Useful Links

Here is a curated list of useful links and resources which offer further support and advice to individuals affected by a disability.


Carer’s Direct –
Information, advice and support for carers.

Carer’s UK  –
The voice of carers, provides information, advice and support.

Counselling for carers in Somerset – CARE FIRST Tel: 0800 1974516

Young Carers –
Information and advice for young carers/siblings of disabled children.


Benefit Advice –
For benefit advice. Blue Badge Advice. Council Tax Reduction for disabled people. VAT relief on products and services for disabled people

Travel Vouchers / Concessionary –
If your child receives DLA then you may be entitled.

Energy Costs – energy help
General advice for getting help with energy costs if in receipt of certain benefits.

Turn2Us –
To help people find appropriate sources of financial support, grants and benefits available.

Family Fund –
Grants available for disabled children.


Citizens Advice –
For free, independent and confidential advice.

Compass Disability Services –
An innovative, enlightened and positive organisation.  Its mission is ‘to enable disabled people to have equality of opportunity’.

Contact a Family –
Provides advice, information and support for families with disabled children. Tel: 0808 8083556

DIAL UK (Disability Information and Advice Line)  – Tel: 0808 800 3333 (free)
Information and advice for disabled people. Supported by Scope. Can also email

Special Needs Kids –
Information on products and services.

Newlife Foundation –
Helps disabled children in the UK

Disabilty Living Foundation –
National charity that provides advice, information and training on daily living aids. Helpline 0845 1309177

Barnardos –
Offers help to disabled children.

Condition Specific

Leading UK charity for people with learning disabilities.

Local branch of Mencap –

National Autistic Society –
UK charity for people with autistic Spectrum Disorders.

Taunton Autism Support Group –

Epilepsy Society –
National charity working with people with epilepsy.

About Cerebral Palsy

Action on Hearing Loss – / Tel: 0808 808 0123 (free)

Was RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf).

RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind) – / Tel 0845 7669999

ADHD/ADD support –
Help for ADHD, ADD + AD/HD


Parent partnership –
Provides free impartial information, advice and guidance to all parents/carers of children with special educational needs (SEN)

Mobility Issues

Whizz Kids –
A charity about giving disabled children the chance to lead a more independent life. Can give grants.

GM Coach Works –
For wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptations

Motability –
For people on high rate mobility DLA to exchange for a new car.


SASP (Somerset Activity and Sports partnership) –
Opportunities for disability sport in Somerset.


Accessible Travel –
For advice on holidays.

Accessible Accomodation –

Walks with Wheelchairs-
Walking routes suitable for wheelchairs.


CEA Card –
Entitles the holder to have someone to accompany them to the cinema free of charge.