We have put together a list of links to other organisations providing for disabled people who are living at home, including making adaptations to your own home.

Living aids

There is a huge range of living aids and equipment available that can help people with disabilities to remain independent in their own home. Below are a list of organisations and websites with information on what is available:

  • Assistance Dogs
    Directory of assistance dogs organisations.
    www.assistancedogs.org.uk
  • BT Including You (formerly BT Age & Disability Action)
    Information for people who need extra help with the telephone and Internet.
    www.bt.com/includingyou/index.html?s_cid=con_FURL_btplcinclusion
  • Caudwell Children
    Support for people with disabilities up to age 19.
    www.caudwellchildren.com
  • Daisy Inclusive UK
    Disability awareness and inclusive sports charity
    www.daisyuk.com
  • Disabled Living
    A registered charity that helps people with disabilities to enjoy greater independence.
    www.disabledliving.co.uk
  • Disability Rights UK (formerly National Centre for Independent Living)
    A national disability organisation led by disabled people, promoting 'meaningful' independent living for disabled people, as well as providing support for carers
    www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/independent-living
  • Headway
    Provides information, support, and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.
    www.headway.org.uk
  • Lifeline
    VNC Lifeline delivers a reliable and friendly 24-hour emergency pendant alarm service for people who wish to remain living independently at home.
    www.vnclifeline.co.uk
  • MedicAlert
    The MedicAlert Foundation is a registered charity that maintains a database of members' medical information that is made available to medical authorities in the event of an emergency.
    www.medicalert.org.uk
  • Mencap
    A charity that works in partnership with people with a learning disability, and its services support people to live life as they choose. Provides housing support that meets people's specific needs.
    www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/housing
  • Mobility & Sickness Information Service
    Charity helping improve the lifestyle and wellbeing of disabled people and their carers
    www.masis.org.uk
  • RoSPA - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
    A registered charity providing Health and Safety Training courses, and Accident Prevention advice.
    www.rospa.com
  • United Kingdom Homecare Association
    The representative body for organisations that provide personal care, including nursing care, to people in their own homes.
    www.ukhca.co.uk

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Housing adaptations

Information for people considering adapting their house to improve their independence and ability to remain in their own home:

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