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Breakthrough UK aims to promote the independence and integration of disabled people into society. We are a disabled people’s user led organisation – this means that 75% of our Board are disabled people and currently 65% of our staff.

http://www.breakthrough-uk.co.uk/
0161 234 3950
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Here they provide information on attendance allowance which can be claimed by people over 65 if you need help with personal care due to an illness or disability.

A database of useful mobile and tablet apps, specifically, apps that are designed to help users with additional needs and disabilities.

http://www.appcessible.org/

Here they provide support to families in the UK with a child or children up to 18 years of age with a disability.

www.child-disability.co.uk
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These are disabled people leading change, working to create a society where those with experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

www.disabilityrightsuk.org
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Here they provide information and advice in finding disability grants.

www.disability-grants.org
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This is a national organisation for disabled people who are or hope to become parents and their families.

www.disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk

Here it gives details on how to apply for a disabled persons railcard.

www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk

They work to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/

here they offer clear practical advice on disability aids and equipment.

http://www.dlf.org.uk/node
0300 999 0004
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Here they provide advice to disabled parents and professionals.

http://www.disabledparent.org.uk

Does your child have a disability or special need? Would you like to talk to another parent who understands what you are going through and can offer emotional and practical support?Face 2 Face is Scope’s one-to-one befriending service for parents of disabled children.

0808 800 3333
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This link provides help if you have a disabled child.

This is an online nationwide access register which is great for finding public buildings with access for people with disabilities or parents with buggies. The register is hosted by Direct Enquiries and an iPhone App is almost ready to launch so that whenever you are out and about you can find accessible places close to your location.

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This is a charity working for disabled children, young people and their families. They run training courses and produce a series of publications, including information on the Playwork Inclusion Publications.

www.kids.org.uk
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Here they provide help in arranging train travel assistance for anyone with a disability.

Providing advice on how to keep fit with a disability.

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This site provides a variety of leisure activities for children and young people with physical and/or sensory disabilities who live within West Berkshire and the surrounding areas.

www.palsweb.org.uk

This is parents helping parents so that their disabled children can learn, make friends, and have a voice in ordinary school and throughout life

www.parentsforinclusion.org

This is an independent network of local disability information and advice services.

http://www.scope.org.uk/
0808 800 3333 

This is the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people.

www.sibs.org.uk

This is a national charity offering support, information and contact between families of children with special needs. They focus on bringing families together through a secure website and message board and organised family days.

www.specialkidsintheuk.org
07526 890 790

This is a charity in Bridgwater that provides therapy for children with special needs.

www.brainwave.org.uk

Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

http://www.thrive.org.uk/

This is an independent and voluntary network of parents and carers of children with special and additional needs in West Berkshire.

http://www.westberksparentvoice.org.uk
07860 942280

Whizz-Kidz sets disabled children free to reach their true potential and live their lives to the full. We provide mobility equipment to give kids the chance to be independent

http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/
020 7233 6600.