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Information on Disabilities
and Advice Organisations


Cerebra, a charity for children with brain related conditions have created an Information resource section "Get Information" to signpost parents to useful organisations and relevant information.

The resource will be up and running soon as Cerebra are moving items across to their new website.

Cerebra also have a postal lending library of books on neurological conditions, DVD's and sensory toys. It can be used by anyone in the UK (including Northern Ireland). It is free to use.

Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice provides a free and confidential advice service to help people with legal, money and other problems.

They are able to offer advice at their local offices around the UK or by telephone.

On-line advice on your money, family, daily life and legal rights can be found on their Advice Guide website.

This includes information on your responsibilities as an small employer if you are employing a carer through Direct Payments and benefits for people who are sick or disabled.

Counselling Directory

The Counselling Directory is an on-line resource to help you find a local counsellor and for your own individual needs.

It lists full profiles of each counsellor, the areas of counselling each counsellor offers, their fees and background information.

The site also includes useful articles and information on the different types of psychological therapies available.

Independent and Work Ready

Independent and Work Ready is a not for profit CIC website and organisation helping those with learning difficulties and disabilities get independent and work ready.

It offers a self directed learning resource for those with disabilities to learn about adult life topics such as: 

  • Disability and work 
  • Volunteering
  • Benefits
  • Health both physical and mental health
  • Relationships
  • Education
  • Disability parenting
  • Leisure, tourism, sport, technology, driving and clothes
  • Understanding politics, the law and finance
  • Literacy assistance. 

It includes information on specific disabilities and learning difficulties like Dyslexia, Moderate learning difficulties, Autism, ADHD, Mental Health, Sensory disabilities, physical disabilities like Cerebral Palsy.

It is planning to offer an inclusive jobs and volunteering board as well as support with employability and disability mentoring, run for and by those with a disability.

Living with Dementia Toolkit

The Living with Dementia Toolkit is a set of resources to contribute to living a good life with Dementia.

There are five themes:

  • Stay safe and well
  • Stay active
  • Stay connected
  • Keep a sense of purpose
  • Stay positive

The toolkit is primarily for carers and the families of individuals with Dementia.

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