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United Kingdom

Association for Supported Employment (AfSE)
An association of 230 agencies establishing collective action on national issues regarding supported employment. - EN

British Council of Disabled People
The UK branch of the international Disabled People's Movement. Promotes the civil rights and social inclusion of disabled people. Includes an information service, reports, details of major campaigns and forums where you can have your say. - EN

Centre for Disability Studies
Centre for Disability Studies - University of Leeds. - EN

Connects is a worldwide, interactive website for the sharing of information by people interested in mental health problems and/or learning disabilities. - EN

Department of Health
The Department of Health’s aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of England. Its work includes setting national standards and shaping the direction of the NHS and social care services, and promoting healthier living. Health and social care services are delivered through the NHS, local authorities, arm’s length bodies and other public and private sector organisations. - EN

Department of Trade and Industy
The site of the DTI provides numerous free documents including information on employment rights, ACAS and the Employment Tribunal Service. Disability information can be found by using the search mechanism and entering 'disability'. - EN

Department of Work & Pensions in England
The Department for Work and Pensions promotes opportunity and independence for all through modern, customer-focused services. It helps people to achieve their potential through employment, so that they are able to provide for their children and to work and save for secure retirement. - EN

Directgov provides a single point of access to government information and services and this includes much of the information previously on - EN

DisabledGo Guides for Disabled People
Free detailed disabled access information - 1000's of shops, pubs, hotels, restaurants across the UK - find what you need. - EN

Disability Action - Northern Ireland
Disability Action works to ensure that people with disabilities attain their full rights as citizens, by supporting inclusion, influencing Government policy and changing attitudes in partnership with disabled people. - EN

Disability Archive UK
The aim of the Disability Archive UK is to provide disabled people, students and scholars with an interest in this and related fields, access to the writings of those disability activists, writers and allies whose work may no longer be easily accessible in the public domain. - EN

Disability Awareness in Action
The DAA was established to provide a netowk for the exchange of information & experience between disabled people and trheir representative organisations world wide; to support disabled people's self - advocacy and to promote and protect disabled people's human rights. - EN

Disability Champions at Work
Amicus MSF Section - delivering excellence for disabled workers in the UK and Ireland. - EN

Disability Now (DN) Newspaper
Online newspaper targeting the disabled community. - EN

Disability Rights Commission
The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) is an independent body established in April 2000 by Act of Parliament to stop discrimination and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people. - EN

Disability Jobsite
A UK online recruitment website for disabled people. - EN

Disability World Scotland
Provides a comprehensive directory of information and web sites for the disabled both within the UK and International. - EN

Disability Wales
Disability Wales is an independent, not for profit organisation established in 1972. It is a membership organisation of disability groups and allies from across Wales and occupy a unique position within Wales by championing the rights and equality of all disabled people regardless of physical or sensory impairment, learning difficulty or mental health condition. - EN

Disabled Parents Network
A national organization of and for disabled people who are or who hope to become parents, and their families, friends and supporters. - EN

Employers' Forum on Disability
The Employers' Forum on Disability is the employers' organisation focused on the issue of disability in the workplace. It is funded and managed by employers. With over 375 members, the Forum represents organisations who employ over 20% of the UK workforce. - EN

Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Employment Opportunities is a national charity, founded by employers, helping people with disabilities find and retain work. - EN

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families. - EN

Helping You Support Disabled People
We can help organisations to achieve equality of opportunity for disabled people - accommodation, independent living, training, counselling as well as consumer services. - EN

Scottish website accessible to people with disabilities world wide and their carers. Features caring articles, information, entertainment, quotations, a resource database and music. - EN

National Autistic Society (NAS)
Information about autism and Asperger syndrome, support and services in the UK. - EN

Lifestyle magazine for people with disabilities, from the BBC. Packed with articles on topics such as travel, films and disability rights across the globe. Use the message board to air your views, and take part in various consultations. - EN

Realising Potential
This website contains everything you need to put together a compelling business case for action in your organisation. It highlights the strategic, commercial, legal, societal, ethical and professional benefits of getting it right on disability – the six building blocks of disability confidence. Find the information you need to manage and profit from the disability dimension to key business trends: including an aging population, increasingly individualised customer relations, changing working patterns and enabling technology. - EN

For 50 years, Remploy has been expanding employment opportunities for disabled people in the UK, building a trained and flexible workforce that provides businesses and local communities with a range of quality products and services. - EN

Ricability is the trading name of the Research Institute for Consumer Affairs (RICA). It is a national research charity dedicated to providing independent information of value to disabled and older consumers. - EN

Royal National Institute for the Blind - EN

The Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation exists to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. - EN

The Papworth Trust
Unlocking the potential of disabled people. The Papworth Trust is a registered charity that helps and supports independent living for disabled people at home and at work in the UK. - EN

UK Disability Forum for European Affairs - EN