Disability (including learning disability)
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The Disability Law Service provides legal advice and access to justice for disabled people. They can provide free advice via information, factsheets, training courses and telephone and written advice on the following matters:
- Community Care Law
- Employment and discrimination at work
- Welfare benefits
Telephone: 0207 791 9800
Organisation controlled by disabled parents that promotes better awareness and support for disabled people during pregnancy and as parents. Information and online communities are on the website. Also for families, professionals and interested others.
Government body that works to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society. Gives information and guidance on discrimination and human rights.
The Family Fund gives grants to low-income families in the UK to meet the additional needs of caring for a severely disabled child.
Helpline: 01904 550055 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm)
This network supports professionals working with parents with learning difficulties and learning disabilities and their children. It provides a UK-wide network for professionals sharing positive practice including four regional groups in England and country-wide networks in Scotland and Wales.
The network publishes a ‘Regional Directory of Services’ that support parents with learning difficulties and disabilities. The directory and a range of resources are available at: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/wtpn/resources/
Information and resources of parents are available in this section of their site: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/wtpn/forparents/