Advice and information
Advice and information
You can get advice about care from many organisations. Charities such as Age UK Wandsworth and the Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS) offer general advice and information. Lots of national charities also offer advice and information, including about care services and paying for care. Also visit the Money and Legal area for more information and advice about paying for care and how you can get independent financial advice.
There are organisations that offer general advice and some that offer specialist advice. For example, Deaf people may be interested in advice from Action on Hearing Loss and people with a learning disability will find Mencap useful.
17 Records in Advice and information filtered by Client group "blind or partially sighted".
Adult social care from Wandsworth Council
Customer Centre, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU
Telephone: 020 8871 7707
Description: We help adults with care and support needs and those who care for them.
Disability Rights UK
Ground Floor, CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Rd, London, N1 6AH
Telephone: 020 7250 8181 (office)
Description: Disability Rights UK is a national charity, formed through the merger of Disability Alliance, RADAR and the National Centre for Independent Living.
Disabled people - GOV.UK
Description: You will find comprehensive information, guidance and resources for people with a disability on this government website.
Free postage for blind and partially sighted people
Telephone: 0345 607 6140 or on 03457 740 740 (Royal Mail customer services)
Description: Royal Mail runs a scheme that allows blind and partially sighted people to send and receive some items of post free of charge.
Description: This community website provides news, views and product information on equipment to help with living independently.
Independent Living Fund
Telephone: 020 8871 7707 (Wandsworth Council's adult social care Access Team)
Description: The Independent Living Fund (ILF) closed on 30 June 2015 – from 1 July 2015 local authorities are responsible for meeting the eligible care and support needs of people who previously received ILF support.
Postal address only: Infosound, PO Box 20, Brighton, BN2 7XX
Telephone: 03000 111 555
Description: Infosound is a registered charity that produces free information in audio for blind and partially-sighted people on topics that directly affect people living with sight loss.
Leonard Cheshire Disability
66 South Lambeth Road, London, SW8 1RL
Telephone: 020 3242 0200
Description: Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity which campaigns for change and provides services that aim to give disabled people the opportunity to live life their own way.
The Macular Society, PO Box 1870, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 9AD
Telephone: 0300 3030 111 (freephone helpline) or 0845 241 2041
Description: The Macular Society is a specialist charity for people affected by central vision loss and macular conditions.
Out of hours - Social Services
Telephone: 020 8871 6000
Description: An emergency social work service is available outside of normal office hours and it can be contacted through the main council telephone number, 020 8871 6000, between 5pm and 9am and at all times over weekends and bank holidays.