Disability information

This page links to disability information. Let us know if anything is missing or wrong.

Please review the services you use and the places you visit on the Euan's Guide website.

Health and social care

AskSARA - self assessment which suggests equipment that can help.

Disabled Living - provides impartial information about equipment to adults, children and professionals. You can visit the showroom to try different items of equipment to see which works for you.

NHS - information and advice about living well with disability.

Communication and technology

AbilityNet - advice and support to make the most of digital technology. This includes showing you how to change your computer's setting, what technology can help and what other support is available.

Access to Work - grants for practical support to help you with work.

Living Made Easy - free, impartial advice about the wide range of communication and technology equipment to help with writing, hearing, vision, using the telephone or computer and speech.

Disabled Living - provides impartial information about equipment (assistive technology) and services for disabled members of the public and the professionals who support them.

Housing

Social housing tenants should contact their landlord about making their home more accessible:

Private housing tenants and owner-occupiers can contact the specialist housing service.

Disabled Living - a local charity with a wide range of services to support independent living, make life easier and improve quality of life. Includes a permanent equipment display where you can try before you buy.

Helping Hands Salford - small repairs and improvements inside and outside your home to make it more accessible for you. This includes hand rails, smoke alarms, clearing paths and more.

Living at home - suggestions for simple ways of making your home safer and easier to use.

Scope - useful information about housing options and wheelchair accessible housing.

Money

Citizens Advice - guidance about in-work and out-of-work financial support for disabled and sick people, as well as information on discrimination, carer's support and paying for the cost of care.

Council Tax disability reduction - if your disability means that your home has some special features to allow you to live there, you may be entitled to a discount. 

Government advice - an overview and signposts to financial help for disabled people.

Money Advice Service - free and impartial advice about financial support for disabled people, choosing the right care services, support for carers and paying for the cost of care.

Money Saving Expert - advice about making your money go further, the site includes an active Disability Money Matters forum.

Salford Credit Union - low cost loans and safe savings, credit unions can help you manage your money.

Welfare Rights and Debt Advice  - Case work, advice and information on benefit entitlements and managing debt.

Work

Access to Work - grants for practical support to help you with work.

Employment and support allowance - for people who have an illness, health condition or disability that makes it difficult or impossible to work.

Support in Salford - support services to help with work and training.

Transport

Blue badges - allow you to park closer to your destination and sometimes park for free. They are available to anyone aged three years or more who meets the criteria.

Motability - a simple way to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair without the worry of owning and running one.

National rail - a summary of the discounts, travel assistance, accessible routes, facilities and stations.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) - information about reduced fares for disabled people, alternative transport, travel grants for groups and travel training.

Travel and transport - a summary of the different transport options available to disabled people, including private and public transport.

Entertainment, social life and things to do

Cinema Exhibitor Association (CEA) card allows you to take a carer to the cinema for free.

Disability Arts Online is a web journal that gives disabled and deaf artists, performers, film-makers, writers, and critics a place to talk about developing artistic practice and accessing the arts.

English Federation of Disability Sports (EFDS) -  lists many of the disability sports clubs and organisations in England.

Euans's Guide - an online review site where you can let other people know about accessible facilities and venues and look at what they have said.

Heroes Project includes nightclub, radio station, recording studios and more, for people with learning difficulties.

Meetup - a social media site helping people with similar issues and interests to meet up in the real world. Find a group or create your own.

Salford Community Leisure - lists accessible venues and runs disability specific activities. Community groups meet in community centres and libraries.

Subtitled and audio-described films for people with sensory impairments.

Toilets

Accessible toilets - a list of the accessible toilets that we know of in Salford.

Changing places - shows where the most accessible toilets, with changing facilities are.

RADAR - some accessible toilets need a special key, available in Salford from Burrows House, Wardley Industrial Estate.

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation (B&BF) - UK-wide charity supporting people with bladder and bowel control problems.

User led organisation

Access 2 All Areas

Salford Disability Forum

Children

The Local Offer - support available for children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.

This page was last updated on 5 April 2016

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