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Here are some other websites you may find useful.

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Ability Net
Computer and technology support for people with disabilities.
www.abilitynet.org.uk

Age Concern
Information, services, publications and campaigning for older people.
www.ace.org.uk

Aphasia Help
Accessible information about aphasia written for people with aphasia.
www.aphasiahelp.org

Aphasia Institute (incorporating Pat Arato Aphasia Center) (in Canada)
Toronto-based charitable organisation assisting individuals with aphasia.
www.aphasia.ca

Aphasia Now
'Aphasia-friendly' forum for the aphasic community.
www.aphasianow.org

Association of Disabled Professionals
Advice, support, resources and information for disabled professionals.
www.adp.org.uk

Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice
How to find a private Speech and Language Therapist.
www.asltip.co.uk

Avanti Books
Wide range of easy to read books.
www.avantibooks.com

Big Print
Weekly newspaper in big print (national and international news) affiliated to RNIB. RNIB gives practical support and information to anyone with a sight problem.
www.big-print.co.uk

Brain and Spine Foundation
Provides information, education and research activities.
www.brainandspine.org.uk

British Aphasiology Society
National interest group which fosters the development of the study of aphasia.
www.bas.org.uk

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Information about counselling and psychotherapy.
www.bacp.co.uk

British Association of Stroke Physicians
Promotion of advancement of stroke medicine within Great Britain.
www.basp.ac.uk

British Council of Disabled People
News, campaigning, information for disabled people.
www.bcodp.org.uk

Carers UK (formerly Carer's National Association)
Providing information, support and campaigning for carers in the UK.
www.carersonline.org.uk

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Professional body for physiotherapists. Help with finding a physiotherapist.
www.csp.org.uk

Chest, Heart and Stroke Association Scotland
Information for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness.
www.chss.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureaux
Adviceguide - The online guide from Citizens Advice Bureau, with help on debt, benefits, employment and much more.
www.adviceguide.org.uk

College of Occupational Therapists
Help with finding an occupational therapist.
www.cot.org.uk

Communications Forum
Information and resources for people with communication difficulties.
Communications Forum website not available at present.

Community Service Volunteers
Advice and information about voluntary work in the UK.
www.csv.org.uk

Continence Foundation
Information and support for people with bowel and bladder problems and for service providers.
www.continence-foundation.org.uk

Couple Counselling Scotland
Information about counselling for couples in Scotland.
www.couplecounselling.org

Crossroads - Caring for Carers
Home support service for carers.
www.crossroads.org.uk

Department for Work and Pensions (formerly Benefits Agency)
Welfare and employment issues.
www.dwp.gov.uk

Dial UK - Disability Information and Advice Line
Information and advice for disabled people, set up and run by disabled people.
www.dialuk.org.uk

Different Strokes
Information, support and advice for young people with stroke.
www.differentstrokes.co.uk

Direct Gov
Widest range of government information and services online.
www.direct.gov.uk

Disability Action Northern Ireland
Information and support for disabled people in Northern Ireland.
www.disabilityaction.org

Disability Alliance
Aims to improve living standards, breaking the link between poverty and disability.
www.disabilityalliance.org.uk

Disability Discrimination Act
Anti-discrimination legislation. Printed copies of the Act available from the Stationery Office.
www.tso.co.uk

Disability Network
Dedicated to promoting equality for disabled people in the UK.
www.disabilitynetwork.co.uk

Disability Rights Commission
Legal help and advice for disabled people.
www.drc-gb.org

Disability Sport Events
News and information about sport for disabled people.
www.disabilitysport.org.uk

Disability Sport Northern Ireland
Promotes opportunities for disabled people in Northern Ireland to take part in sporting and recreational activities.
www.dsni.co.uk

Disability Wales
National association of disability groups in Wales.
www.disabilitywales.org

Disabled Drivers Association
Information, campaigning and services for disabled drivers.
www.dda.org.uk

Disabled Living Foundation
Advice and information on equipment for disabled people.
www.dlf.org.uk

Disabled Persons' Railcard
How to get a railcard. Services for disabled rail travellers.
www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk

DVLA Drivers Medical Group
Information for drivers with medical conditions.
www.dvla.gov.uk/drivers/dmed1.htm

Dyscover
Information, advice and support for people with stroke living in Surrey.
www.dyscover.org.uk

Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS)
Advice on sources of funding for education.
www.egas-online.org

Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Charity helping disabled people find and retain work.
www.opportunities.org.uk

Epilepsy Action
Information and services for people with seizures and epilepsy.
www.epilepsy.org.uk

Equal Access to Open Learning Programme (EATOL)
Support for people wanting to learn flexibly from home.
www.nec.ac.uk

Expert Patient Programme
Courses to help you manage pain and illness.
www.expertpatients.nhs.uk

Forum of Mobility Centres
Advice on driving for disabled people.
www.mobility-centres.org.uk

The Funding Network
Individuals joining together to fund projects that work towards a fairer, healthier, and more sustainable society.
www.thefundingnetwork.org.uk

Glos-Speak (Gloucestershire Speakability)
Aphasia self-help group for people in the Gloucestershire area.
www.aphasia-glos.org.uk

Headway
Information, support and services for people with brain injury and their families.
www.headway.org.uk

Help the Aged
Services and information for older people.
www.helptheaged.org.uk

Holiday Care
Information about holidays and respite care for disabled and older people.
www.holidaycare.org

I CAN
Help for children with communication difficulties.
www.ican.org.uk

Incontact
Support and information for people with bowel and bladder problems.
www.incontact.org

Independent Living Funds
Financial support for disabled people at home.
www.ilf.org.uk

Intandem
Counselling service and training provider.
www.intandem.co.uk

Interact Reading Service
Provides a professional, live, interactive reading for stroke patients.
www.interactreading.co.uk

Involve
Promotes public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.
www.invo.org.uk

Keep Able
Epuipment for disabled people.
www.keepable.co.uk

Language Line
Telephone and face-to-face interpreting service.
www.languageline.co.uk

Listening Books
A charity providing members with audio books by post.
www.listening-books.org.uk

LMCA (Long-term Medical Conditions Alliance)
Umbrella body for national voluntary organisations working to meet the needs of people with long-term health conditions.
www.lmca.org.uk

MAVIS (Mobility Advice and Vehicle Information)
Advice on driving and vehicle adaptations for disabled and older motorists.
www.dft.gov.uk/access/mavis

Medic-Alert Foundation
Necklets and bracelets for people with hidden medical conditions.
www.medicalert.co.uk

Mobility Information Service
Information and advice for disabled drivers.
www.mis.org.uk

Motability
Schemes to provide disabled people with safe, reliable and affordable cars, wheelchairs and scooters.
www.motability.co.uk

National Aphasia Association (USA)
Education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families in the USA.
www.aphasia.org

National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
Network of centres offering free, confidential and impartial advice.
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

National Association of Volunteer Bureaux
Supports a network of volunteer organisations. Find out how and where you can volunteer.
www.navb.org.uk

National Centre for Epilepsy
Information and services for people with epilepsy.
www.epilepsynse.org.uk

National Disability Arts Forum
Promotes and supports disability arts, locally and nationally.
www.ndaf.org

National Extension College
Flexible learning programmes for people wishing to study at home.
www.nec.ac.uk

The Neurological Alliance
Charities working together to improve the quality of life of all those in the UK living with a neurological condition.
www.neural.org.uk

NHS Direct
Information and advice about health and health services.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association
All forms of support for people with stroke in Northern Ireland.
www.nichsa.com

Office of the Pensions Advisory Service
Information and guidance on pensions and pension problems.
www.opas.org.uk

Open College of the Arts
Arts-based courses for flexible home-based learning.
www.oca-uk.com

Open University
Flexible degree courses for home-based learners.
www.open.ac.uk

Pain Concern UK
Information and support for people living with pain.
www.painconcern.org.uk

Pain Relief Foundation
Research and education about pain and pain management. Information and support for people living with pain.
www.painrelieffoundation.org.uk

The Pain Society
Find out about pain clinics and management programmes.
www.painsociety.org

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Information and support for unpaid carers throughout the UK.
www.carers.org.uk

Public Guardianship Office
Financial protection for people who cannot manage their own affairs. Help and advice for families.
www.guardianship.gov.uk

RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation).
www.radar.org.uk

Relate
Relationship counselling and therapy .
www.relate.org.uk

Relatives and Residents Association
Help with finding the right care home at the right cost. Advice for families about care homes.
www.relres.org

REMAP
Voluntary organisation providing technical aids for disabled people.
www.remap.org.uk

Ricability (Research Institute for Consumer Affairs)
Publishes independent consumer guides for older and disabled consumers, including the guide Motoring after a stroke (2005).
www.ricability.org.uk

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Professional organisation for speech and language therapists. Help with finding a therapist.
www.rcslt.org

Scottish Disability Sport
Supports sporting activities for disabled people in Scotland.
www.scottishdisabilitysport.com

Scottish Legal Aid Board
Legal aid for people in Scotland.
www.slab.org.uk

Skill: the National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
Promotes opportunity in training, education and employment for disabled adults.
www.skill.org.uk

Speakability (used to be called ADA)
Support, information, campaigning and contact for people with aphasia.
www.speakability.org.uk

Sports Council for Wales
Promotes opportunity in training, education and employment for disabled adults.
www.sports-council-wales.co.uk

The Stroke Association
Information, publications, services, research, fundraising and support for people with stroke.
www.stroke.org.uk

Stroke Forum (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Aims to improve the lives of stroke patients through its products and services.
www.strokeforum.com

Stroke Survivors
Information and personal stories from people with stroke.
www.stroke-survivors.co.uk

Strokewatch
Lobbying organisation to improve stroke services. Personal stories from people with stroke.
www.strokesurvivors.co.uk

Talking Books
Audio-recorded books for sale.
www.talkingbooks.co.uk

Talking Mats
A low tech communication framework involving sets of symbols and a mat as the basis for discussions and decisions with people who have a communication disability.
www.talkingmats.com

Talking Newspaper Association
Local and national paper and magazines in audio form.
www.tnauk.org.uk

Tax Aid
Free tax advice to people with financial need.
www.taxaid.org.uk

Tripscope (Transport Information Service for Disabled People)
Advice and information about travel for disabled people.
www.tripscope.org.uk

U Can Do I.T. (formerly WAACIS)
Computer training for blind, deaf and disabled people at home.
www.ucandoit.org.uk

Veterans Agency
Advice and information on war disablement pensions.
www.veteransagency.mod.uk

Vitalise (formerly Winged Fellowship)
Holidays and breaks for disabled people and carers.
www.vitalise.org.uk

Voluntary Sector Studies
University of Wales - Lampeter.
www.volstudy.ac.uk

Youreable.com (formerly Disability Net)
Information, advice and forums for disabled people.
www.youreable.com