Afasic: Helpline providing advice and information, listening and signposting for parents of children and young adults who have speech, language and communication impairments. UK National Helpline: 0300 666 9410 Web: www.afasicengland.org.uk
ASSERT (Angelman Syndrome Support, Education and Research Trust): Advice, information and support for families of children and adults with Angelman syndrome (a rare chromosome disorder which causes severe learning difficulties) Tel: 0300 999 0102 Web: www.angelmanuk.org
Challenging Behaviour Foundation: Information for families caring for people with severe learning disabilities who have challenging behaviour. Family Support Line: 0300 666 0126 Web: www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk
ENABLE Scotland: (Area served Scotland): Enquiry line and other services for people with learning disabilities and their families including local advocacy projects, self help groups, family based respite service, employment support and vocational training, supported living and flexible support for people with learning disabilities. Tel: 0300 0200 101 Web: www.enable.org.uk
Fragile X Society: Helpline, support and information for families whose children and adult relatives have the Fragile x syndrome (the most common cause of inherited learning disabilities) and professionals working with or caring for affected individuals. Tel: 01371 875100 Web: www.fragilex.org.uk
Learning Disability Helpline: Advice and information on all aspects of learning disability, issues covered include benefits for people with a learning disability and their carers, housing options and independent living, education, employment options and the support available for people in work or trying to find work, community care (including direct payments). Tel: 0808 808 1111 Web: www.mencap.org.uk
Livability: UK’s largest Christian charity running a wide range of services for adults and children with disabilities. Livability gives disabled people a real choice about how they live their lives. Tel: 020 7452 2000 Web: www.livability.org.uk
Outsiders Sex and Disability Helpline: Outsiders is a safe community of people across the UK who share a wide range of physical and social disabilities. Many are looking to change their lives around, make new friends, enjoy life to the full and find partners. Club membership costs £27.50 per year or £14 if not working. Please see website for full details. Tel: 07074 990808 Web: www.outsiders.org.uk
Respond: Works with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as hose who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy, campaigning and other support. Tel: 0808 808 0700 Web: www.respond.org.uk
SCOPE: Support and advice for anyone with a learning or physical disability Tel: 0808 800 3333 Web: www.scope.org.uk
Seap Advocacy: Independent health complaints advocacy with a range of services covering a number of areas in the South of England, providing advocacy on issues which include health complaints, mental health, disability. Tel: 0330 440 9000 Web: www.seap.org.uk
www.hft.org.uk Hft is a national charity providing local support services for people with learning disabilities throughout England.
www.choicesupport.org.uk A leading social care charity that supports disabled and disadvantaged people to take control of their own lives.
Counselling & Support
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