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4 Battersea Parks Road
Tel: 020 7622 3626
Fax: 020 7622 6451
Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is a charity that aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help. Every year the Home cares for over 12,000 dogs and cats.
Tel: 0800 781 1444
Blind Children UK is the leading charity for children and young people with sight loss. We help children and their families tackle the challenges of young sight loss so that they can enjoy their childhood and realise their potential as adults.
Registered charity No 1051607
58-72 John Bright Street
Tel: Tel: 0845 430 8627
The British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB) is a lively community of blind and partially sighted computer users. We offer training, discussion, networking and help to all our members. Established in 1969 we're the oldest computer association for blind and partially sighted people in the world. Our membership includes people of all skill levels, interests and abilities.
Tel: 01296 432339
Fax: 01296 392599
Calibre Audio Library brings the pleasure of reading to people who cannot read print books because of sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities through a subscription-free, nationwide postal service of recorded books. We offer a choice of over 8,500 titles, fiction and non-fiction, recorded unabridged by professional actors and broadcasters. The Calibre website www.calibre.org.uk, provides details of all our services including on-line access to our complete catalogue of audio books.
Registered charity No No 286614
Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.
Directgov provides a single point of online access to government services and information - including employment, financial support, rights, education, independent living and much more.
The Disabled Workers Co-operative is a registered charity that helps disabled people to help themselves. Our aim is to raise the independence of disabled people by enabling them to take an active role in the economy and to raise awareness of the contribution that disabled people can make to society. On-line database of the skills, services and products disabled entrepreneur’s have to offer. Disabled entrepreneur’s are able to promote their services FREE on the Disabled Workers Database. The Database is FREE for anyone to use. e-Jobs Portal: Where employers who wish to go beyond having an equal opportunity policy and actively encourage more disabled applicants can promote their vacancies FREE directly to disabled jobseekers. Disabled Job Seekers are able to search for and apply for jobs on-line.
Tel: 0845 270 4627
A completely free online information service that provides personally surveyed detailed access guides to over 80,000 venues across the UK and Ireland. www.disabledgo.com gives people the information they need so they can make an informed decision about whether a venue is accessible to their own specific requirements. You can also search for jobs, join our forum and read up to date disability news.
P O Box No. 4139
Tel: 01903 857025
...for children and young people born without eyes The Eyeless Trust is a U.K. wide charity. The Trust offers support to children and young people with anophthalmia (born without eyes), microphthalmia (small, underdeveloped eyes), coloboma (part of structure missing) and related disabilities, and their families, to enable them to maximise their full potential in all areas of their lives. The services of The Eyeless Trust are offered through a network of appropriately qualified Family Support Workers who work with children and families to identify needs, and offer assistance, advice, advocacy and emotional support as appropriate, in consultation with the family. To achieve this, the Family Support Workers undertake home visits as required.
36-38 Botolph Lane
Tel: 020 7929 7755
Fax: 020 7929 4341
Fight for Sight is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease. Our current research programme is focusing on preventing and treating age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataract. We are also funding research into the causes of childhood blindness and a large number of rare eye diseases.
5220 Valiant Court,
Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth
Tel: 0845 658 3888
GUiDE, part of GUiDE & PALS, is a free and confidential health, social care and disability information service for both the public and professionals. We deal with 1,000 enquiries each month, most by telephone, but also by letter and e-mail. Our database, available on our web site, has more than 4,000 local and national support services and organisations.
9 Lower Bank Road
Tel: 0808 149 8534
Hearing Aid UK is the network of local independent Hearing Aid Dispensers covering the UK, all dispensers for Hearing Aid are fully qualified and registered with the Health Professions Council.
12, Lant Street
Tel: 0207 407 9417
Listening Books is a UK charity providing thousands of fantastic audiobooks on three easily accessible formats: downloads, internet streaming and MP3 CDs. We have over 14,000 members and our service is available to anyone who has a disability or illness which makes it difficult to hold a book, turn its pages, or read in the usual way. The library caters for both adults and children. We provide audiobooks for leisure and we support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 to A-Level. All of our titles are either commercially sourced or recorded in our own digital studios.
Registered charity No 264221
PO Box 1870
Tel: Office: 01264 350 551 Helpline 0300 3030 111
Macular conditions affect the central part of the retina and cause loss of sight. Macular disease affects the macula and is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK. Some other conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion can also damage the macula. We have over 15,000 members and support many more through our network of local support groups and our telephone helpline, counselling, advocacy and low vision services.
Salford Innovation Forum
51 Frederick Road
The guide helps relieve some of the stress and worry which is very common among disabled persons when travelling through Airports. Included in the guide is information such as Travelling with Visual Impairments, Breathing Problems, Flying with Guide Dogs, Travelling with Autism, Wheelchair access, Help at the car park and much more.
We have created an online shop full of really useful stuff to make life a little easier. What you will find is a great selection of products and gadgets to meet your individual needs. These will range from cool stuff to help with fiddly things, like fastening your bracelets to personal care products.
Based in the London Borough of Redbridge first objectives are to develop: Social events and activities for visually impaired people Create a local Vision Strategy to document the needs of local visually impaired people and the services and support available, to highlight the key areas which need improvement, and to develop an action plan to address them.
105 Judd Street
Tel: 0303 123 9999
Fax: 020 7388 2034
There are around two million people in the UK with sight problems and RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is the leading charity offering practical support and information to anyone with a sight problem. Our pioneering work helps - not just with braille, Talking Books and computer training but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.
3 Robin Hood Lane
Tel: 020 8409 7166
Sutton Vision is an independent charity that offers support, training and advice for the visibly impaired with the area of Surrey. My role in this organisation is to help increase the online visibility of our charity.
Tel: Helpline 0845 604 5660
Uveitis Information Group is a patient led charity, based in the UK, run by volunteers who have uveitis. We provide clear information about uveitis and its treatment for use by patients, families, researchers, ophthalmologists and other healthcare professionals. We also provide support for patients who have been diagnosed with uveitis and ophthalmologists dealing with uveitis. We are helping to improve services so that people with a potential diagnosis of uveitis avoid unnecessary loss of sight. We are also affiliated to the Birdshot Uveitis Society which is a specialist support group set up for people with Birdshot Chorioretinopathy.
46 Newport Road
Tel: 01908 240831
Founded in 1987, VICTA was set up by parents of blind and partially sighted children who came together to create a support network for each other. Out of this simple ambition has grown a national charity that provides so much more. Creating life opportunities for blind and partially sighted children and young people is at the heart of what we do.