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Online social events and training for adults with disabilities

Runs free, online social events for adults across the UK with disabilities. In-person events available in Edinburgh. They also run life skills training including relationships and sexual wellbeing.


Young Minds

How to support your child with ADHD

Provides advice for parents with children who have or may have ADHD as well as contact information for ADHD charities and support services.



Disabled customer service app

Connects you with customer service teams at venues such as shops and hotels to plan for accessible, inclusive and less stressful trips.



Support and advocacy for vulnerable people

Provides information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion. Helpline open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm.

England, Scotland, Wales

Disability Sports Coach

Helping disabled people to be physically active

Supporting disabled people to get involved within sports and to make new friends.



Funding for disabled artists and actors

An arts commissioning programme that enables new work by disabled artists to reach UK and international audiences.



Support for siblings of disabled children and adults

Provides siblings with information and support.


Beyond Words

Illustrative books for explaining complicated concepts

Provides books and training to support people who find pictures easier to understand than words. Their books help explain topics like abuse and trauma, criminal justice, grief and health.


Disability Law Service

Free legal advice for disabled people

Provides free legal advice and representation for disabled people and their carers.


Barchester's Charitable Foundation

Grants to help disabled older people and adults

Improving the lives of older people and other adults with a physical or mental disability; supporting practical solutions that lead to increased personal independence, self-sufficiency and dignity.

England, Scotland, Wales

Thistle Assistance

Disability indication cards

Free Card/App used for public transport in Scotland to indicate the user’s type of disability or impairment while short message stickers provide read-at-a-glance information for transport staff.


Sunflower lanyard scheme

Sunflower lanyard shows you have hidden disabilities

Sunflower lanyards are provided and can be worn to subtly indicate that a person has a hidden disability and may need additional support. Available in certain airports and supermarkets.


The Sequal Trust

Information about communication aids

Provides information about assistive technology to increase the quality of life for those who are non-verbal, have incoherent speech or who have learning and communication difficulties.


Dimensions UK

Support for autism and learning difficulties

Supports people with learning disabilities and autism to have a louder voice choice and control in their lives. Use the website to access support such as helplines in your region.

England, Wales

Shape Arts

Disability-led arts organisation

Working towards improving access for disabled people by providing opportunities for disabled artists and training cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people.

England, Wales

Shaw Trust

Transforming the lives of people across the UK

A charity which helps disabled and disadvantaged people gain an education, provides help to get into employment and independent living and improve their wellbeing.

England, Scotland, Wales


Empowering people with learning disabilities

Provides education, care and support for young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism at more than 150 locations across England and Wales.

England, Wales


Custom made equipment for disabled people

Remap helps disabled people of all ages to live more independent lives. Remap’s network of skilled volunteers design and custom-make equipment free of charge.

England, Northern Ireland, Wales

Disabled Living Foundation

Advice on independent living for disabled people

A national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living and a community forum. Helpline available Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.


Affinity Trust

Supporting people with learning disabilities

Enables people with learning disabilities to pursue active and fulfilling lives, gain increased independence and achieve equal rights as citizens.

England, Scotland

Nordoff Robbins

Musical therapy for disabled people

Music centered therapy classes used to enrich the lives of people with life-limiting illnesses, disabilities, and feelings of isolation.



Blue Badge parking for people with disabilities or health conditions

Blue Badges help people with disabilities or health conditions park closer to their destination including accessing discounted or free parking. Learn more and how to apply.



Support for adults with learning disabilities

National charity providing services for people with learning disabilities.