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Accessible Britain

Find here the eighth edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, crammed with enticing reviews and essential access information for 200 attractions! Of course, great access is not only essential for people with disabilities, it also eases the pressure on carers. So, in this edition it highlights how attractions are meeting the needs of Britain’s seven million unpaid carers. This means that this revised Guide doesn’t just focus on physical access but also on provisions for those with learning difficulties, sensory issues, autism and mental health issues – such as online virtual tours so visitors can see where they are going in advance, providing quiet spaces, specially trained staff, early opening sessions and small group tours. Provisions, like free entry for carers.

Adult Safe Guarding Herefordshire Council
Adult safeguarding is the work done to help adults at risk stay safe from significant risk and harm, to help them to keep their independence and to keep making choices about how they want to live their lives.

Age UK
Information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination and computer courses.

Helps you find useful advice and products that make daily living easier

BBC Ouch!
News, gossip, trivia and links on all things disability-related.

Bi Polar UK

Bi Polar UK is the national charity dedicated to supporting individuals affected by bipolar and assosciated illnesses, including carers, families and loved ones.  One to one mentoring for those that are affected call 0333 323 4458 or email or click the link below to visit the website.

BillyOh – benefits of gardening for older adults

Gardening is a popular pastime for people of all ages. Tending to and nurturing greenery is therapeutic for anyone as you can watch the fruits of your labour grow before your eyes. But there are plenty of other benefits that come with gardening as we get older, read more below. Link as recommended by Ms Parker’s Class.

British Red Cross 

A national support line – free, confidential and open 7 days a week on 0808 196 3651.  

More info:  BRC Support


Parents, if your child has been denied support from CAMHS, or you are still waiting to be seen, we are here to support you. You can call our Parents Helpline on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am – 4pm, Monday – Friday.

You’ll be connected to one of our trained advisors, who will listen to your concerns, and ask key questions to understand your situation as best as they can. They will tailor advice to your situation and suggest practical steps you can take and ways to support your child whilst waiting to access help from services. This could include contact details for relevant support services, practical tips you can implement at home or giving you advice around alternative options for support.

We know how lonely it can feel to be left without access to the professional support your family needs – but we are here for you.

CarerLinks – Crossroads together

Provided through Herefordshire Council CarerLinks offers support, health, wellbeing, advocacy and signposting advice aswell as support with applications.

NEW – CarerLinks Herefordshire flyer

Carers Support (Herefordshire)
Registered charity providing practical support and advice to the carer community in the county.

Care Quality Commission
Checks all hospitals in England to ensure they are meeting national standards, and share their findings with the public.

Christians Against Poverty (CAP)

Debt Help Service during COVID-19 – via the helpline 0800 328 0006. Information:  Simon on 07933 348307.

Community First
Helps create sustainable communities and thriving organisations, including social enterprises and co-operatives.

Counselling Directory
Search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you.

Deaf Direct
Promotes responsive, professional and empowering opportunities to a diverse and unique community of deaf and hard of hearing people in and around the communities of Herefordshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.

Dementia Friends
Join Dementia Friends and they will help you understand a bit more about dementia, and the little ways you can help.

Department of Health
Public health, adult social care, and the NHS.

Disability Awareness in Action
Provides information and evidence to support disabled people in their own actions to secure their rights – at all levels.

Disability Rights UK
Works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

The Elderly Care Guide

The Elderly Care Guide is an invaluable tool for families facing the challenges of elderly care. The comprehensive guide can be found here:

Herefordshire Council
Working in partnership for the people of Herefordshire.

Herefordshire Disability United
A voice for disabled people and provides an opportunity to speak out on local and national disability issues.

Herefordshire Falls Prevention Service
Herefordshire Falls Prevention Service is a free service for older people who have fallen, are at risk of or are worried about falling, or have concerns about their balance.

Herefordshire Echo
Offers opportunities for disabled people to take part in a variety of activities in their local community.

Herefordshire Headway
Provides a series of intervention and rehabilitation therapies designed to assist the brain injured.

Herefordshire Housing
Advice and useful information about the housing services that Herefordshire Housing provides to its customers.

Herefordshire Mind
Provides information, support and services for people experiencing mental health problems and their families and friends.


Information on grants and benefits available for older people

Information, guidance and support to voluntary and community groups across Herefordshire

Laurence Clark
An internationally-acclaimed comedian, presenter, writer and actor who has cerebral palsy.

Living Made Easy
Clear, practical advice on daily living equipment.

Marches Family Network

Working with and for children and young people with disabilities and their families in Herefordshire and South Shropshire to provide social activities including weekend active breaks, day trips and youth clubs and providing advice and support.

Marches Family Network

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POhWER Advocacy
Making your voice heard.

Quotation Check

If you, a friend or a relative has recently become disabled, there is a ton of advice and help out there, but it can be difficult to know where to start.  This is our guide to independence for the newly disabled. Here we will focus on the first 12 things every disabled person should do.

On this page, we’ll look at:  Your first steps to getting a grant; Mobility help; Charities and organisations that offer financial help; A list of common home and car adaptations and guide prices for each.

Rehab 4 Addiction

Discover Effective Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Herefordshire

Essential Breaks for disabled people and carers.

Royal Voluntary Service

Bringing People Together – a national campaign to bring elderly people together though social groups run by volunteers.  To find out more view this go to or read this Bring People Together leaflet

Sensory Rooms Hereford

Sensory Rooms Hereford is specially designed to provide calm, focus, and comfort to people with sensory processing problems, which often includes people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

Children on the spectrum may be hyper-sensitive to harsh lighting, strong odours, and loud music. A friendly welcome awaits from centre manager Chloe, who has many years experience of working with vulnerable people within the Hereford area. 

There are four specially designed rooms which combines a range of stimuli to help individuals develop and engage their senses. 

These can include lights, colours, sounds, sensory soft play resources and aromas, all used within a safe environment that allows the person using it to explore and interact without risk.

To find out more view this go to:

Travelling with Diabetes

Information on insurance when travelling.

UK Charity Jobs
Provides listings of third sector jobs and charity jobs throughout the UK.

Using the Internet for Seniors – A beginners guide

The following guide gives you hints and suggestions.  Please click on the link for helpful information.

Vida’s Campaign against social isolation for older people.

Wales Links

Able Radio
A live, online, radio station presenting shows at the heart of the disabled community.

Disability Advice Project
Serves the needs of disabled people, their families and carers.

Disability Wales
Information, comment, opinion and opportunities for getting involved in campaigning for disability equality.

Torfaen County Borough Council

The Welsh Government
Working to help improve the lives of people in Wales and make our nation a better place in which to live and work.

Age Cwmru
The largest charity working for older people in Wales

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance
Supports the Third Sector in Torfaen by providing advice and training for community groups and by promoting volunteering

Veterans NHS Wales

VNHSW is a NHS service which provides specialist mental health assessments and out-patient psychological and medication treatments.  VNHSW is a priority mental health service for
veterans and reservists who have served in HM Armed Forces and who have a suspected service-related mental health condition.

Veterans NHS Wales   or

England and Wales Links

Alzheimers Society
Leading the fight against dementia

The voice of learning disability. The charity is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability and their families and carers

Royal Voluntary Service
A volunteer organisation that enriches the lives of older people and their families across Britain.

Working to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

The world’s largest on-line hearing experts.

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