sitter Service - Carers Support Service, Enterprise House, 8 Essex Road, Dartford DA1 2AU
01322 284740

Young Carers Support
01233 646709 (Ashford/Shepway)

CAS Independent Complaints advocacy service - for complaints about care or treatment from NHS
0845 600 8616

Action for victims of medical accidents
0208 686 8333


Ability Net - This is a charity which assist disabled people either at home or elswhere to make the most of their computer skills. Fact sheets are also available incl. one on single handed key board use
0800 269 5454

The Aidis Trust - are a charity which researches funding for specialised computers for individuals with disabilities
01202 695244

Computers for the disabled - supply new and second hand computers at a nominal cost

Inclusive technology supply software and accessories for special needs
01457 819790

IT for Charities - IT resource guide
020 8347 7293

QED - Supply software, accessories and communication aids for special needs
0870 787 8850


British Colostomy Association
0118 939 1537
0800 328 4257 Helpline

Continence Foundation
0207 404 6875
0845 345 0165 Helpline

Incontact - for people affected by bowel and bladder problems
0870 770 3246

NASPCS (National Advisory Service for Parents of Children with Storma
01560 322024

Access Travel – holidays abroad for disabled people
01942 888844

Accessible Travel & Leisure Ltd
01452 729 739

Activenture holiday
01342 822625

Artsline (access to arts)
020 7388 2227

Bendrigg Trust (based in Cumbria) offer activity holidays for disabled people of all ages
01539 723766

Bluebell Railway (Enquiries)
01825 720800
01825 720800 For information on their accessible coach

Break – offers short breaks for all ages with or without accompanying carers. Facilities are based in either Norfolk or Devon
01269 822161

British Polio Fellowship offer details of accommodation at a reasonable price for all disabilities
0800 0180586

Calvert Trust Outdoor Activity Centre
01768 772254 / 01434 250232 / 01598 763221

Camping for the Disabled provides information on camping and camp sites in the UK and Europe
01743 463072

Contact A Family publishes a free fact sheet on holidays
0808 808 3555

Dave Lee Happy Holidays ~ General enquiries:
01227 371022
01227 728240 Holiday Hotline:

Grooms Holidays
Email: holidays@johngrooms.org.uk
08456 584478

H.E.L.P – Holiday Endeavour for Lone Parents
01302 728791

Holiday Care Service for info all types of holidays for those with special needs
0845 1249971
0845 1249976 Textphone

The Kentish Lady II – wheelchair accessible boat trips around Maidstone
01622 753740 Tel/fax
07973 866971 Mobile Number

The Kingcombe Centre, Dorset – offering a range of courses and activities for both adults and children
01300 320684

The Lyneal Trust based in Shrewsbury offer holiday cottages and canal boat trips for disabled people
01743 252728

Phab – Making More of Life Together
020 8667 9443

Positive future workshops (residential activity breaks for 13-17 yr olds)
01727 825841

Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Activities Centre
023 8040 4844

RADAR - compiles fact sheets and holiday guides
020 7250 3222

Red Ridge Centre based on the welsh border offer activity holidays for all abilities
01938 810821

Tripscope (planning journeys and travel advice)
0117 939 7782
08457 585641 Helpline/textphone:

Transport for London ~ 24hrs
020 7222 1234
020 7941 4600 Tel/textphone:

The Wingate Centre
01270 780456

Winged Fellowship Trust - (providing holidays for visually impaired and disabled people and breaks for carers).
020 7833 2594

The Essential Guide to Travelling with a Medical Condition

Ultimate Travel Insurance & Disabilities Guide

Advisory centre for education
0808 8005973

Centre for studies on inclusive education
0808 800 5793

Childcare information service
08000 32 32 30

Deaf Education through listening (DELTA)
01440 783689

Department for Education & Skills ~ public enquiries
0870 0012345
0870 0002288 Help line
0845 6022260 For national information about SEN

Independent Panel for Special Education Advice (IPSEA)
0800 0184016
01394 380518 General Enquiries

Kent County Councils website for details on the Local authority education policy for special educational needs

Learn Direct Helpline
0800 100 900

Kent Education Learning and Skills Information class (KELSI)
24 hour helpline: 08458 247 247

The Learning Centre
01634 220540

Learning and Skills Council (LSC)
0845 019 4170

Learning Disability Helpline (England)
0808 808 1111
0808 808 8181 Textphone

National Portage Association – provides home learning scheme for children with special needs
01322 428238 North West Kent
01227 772992 East Kent
01303 267771 Mid Kent
01634 331194 Medway/North Kent

New deal for lone parents
Via the Lone Parent Adviser at your Local Job Centre

Network81 - a national network of parents of children with special educational needs
01279 647415

Parents for Inclusion
020 7735 7735
020 7582 5333 Textphone
020 7582 5008 Adviceline

Partnership with parents ~ Enquiries
01622 350640
01622 755515 Helpline for parents

Open University
01908 653745/2178
01908 655978 Textphone:

Pre School Learning Alliance
01732 363 070

SBS Education - SEN resources and advice. Products to help support development.
08451 25 25 50

Skill (National Bureau for Students with Disabilities)
020 7450 0620 Tel/textphone
0800 3285050 Info line
0800 0682422 Textphone info line:

Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
020 7481 2727 Tel/textphone

Department for work & pensions
0207 712 2171 Public enquiries

Education otherwise (advice on home education)
08707 300074

Home education advisory service
PO BOX 98, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6AN

Job Centre
Disability Employment Advisers are available at local job centre’s to advise on employment/training and benefits available to people with disabilities

REMPLOY
024 7651 5800
0845 8452244 Helpline

The Shaw Trust - practical advice and guidance with employment, training etc
01225 716350

Action for Kids - Charitable Trust provides grants for children and young people with disabilities towards equipment and mobility aids
0845 3000 0237

Children Today - Charitable Trust makes grants towards equipment for disabled children
01244 335622

The Child Care Action Trust provides equipment which isn’t available via the NHS
01444 891195

Dave Lees Happy Holidays for sick, disabled or underprivileged children
01227 371022

EDF Energy Trust may be able provide financial assistance with energy bills provided by EDF Energy
EDF ENERGY Trust, PO BOX 42, Peterborough PE3 8XH

Family Fund Trust - The Family Fund helps families of disabled and seriously ill children under the age of 16 by providing grants for holidays or short breaks
01904 621115
01904 658085 Textphone
0845 1304542 Helpline

Handicapped Children’s Action Group
provides grants for mobility and other equipment for children with disabilities
01472 240075

Motability Finance Limited - may be able to help provide a grant towards a motorability vehicle adaptations
For an application for Financial Help Form contact customer services
01279 635666

Sense arrange holidays for those with sensory disabilities
020 7272 7774

The Family Holiday Association provides grants via professionals for families for holidays that cannot secure funds from any other sources
020 7436 3304

3H Holiday Fund arrange subsidised holidays and also provide grants for those on low incomes with disabled dependents to have modest UK breaks
01892 547474

Variety Club help towards mobility equipment for those aged 19 and under
020 7428 8100

Whizz Kidz provide help with the provision of mobility equipment for children and young people
020 7233 6600

Community health council
01634 577935

Department of Health
0207 210 4850 Public enquiries
0207 210 5025 Textphone

Department of Health Publications
0870 15554555
0800 555777 Health literature line
0800 9177711 Advice line

Social Services
01622 696364 / 01622 696363 Headquarters
01843 860000 East Kent
01233 652144 Mid Kent
01732 525000 West Kent

Social Services ~ Medway
01634 334466

Medical Malpractice Center
888 512 3977 (US)

DropCigarettes
Promoting health, education, and quitting help
info@dropcigarettes.com

Rehab 4 Addiction
Rehab 4 Addiction is a free helpline and information service for people suffering from addiction and mental health issues. Website: www.rehab4addiction.co.uk Email: info@rehab4addiction.co.uk
0800 140 4690

Mesothelioma Guide
Mesothelioma Guide is your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. Our comprehensive guide includes up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors and treatment options.

Mesothelioma Treatment
The Mesothelioma Treatment Community is dedicated to assisting those suffering from mesothelioma cancer by providing information on their diagnosis, life expectancy, and treatment options.

Mesothelioma Prognosis Network
Mesothelioma survivors enjoy longer, healthier lives with loved ones thanks to our network of specialized mesothelioma doctors and cancer treatment centers

Mesothelioma Veterans Center
1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, since 2004 over 5,000 veterans have died from mesothelioma. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. A large part of our mission is to help spread awareness to veterans and their families.

Rehab Recovery
Rehab Recovery is an organisation that provides addiction treatment and healthcare advice for a wide range of of different addiction and dependency problems.

Dental Care Resources For Veterans (USA)
A guide to 'Dental Care Resources for Veterans' - Covering dental care eligibility, available dental care programs and clinic locations, plus other useful resources.

ADT Healthcare
ADT Healthcare is a free helpline for people affected by drug and alcohol addiction. The service is particularly helpful for family members affected by a loved one's addiction.

British Deaf Association
020 7588 3520
0207 588 3529 Textphone
0207 496 9539 Videophone
0870 7703300 Helpline (voice)
0800 6522965 Helpline (text)

Deafblind UK
01733 358100
01733 358858 Textphone
0800 132320 Helpline

Deaf Services Bureau
01622 221826

Deaf Education through listening (DELTA)
01440 783689

Hearing Concern (British Association of the Hard of Hearing)
020 8743 1110 Tel/textphone
0845 0744600 Helpline

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
01844 348100 Tel/textphone

Hi Kent
01622 691151 voice or text line

National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)
020 7490 8656
0808 800 8880 Helpline: (voice/text)

RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf People)
020 7296 8000
0870 6050123 Infoline
0800 0853210 Textphone

Royal Association in aid of deaf people (RAD)
01206 509 509 Head office
01206 577090 Head Office Textphone
0870 774 3579 Local office
01634 577191 Local Office Textphone

Sense – National Deafblind and Rubella Association
020 7272 9648
020 7272 9648 Textphone

Sign – The National Society for Mental Health and Deafness
01494 687600 Tel/textphone

Signalong
08707 743752

DPPA Disabled persons accommodation agency - provides accommodation matching service for anyone living in Kent with either a physical disability or sensory impairment
01634 819922

HoDis (National Disabled Persons Housing Service)
01904 653888

Please check that these details are still current and that the policy suits your individual needs before taking out an insurance policy. N.B. It is up to you to disclose any “material facts” to the insurance company which may affect their offer of cover

All Clear Travel for those with disabilities or existing conditions no age limit
0870 7779339

City Bond Travel Consultants- their spectrum policy covers those up to and including age 60 with life threatening illnesses or serious physical disabilities
0870 4446431

Co-op Insurance Society does not have a specific policy but will assess applications individually
Telephone your local branch for details

Direct Line travel insurance does not have a specific policy but will assess applications individually.
0845 246 8910

Fish Insurance offer a wide range of policies
0500 432141

Free Spirit Insurance does not have a specific policy but will assess applications individually.
0845 230500

J & M Insurance Services (UK) Ltd Their “Travelbility” policy is designed for disabled people their families and carers
020 7446 7626

B J Knibbs Ltd
01271 346711

Marrs Insurance Brokers Ltd Offers travel insurance for both disabled travellers and their able bodied companions. There is no age limit or exclusion for pre existing conditions. 24 hour emergency medical service is written within the cover
020 8366 2222

Nationwide Building Society does not have a specific policy but will assess applications individually.
0500 30 20 12

British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
National charity committed to improving quality of life for people with learning disabilities. Provides publications and training services for organisations and individuals, and supports advocacy.
01562 723010
email: enquiries@bild.org.uk
Campion House, Green Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1JL  

The Elfrida Society
Leading charity aiming to make it possible for people with learning difficulties to manage as much of their lives as they want and feel able to.
020 7359 7443
34 Islington Park Street, London N1 1PX

Inspired Services
Inspired Services publishes easy-to-read documents and a ‘valued people’ clip-art collection; and provides advocacy and training. Provides advice or help on anything to do with learning disability, for example, benefits, housing rights and local services.
01638 561 753
Cotswolds, Centre Drive, Newmarket CB8 8AN

LDA Learning
LDA Learning enables each chld to achieve their best through innovation, knowledge and empathy. Allows parents and teachers to find the right products to support the development of people with special needs.
0845 120 4776

Mencap
Mencap is the UK’s leading learning disability charity, providing a variety of services including support with housing, education, employment and leisure activities.

ENGLAND:

020 7454 0454
123 Golden Lane, London EC1Y 0RT

 

MENCAP CYMRU:

31 Lambourne Crescent, Cardiff Business Park, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5GF
0808 808 1111

Mencap Direct (to find local Mencap services): 0300 333 1111
email: information@mencap.org.uk

The National Forum for People with Learning Disablities
Works with the Learning Disability Programme Board and has the job of telling the Government how Valuing People Now is working for people with learning difficulties.
email: info@nationalforum.co.uk
c/o PO Box 2100,Shoreham-by-sea,West Sussex BN43 5UG 

People First
Organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties to raise awareness of and campaign for the rights of people with learning difficulties and to support self advocacy groups across the country.
020 7820 6655
Unit 3, 46 Canterbury Court, Kennington Park Business Centre, 1-3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE

Values Into Action
An organisation of people with and without learning difficulties working together for rights, equality and citizenship for all people with learning difficulties, through research, training, policy work, consultancy, outreach and accessible information.
07754 157718
PO Box 59043, London E13 3AZ

LDA Learning
LDA specialises in educational resources for kids with conditions like Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia, Autism, ADHD, Handwriting and Fine Motor skills, Gross Motor Skills. They are also in partnership with several special needs groups such as Nasen, Dyslexia Action, The National Autistic Society and ADDISS.
0845 120 4776
2 Gregory Street, Hyde, SK14 4TH

The Disability Law Service – charity which provide free legal advice and casework for disabled people, carers and their families
020 7791 9801

Brighterlife Healthcare
Online business offering wide range of products for both the elderly and disabled

DART- Driving Assessment Rehabilitation Team provide a driving assessment and advice centre
01622 795719

Disabled Drivers Association
01508 489449
0870 7703333
Helpline

Disabled Drivers Motor Club Ltd
01832 734724

Disabled Motorists Federation
01914 416 3172 Tel/fax
email: jkillick2214@compuserve.com

Discount Mobility Direct – Excellent savings to be made throughout a range of mobility products
Tel: 01245 850800

DMD logo

MAVIS (Mobility Advice & Vehicle Info Service)
01344 661000 Tel/textphone
01344 661066
Fax

Motability
01279 635666
01279 632273 Textphone
01279 635666 Mobility Choice Helpline

Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation Mobility Centre
020 8770 1151

ASBAH The Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
01733 555988

Cerebra - provide a support service for those caring for a child with a condition related to the brain
0800 328 1159

Cerebral Palsy care
01634 2220120
email: cerebral_palsy@lineone.net

Child Brain Injury Trust
01865 552467

Dyslexia Institute
01784 463851

Epilepsy Action
0113 210 8800
0808 805050 Helpline

Headway - National Head Injuries Association
0115 924 0800

Hemihelp provide support for those with Hemiplegia and their families
020 8672 3179

National Society for Epilepsy

01494 601300

Neurological Alliance
020 7793 5907

Scope
0808 800 3333
email: cphelpline@scope.org.uk

Stroke Association
020 7566 0300
0845 3033100
Helpline

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms
Learn all about Cerebral Palsy and other common birth injuries here.

Birth Injury Center
Do you believe that your child may be showing signs of a birth injury? Are you concerned about your child’s future and whether or not this injury could have been prevented?

Association to Aid the Sexual and Personal Relationships of people with a disability (formerly SPOD)
0207 607 8851
0207 607 8851
Counselling hotline

Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood, International (DPPI)
0800 0184730 Helpline
0800 0189949 Textphone

Family Planning Association
020 7837 5432
0845 3101334 Helpline

AFASIC (unlocking speech and language)
0845 35555577

I CAN –helps children with speech and language difficulties
0870 0104066

Makaton Vocabulary Development Project
01276 63190
01276 681368
Fax

Speakability – supporting adults with aphasia
020 7261 9572

Speech therapy
Referral via Health Visitor or Community Nurse

ASBAH The Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus
01733 555988

Backcare (formerly National Back Pain Association)
0208 977 5474

British Chiropractic Association
0118 950 5950

British School of Osteopathy
020 7407 0222

European school of osteopathy
01622 685989

Scoliosis Association UK –organisation providing information and advice to those with abnormal lateral curvature of the spine
020 8964 5343

Spinal Injuries Association
0800 980 0501

British Blind Sport
0980 0789000

British Deaf Sports Council
0161 273 3415 Tel/textphone

British Paralympic Association
0207 662 8882

British Ski Club for the Disabled
01892 542921 Contact Mark Green

British Wheelchair Sports Foundation
01296 395995

Cerebal Palsy Sport
0115 982 5352

Disability Sport England DSE
0208 801 4466

Federation of Sports Associations for the Disabled (FSAD)
029 2030 0500

Kent Sports Development Unit – offers details on a wide range of sporting activities across Kent.
Contact Michael Bishop Sports Development Officer for disabled people:
01732 525389

Riding for the Disabled Association
024 7669 6510

Sport and disabled people

UK Sports Association for People with a learning disability
0870 7702466

AbilityNet (information and advice on technology)
01926 312847
0800 269545
Freephone

Age Concern
0800 009966

ARC (Antenatal Results and Choices) formerly SATFA
020 7631 0285

Birth Defects Foundation
08700 70 70 20

British Council of Disabled People (BCODP)
01332 295551
01332 295581 Text phone
01332 298288 Info line

British Red Cross Society
020 7235 5454

Changing Faces Facing Disfigurement with Confidence
020 7706 4232

Citizens Advice Bureau
020 7833 2181

Cruse Bereavement Care
0870 167 1677

DIAL-UK – Paediatric medicine Information Advisory line
01302 310123 Tel/textphone

DIAL - Disabled information and advice line
01474 537666 NW Kent
01227 771 155 Whitstable

Disability Alliance
0207 247 8776 Tel/textphone
0207 247 8763
Helpline

DISK - Disability Information Service Kent
01303 226 464

Disability law service
020 7791 9800
email: advice@dls.org.uk

Disabled Living foundation
020 7289 6111
0845 1309177 Helpline
0870 6039176 Textphone

Disability Rights Commission
0845 7622633 Helpline
0845 7622633 Textphone

Eating disorders Association
01603 621414 Helpline
01603 765050 Youth line

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD)
0207 802 0300

Foundations (The national coordinating body for home improvement)
01457 891909

HoDis (National Disabled Persons Housing Service)
01904 653888

Home Farm Trust - enables people with learning disabilities to develop their potential
0117 927 3745

Info 4 Care - helps looked after children and young people understand their rights and entitlements while they are in care

John Grooms Association for Disabled People
020 7452 2000

Joseph Rowntree Foundation - independent social policy research and development UK charity
01904 629241

Kent Information Federation
0808 808 5050
email: enquire@kip.cix.co.uk

L’Arche - An international federation of communities for people with learning disabilities and assistants.
01535 656186

Leonard Cheshire – providing various services for disabled people in the UK and overseas.
020 7802 8200

MacIntyre Care – supporting people with learning disabilities
01908 230100

Macmillan Cancer Relief
020 7840 7840
0808 8082020
Cancer line
0808 8080121
Textphone

Medic-alert Foundation
020 7833 3034

Mencap - provide support for those with learning difficulties
020 7454 0454

Migraine Trust
020 7831 4818

National Asthma Campaign
0845 701 0203

National Autistic society
020 7833 2299
0870 6008585
Helpline

National Eczema Society
020 7281 3553
0870 2413604
Helpline

NHS Direct 24 hr health advice service
0845 6060 4645
0845 6060 4647
textphone

Nystagmus Network provide support for those with Nystagmus a condition characterised with rapid, jerky eye movements
01392 272 573

RADAR (Royal Association for disability and rehabilitation)
020 7250 3222
020 7250 4119
Textphone

Samaritans
08457 90 90 90

Scope
020 7619 7100

Voice UK - supporting people with learning disabilities who have experienced crime or abuse and supporting their families carers and professional workers
0870 0133965

Wheelchair Users Group provides advice and information on all aspects of life
0800 0740948

Write Away - pen friend club for young people aged 8-18 with special needs
020 8964 4225

Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.

Action for sick children (healthcare support for children)
020 7843 6444

Childline– helpline for children only
0800 1111

Counselling children with chronic medical conditions
0116 254 9568

KIDS – helping children and young people with disabilities and special needs develop their skills and abilities
020 7359 3635

Kidscape - charity which provides support and guidance for bullied children
020 7730 3300 Helpline

National Children’s Bureau - provides support for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
020 7843 6000

Youth Access details of young peoples counsellors throughout the UK
020 8772 9900

Contact a family ~ Helpline for parents/carers of children with disabilities
0808 808 3555
email: info@cafamily.org.uk

Disabled Parents Network (DPN)
0870 2410450 Help line
0800 0189949
Text phone

Homestart provide family support for parents of children under 5
08000 68 63 68

Link family scheme
01634 331424

Parentline plus
0808 8002222

Relparent service for parents who are separating or divorced
01634 846914

SNAAP Special Needs Advisory and Activities Project (for families and children within the Canterbury and coastal area).
01227 768526 >

BT Free priority fault repair service
Freephone:150

Department for transport
0207 944 5281

Disability Holidays Guide
Disability Holidays Guide offers worldwide holidays, accessible accommodation and mobility equipment hire. This is a guide for all types of disability.

The home energy efficiency scheme
0800 316 6011

Medical Devices Agency
020 7972 8000

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
020 7713 6161
020 7278 1289
Textphone

National Federation of Access Centres
01752 232696
01752 232278
Text phone

National Information Forum
020 74026681

Ricability (RICA: Research Institute for Consumer Affairs)
020 7427 2460
020 7427 2469
Text phone

National Centre for Independent Living(NCIL)
NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.

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Chatter-Post – links visually impaired young people 6-20 by freepost.
020 8946 1441

Deafblind UK
01733 358100
01733 358858
Text phone
0800 132320
Help line

Kent Association for the blind
01622 691357

National Library for the Blind
0161 355 2000

Royal Institute for the Blind
0845 702 3153

Sense – National Deafblind and Rubella Association
020 7272 9648
020 7272 9648
Text phone

Talking Newspaper Association of the UK
01435 866102

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