LinksBelow are a selection of web-site links. Please bear in mind that the information at these sites is not controlled by Leonard Cheshire Disability. Links to these sites does not in any way imply Leonard Cheshire Disability supports either the organisations listed, or views presented.
If you maintain a web site which contains information which you feel is relevant to Leonard Cheshire Disability and our work, and would like a link to your site to be included here, please email us. Our online surveys are powered by SurveyGizmo. Action For Kids
Action For Kids (AFK) is a national charity working with disabled children and young people, their parents and carers. We help to transform young lives by removing the barriers to independence.
Able Magazine is the leading disability publication in the UK. It is a lifestyle magazine for disabled people and includes informative articles and interviews, information on the latest products, accessible holiday ideas and fantastic competitions.
The British Library Business & IP Centre
The British Library Business & IP Centre in London provides a wide range of free services for entrepreneurs and people who want to work for themselves: intellectual property and business information, one-to-one advice, workshops, events and networking.
The British Library - free intellectual property online courses
The British Library have created three free online courses on intellectual property that can help you understand how original your idea is, and gain the skills you need to discover if there is a commercial market for it.
Communitycare.co.uk is a fantastic resource for social care professionals with a wide range of services including breaking news each day, thousands of online jobs, an archive of all the articles published online and in Community Care magazine over the last 10 years and events listing for forthcoming conferences in the social care sector.
Directgov provides a single point of online access to government disability services and information - including employment, independent living, financial support, rights and much more.
Disabled South West
The South West's WEBZINE for the disabled community, their carers and friends.
Supported by the Princes Trust, Disabled United is designed as a meeting place for the disabled community with various forums, chat room, friends and dating service and swap shop.
Enable Together aims to help disabled people lead a more independent life by providing free access to easy to understand information.
MacIntyre is a national charity providing lifelong education, care and support for children and adults with learning disabilities.
Margaret Blackwood Housing Association
houses for rent and shared ownership throughout Scotland for disabled people and their families, for older people and for non-disabled people, all within mixed communities.
The Motability Scheme is the UK’s leading car scheme for disabled people. It provides affordable, convenient, trouble-free motoring to over 400,000 disabled customers and their families. Powered wheelchairs and scooters can also be financed using the Motability Scheme.
The Paveways Plus information and advice line is tailored to the needs of disabled people and their carers living in the Borough of Wigan
Public Sector Careers
Public Sector Careers is a nationwide initiative intended to raise the profile of the public sector as an employer and promote the wide range of exciting and interesting careers that exist in the public sector. Working in partnership with organisations we endeavour to inform all communities about career opportunities and promote equality and diversity.
RetirementMobility was formed to offer a unique reference point on staying mobile and using mobility equipment in retirement.
Simon Wilson Independent Disability Trainer/Consultant
Promoting equality and independence for people with physical disabilities. Workshops, consultancy and mentoring services available.
Social Care Worker
An online magazine for social care professionals.
Extensive list of resources focused on speech disorders: causes, treatments and therapies.
Syncleadership - leadership development for disabled people
An online leadership development programme created by disabled people, for disabled people and gives people access to online community support as well as accessible information on key leadership theory.
UCanDoIT teaches blind, deaf and disabled people how to use computers, with a particular focus on Internet and email skills.
VisitScotland, the national tourist board, has just published "Accessible Scotland" which lists about 1,000 places to stay and places to visit which are accessible. A number are wheelchair-accessible. All have been assessed based on criteria drawn up by organisations which work with wheelchair-users. The guide is very useful if you are planning a holiday or a day out.
Vitalise is a national charity providing essential services for disabled people, visually impaired people and carers. They offer short respite breaks at five accessible UK centres, day services, European breaks and activity breaks. They also organise a wide range of holidays in the UK and abroad for visually impaired people accompanied by sighted guides.
You and Yours
A section of the BBC website on care issues, to tie in with a major Radio 4 series.