0808 808 7777 (Advice line)
20 Great Dover Street
London, SE1 4LX
02920 81 1370
Branches throughout the UK. Provides information and support for carers on subjects such as benefits, residential care, respite care.
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Has a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the seven "protected" grounds – age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
For advice contact the Equality Advisory Service:
0808 800 0082 (freephone)
0808 800 0084 (text phone)
Books beyond words
Books Beyond Words are written for people who cannot read or have difficulty reading. These communicate simple, explicit messages through stories using coloured pictures that include mime and body language. Topics include going to the doctor, bereavement, sexual abuse and depression. Some of the titles are available online.
Understanding intellectual disability and health
This website was developed as a collaboration between the Division of Mental Health at St George’s, University of London and the Down’s Syndrome Association.
The Norah Fry Research Centre
Part of the University of Bristol’s Department of Mental Health. the Norah Fry Research Centre researches issues affecting the lives of disabled children and adults with learning difficulties and their families and, through their research findings, aims to influence policy, improve services and support, empower and inform service users, families and professionals.
Online community at Scope, which offers practical tips and peer-to-peer support.
This information was published in November 2016. We will revise it in 2019.