Citizens Advice can give knowledge and confidence about complicated issues like disability - whoever you are and whatever your problem. Their network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
Scope's helpline provides free, independent and impartial advice and support on issues that matter to disabled people and their families. They also offer online support and advice.
Maggie’s offers free support to anyone with cancer and their families who walk through their doors. They have centres alongside NHS hospitals around the country, and they also offer support online. You may also find Listening Books audiobooks in some of their centres.
Ellie’s Friends is a service run by Maggie's. They provide frequent gifts from caring businesses and individuals, to offset some of the financial and psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis.
KIDS is a charity that provides a wide range of services to disabled children, young people and their families in England. Their services include: drop-in creches and nurseries for the 5s to youth clubs, short breaks and residential stays for young adults.
Age UK is a UK charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They provide companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most. They offer information and advice online, as well as the Age UK helpline, which is open 365 days a year.
FMA UK is a charity working to improve the lives of people with fibromyalgia by increasing awareness of the condition throughout the UK and elsewhere, and improve the awareness of, and access to treaments for fibromyalgia. They run a national hotline, have community forums on their website, and run several in person support groups across the UK.
The MS Society works to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis through funding research. They also support people living with MS with online information and support, and providing local support groups across the UK. They also have an online community forum with over 18,000 members.
The ME Asssociation is a medical charity that provides vital support and information, and invests in biomedical research for people with myalgic encephalopathy/chronic fatigue syndrome. The ME Association supports people through all stages of their illness and through research, they want to find effective treatments, and eventually, a cure.
Ehlers-Danlos Support UK work to minimise the impact of EDS by making its diagnosis, treatment and management accessible to everyone when they need it. They provide support through local physical and virtual support groups led by trained volunteers and via their freephone helpline.
The Brain and Spine foundation is the UK wide charity providing information and support for all 470 neurological disorders which affect people in the UK. They provide online information, as well as online support groups for all neurological disorders, and a confidential helpline for anyone with questions about a neurological disorder.
The British Dyslexia Association are a membership association working to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society for all. They offer a range of acceditations for professionals wishing to teach and/or assess people of all ages with dyslexia, and work to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia-friendly society. They also provide online information and advice for people with dyslexia.
Mencap are a UK charity working to improve the lives of people with a learning disability including reducing stigma and discrimination. They provide a range of services including round-the-clock care, advice and information, helping with independent living, and even things like reporting a crime to the police.
The National Autistic Society aims to help autistic people throughout the UK by campaigning for improved rights, running specialist schools and providing training on being more autism-friendly. They provide a contact centre of helplines for autistic people, as well as online advice and guidance, and local support groups across the UK.