Charities and Helpful Organisations for Parents/Carers and Learners

  • Aidis Trust www.aidis.org - Support with assessing learners with assistive technology that helps them control or access their environment. They cannot fund equipment, but will help you find charities that do fund and tell you what equipment you need.

 

 

 

 

  • Avaz AAC - Avaz is a picture and text-based AAC app that empowers children and adults with complex communication needs to express themselves and learn. Uses colourful semantics to help learners communicate in sentences, as well as one cell answers. 

 

  • https://bestmobilityaids.com  - Impartial advice on selecting the best mobility aids including mobility scooters, rollators, walking frames, wheelchairs and home aids to keep you active and help you lead a fulfilling and independent life no matter your age. 

 

  • www.booksbeyondwords.co.uk - Beyond Words produces books, eBooks and other resources for people who find it easier to understand pictures more than words.

 

  • Brain Injury Group - Support for families of people who have suffered brain injuries.  

 

  • Carers Direct - If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, this NHS website explains your options and where you can get support. 

 

  • www.scope.org.uk - Scope, the disability equality charity, offering practical information and emotional support, and campaigning for a fairer society. 

 

 

  • www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com - Provide a vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Lots of helpful information and useful resources and contacts to support you.

 

  • www.charitychoice.co.uk - A charity directory to find all different useful and supportive charities in your local area and around the UK.

 

 

  • www.findavoice.org.uk - Find A Voice is a charity that supports children and adults who have a severe speech, language or communication difficulty, and who may require some form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) support. This can include signing, symbols or a communication aid. Support is provided in person, by telephone and via this website. 

 

 

  • Invictus Active - Provide products that help keep wheelchair users active, through specialised chairs, bikes and standing frames. 

 

 

  • www.oneswitch.org.uk - A fun resource for switch users and for anyone looking to find game accessibility solutions. With switch games and a switch shop to support learners accessibility and independence.

 

 

  • www.patient.co.uk - A helpful site about health, treatments and support for various illnesses and conditions.  

 

 

  • www.theaccessibleplanet.com - A complete guide to everything and anything accessible – for wheechair users and those with reduced mobility.

 

 

 

 

  • www.inclusive.co.uk - A fantastic site for finding different AAC devices to help learners communicate and access their environments. With everything from Tobii Eye Gaze devices, to switches, interactive technology to virtual reality headsets.

 

  • www.Liberator.co.uk - Provides communication aids such as Eye Gaze technology, switches and various other communication apps and products.

 

  • www.aacmounts.com - Mounts for AAC communication devices to be attached to learners wheelchairs, or tables or free standing.  

 

  • Possum Ltd - Supplies advanced Assistive Technology (AT) and Tele-care to help people with disability live more independently. Helping bring accessibility to our learners. 

 

  • Remap - Remap is a charity that helps people with disability live more independent lives. They have a network of skilled volunteers who help design and custom make equipment free of charge. 

 

  • RSL Steeper (Assistive Technology) - Steeper Assistive Technology helps empower individuals to take control of their environment and reduce their reliance on care. Through the latest technologies and comprehensive range of services, experienced engineers and product advisors guide you through state-of-the-art devices and innovative systems that will help put the control back in people with disabilities hands. 

 

  • Stairlift - Helps people find charity grants and government funding for stair lifts at home.

 

  • www.techcess.co.uk - Provides communication aids and communication software to people with disabilities. With communication aids we aim to help an individual to communicate more effectively with the people around them. Communication aids are also referred to as AAC devices. 

 

 

 

 

 

  • https://www.thesequaltrust.org.uk - A charity that helps raise money and find funding to support learners with getting communication devices and aids such as Eye Gaze software.