Action on Hearing Loss

As the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK, Action on Hearing Loss understands how hearing loss can affect everything in your life from your relationships, to your education and your job prospects. They are there to support and help you, so you can take back control and live the life you choose.

From day-to-day-care to practical information, campaigning for a fairer world for people with hearing loss and funding research to find a cure, Action on Hearing taking are there to support people with hearing loss.

Further information available from Action on Hearing Loss


Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how people communicate and interact with others.

It affects people in different ways but most autistic people see, hear and experience the world differently from people without autism.

Autistic people may be given a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger Syndrome.

Further Information about Autism available from NHS UK

British Deaf Association

The BDA is the UK’s leading membership organisation and registered charity run by Deaf people for Deaf people. The BDA delivers a range of services to achieve its aims of empowering Deaf people to overcome difficulties that they face on a daily basis.

Further information about the British Deaf Association 

Contact – For families with Disabled Children

Contact is a charity which supports families with disabled children, providing the best possible guidance and information. They bring families together to support each other and help them to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

Further information available from Contact for Families with Disabled Children

Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. It usually happens gradually as you get older, but sometimes it happens suddenly.

If you notice any problems with your hearing, make an appointment to see your GP, so that you can find out the cause and get advice on treatment.

Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK has a vision for a society where everyone can participate equally.

  • Within 3 years, they will enable at least 50,000 diverse disabled people to have voice and influence, connecting with each other and with them. They support change agents and enable disabled people to exert power and influence.
  • Disability Rights UK will work in partnership with other Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) to showcase approaches to social, economic and public participation and share learning, including through joint projects.
  • They will work with many organisations in a position to act, in all sectors, supporting them in putting disabled people’s priorities at the heart of their policies and practices.
  • They will campaign to strengthen and protect disabled people’s rights.

DR UK is itself led by people with diverse experiences of disability and health conditions, from different communities. They work with allies committed to equal participation for all – ‘Together we can be stronger’.

Further information available from Disability Rights UK

Get Active with a Disability

Click on the link below to access the Get Active with a Disability Guide, which will help you:

  • build activity into your day
  • search for activities or classes
  • browse activities and sports

Further information available from NHS UK

How to care for a Disabled child

Caring for a disabled child can make your daily parenting duties, such as feeding, toilet training and getting them to sleep, more challenging.

Click on the link below for information which will assist you to care for a disabled child.

Further information from NHS UK

Learning Disability

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things throughout their lifetime. The link below will help you to understand how a learning disability can affect someone, and where support can be found.

A learning disability also affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty:

  • understanding new or complex information
  • learning new skills
  • coping independently

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. It’s thought up to 350,000 people have a severe learning disability. This figure is increasing.

National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society provides specialist help, information and care for children, adults and families across England, whom are living with autism.

Their services include residential homes, local Centres providing dedicated support throughout the week, one-to-one support and support in further and higher education.

Further information about Autistic Services from Autism UK

SCOPE – Equality for Disabled People

Scope is a disability equality charity in England and Wales. They provide practical information and emotional support when it’s most needed, and campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.

Further Information available from SCOPE

Vision Impairment

In the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight loss. Of these, around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted.

Being told you have a visual impairment that can’t be treated can be difficult to come to terms with.

Some people go through a process similar to bereavement, where they experience a range of emotions including shock, anger, and denial, before eventually coming to accept their condition.

Further information available from NHS UK