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.
19 Records in Advice and information filtered by Client group "learning disability".
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.
British Institute for Learning Disabilities
Birmingham Research Park, 97 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2SQ
Telephone: 0121 415 6960
Description: BILD offers a range of services to support learning by professionals, care staff, service users and their families.
Contact a Family
1 Siward Road, Wandsworth, London, SW17 0LA
Telephone: 020 8947 5260
Description: Contact a Family offers support, advice and information to parents and carers of children with any special need or disability as well as professionals working with families.
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.
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
1st Floor, Colechurch House, 1 London Bridge Walk, London, SE1 2SX
Telephone: 020 7803 1100 (office only), 0808 808 1111 (Mencap Direct for advice)
Description: The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities website provides a range of information on learning disabilities, a daily news service and directories of organisations, websites and events.
73 Summerstown, London, SW17 0BQ
Telephone: 020 8879 6333 (Beverley Dawkins OBE)
Description: Generate is a charity that aims to create better days and better lives for people with a learning disability by working together with them and the people who know them well.
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.
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.