Northampton Disabled People's Forum

Useful links

ACROSS

Charity dedicated to helping sick adults and children, especially those who are terminally ill or suffering progressive illness, to enjoy the pilgrimage of a lifetime to the Christian shrine of Lourdes in France. Also volunteering opportunities for helpers.

ACROSS

Deaf Connect

Provide sign language interpreters, lipspeakers and deaf-blind communicators to both deaf and hearing people.

Deaf Connect

Disabled Go

DisabledGo was founded to empower disabled people to judge for themselves which venues are suitable for their own individual needs. 

Disabled Go - Northampton

Disabled Person's Railcard

Information about the railcard and the discounts it gives when travelling around Britain

Disabled Person's Railcard

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Organisation concerned with promoting the rights of groups including disabled people.

EHR Commission

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

Aims to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families; also, to support local people and services to include people with learning disabilities. Part of the UK charity the Mental Health Foundation.

http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/

Home Safety Checks (free)

Northants Fire and Rescue Service

Incontact

Help for disabled people or people caring for those who need to use toilets urgently or who have incontinence problems. The website includes information about a free 'Just Can't Wait' card which can be shown to shops, etc, to prove the holder has a genuine medical reason for asking to use a toilet in the shop. The website also has information to help about planning travel in its publications section.

http://www.incontact.org/

Independent Living

Information about specialist furniture for the home and care environments, specialist bathroom fittings and accessories, communication aids, mobility and transport .

http://www.independentliving.co.uk/

MIND

Charity that helps create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress. Both local and national branches.

http://www.mind.org.uk/

Motability

A national charity to help people with their mobility needs. They oversee the Motability scheme which enables people to obtain a car, powered motor scooter or wheelchair by using their government-funded mobility allowances.

http://www.motability.co.uk/

Northampton Door to Door Service

Specialists in transporting people in Northampton who cannot use public transport

http://www.ndds.org.uk/

Northamptonshire CIL (Centre for Independent Living)

Free advice on aspects of living with a disability

http://www.northamptonshirecil.org.uk/

SOLAR: HIV Charity

www.facebook.com/SOLARNorthamptonshire

St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton

Leading national service provider for people with mental disorders, learning disabilities and acquired brain injury.

http://www.stah.org/

Street Doctor - for reporting potholes, uneven pavements, etc

Highways problems such as potholes, broken road signs, bus-stops, and drop-kerbs come under the Northamptonshire County Council's remit. They ask citizens to report problems they notice via their "Street Doctor" service.

http://www3.northamptonshire.gov.uk/transport/pem/

University of Northampton's equality and diversity web pages

http://www.northampton.ac.uk/equality

Workbridge Centre, Northampton

Provides real work and training for people, giving hope for an independent future - earning a living and making a positive contribution to society - for adults with mental health needs, learning difficulties or an acquired brain injury. The garden centre on Bedford Road, Northampton, is open 7 days a week selling a wide range of plants grown by the centre's trainees:

http://www.stah.org/workbridge.aspx