Where to go for more support
Many charities can provide expert advice and guidance on supporting disabled people and those with long-term conditions.
Specialist organisations that can provide you with advice and information
Contact these organisations for the most up-to-date information.
Mencap - the leading voice of learning disability.
The National Autistic Society - the UK’s leading charity for autistic people.
British Dyslexia Association - provides advice and support for dyslexic people of all ages, those surrounding them and the wider community.
The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) - the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Action on Hearing Loss - the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK.
Royal Society for Blind Children - providing a range of services for blind and partially sighted children and young people, their families, and the professionals who work alongside them.
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) - one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people.
YoungMinds - the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Mind - a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, through campaigning, raising awareness and promoting understanding.
Rethink Mental Illness - improving the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through a network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning.
Beat - the UK's eating disorder charity, working to support people affected by eating disorders, their family and friends.
Leonard Cheshire – disability charity supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.
Scope – disability equality charity in England and Wales providing practical information and emotional support when it’s most needed.
Sense - leading charity for everyone living with complex disabilities and for everyone who is deafblind.
Diabetes UK - the leading charity for people living with diabetes in the UK.