Disabilities/Learning Disabilities

The Horn of Africa Disability & Elderly Association

Provides a drop-in centre for Somali people with disabilities. Extended outreach services, including a home visiting, befriending service and referrals to other agencies. They empower people from the Horn of Africa with disabilities and illness to assert their rights.

Contact Details:

Southall Community Alliance,
10 High Street, Southall, UB1 3DA
Telephone: 020 8567 2268
Email: hadea05@hotmail.com
Website: www.hadea.info

The Asian People’s Disability Alliance

The Asian People’s Disability Alliance (APDA) is a user-led registered charity of Asian disabled people. Launched and active since 1988, APDA is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit making entity.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 020 8459 1030
Website: www.apda.org.uk

SEND and the Local Offer

This site contains details about Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. It provides information about services that children, young people and their families can expect from a range of local agencies, as well as news and updates about local events. Hammersmith and Fulham’s Local Offer includes:

• Early years and childcare provision
• Links to SEND provision within all schools
• How to request an Education, Health & Care (EHC) Assessment & Plan
• Health services
• Leisure activities
• Social care services, including short breaks
• Other educational provision
• Training opportunities
• Travel for children and young people to places of education
• Preparing for adulthood (inc. housing, employment, support)

Contact Details:

Website: www.search3.openobjects.com

Ealing HELP

This is an independent website created specifically for parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities in and around Ealing. It is one of many projects running under the auspices of Ealing Mencap. Although focusing on Ealing, it provides people with information on the services available in the local area and provides a forum for sharing ideas and advice.

Contact Details:

Ealing Mencap,
Enterprise Lodge,
Stockdove Way,
Perivale UB6 8TJ
Telephone: 020 8566 9575
Email: info@ealinghelp.org.uk
Website: www.ealinghelp.org.uk

Elderly People with Disabilities

Bishop Creighton House provides care for older, vulnerable and disabled people as well as support for children and young people. They offer daily phone calls and visits; home safety and security checks and installations; major home adaptations; help with keeping fit after illness, mentoring programmes and employment and learning opportunities for young people with learning disabilities, and support to families with young children to make their homes safe and secure.

Contact Details:

Bishop Creighton House
378 Lillie Road
Telephone: 020 7385 9689
Email: info@creightonhouse.org
Website: www.creightonhouse.org

The National Autistic Society

Provides support, information and pioneering services for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.

Contact Details:

Telephone Helpline: 0808 800 4104

Website: https://www.autism.org.uk/

ASSIST (Autism Support Signposting Information Services Team)

ASSIST (Autism Support Signposting Information Services Team) and is part of The National Autistic Society. ASSIST is commissioned by Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea local authorities to provide free support for adults on the autism spectrum. They offer one to one appointments covering a wide range of issues including employment, education, housing, coping strategies, physical and mental well being, domestic skills and welfare. They also run support groups and classes.

Contact Details:

The National Autistic Society
73c St Charles Square
Ladbroke Grove
W10 6EJ
Telephone: 0208 962 3015
Email: assistlondon@nas.org.uk
Website: www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk

Directory of Resources for Disability

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life. It affects the way they understand information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty understanding new or complex information, learning new skills or coping independently. Everyday activities like work, education and jobs around the house can be a challenge, and the person may experience prejudice from other people who don’t understand about learning disabilities, or feel lonely because they don’t have anyone to talk to about how they are feeling.

The People First site has information about the different types of learning disability, covers things that can make living with a learning disability easier, and lists support and services which can help a person with a learning disability to live a full and happy life.

Contact Details:

Website: www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk

Certitude – Support for People with Learning Disabilities and Their Families

Provides personalised support across London to people with learning disabilities, autism and metal health support needs as well as their families and carers.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 0208 772 6222 / 020 3397 3033
Website: www.certitude.org.uk


Aims to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and their families. The services they provide range from round-the-clock care to helping someone join in with local leisure activities, providing advice and information on things like employment and education, helping someone to live independently for the first time, and even things like reporting a crime to the police. In a nutshell, they try to help in any area of a person’s life where they need support.

Contact Details:

Telephone helpline: 0808 808 1111
Website: www.mencap.org.uk


This exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. They support disabled people, their families, carers and professionals.

Contact Details:

Telephone helpline: 0808 800 3333
Website: www.scope.org.uk

Support to Maintain Independence – Hammersmith & Fulham Learning Disability Team

This is a joint health and social service multi-disciplinary team. They work to support adults with learning disabilities to maintain their independence in the community. The team consists of care managers, senior practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, therapists and admin staff.

Contact Details:

Hammersmith and Fulham Learning Disability Team
Parkview Centre for Health and Wellbeing,
Cranston Court, 56 Bloemfontein Road,
W12 7FG
Telephone: 020 8383 6464
Email: LDTeamInfo@lbhf.gov.uk
Website: www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk

Ealing Centre for Independent Living (ECIL)

This is an organisation of disabled people working to eliminate the barriers preventing disabled people and their unpaid carers from living full and independent lives. They offer advice, information and can help you get what you need to live an independent life.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 020 8840 8717 / 020 8840 3682
Email: ecil@ecil.org
Website: www.ecil.org

Advice Services – Disability Advice Bureau

This is provided by Ealing Mencap and Ealing Centre for Independent Living. DAB’s pan-disability advice service offers assistance with: Form filling including benefit forms, blue badge applications, tax credit forms, retirement benefit, pension credit & miscellaneous forms. Debt advice, Challenging decisions, Housing advice, Charity applications, Mobility and equipment advice, Job applications, CVs, Locata bidding, Family support. DAB’s pan-disability advocacy service provides support to people with disabilities; their carers and families who may need support to understand their rights and ensure their wishes and opinions are heard.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 020 8840 8573
Website: www.ecil.org

Ealing Specialist Advice Service

This provides advice and information to adult residents of the borough of Ealing (and young people aged 16+ going through transition) who have additional needs and carers/representatives of people who meet the criteria which can include: learning disabilities or learning difficulties, physical disabilities, mental health issues, sensory impairments, autistic spectrum conditions, long term health conditions, have age related needs and are aged over 50.

The ESAS service can also provide advice in the following areas:- housing, benefits, equipment, aids and adaptations, employment (eg. Access to Work, adjustments to the workplace), transport and travel (eg. blue badge, Motability and freedom pass applications), health and social care and personal budgets, disability rights. ESAS can direct clients who require legal advice to appropriate services.

Contact Details:

135, Uxbridge Road, W7 3ST
Telephone: 020 8579 8429 / 07837 186 733
Email: info@ealingsas.org.uk
Website: www.ealingsas.org.uk

The London Adult Dyslexia Support Group

This is a free support group that meets every month.

Contact Details:

Website: www.dyslexialondon.org

The British Dyslexia Association

This is the voice of dyslexic people. We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society, that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Contact Details:

Telephone helpline: 0333 405 4567
Website: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Maintaining Mobility

ShopMobility is a scheme which lends manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and powered scooters to members of the public with limited mobility.

Contact Details:

Website: www.shopmobility.org.uk

Short Break Service for people with learning disabilities

A short break service means that people with learning disabilities who live at home with their families can go and stay somewhere else for a short period of time. This allows carers and other family members to take a short break from their caring role.The person with a learning disability will stay in specialist accommodation and will have their care and support needs met by full trained staff. During a stay staff will also help the person to use and develop the skills they need for everyday life, and to become as independent as possible.

Contact Details:

Website: www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk

Easy Read Information

The People First website has a section specifically designed for people with learning disability that contains information in a more accessible, ‘Easy read’ format.

Contact Details:

Website: www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk

The Log Cabin

The Log Cabin provides a community based, purpose-built adventure playground for children and young people with additional needs or disabilities.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 020 8840 3400
Website: www.logcabin.org.uk

The National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society provides support, information and pioneering services for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families.

Contact Details:

Telephone helpline: 0808 800 4104
Website: www.autism.org.uk

Parents Active

Parents Active was set up to help support parents of children with disabilities. They hold forums, meetings and training days, and encourage families to be part of the wider community.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 0208 748 5168
Email: info@parentsactive.org.uk

Action on Disability

Advocacy and welfare benefits advice.

Contact Details:

Telephone: 020 7385 2098
Website: www.actionondisability.org.uk