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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.”
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
“Website for disabled people offering help, guidance and advice.”
General information site. Multiple topics. Links to other sites.
“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 : www.gov.uk/browse/disabilities
“Information and news for disabled people. Includes sections on travel, equipment, work, health, Motability and benefits.”
BBC News Ouch
Guardian disability page
ITV news disability section
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.
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.”
Poetry, Prose and Politics: the blog of Penny Pepper
Musings of an Angry Black Womyn
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