Local Groups – Strategic Lead Organisations
Umbrella organisation formed by the partnership of BTCV Richmond, the Environment Trust for Richmond Upon Thames and the Thames Landscape Strategy
Membership organisation supporting youth groups – also runs Youth Café bus, Detached Drug awareness project and Off the Record Counselling for Young People
Partner with Richmond Crossroads Caring for Carers – the Carers Centre provides help and support for carers.
Partner with Richmond Carers Centre – Richmond Crossroads Caring for Carers provides respite and palliative care.
Richmond Citizens Advice Bureaux – leads on advice and advocacy issues in the borough of Richmond Upon Thames.
Age Concern Richmond – works with a wide range of organisations involved with older people, and leads on behalf of the sector when required.
We also have a Physical Disability Network of local groups that we facilitate and support:
www.companioncycling.org.ukOrganises cycling in Bushy Park for disabled people.
Middlesex Association for the Blind – services for blind people.
MS Society Richmond – Information and support for those living with Multiple Sclerosis.
Richmond & Kingston Accessible Transport – affordable transport for voluntary and community groups.
Otakar Kraus Music Trust – music and voice therapy for children and young people with physical and mental disabilities.
www.richmondbackpaingroup.org.uk(website currently not active)
Aims to alleviate back pain and reduce incidence of back pain.
Positively Healthy – the world’s longest-established and UK’s only gay men’s holistic HIV/AIDS charity and the only HIV/AIDS charity 100% managed and operated by its volunteers and service-users.
Support for people using Direct Payments provided by Richmond Users Independent Living Scheme.
VISOR – the Visually Impaired Society of Richmond. Campaigns, advice and social events.
INS – Integrated Neurological Services providing long-term rehabilitation and support for people with neurological conditions.
Three Wings Trust
Information, Support and Services for children from birth to 19 with permanent or temporary special needs, and for their parents, carers and families. Contact 020 8831 6175.
A list of useful national disability-related websites.
Direct Gov’s very informative website for disabled people with information on employment, holidays, financial obligations, rights and much more.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s website (made up of the Disability Rights Commission, the Commision of Racial Equality and the Equal Opportunities Commision) contains information for individuals and businesses on a variety of human rights.
Shaping Our Lives is an user-led organisation working towards a society which is equal and fair where all people have the same opportunities, choices, rights and responsibilities. They also run the Shaping our Lives Network website at www.solnetwork.org.uk/.
Employers Forum on Disability is for employers who have or take on disabled staff, and for disabled employees.
The Disability Alliance provides advice on benefits, tax credits and child benefits for disabled people.
The Department of Works & Pensions – a government website with information on employment, pensions, benefits and much more.
The Disabillity Resource Directory is an exchange for disabled people to discuss issues that interest them.
www.officefordisability.gov.uk Government Site of the Office for Disability Issues, containing reports, results of surveys, consultations, updates on the law and governmental proposals.
The Royal Associated for Disability and Rehabilitation – a national network of disability organisations and disabled people with over 800 members.
The Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board – provides advice to the government on DLA.
Counselling Directory which only lists counsellors and psychotherapists who are registered with a recognised professional body or those who have verified their qualifications and insurance cover.
The Disability Law Service – advice on legal issues including empployment, discrimination, and consumer issues.
Sign Community, the website of The British Deaf Association, is a national organisation.
Scope supports people with cerebral palsy and is working to improve human and civil rights for disabled people.
Skill promotes opportunities for young people and adults with any kind of impairment in post-16 education, training and employment.
The Royal National Institute for Deaf People – works to change the world for deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK, organises campaigns, raises awareness and carries out research.