Listed is some information that might be useful to you, your carer and your family. If need further information on any of these points please telephone the helpline on 01268 285676.
For clubs and support groups in the Thurrock area visit www.thurrock.gov.uk
For clubs and support groups in the Basildon area visit www.basildon.gov.uk
For information for disabled people on benefits, employment, independent living, disability rights, health & support and much more visit www.gov.uk/disability
For information for carers on support services and assessments, carers rights, working and caring, Carers Allowance, etc visit www.gov.uk/carers or Carers UK on 0808 808 7777 or at www.carersuk.org or by email email@example.com or Carers Direct on 0300 123 1053 or at www.nhs.uk/carersdirect or Essex Carers Support/Supporting Carers in Essex 0300 770 8090 or 01255474410
SCOPE is a charity working with disabled people in England and Wales. For details of what they can help with visit their website at www.scope.org.uk or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call free on 0808 800 3333. The SCOPE website also lists details of other DIAL groups located across the UK.
For health advice call NHS 111 or www.nhs.uk
For sight tests in your own home contact Specsavers Healthcall on 0800 198 1132 or visit www.specsavers.co.uk
For information on training and job brokerage for disabled people speak to Papworth Trust on 0800 952 5000/01268 663221 or www.papworth.org.uk Email: email@example.com or The Lightbulb Co. on 0845 031 0066/01268 270648 www.thelightbulb.net
To gain discounted rail travel for disabled people enquire at your local station or Tel: 0345 605 0525 or visit www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk.
For an online Self OT assessment and advice on equipment and adaptation visit www.asksara.org.uk or Tel: 0300 999 0004
For any problems relating to older people contact Age UK on 0800 678 1174 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk or Independent Age 0800 319 6789
For expert care and emotional support for cancer patients telephone 0808 808 0000 or visit www.macmillan.org.uk
Rethink is a UK charity for supporting people with severe mental illness and their carers. Telephone 0300 500 0927 or visit www.rethink.org
For advice and information on issues relating to disabled children contact SNAP. Telephone 01277 211300 or visit www.snapcharity.org
Families in Focus will help with any issue facing families with disabled children. Tel 01245 353575 or visit www.familiesinfocusessex.org.uk
Are you a Carer and need a few hours to yourself. Secure Sitting Service can supply a reliable person to sit with your disabled relative/child/friend to allow you time to do what you want knowing they are in safe hands. Tel 01702 544461 Out of Hours 07703 515242, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.securesittingservice.com
For various information relating to motoring for disabled people including information on reporting medical conditions to DVLA, purchasing vehicles, road tax exemption, etc contact Disabled Motoring UK at email@example.com or by telephone on 01508 489449.
Looking for a Motability vehicle or just to rent a suitable vehicle for a short time. Have a look at the Allied Mobility Site at www.alliedmobility.com or telephone them on 0800 587 9610. For local information on Motability Vehicles speak to Essex Ford or Toomey Motors or visit their websites.
Having trouble getting travel insurance? Visit Fish Insurance at www.fishinsurance.co.uk or call them on 0333 331 3804.
Have you thought about alternative therapy treatment. If you would like to find out more please see the therapy directory at www.therapy-directory.org.uk Tel: 0844 803 0245