1st Voice can provide you with free support with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Many children and adults have plenty to say, but are unable to control their mouth muscles to speak clearly. They can use aids such as pictures, written words and technology to help them communicate.
3H run a programme offering grants to assist disabled people and their families on low incomes to organise a UK holiday for themselves. The grants are given for the accommodation part of the holiday and are paid direct to the chosen venue. The charity liaise with social workers and caring organisations to assist applicants and to identify those needing assistance. Carers can also be awarded a grant for a holiday away from their caring role.
AbilityNet helps older people and disabled people of all ages use computers and the internet to achieve their goals at home, at work or in education. They provide a range of services that includes personalised workplace and education assessments, digital accessibility testing, computer support in people’s homes and a wide range of free resources that can be accessed through its website.
At ANDYSMANCLUB, we want to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and create a judgment-free, confidential space where men can be open about the storms in their lives. We aim to achieve this through weekly, free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups for men aged over 18.
The Cinnamon Trust offers peace of mind and practical help for people with pets who may be worried about what will happen to their pets if they have to go into hospital or when they are no longer able to care for their pet.
Crisis provide vital help for homeless people so they can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good. They offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales assisting with finding a home and settling in, getting new skills and finding a job or help with health and wellbeing.
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust puts world class athletes shoulder to shoulder with young people. Equipping them with a winning mindset and shaping their futures – it’s a teammate like no other. Whether that’s building relationship skills, improving self-esteem or learning to stay focused, our sporting champions help the next generation move forward with confidence.
The Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust provides life enhancing grants to help people of all ages in need who are ill, convalescent or disabled. These grants are used to provide medical and household aids to alleviate sickness and make a huge difference to people’s ability to manage at home and live as independently as possible. They do not fund holidays but will provide grants to fund care that enable carers to take a well earned break.
HHUGS is a charity dedicated to assisting Muslim households that have been affected by counter-terrorism, national security and extremism-related laws, policies and procedures, in the UK and abroad. They can provide practical help with finances, housing, rehabilitation and emotional support for victims and their families.
ICUsteps is a support group for patients and families who have been affected by critical illness and who have likely been treated in an ICU. ICUsteps promotes recognition of the physical and psychological consequences of critical illness through education of the medical profession and the general public and encourages research into treatment and the prevention of these issues.
The Katie Piper Foundation can help rehabilitation for adult survivors of burns, severe scars from a traumatic incident such as a road traffic accident, or those with scarring from Necrotising fasciitis. They can also help family members or carers. You’ll find services that work alongside your existing support networks like the NHS.
Provides support and guidance to individuals and groups across the UK in starting and managing Men’s Sheds. Men’s Sheds raise awareness of the social and health benefits of Men’s Sheds in reducing isolation, loneliness and in empowering local communities.
If you need assistance with your mobility in or out of your home, it can often be helpful to have specific pieces of equipment to help you. The NHS may be able to provide you with everything you need, but you may want additional equipment or need it sooner than the NHS can provide it. Mobility Hire offer both short and long term equipment rental including mobility scooters, wheelchairs, commodes, hoists, riser chairs and adjustable beds. They can deliver to your home and you will have to pay for any equipment you hire from Mobility Hire.
The Motability Scheme provides an affordable, worry-free way for people with disabilities to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair in exchange for their mobility allowance of Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance. The scheme is operated by Motability Operations Ltd, under contract to Motability, a registered charity which provides grants towards the cost of vehicles, adaptations or driving lessons.
The National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD) was set up in April 1991 by six bikers from Stockport and Manchester who would not accept the idea that disabled people could not ride motorcycles, scooters, sidecar outfits, trikes or quad-cycles. The NABD help disabled people to enjoy the freedom and independence of motorcycling by providing advice and support for disabled riders. The NABD also operates a financial grant system to help with the cost of special adaptation work to motorcycles, scooters, motorcycle/sidecar combinations and trikes; necessary to suit the needs of disabled riders.
To design and custom-make equipment to help people with disabilities live more independently. The equipment and adaptations made by our volunteers aims to support mobility, aid at home, manage personal care or enjoy sports and hobbies.
Revitalise provide respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and carers. They currently run three accessible holiday centres in Chigwell in Essex, Southampton and Southport to enable disabled people to access essential breaks with care, and provide inspirational opportunities for volunteers.
The Sequal Trust aims to bridge the communication gap for disabled people by providing suitable assistive technology to people who need it most. If you or someone you care for suffers with communication, movement or learning difficulties, then the Sequal Trust may be able to help by providing you with access to specialist communication equipment.
The Survivors Trust is an umbrella agency for rape and sexual abuse support services in the UK. TST provide information, advice, support and therapy to men and women who have experienced sexual exploitation, abuse and violence.
The Trussell Trust is a charity working to stop UK hunger and poverty. They run a national network of foodbanks providing emergency food and support to people in crisis. Their website also has a benefits calculator and grants search option.
YMCA is a national charity that delivers a vast array of support. They provide general support and advice, can assist with accommodation issues, provide family and education support and have a variety of services to promote health and wellbeing. Their website allows you to find local services available to you.