External Sources of Useful Information
Provides practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages.
35 - 37 Bold Street
Telephone: 0151 708 9008
Fax 0151 708 7510
The Blue Badge Scheme provides a range of motoring and other concessions for people with severe mobility problems.
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
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/
An innovative disability arts organisation based in Liverpool.
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.
Greenbank Sports Academy provides sports and recreational opportunities for disabled people .
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
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 NAS is the UK’s leading charity for people affected by Autism.
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
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 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 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 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/
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.