Links to Useful Web-sites
To view any of the sites listed below, just click on the relevant organisation's name and your browser should access the site automatically. D.A.D. cannot accept responsibility for information contained in other linked websites. We strongly advise users to check any information before acting or relying on it.
Has a new Website that is constructed to be accessible to blind and partially sighted people. There is information on the charity plus free impartial advice on visual impairment.
Aidis Trust website has been developed to help Disabled People make best use of information and communication technology by giving information, help and support on all aspects of disability computing.
The Alan Shearer Centre uniquely enables people with a disability, and their carers, to share leisure time in a setting which provides wide ranging challenge, leisure, relaxation, respite and therapeutic opportunities.
Website managed by the Information Team - based at London Office.
Recently published articles about Post Polio Syndrome.
Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England. Available online and as a free, confidential helpline seven days a week on 0808 802 0202, it provides accurate, relevant information for carers and those who support them.
Carers UK is the leading campaigning, policy and information organisation for carers.
DAD supports the work of Caring for Disabled Children in Darlington (CDCD), which is run by parents for parents. Its aim is to bring parents together through termly events (Forums) to share information, listen to concerns and feed in views and ideas to service planners and providers.
Alternative website: http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/
An extremely helpful site directory of information and listings of websites in the North East.
During March - December 2006 the Dolphin Centre underwent a £5million project to refurbish the facility. The refurbishment project has dramatically improved provision within the Centre and provided new facilities ensuring a contemporary leisure feel for customers.
Darlington Learning Disability Live's website is produced by the Darlington Learning Disability Partnership Board, intended to be a clear and eay way for people in Darlington to access advice and information.
Has set up a new Website aimed at improving the literacy skills of deaf pupils. The site provides chat rooms in which deaf people can swap messages and relevant news items.
A new interactive Website has been launched to cover deafness and sign language issues.
Has launched the Easy Guide to Direct Payments to provide clear information for people with learning disabilities. The guide comes on tape, C.D. and in booklet form available from DOH publications.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for the Government's welfare reform agenda. Its aim is to promote opportunity and independence for all. It delivers support and advice through a modern network of services to people of working age, employers, pensioners, families and children and disabled people.
Directgov is the place to turn to for the latest and widest range of public services and government information.
Direct Enquiries is an online access register that gives businesses and service providers throughout the United Kingdom an opportunity to shout about what access and facilities they currently provide. Importantly it also provides details about what access and facilities they cannot provide today, but hope to provide in the future.
In association with two of the country's leading charities, RADAR (The Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation) and the Employers' Forum on Disability, the register provides details about everything from entrances, lifts, toilets, counter heights, lighting, auxiliary aids such as Braille, large print, induction loops and lap trays, all the way through to staff assistance.
A campaigning newspaper. E-mail: email@example.com
Disability Rights Commission
As of 1st October 2007 the Disability Rights Commission is now part of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Disability Rights UK was formed through a merger of Disability Alliance, Radar and National Centre for Independent Living on 1st January 2012
Welcome to Do-it! Search our database for UK volunteering opportunities and find out all you need to know to become a volunteer.
The transport and travel website for disabled and less mobile people. It has been developed to give disabled people information about transport and advice about travelling using all forms of transport.
Durham County Council (Advice and Benefits)
Information on a number of subjects relating to benefits, housing and legal issues, plus a wide variety of advice.
Education Centre (For children with Down Syndrome)
The Education Centre run an Early Development Group for pre-school children and their parents, weekly during term-time (36 weeks per year). In September 2006 they launched a new School-Age Group for 4-11 year old children. These sessions are run in Darlington, but they also take children from surrounding areas including the rest of County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Cleveland and North Yorkshire.
Employment Opportunities is the national charity dedicated to creating routes into employment for people with all disabilities and medical conditions.
Set up in October 2007, this Commission now takes on the responsibilities and powers of the CRE (Commission for Racial Equality), DRC (Disability Rights Commission) and the EOC (Equal Opportunities Commission).
If you're a disabled or older person with an interest in travel and holidays this site is for you. Our charity has more than 20 years' experience in helping disabled people.
The MS Society is the UK's largest charity for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) - about 85,000 people in the UK.
The MS Trust is a leading independent charity for people with multiple sclerosis, their family and friends and for all health professionals.
RADAR is a national network of disability organisations and disabled people. Formed in 1977 as the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation, RADAR is a national organisation run by and working for disabled people.
Consumer Guides For Older And Disabled People
Ricability is an independent research charity. They publish practical and unbiased consumer guides for older and disabled people based on thorough professional research. They produce guides and reports on childcare products, household products, mobility telecoms and alarms. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight problems.
Welcome to Scope, the disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Our aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else.
Shopmobility facilities of powered scooters and wheelchairs for disabled use in British shopping towns. This index lists all the current Shopmobility places in the UK. Contact your local branch for more information.
For any information about visiting Darlington, Darlington Borough Council have designed this website.