Learning Disability Resources

Links to other websites

Mencapwww.mencap.org.uk Mencap is the voice of learning disability in the UK. Charity focused on valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers

PAMISwww.pamis.org.uk Scottish charity devoted to improving the lives of people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and their families. Make bespoke multi-sensory books.

Changing Placeswww.changing-places.org Consortium of related organisations campaigning to improve accessible toilet facilities through the installation of Changing Places toilets

British Institute of Learning Disabilitieswww.bild.org.uk National charity committed to improving the quality of life for the 1.2 million people in the UK with a learning disability.

Scopewww.scope.org.uk Charity that supports disabled people (particularly those with cerebral palsy), and their families.

National Autistic Societywww.autism.org.uk Leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger Syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilitieswww.learningdisabilities.org.uk Charity working to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families.

About Learning Disabilities – www.aboutlearningdisabilities.co.uk Website offering a unique reference point on comprehensive advice on learning disabilities.

Carer's Directwww.nhs.uk/Carersdirect a national information, advice and support service for carers in England with a free, confidential helpline seven days a week on 0808 802 0202.

Contact a Family – www.cafamily.org.uk UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children.

Down’s Syndrome Associationwww.downs-syndrome.org.uk Charity helping people with Down Syndrome to lead full and rewarding lives.

Rett UK - www.rettsyndrome.org.uk Charity working to make a difference for people living with Rett Syndrome

ASSERTwww.angelmanuk.org Support group offering support and advice to families with people with Angelman Syndrome.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Associationwww.pwsa.co.uk Charity dedicated to supporting people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS),their families, carers, and the professionals who work with them.

Autism Independent UKwww.autismuk.com Charity aiming to improve the quality of life for people with autism.

Learning Disability Web Sitewww.learningdisability.co.uk Website primarily aimed at providing education, information resources, advocacy and services for those working with adults with learning disabilities,including their carers, advocates, friends, professional carers, social and health care workers and students.

Association for Real Changewww.arcuk.org.uk Organisation which supports providers of services to people with a learning disability to promote real change.

People Firstwww.peoplefirstltd.com People First is an organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties to raise awareness of and campaign for the rights of people with learning difficulties and to support self advocacy groups across the country.

Real Life Optionswww.reallifeoptions.org Voluntary organisation striving to provide self-directed support that puts people with disabilities in control of their own lives.

Sensewww.sense.org.uk Leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.

Joanna Gracejo.element42.org Joanna is a special educational needs and disabilities consultant, specialising in different multi-sensory approaches. Self-resourcing multi-sensory stories can also be purchased from her website. 

ReminiSense - remini-sense.com The ReminiSense project is all about engaging people with dementia in a sensory way. It aims to support interaction, reminiscence and well-being through sensory storytelling.

National Family Carer Networkwww.familycarers.org.uk Charity linking groups and organisations that support families that include an adult with a learning disability.

United Responsewww.unitedresponse.org.uk Charity supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities to live in the community, across England and in Wales.

Fledglingswww.fledglings.org.uk A national charity that finds and sells products that improve the lives of disabled children and their families.

Listening Bookswww.listening-books.org.uk A national charity providing a postal and internet based audiobook service to members who find it difficult to read the printed word in the usual way.

Story Crafterswww.storycrafterscolorado.com A USA charity producing bespoke multi-sensory books.

Voorlezen-Pluswww.voorlezen-plus.nl A Dutch charity producing bespoke multi-sensory books.