Useful Links

Umbrella Organisations

Alzheimer’s Society

Support organisation working to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.

Barnet Centre for Independent Living (BCIL)

Aims to provide a peer-led, multi-service one-stop-shop for people with any form of disability living or working in the London Borough of Barnet.

Disability Action in the Borough of Barnet (DabB)

A voluntary organisation providing a range of accessible services for disabled people living or working in the London Borough of Barnet.

Ealing Centre for Independent Living (ECIL)

An organisation of disabled people in Ealing working to eliminate the barriers preventing disabled people from living full and independent lives.

Disability Association Hillingdon

Provides advice, support and information to enable disabled people in Hillingdon to make choices about how they live their lives.

Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HADNET)

Has been delivering innovative affordable, practical services to disabled people in Hertfordshire since 1958.

Royal National Institute for Deaf People

Changing the world for deaf and hard of hearing people. The RNID is the largest charity representing the 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK.

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Supporting blind and partially sighted people in the UK.


RADAR is the UK's largest disability campaigning organisation, with a membership of over 900 disability organisations and individual campaigners.


About Cerebral Palsy. For disabled people achieving equality.

Multiple Sclerosis Society

The MS Society is the UK's largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) - about 100,000 people in the UK.

Multiple Sclerosis Trust

The MS Trust is a UK charity, providing information for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, education programmes for health professionals, funding for practical research and campaigning for specialist multiple sclerosis services.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

National charity in the United Kingdom which funds research into the disease and provides information and support for patients and families.

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Provides a free and expert information to anyone affected by muscle disease.

Motor Neurone Disease Association

The website for people with MND and those who care for them.

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

Headway – The brain injury association

The charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Provides information, support and services to people affected by brain injury.

Disability Information

Government website providing a wide range of information and advice for disabled people.

BBC - Ouch!

BBC website that reflects the lives and experiences of disabled people. It has articles, blogs, a very busy message-board and an award-winning downloadable radio show.

Disabled Living Foundation

Provides impartial advice, information and training on daily living aids.


Detailed information about access to hotels, restaurants, colleges, tourist attractions, libraries, hospitals, leisure centres. Find a job, catch up on the latest disability news, advertise events, post articles and join discussions on our forum.

Support & Wellbeing Information Service Harrow (SWiSH)

From 3rd August 2015, Harrow Community Action (HCA) consortium launched this new service with 5 local charities: Age UK Harrow, HAD, Harrow Carers, Harrow Mencap and Mind in Harrow. This service has been commissioned by Harrow Council to provide a local Care Act 2014 Information & Advice Service.

For anyone in Harrow 18 years and over who wants information or advice about local support services for and ways to keep safe and well.

As well as people looking for help for themselves, the service is open to carers and staff in local organisations.

SWiSH (website)


Department of Work and Pensions

Government website providing information and advice for disabled people.

Harrow Council

Index to information about local services and benefits.

Disability Alliance (UK)

Publishers of the Disability Rights handbook and a leading authority on social security benefits for disabled people.

Local Charities

Age UK Harrow

Offering information, advice and advocacy to older people, their families and those who care for them. Working with other voluntary organisations, the local authority and health services on matters relevant to older residents of Harrow.

Harrow Carers

Provides quality information, advice and support services to Carers.

Harrow Mencap

Supporting people with learning disabilities and their families in Harrow.

MIND in Harrow

Working for a better quality of life for people in Harrow experiencing.

St Luke’s Hospice

Has cared for over 1,500 patients within our inpatient and day care units. Has also provided advice and support for their families and carers.

Kids Can Achieve

Supporting local children and young people whose educational, emotional and social and psychological difficulties were not being recognised.

Harrow Community Transport

Harrow Community Transport (Harrow CT) offers a high quality, low cost, accessible transport service, which provides those in need with the access to their community and to services that they require.

Barbara Bus

The Barbara Bus Fund is based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore and was set up to help people who cannot get out or use public transport or an ordinary car because their disability confines them to a wheelchair..

The Fund has a selection of specially converted vehicles that can accommodate from one to three wheelchairs in comfort, along with several able bodied passengers. All the vehicles are equipped with appropriate wheelchair restraints.

Travel / Mobility

Transport for London

Accessibility Information for Public Transport in London.

Disabled Person’s Railcard

Save money when you travel by train and have a disability.


Operates a scheme to provide vehicles, wheelchairs and powered scooters to disabled people in the UK.


Formerly known as the Disabled Drivers Motor Club. Offers monthly magazines, events and details of discounts and information services.

Equipment for the Home

Living Made Easy

Clear, practical advice on daily living equipment.

Disability Living Foundation – directory of suppliers

A list of companies who supply a range of daily living equipment, disability aids and mobility products.


Ability Net

A national charity that helps disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology. Their special expertise is ensuring that whatever your age, health condition, disability or situation you find exactly the right way to adapt or adjust your information and communications technology (ICT) to make it easier to use.

Aidis Trust

The Aidis Trust was founded in 1975 to help disabled people communicate more easily and effectively through technology.