A-Z of impairment organisations

Websites of UK disability charities

ADHD Foundation
Awareness and understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a condition characterised by inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Afasic
Inclusion of children and young adults with speech and language impairments.

AIDS Education and Research Trust
International charity working to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide.

Alzheimer's Society
Support and information for people living with dementia.

Arthritis Care
Support to people with arthritis.

Arthritis Research UK
UK charity fighting against arthritis.

Autism Independent UK 
Seeks to increase awareness of autism and approaches for diagnosis and assessment.

Back Care
Information, support and promotion of good practice regarding back care.

Brain Injury Hub
Information on acquired childhood brain injury.

Breaking Through with You
Specialist counselling service for disabled people, particularly those with speech and communication difficulties.

British Dyslexia Association
BDA provides support to dyslexic people.

British Epilepsy Association
Support for those whose lives are affected by epilepsy.

British Heart Foundation
Researches heart disease and provides support for those affected by it.

British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC)
Support for families caring for disabled children.

British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD)
Support for people with learning disabilities and family carers.

British Liver Trust
Support, information and research for those affected by liver disease.

Brittle Bone Society
Support for those affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI).

Carers UK
Acts as a voice for UK carers.

Cerebra 
National charity which aims to improve the lives of children with neurological conditions.

Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust
Funds research and provides clinical care and support for people with Cystic Fibrosis.

Dementia UK
Seeks to improve the quality of life for all people affected by dementia.

Depression Alliance 
UK charity for anyone affected by depression. 

Diabetes UK
Support for people with diabetes, their family, friends and carers.

Down's Syndrome Association
Information and support for people with Down's syndrome and those who work with them.

Dyspraxia Foundation
Committed to making teachers and medical professions more aware of dyspraxia.

Epilepsy Action
A member-led organisation acting as a voice for people with epilepsy.

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
Works to influence government and local authority policies and services.

Haemophilia Society
Information and support for all people affected by a bleeding disorder.

Headway - National Head Injuries Association
Help and support for people affected by brain injury.

HemiHelp
Support for children and young people with hemiplegia.

Huntington's Disease Association
Support, information and advice for those affected by the disease.

Lymphoma Association
Emotional support and information to anyone affected by lymphatic cancer.

Marie Curie Cancer Care
Care for terminally-ill patients in the community and in hospices.

ME Association
Information, support and practical advice for people affected by ME/CFS/PVFS.

Mencap
Works with people with a learning disability to change laws and services.

Mind
UK mental health charity.

Multiple Sclerosis Society
Information and support for people who are affected by MS.

Motor Neurone Disease Association
Funds and promotes global research into MND and provides support for people affected by it.

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Support for people affected with MD.

National Autistic Society
Information and support for people affected by autism and their families.

National Kidney Federation
Promotes the best renal medical practice and treatment.

National Society for Epilepsy (NSE)
Research, awareness campaigns and expert care for those affected by epilepsy.

Neurofibromatosis Association
Information, support and advice for those with neurofibromatosis.

No Panic
Support for people suffering from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, related anxiety disorders, including tranquilliser withdrawal.

Pituitary Foundation
Information and support to those living with pituitary disorders.

Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group (Unique)
Information and support for individuals affected by any rare chromosome disorder.

REACH - Association for Children with Hand or Arm Deficiency
Support group for families with a child with an upper limb deficiency.

Restricted Growth Association
Information and support for persons of restricted growth (dwarfism).

Rethink 
Charity supporting people affected by mental illness.

SANE
UK mental health charity.

Shine
Support for individuals and families facing spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

Spinal Injuries Association
Support and assistance from the time of injury and for the rest of a paralysed person's life.

Stroke Association
Information, advice and support for stroke patients and their families.

Sturge Weber
A voluntary support group for families and adults affected by Sturge Weber syndrome, a rare neurological disorder. 

Young minds
Charity committed to improve the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people.