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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


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

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


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.”


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


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


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


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.

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.


Email Newsletters and Websites

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


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


A mix of travel information and news.


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

Disability Horizons
A disability lifestyle magazine website.


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.”


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

Phone: 0207 619 7323

Email: contact form on website.

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

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

Disability UK
General information site. Multiple topics. Links to other sites.


Easy Read
“Websites for people with learning disabilities.”


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

Information on the government website for disabled people.

Website :

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


Media Sources

BBC News Ouch

Guardian disability page

ITV news disability section

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


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!blog/c1nv8

Jenny Morris
The Void – Jonny Void

Finding my way: journey of an uppity intellectual activist crip – Cheryl

Disabled People Fight Back – Miss Dennis Queen

Making rights make sense – Neil Crowther

The Limping Chicken
“Deaf news and Deaf blogs from the UK.”

Tourettes Hero

Poetry, Prose and Politics: the blog of Penny Pepper

Crippen Cartoons

Musings of an Angry Black Womyn



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