People with disabilities : useful links

Disabled Living Foundation

Charity that helps people cope with disability and achieve greater independence.

The website includes advice and information on independent living. You can also call their helpline on 0300 123 3084 or email [email protected]

Disability Rights UK

Charity campaigning for a society where everyone can participate equally. Their website has advice and information on a number of topics, including welfare benefits and social care. They also have helplines and factsheets.

Foundation for people with learning disabilities

Information for people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. The website includes useful information and links on accommodation issues.

Mencap Cymru

Mencap Cymru services provide support so that people with a learning disability can live as independently as they want. They also operate the free Wales Learning Disability Helpline, which offers impartial information and advice – 0808 808 1111. You can email the helpline at [email protected]

Open Doors project

Open Doors is a project set up to deal with issues of inequality and discrimination by private landlords, including disability discrimination. The project has a YouTube video giving advice on what might be classed as discrimination.

Royal National Institute for the Blind Cymru

Information and support to help people with visual impairments live independent lives. Visit the website or call the helpline on 0303 123 9999.


Scope provide free, independent and impartial information and support on the issues that matter to disabled people and their families. You can find services in your area on their website or call their helpline on 0808 800 3333. You can email them at [email protected]

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This page was last updated on: June 20, 2023

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