Information in the “Independent Living” Category
PosAbility is a fresh and innovative disability lifestyle magazine.
Their main focus is on the opportunities available to disabled people, whether that be in sports, careers, education, relationships, holidays or activities and experiences that are accessible to all.
Independent Living is the longest established website in their field, having been online continuously since 1999, providing information about living with a disability. Without any affiliations, they are free to carry a comprehensive range of information about products and services to help with all aspects of mobility, independence and daily living.
Ability Needs is the UK’s essential journal on disability with news from the UK’s main disability groups and industry information on the top products available in the disability marketplace. Regular features from Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE, Angus Long, Eddie Peacock and John Killick are included in each issue.
The Carers Trust
If you are someone who, without payment, does what needs to be done to maintain the quality of life for a relative, neighbour or friend who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness or disability then you are a carer.
The Carers Trust has been specifically set up to offer help, advice and support to all carers regardless of their circumstances.
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
Mencap works with people with a learning disability to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose.Visit Website
LILY (Living Independently In Later Years)
LILY is an online directory for West Norfolk that brings together information about a wide range of activities, services, advice and guidance, primarily for the over 65s, providing an easy-to-access, easy-to-use reference and signposting guide.
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The Changing Places Consortium launched its campaign in 2006 on behalf of the 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets.
This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people.
Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
This is the Governments new benefit intended to “enable you to lead a full, active and independent life”. Find out more about disability allowance and grants.
It may also be useful to read Age UKs’ article on Paying for care & support at home, it includes some guides and factsheets that you can download.
Over 7,000 disabled people in the UK rely on an assistance dog to help with practical tasks - offering emotional support and independence.
All ADUK dogs adhere to the highest training and welfare standards as set out by Assistance Dogs International and the International Guide Dogs Federation.
If you have arthritis, Arthritis Care understands how it can affect you and your life. Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed or have been living with it for some while, we’re here with information and support.