Useful contacts for Disabled people and our organisations

Disabled people’s and other relevant organisations

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  • Autistic UK – The National Autistic People’s Organisation. It aims to advance the interests of all autistic people and those with “related conditions”. It aims to promote and protect the civil and human rights of the autistic population and to campaign for the enforcement of the legislation which guarantees our rights.
  • Article 39. “Article 39 fights for the rights of children living in state and privately-run institutions, a population of around 80,000 in England. We take our name from the part of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which entitles children and young people who have been abused or neglected to recover in environments where their health, self-respect and dignity are nurtured.”
  • British Deaf Association (BDA)
  • CHANGE. “A national rights organisation led by disabled people. We campaign for equal rights for all people with learning disabilities. We raise awareness of the issues.”
  • Communication and Learning Enterprises LTD (CandLE). A not-for-profit communication and learning centre which supports communication and learning needs of children and adults who need Alternative and Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology.
  • Department for Education (DfE)
  • Disability Action Northern Ireland. Disability Action are a Northern Ireland charity who work with people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory disabilities, hidden disabilities and mental health disabilities.
  • Disability Law Service (DLS). “Our mission is to provide free legal advice to people with disabilities and their carers to ensure that they have access to their rights and justice.”
  • Disability Rights UK
  • Disability Wales. Disability Wales exists to champion the rights, equality and independence of all disabled people in Wales.
  • DPAC. “DPAC is about disabled people and their allies. DPAC is UK based but we know that disabled people in other countries are suffering from austerity cuts and a lack of fundamental rights. We welcome all to join us in fighting for justice and human rights for all disabled people.”
  • Enabling Education Network (EENET). EENET is an information network and a consultancy service provider focussing on issues relating to quality, inclusive, enabling education, primarily in resource-poor contexts. Their information sharing activities are open to teachers, parents, students, non-governmental organisations, policy-makers, trainers, government officials, and more.
  • Equalities National Council. “Equalities National Council (ENC) is Britain’s only BME user-led Disabled People Organisation. An independent enterprise, run by service users with a good understanding and experience of the barriers faced by people with disabilities, their carers and those with long term impairments. Although we were primarily set up as a bme led organisation, any member of society can access our services.”
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission – Disability Committee
  • Equal Lives. DPO in Norfolk providing disabled people with advice and support in areas such as direct payments, benefits, advocacy, housing and access.
  • EUROPEAN NETWORK ON INDEPENDENT LIVING (ENIL). A Europe-wide network of disabled people, with members throughout Europe. ENIL is a forum for all disabled people, Independent Living organisations and their non-disabled allies on the issues of Independent Living. ENIL represents the disability movement for human rights and social inclusion based on solidarity, peer support, deinstitutionalisation, democracy, self-representation, cross disability and self-determination.
  • Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People. Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP) is a Disabled People’s Organisation, and is a place for disabled people to share knowledge and experiences, find information, and come to events or workshops.
  • Inclusion International. Inclusion International is the international network of people with intellectual disabilities and their families advocating for the human rights of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide.
  • Inclusion London. Supporting Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations in London and campaign for equality for Deaf and Disabled people
  • Inclusion Scotland. “Inclusion Scotland is run by disabled people ourselves. This is important because disabled people know best about the barriers that prevent our full inclusion into Scottish society. We experience them every day. But we cannot remove them by ourselves. We need allies and supporters. We need those in power to hear disabled people’s voices and work with us to remove these barriers.”
  • In Control (also known as Partners in Policymaking). National charity working for an inclusive society where everyone has the care and support they need to live a good life and make a valued contribution.
  • Inclusive Solutions. “Inclusive Solutions are a team of psychologists and associates who specialise in mainstream inclusion for disabled and challenging children and adults. We make available cutting edge practical strategies and ideas for developing effective inclusion in local mainstream schools and communities. We use ideas that have been developed internationally and adapt them to the UK context.”
  • National Development Team for Inclusion. “We inspire and support policymakers, services and communities to make change happen – change that leads to better lives.”
  • National People First. People First is an organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties. The organisation aims to speak up and campaign for the rights of people with learning difficulties. They also aim to support self-advocacy groups across the country in their work.
  • Sisters of Frida. “Sisters of Frida CIC is an experimental collective of disabled women. We want a new way of sharing experiences, mutual support and relationships with different networks”.
  • World of Inclusion. World of Inclusion is a consultancy that provides advice, resources and training in the UK and around the world to develop equality for disabled people especially in education.