External Sources of Useful Information



  • Student Health - Brownlow Health Centre


    Specialists in general medical and student healthcare

    University of Liverpool, 150 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool, L69 3GD

    Telephone: 0151 285 4578

    Fax: 0151 285 9323

    Website: http://www.brownlowhealth.co.uk/

    Register Online: http://www.campusdoctor.co.uk/liverpool

  • Action for Blind People


    Provides practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages.

    3rd Floor
    35 - 37 Bold Street
    L1 4DN 

    Telephone: 0151 708 9008

    Fax 0151 708 7510 


  • Blue Badge Scheme


    The Blue Badge Scheme provides a range of motoring and other concessions for people with severe mobility problems.

    Blue Badge Scheme

  • Bradbury Fields (Formerly Liverpool Voluntary Society for the Blind (LVSB)


    Bradbury Fields is the largest provider of services for the blind and partially sighted people throughout Liverpool and Knowsley.


    Tel: 0151 221 0888

    Fax/Minicom: 0151 221 0889

  • British Dyslexia Association


    The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) campaigns for a dyslexia friendly society where barriers to dyslexic people do not exist. The BDA works to ensure that ALL people with dyslexia fulfil their potential.


    Tel: 0845 251 9002

    Email: helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk

  • Broadbent & Co Needs Assessor Centre


    Broadbent & Co have developed an informative website about Disabled Students’ Allowances called yourDSA.com to help students better understand, apply for, and track their progress through the DSA 


    Tel: 01457 83 5568 

    Email: info@broadbent.co.uk

  • Catch It App


    Catch It is a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, to illustrate some of the key principles of psychological approaches to mental health and well-being, and specifically Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

    Helping users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary.

    More information can be found at http://appstore.liv.ac.uk/catch-it/ 

  • DaDa – Disability and Deaf Arts


    An innovative disability arts organisation based in Liverpool.


  • Disabled Persons Railcard


    If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult you might qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard. The Railcard allows you - and one adult travelling with you -  to get 1/3 off most rail fares throughout Great Britain.


    You can apply online, or complete the Disabled Persons Railcard Application Form and post it with payment and required proof of disability.



    An independent Audit organisation who audit Assessment Centres and Suppliers who provide services to students via the Disabled Student Allowance process. These audits are conducted against a Quality Assurance Framework of services that registered Suppliers and Assessment Centres have to align and comply with.

    Email: administration@dsa-qag.org.uk

  • Dyslexia Action


    Dyslexia Action is the UK’s leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. They specialise in assessment, teaching and training.


    Tel: 01784 222300

    Email: info@dyslexiaaction.org.uk

  • Greenbank Sports Academy


    Greenbank Sports Academy provides sports and recreational opportunities for disabled people .


  • Liverpool Disabled Living Centre


    The centre offers free, independent information, assessment and advice on equipment that can improve the independence and safety of older and disabled people in everyday activities.


    Phone: 0151 296 7733

    Fax: 0151 296 7743

    E-Mail: disabled.living.centre@liverpoolch.nhs.uk

  • MIND


    Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. They work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.


  • The National Autistic Society


    The NAS is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by Autism.


  • National Key Scheme (NKS)


    NKS offers independent access to disabled people to around 7,000 locked public toilets around the country. The following link takes you to the RADAR home page where you can obtain access to further information about the scheme: https://www.bluebadgecompany.co.uk/radar-keys 

  • Liverpool Nightline


    Nightline is a confidential phone service run by students, for students.  If you need someone to talk to, you can call Nightline on 0151 795 8100.  Further information about this service can be found at: http://www.liverpoolguild.org/main-menu/advice-support/nightline

  • RNID


    RNID is the largest charity working to change the world for the UK’s 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people.


    Tel: 0207 296 8000

    Textphone: 0207 296 8001

  • TARGETjobs


    TARGETJobs provide information about diversity issues and employers wishing to promote themselves to a diverse group of students via the TARGETjobs website: http://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/equal-opportunities-and-diversity

  • The Brain Charity


    The Brain Charity provides advice and support to people with neurological conditions, their families and carers.

    Their centre in Liverpool is just around the corner from TJ Hughes, and they have outreach workers at The Walton Centre.

    You can visit their webpage at: http://www.thebraincharity.org.uk/

  • Student Minds


    Going away and living abroad on your own can seem an incredibly daunting prospect - especially if you experience mental health difficulties. This section gives you some ideas and tips for preparing for your year abroad and making sure that you have the support you need should you ever want it during your time away.