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Sources Of Information Useful To Disabled People

This is a list of organisations and websites which may be of interest, or use to, disabled people. It includes sources of discussion and debate as well as information and news.

By listing them, GMCDP does not necessarily agree with, support or promote these organisations and websites.

GMCDP feels it is important for disabled people to have all sources of information available to make a choice from, even those GMCDP may not agree with.

There are other GMCDP information sheets with sources of information on specific topics such as:
o Concessions Available to Disabled People;
o Employing a Personal Assistant;
o Disabled People’s Right to Health Care.

The list of information sources in this booklet is not exhaustive, so please contact the GMCDP office if you cannot find the information you need from these organisations and websites.

General Information

Disability Rights UK
Offers a wide range of information of use to disabled people, including: housing, benefits, independent living and employment.

Phone: 020 7250 8181
Disabled Students’ Helpline: 0800 328 5050

Email: enquiries@disabilityrightsuk.org
Website: www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Address: Ground Floor, CAN Mezzanine,
49-51 East Rd, London. N1 6AH

 

Equality Advisory and Support Service
“The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights.”

Phone: 0808 800 0082
Textphone: 0808 800 0084

Email: contact form on website
Website: www.equalityadvisoryservice.com

Post: FREEPOST Equality Advisory Support Service, FPN4431

Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People
Offers information to all disabled people in Greater Manchester; and projects specifically supporting young disabled people.

Phone: 0161 636 7534
Mobile for texts: 07508 537561

Email: info@gmcdp.com
Website: www.gmcdp.com

Address: Unit 4, Windrush Millennium Centre,
70 Alexandra Road, Manchester. M16 7WD

Office for Disability Issues (ODI)
“We support the development of policies to remove inequality between disabled and non-disabled people.”

Email: fulfilling.potential@dwp.gsi.gov.uk
Website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-for-disability-issues

Address: Ground Floor, Caxton House, 7-12 Tothill Street, London. SW1H 9DA

Sources of News, Discussion and Information Delivered To Your Door

These are subscription bulletins and magazines available by post which also have some articles and information on their websites.

Able Magazine
A bi-monthly disability lifestyle magazine.

Phone: 0141 419 0044

Email: mark@primasmedia.co.uk
Website: www.ablemagazine.co.uk

Address: Primas Media Ltd, 15-39 Durham Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow. G1 1BS

All Together Now
A bi-monthly newspaper-style magazine with regional and themed articles. Post for donation; email for free.

Phone: 0151 230 0307

Email: info@alltogethernow.org.uk
Website: www.alltogethernow.org.uk

Address: The Bradbury Centre, Youens Way, Liverpool. L14 2EP

Coalition

The debate and discussion magazine of the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People.

 

Enable magazine
A bi-monthly lifestyle magazine for disabled people.

Phone: 0844 249 9007

Email: contact form on website.
Website: http://enablemagazine.co.uk

Address: Enable Magazine, DC Publishing Ltd,
200 Bath Street, Glasgow. G2 4HG

Disability and Society
A journal of academic debate relating to disability issues and disabled people. Produced 10 times a year.

Website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cdso20/current

Email Newsletters and Websites

Breakthrough UK Policy E-Bulletin
This is a useful source of information, including interesting blogs.

Email: e.astley@breakthrough-uk.co.uk
Website: www.breakthrough-uk.co.uk/Resources/e-bulletins

Direct Enquiries
“Search for shops, restaurants, holiday accommodation, banks, etc.”

Website: www.directenquiries.com

Disabled-Go
A mix of travel information and news.

Website: www.disabledgo.com

Disability Arts Online
A website about disability arts and for disabled artists.

Website: www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk
Disability Horizons
A disability lifestyle magazine website.

Website: www.disabilityhorizons.com

Disability News Service
“The service aims to be an independent source of fresh, accurate and relevant news stories to inform disabled people about the vital issues that are most important to their lives.”

Website: www.disabilitynewsservice.com

Disability Now
A monthly magazine with news and information for disabled people, produced by Scope.

Phone: 0207 619 7323

Email: contact form on website.
Website: www.disabilitynow.org.uk

Address: Disability Now, 6-10 Market Road, London, N7 9PW

Disability Talk
“Website for disabled people offering help, guidance and advice.”

Website: www.disabilitytalk.co.uk
Disability UK
General information site. Multiple topics. Links to other sites.

Website: www.disabilityuk.com

Easy Read
“Websites for people with learning disabilities.”

Website: www.easy-read-online.co.uk

Focus On Disability
“For disabled people and their carers in the UK. Serving the disabled community since 1999.”

Website: www.focusondisability.org.uk

Gov.uk
Information on the government website for disabled people.

Website : www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities

Yourable
“Information and news for disabled people. Includes sections on travel, equipment, work, health, Motability and benefits.”

Website: www.youreable.com

Media Sources

BBC News Ouch
Website: www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs/ouch

Guardian disability page
Website: www.theguardian.com/society/disability

ITV news disability section
Website: www.itv.com/news/topic/disability

News Now
A news search website on which disability related news items can be identified.

Website: www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Lifestyle/Health/Disability

Blogs and Opinion

There are a number of blogs written by disabled people. They are generally people’s thoughts and opinions, GMCDP does not necessarily agree with all opinions.

Breakthrough UK
http://www.breakthrough-uk.co.uk/#!blog/c1nv8

Jenny Morris
http://jennymorrisnet.blogspot.co.uk
The Void – Jonny Void
https://johnnyvoid.wordpress.com

Finding my way: journey of an uppity intellectual activist crip – Cheryl
http://uppity-crip.blogspot.co.uk

Disabled People Fight Back – Miss Dennis Queen
missdennisqueen.livejournal.com

Making rights make sense – Neil Crowther
https://makingrightsmakesense.wordpress.com

The Limping Chicken
“Deaf news and Deaf blogs from the UK.”
http://limpingchicken.com/

Tourettes Hero
http://www.touretteshero.com/category/blog

Poetry, Prose and Politics: the blog of Penny Pepper
http://pennypepper.wordpress.com

Crippen Cartoons
http://crippencartoons.wordpress.com

Musings of an Angry Black Womyn
http://www.angryblackwomyn.com/blog

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