Other organisations that can help

There is so much information and support out there. That is why we work closely with partner charities and information sources that specialise in everything from inclusive tourist destinations to wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

Find out more from this list. And if you come across anything you think we should add, please let us know. Contact: info@musculardystrophyuk.org

Access Sport

Disability legacy project that aims to ensure a lasting legacy of London’s Olympic and Paralympic Games: www.accesssport.org.uk

British Disabled Water-ski and Wakeboarding Association

Organisation that introduces disabled people to water sports: www.bdwsa.org

Ceiling Hoist Users Club

Website that lists and reviews hotels which provide ceiling track hoists: www.chuc.org.uk

Changing Places

Website that lists accessible toilets that have enough space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist: www.changing-places.org

Cinema Exhibitors Association

Information about the CEA cinema discount card: www.ceacard.co.uk

Disability Action

A range of services and support to people living in Northern Ireland: www.disabilityaction.org

Disability Law Service

Information and advice for disabled people: www.dls.org.uk

Disability Snowsport

Organisation that helps disabled people to get involved in a variety of winter sports: www.disabilitysnowsport.org.uk

Disability Sports Northern Ireland

(DSNI), Northern Island’s main disability sports organisation: www.dsni.co.uk

Disability Sports Wales

Organisation that aims to develop club-based opportunities in as many sports as possible: www.disabilitysportswales.org

Disability World

A hub site offering, amongst other things, listings of cultural events across the nation which are fully accessible as well as accommodation and places to visit which are wheelchair-user friendly: www.disabilityworld.com

DisabledGo

Website that lists accessible entertainment and retail facilities: www.disabledgo.com

Disabled Sailing Association

A group that give disabled people a safe and pleasurable experience of sailing: www.disabledsailingassociation.org.uk

Emotional Respite disability counselling service

A service that offers professional support through diagnosis, illness and everyday living – not only for the individual but also for their family, partners and carers: www.emotionalrespite.co.uk

EmployAbility

Opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates: www.employ-ability.org.uk

English Federation Of Disability Sports

National body responsible for developing sport for disabled people in England: www.efds.co.uk

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission

The home of campaigning for equality in the UK and Northern Ireland: www.equalityhumanrights.com

Gov.uk

Information on government services and those responsible for them: www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities

Level Playing Field

A campaigning organisation providing information on disabled fans’ facilities across all sports: www.levelplayingfield.org.uk

Parasport

A website designed to inspire, educate, inform and signpost disabled people to high quality opportunities: www.parasport.org.uk

The Rough Guide To Accessible Britain

The place to order a guide to accessible holidays in the UK: www.accessibleguide.co.uk

Royal Yacht Association Sailability

A programme that supports and encourages disabled people to take up sailing and helps other organisations facilitate disabled sailing: https://www.rya.org.uk/start-boating/sailability/new-sailors

Scottish Disability Sport

The Scottish governing and coordinating body of sports for people of all ages and abilities with a physical, sensory or learning disability: http://www.scottishdisabilitysport.com/sds/

Shaw Trust

A national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently: www.shaw-trust.org.uk/home

Show me the access

A website that has been designed to make it easy to access information using informative videos: www.showmetheaccess.co.uk/index.php

Stairlift Advisor

Impartial information on stairlifts for the home: www.stairliftadvisor.co.uk/articles/stairlifts-grants/

Therapy Directory

Connecting people with professional therapists: www.therapy-directory.org.uk/

Tourism For All

Expert advice on accessible tourism: www.tourismforall.org.uk

Wheel Power

A charity giving disabled people the chance to transform their lives through sport: www.wheelpower.org.uk

Wheelchair Football Association

The Wheelchair Football Association (WFA) is the governing body for the sport of Powerchair Football: www.thewfa.org.uk/