Provides impartial advice to disabled people about assistive technology to suit individual needs. Regional centres may offer individual assessment, bespoke solutions and telephone support. Information on communication aids is also available.
Association of Independent Care Advisers (AICA)
Member organisation for Independent Care Advisers, who offer expert knowledge to the public on options for care. Their website provides contact details for local advisers and residential and nursing care. Some members also provide advocacy for care home residents.
British Red Cross
Local branches may provide wheelchair hire or short-term loan of mobility aids and continence aids. Transport to medical appointments may also be available. The website has an online shop of products to enable independent living.
Disabled Living Foundation
Impartial advice and information about adapted and specialist equipment for people living with disability. Includes possible sources of funding or second hand equipment.
Provides advice about accommodation options and allows you to search for retirement housing and care homes. Provided by Elderly Accommodation Counsel (see below).
This supplier of assistive technology has an online shop offering a wide range of hardware and software that is adapted to specific needs and ergonomically designed.
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Provides wide-ranging services to disabled people, including care homes, supported living, community outreach and respite care. Services for acquired brain injury include post-hospital rehabilitation and longer-term support and accommodation.
Provides wide-ranging services for disabled people, including residential care services, supported living and holiday accommodation. Their rehabilitation for brain injury is available in Suffolk
Relatives and Residents Association (R&RA)
Support with decisions about moving into long-term residential care, making the transition to a care home and problems with quality of life in a care home.
Which? Elderly Care
A source of free and independent information and advice on care choices for older people across the UK and we thought your visitors may benefit from the service we provide.