Helpful organisations

(Inclusion of an organisation on this page does not mean that Choices and Rights is making a recommendation. It is just for information.)

5-Senses – Support to people with learning disabilities in Hull and East Riding provided through educational sessions, which use the expressive arts as a tool to aid developmental learning.

ableize – disability and health directory of UK disabled care, mobility, services, aids and social needs.

AbilityNet – exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education.

Accessible Property Register

AgeUK – for older people including people with disabilities

Alzheimer’s Society

Aidis Trust – a disability computing charity who provide free advice and support to home users.

Avocet Trust – support services including residential care for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health problems and autism and brain injury.

British Deaf Association

British Services – comprehensive resource covering major government departments, associations and resources of over 100 industries in the UK along with the non-profit organisations, charities, groups, clubs and businesses. It has one of the broadest lists of Special Needs and Disability Service providers in the UK.

Centre for Accessible Environments – committed to the provision of buildings and places which are accessible to all users.

Cerebra – Charity for children with ‘brain-related’ conditions.

Change – campaigning and providing easy read materials for people with learning disabilities.

Community Legal Service Direct

Contact a Family .. support for families of disabled children.

Council for Disabled Children .. umbrella body bringing together a wide range of member organisations.

Counselling Directory – Search their network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist.

Danny’s Dream – a Care Quality Commission registered Domiciliary Care Agency with an established reputation for providing personal support and care to both disabled and vulnerable children and adults. – aimed at helping disabled individuals develop their social, personal and romantic life in a supportive and understanding environment.

Disabled Motoring UK

Disability .. Government information

Disability Rights UK – (includes RADAR)

Disability Law Service

Disability Living Foundation – Online database and helpline .. particularly good for equipment and adaptations.

Disability Now – An online version of the well known disability campaigning newspaper.

DisabledGear – site to help people buy and sell equipment.

Disabled Peoples International – links to Independent Living schemes worldwide.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) – information relating to The Disability Debate, a subsite of DRC.

Euan’s Guide – advice on local access for disabled people in the UK and further afield

FIND – a charity set up by parents in the East Riding providing day-time support and other service to people with learning disabilities and autism.

Gov.UK – the Government’s information site .. including lots of information for disabled people.

Help My Mobility – links to various aids and adaptation sites.

Housing and Support Alliance – interested in choice and control for people with learning disabilities over where they live

Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind  Beverley Road, Hull  HU5 1NF  Tel 342297.

Hull & East Yorkshire for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 63 Spring Bank, Hull  HU1 3AG.

Hull PA Database

Independent Living Fund

Law Centres Federation

Matthew’s Hub – A support service set up by the FiND Charity for individual’s age 16+ with Asperger’s syndrome and ‘high functioning autism’ in Hull and the East Riding.

Mencap – for people with learning disabilities and their families. (Local office: 65-68 Witham, Hull  HU9 1BL  Tel: 211473).

Mind – leading mental health organisation. (Local office: 41-45 Beverley Road, Hull  HU5 1HX  Tel 240200).

National Autistic Society

NewLife Foundation – Charity for disabled and terminally ill children

Parasport – Parasport is a joint initiative between the British Paralympic Association (BPA) and the professional services firm Deloitte. The project will improve how talented sports people at community level are identified and supported, with the aim of increasing participation levels in competitive sporting events.

Public Law Project (PLP)

Rethink – mental health support. (Local office: Suite 1, 117-119, Walkergate, Beverley  HU17 9BP  Tel: 01482 679723).

RNIB – for blind and partially sighted people.

The Regional Driving Assessment Centre – The RDAC specialises in providing assessments for people who want to learn to drive or return to driving with a disability, or following a debilitating illness. The centre is staffed by a team of dedicated and experienced professionals – including specialist driving instructors and occupational therapists – and has a range of adapted vehicles permanently available, which can cater for a wide variety of mobility needs.

SENSE – for deafblind people.

Scope – large national charity for disabled people .. website include useful tips for everyday life.

Spectrum Singles – A dating and social media website created by people on the autism spectrum for people on the autism spectrum.

Stroke Association

The Accessible Property Register – advertising accessible and adapted property.

Virtual Riders –  a local computer support network for non-tecchies.

Wheelchair Leadership Alliance – brings together senior, influential people and representatives of key stakeholder groups under the united goal of improving wheelchair services to ensure that people get The Right Chair at the Right Time Right Now.

[There are many other groups and organisations in Hull supporting people with different conditions and needs. Places to get further information include: North Bank Forum and Hull CVS ]