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Action Not Disability
Six Charities, who together, promote independence for disabled people through tax effective giving. By supporting Action Not Disability your money is helping the charities; Leonard Cheshire, SSAFA, Livability, Queen Elizabeth Foundation, Motability and Treloars.
A donation to us means you can directly help disabled people, injured members of our armed forces and their families with rehabilitation, housing, transport and education providing invaluable support when they need it most.View website Watch video
Action on Hearing Loss
Hearing loss currently affects more than 10 million people in the UK – that’s one in six of us. And it’s growing – by 2031 a massive 14.5 million people in the UK will have hearing loss.
Supporting Action on Hearing Loss through your pay will help us to create a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.
- to cure hearing loss and tinnitus
- more support for people with hearing loss
- no one to be isolated through their hearing loss
- people to protect themselves against hearing loss and tinnitus
- people to acknowledge their hearing loss and take action
Your donation could provide support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus, provide day-to-day care for people who are deaf and have additional needs, and support research into cures and treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Registered Charity No. 207720 (England and Wales) and SC038926 (Scotland).View website Watch video
People with the most severe learning disabilities cannot understand even the simplest children’s book - words on a page are meaningless and pictures hold no interest. The multi-sensory stories made by Bag Books use a mixture of pictures, touch, smells, sounds and actions to involve the participant in the story even if they can’t understand the words. Bag Books benefit over 18,000 people each year and are used in over three quarters of all the learning disability Special Schools across the UK. However, all our books are hand made and take an average of 8 hours to construct so we need your help to fund their production.
Registered Charity No. 1026432View website Watch video
Blindcare is an equal partnership of nine large and small charities, most covering the whole of the United Kingdom and all working for people who are blind or visually impaired.
Through the work of our partner charities we are able to provide education and training for visually impaired adults and children to help them make their way in the world; to provide mobility support to help blind people lead full, active lives; to conduct international research into the prevention of blindness and to provide vital treatment, including the restoration of sight.
- Action for Blind People
- Fight for Sight
- Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
- International Glaucoma Association
- Midland Societies for the Blind
- Royal Blind Society
- Royal London Society for Blind People
- Royal National College for the Blind
- Royal National Institute of Blind People
Registered Charity No. 1020073View website Watch video
Capability Scotland works with disabled children and adults – and their families and carers – throughout Scotland. By pledging your support through Payroll Giving, you will be helping disabled people of all ages to achieve full equality and to have the same choice and control over their lives that non-disabled people take for granted.
Registered Charity No. SC011330View website Watch video
Contact a Family
Contact a Family is the only UK-wide charity that supports families with disabled children, regardless of the disability of the child, and offers specialism in rare disorders.
We currently reach over 340,000 families with disabled children by providing a range of practical and emotional information, support and advice services. This includes helping them to access the resources and benefits available to them, a free helpline, access to respite and family outings, and offering peer support as well as workshops to develop vital skills for the whole family.
Registered Charity No. 284912. Scotland No. SC039169View website Watch video
deafPLUS / visionPLUS supports both deaf and visually impaired people. We do this in the following ways:
- Promoting independence – helping deaf and visually impaired people to choose equipment that will help them in their daily routines, and also help them safe.
- Developing potential – Supporting people into employment, providing skills training and volunteering opportunities.
- Promoting Wellbeing – Providing social opportunities to overcome isolation. Providing health workshops and materials.
- Promoting Change and Understanding – working to improve awareness of deaf and visually impaired people’s needs.
We are a national organisation with five centres (Bath, Birmingham, Whitechapel, Farnborough and Ealling) and two mobile advice centres.
Registered Charity No. 1073468View website Watch video
It's all about play!
Challengers is a registered children's charity, established in 1979, dedicated to providing exciting and challenging play and leisure opportunities for disabled children and young people. We do this through our play and youth centres in Guildford and Farnham and through our range of community based projects across Surrey and, increasingly, the surrounding areas.
A significant benefit of our service is that it provides families with short-breaks during high pressure times e.g. at the weekend or during the school holidays, enabling them to do ‘ordinary’ activities such as shopping or spending time with their other children. Families have told us that this lifeline of support keeps them strong.
Who do we support?
We support any child or young person with any impairment through our Preschool (age 2-4), Play (age 4 - 12), Youth (age 13 - 18) and Young Adult schemes (18-25). We do not set any geographical boundaries and young people do not have to be on a ‘disability register’ to access our service – if they can’t access mainstream leisure then they can come to a Challengers scheme. Our facilities are also open to families, special schools, hospitals, children's homes and other organisations. Our unique non exclusion policy means that we do not exclude and will always find a way.
What do we do?
We offer a wide range of fun activities for children and young people to take part in. The breadth of activities that we provide mean that we can offer disabled young people something to do and somewhere to go from the age of 2 to 25. Our Play Schemes are typically based around ‘free play’ where we encourage and support children to make free choices about the activities they take part in. Our Youth and Young Adult Schemes are caring, relaxed and friendly places where disabled young people can make friends, try new activities or just hang out.
Registered Charity No. 4300724View website
Downs Syndrome Scotland
Down’s Syndrome Scotland is currently celebrating its 30th year of providing services, support and information to people with Down’s syndrome, their families and professionals. We work to help people with Down’s syndrome reach their full potential. Our Family Support Service provides home visits to families; training to teachers, coaches and carers; and support and information via telephone, e-mail and social media.
Our Down’s Syndrome Sports initiative provides dance, football and swimming to children and adults with Down’s syndrome. We also provide a Parent Contact Service, which provides parent mentors to families needing information and support on various issues from schooling to independent living.
Registered Charity No. Registered in Scotland No. 356717 Scottish Charity No. SC011012View website Watch video
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
We provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. We also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research.
We have been expertly breeding and training guide dogs for more than 75 years, providing many thousands to blind and partially-sighted people of all ages and from all walks of life.
We also deliver confidence-building rehabilitation services to adults, young people and children - including long cane mobility training and communication and daily living skills.
Registered Charity No. England and Wales (209617) and Scotland (SC038979)View website Watch video
Brain injury – The hidden disability
A brain injury can happen to anyone at any time. The effects are devastating and last a lifetime. It can affect every aspect of you: walking, talking, thinking and feeling and can mean losing the life you lived and the person you once were. There are an estimated 500,000 people in the UK living with the long- term effects of brain injury.
Through our free Nurse led Helpline, the Emergency Fund, Acute Trauma Support Nurses and our Group and Branch network we provide vital help to those affected by brain injury. A regular donation will help to provide this much needed support.
Registered Charity No. 1025852View website Watch video
For the last 70 years, Mencap has been at the forefront of helping people with a learning disability by challenging laws and prejudice, fighting for equality, and providing vital services.
Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included. Our challenge, alongside people with a learning disability and their families, is to make this world a reality.
Right now, people with a learning disability face inequalities in every area of life. We need to tackle the issues head on through tireless campaigning and the delivery of high quality support and services to the people who need us.
Registered Charity No. 222377View website Watch video
Motability is a national UK charity, which helps disabled people and their families to become mobile, by enabling them to use their Government funded disability allowances, to lease or buy a car, powered wheelchair, or scooter. Motability also operates a grants program to help people who need special and often expensive adaptations to their vehicles. For this we need to raise over £2 million this year.
Registered Charity No. 299745View website
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
NRAS works to support the 690,000 people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and the 12,000 children and young people with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), their friends, families, carers and healthcare professionals. Established in 2001 it is the only patient led charity which deals specifically with Rheumatoid Arthritis. NRAS offer crucial support, information and advocacy services with the aim of improving the lives of those affected by RA and JIA.
Registered Charity No. England and Wales No: 7127101 Charity Nos: 1134859 SC039721View website Watch video
Registered Charity No. 211234View website Watch video
Quarriers is a charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity and choice to bring about a positive change to people’s lives. We offer families resilience to deal with the challenges that life brings. We give people affected by epilepsy a new life. We offer young homeless people support to unlock their potential. We give adults with disabilities more opportunities in life, and importantly, a voice.
Registered Charity No. SC001960View website Watch video
Queen Elizabeths Foundation for Disabled People (QEF)
Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) is a leading national charity working with around 4,000 disabled children and adults every year enabling them to gain new skills and increase independence.
Whether it’s learning everyday life skills for living independently, finding sustainable employment, providing assistive mobility equipment, rebuilding a life affected by brain injury or acquiring the skills to drive a specially adapted car, QEF supports disabled people to achieve goals for life.
Every year we need to raise over £3.5m to provide our essential services.
Registered Charity No. 251051View website Watch video
Royal National Institute of Blind People
Every day 100 people start to lose their sight. Your support helps us rebuild lives devastated by sight loss.
RNIB is the leading UK sight loss charity. There are around 2million people in the UK sight problems and RNIB's pioneering work helps people live with sight loss. We are campaigning to end preventable sight loss -over 50 per cent of all sight loss is avoidable - and need your help to succeed.
We offer friendly support, expert advice, Talking Books, a wide range of practical products and training to help people learn new ways to get on with everyday life.
Registered Charity No. 226227View website Watch video
Scope is a leading disability charity whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. One in 400 babies are born with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a physical condition that affects movement, and is the result of failure of a part of the brain to develop, either before birth or in early childhood.
In response to the needs of disabled children and adults, Scope provides a range of local and national services such as nurseries and schools, employment and training, and independent living schemes. Scope's aim is that disabled people achieve equality: that is a society in which they are valued, and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else.
Registered Charity No. 208231View website Watch video
SeeAbility specialises in supporting people who have multiple disabilities, including visual impairment, learning and physical disabilities, mental health difficulties and life limiting conditions.
We support people with autism, acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. The majority also have a visual impairment, often previously undetected. Their unique and complex needs require a specialist approach that SeeAbility provides.
SeeAbility encourages people who are blind or partially sighted and have other multiple disabilities to achieve their full potential and enhance their quality of life.
Registered Charity No. 255913View website Watch video
Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide tailored support, advice and information as well as specialist services to all deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. In addition, we support people who have a single-sensory impairment with additional needs.
There are over 250,000 deafblind people in the UK, including 4,000 children. This number is growing rapidly as the population ages.
Our aim is that every deafblind person has the opportunity to enjoy life, to become as independent as possible and to reach their full potential.
Registered Charity No. 289868View website Watch video
Sound Seekers is dedicated to helping deaf and hearing-impaired people, especially children, in the developing world. We develop and support projects that improve access to education, lessen the impact of hearing loss and raise awareness of deaf people's abilities and needs.
Sound Seekers favours cross-country running over sprinting. We partner with major hospitals in our seven project countries to establish audiology services. That means we support hospital staff to be trained in basic audiology then provide them with the kit they need to assist people with hearing impairment, including fitting hearing aids. We organise volunteer placements for UK audiologists to visit and support the African staff running these services, to ensure that their skills are maintained and upgraded. We are also piloting ways to identify particularly at-risk children early, so that they can be treated as soon as possible.
We are building long-term capacity in Africa, providing skills so that African medical staff can treat African people, reducing dependency on the developed world. And we would like to do more, particularly on education of deaf children, and investing in prevention and ear care so that people don't lose their hearing in the first place.
Registered Charity No. 1013870View website Watch video
WheelPower exists to provide, promote and develop opportunities for men, women and children with disabilities to participate in recreational and competitive wheelchair sport. From a health and welfare aspect participation in sport is extremely beneficial, promoting fitness, independence and motivation, and helping prevent sickness.