Disability Help and Support Directory


Here you will find useful links to websites and phone numbers for organisations for disabled people. If you have any links you would like to add to this section or ideas on how we can improve this section email contact@bostondisabilityforum.co.uk or fill out the form.

Local Organisations and Charities

Boston Citizens Advice Bureau

The Len Medlock Voluntary Centre
St Georges Road
BOSTON
Lincolnshire
PE21 8YB
Tel: 08444 111 444 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            08444 111 444      end_of_the_skype_highlighting (Telephone Advice) Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm

Bosscat
Contact: Jayne Wells-Joyce
Phone: 01205 357698 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01205 357698      end_of_the_skype_highlighting    Email: jayne.wellsjoyce@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Disabilty Lincs Ltd
Contact: val Wright
Phone: 01522 870602 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01522 870602      end_of_the_skype_highlighting    Email: enquiries@disabiltylincs.org.uk

Leonard Cheshire Disability
Contact: Anne Parker
Phone: 01406 423037 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01406 423037      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 01406 702185 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01406 702185      end_of_the_skype_highlighting    Email: ann.parker@lcdisability.org

Wednesday Club
Contact: Chairperson
Phone: 01205352744

Boston Access Advice
Contact: Joe Nash
Phone: 01205 361953 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01205 361953      end_of_the_skype_highlighting    Email: joe.nash@btopenworld.com

Fenland Raynet Group
Contact: Mark Coote
Phone: 01205 353498 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01205 353498      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or 07757 769329 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            07757 769329      end_of_the_skype_highlighting    Email: g7mte.md@btopenworld.com

Fenland Riding for the Disabled Association.
Contact: Mrs J Van Geest
Phone: 01775 722554 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01775 722554      end_of_the_skype_highlighting  

First Steps To Freedom
Phone: 0845 1202916 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            0845 1202916      end_of_the_skype_highlighting    Email: first.steps@btconnect.com

Learning Disabilities Community Partnership
Phone: 01205 361788 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01205 361788      end_of_the_skype_highlighting  

Thera East Midlands spacer  www.thera.co.uk
Contact: Joe Warner (Managing Director)
Phone: 0300 303 1282 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            0300 303 1282      end_of_the_skype_highlighting    Email: temoffice@thera.co.uk

Lincolnshire Association for People with Disabilities (LAPD)

An association based in Lincoln who's aim is to assist and support people with disabilities within Lincolnshire and to encourage their active involvement in promoting and understanding of disability issues, through disability awareness and equality training. Call 01522 530301 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01522 530301      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Lincolnshire Carers Centre

Share the Care is a charity supporting people who look after disabled, elderly or ill family members at home. Call 01522 554989 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01522 554989      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

South Lincolnshire Blind Society

South Lincolnshire Blind Society is there to help anyone whose eyesight has become a cause for concern, whether they are registered as having a visual impairment or not.

Boston Stroke Support Group

Please call their secretary Joe Nash on 01205 355211 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01205 355211      end_of_the_skype_highlighting for information.


British Red Cross Disabled Living Centre

The disabled living centre is the central source of equipment, information and advice for disabled persons, their carers and professionals.  The service aims to help the disabled person to become more independent. There is a branch in Boston. There telephone number is 01205 or you can call in.

Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently. The have a branch based in the Len Medock Centre, in Boston. You can contact them by calling 01205 315930 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01205 315930      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Share the Care – (The Lincolnshire Carers’ Centre)

Share the Care is a registered charity supporting those who are looking after relatives or friends at home whether the person looked after is elderly, an adult or child with physical or learning disabiliy or ill mental health.The charity provides information and support such as training, befriending, advocacy, social events and individual support. Get in touch - call: 01522 554989 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01522 554989      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, e-mail: info@sharethecare.org.uk


Rethink

A National Registered charity in Lincolnshire funded to provide information, support and training for carers of people affected by severe mental health, including carers’ support groups. Telephone: 01522 536029 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01522 536029      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or e-mail: lincolncarers@rethink.org

Speaking Up

Speaking Up provides advocacy services for people who experience learning difficulties, mental ill health, other disabilities and their carers. Telephone: 01522 684265 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            01522 684265      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or e-mail: lincs@speakingup.org

Total Voice Lincolnshire - We provide involvement, participation and advocacy services throughout Lincolnshire. We primarily work with people working with or trying to access secondary mental health or social care services. We recruit and train volunteers and also support people in our community who have a learning difficulty, sensory impairment or are a carer to someone using or wishing to use the services of care or health services.

Benefits


Find out what you are entitled to by filling out their benefits checker. You will need details of your income, including ESA, Savings, Incapacity Benefit, JSA.
https://www.turn2us.entitledto.co.uk/entitlementcalculator.aspx If you are in any doubt of what you are entitled to, please seek independent advice.

Government and Council


Disabled People : Direct.gov
Employment, Financial, Education, Rights, Motoring & Transport, Everyday Living & Leisure, Home & Housing Options, Health & Support, Travel Holidays & Breaks and Disabled Parents.
 

Information about local council grant to help towards the cost of adapting your home so you can still live there
Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. The scheme operates throughout the UK.

National Organisations and Charities


Disability Lincs

Disability Lincs Ltd is a county-wide organisation for people with disabilities. Their aim is to get as much information as they can out to the people who need it.

Disability Rights Commission

A national organisation that provides info and support in regards to the Disability Discrimination Act. Call 0845 622633.


This organisation supports people with various abilities and needs live their lives in their own homes. Their mission is for vulnerable people to be at the heart of their community.

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