Search for a support group or organisation where you can access information, help or advice regarding your disability. We’re aiming to build a close working relationship with some of these organisations and we’re hoping this is something our members can assist us with. You’ll notice other useful links here, including retailers who provide specialist equipment, many of which have been recommended by our scholars.
A forum devoted to sharing information and giving advice on life outside of a scholarship.
Our mission is empowering people with M.E. to fulfil their potential and secure the care and support they need, while working towards a greater understanding of the illness and ultimately a cure.
Too many older people feel they have no one to turn to for support. We exist to help older people when they need us the most.
Arthritis Action is the only UK charity giving hands-on, practical help to improve the quality of life of people affected by arthritis. We offer an integrated self-management approach, which looks at both the physical and mental health impact of living with arthritis. We support people living with musculoskeletal conditions through healthy eating advice, mental health resources, pain management techniques, local Groups, and exercise advice and resources.
Ataxia disrupts the communication between the cerebellum and our muscles. It disrupts someone’s ability to control their body, to communicate, and to have agency over their lives. We are Ataxia UK. We disrupt that disruption. We fund medical research into finding a cure for the condition, and until we do, support anyone affected by ataxia.
At Back Up, we inspire people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life.
For over 30 years, we’ve helped people and their families to rebuild their independence after a devastating spinal cord injury. Our award-winning, practical services challenge the perceptions of what’s possible and increase your skills and confidence.
Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, is an Armed Forces charity dedicated to assisting serving and ex-Service men and women who have suffered life-changing limbloss or the use of a limb, an eye or sight. We support these men and women in their communities throughout the UK.
The British Polio Fellowship is a charitable organisation dedicated to supporting and empowering the 120,000 people in the UK living with the late effects of polio and post-polio syndrome (PPS). We provide information, welfare and support to those affected, to enable them to live full, independent and integrated lives and campaigns to raise awareness of PPS.
CMT United Kingdom is the UK’s charity dedicated to supporting people living with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease – the most common inherited neurological condition in the world, estimated to affect 1 in 2,500 people. We provide personal support, advice and information through; our help-line, email, Facebook groups/page, website and publications, including a magazine (ComMenT) for members.
Our expert advice helps you deal with your debts and get the support you need. You can get advice online or over the phone, and we’ll recommend a range of practical debt solutions based on your situation.
Disability Horizons magazine is an online disability lifestyle publication that aims to give disabled people a voice.
Founded by two disabled guys in 2011, Disability Horizons publishes articles on a wide variety of topics, all to support the aim of a world where disabled people live exactly as they choose to.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of widespread pain and profound fatigue, recognised by the National Health Service (NHS) and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The pain tends to be felt as diffuse aching or burning, often described as head to toe. It may be worse at some times than at others. It may also change location, usually becoming more severe in parts of the body that are used most.
Flying Aces brings together young people who come from disadvantaged, under-privileged, socially challenged, and disabled backgrounds, and introduces them to the thrill of flying, with the aim of building their confidence and their chances in life.
The Haemophilia Society is the only UK-wide charity for all those affected by a genetic bleeding disorder.
We help people with genetic bleeding disorders to lead fulfilling lives, make informed choices
and to support and inspire others.
The Limbless Association is a registered charity (Charity registration Nos. 803533 and SCO42256) that was originally established in 1983. Since then, it has grown to become the leading UK charity for people with limb-loss. It was granted charitable status in Scotland on 18 April 2011
At The ME Trust we understand how difficult it can be to find good clinical advice and support. We are working to ensure that everyone affected by ME/CFS has access to diagnosis, treatment and care.
We improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers.
We fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments, and brings us closer to a cure for MND.
We campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND and everyone who cares for them are recognised and addressed by wider society.
We understand what life’s like with MS. And we know together we are stronger. We’re researching, writing, campaigning and fighting. Running, walking, caring and talking.
Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.
We are a UK charity that believes nobody should have to manage multiple sclerosis alone. We provide trusted information to help people with MS live the best life possible; train and educate MS health professionals to offer the best care; and fund MS nurses in the areas of greatest need.
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. We bring together people affected by more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions.
We are the only charity in the UK dedicated to transforming axial SpA (AS) care in the UK.
We are the expert voice and leading source of information and advice for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). For over 40 years, we’ve been supporting SCI people and representing the wider SCI community to government and other decision makers. Our work in campaigning, education and support is based on the personal experiences of our members.
We’re here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke.
We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.
Whether you are a patient, carer or medical professional, you will find a wealth of accurate and up to date information here – all derived from reliable sources.