London Borough of Croydon

Age UK

Concerned with the needs and aspirations of older people aged 55+, Age UK Croydon has produced a very helpful online directory of services.

Disabled Living Foundation

Providing older and disabled people with equipment solutions to help them lead independent lives. They aim to help people achieve greater mobility and independence and to confront barriers excluding them from living a full and productive life at home, at work and in their leisure time. They provide a helpline for professionals and the public (details below).

Disability Croydon

Provides support for community projects and social enterprises run by people with disabilities (details below). Their 'D for Disability' helpline gives information and advice on disability related matters. They also offer a number of other services including:

  • alternative format service
  • a bulletin giving updates on current disability issues
  • RADAR keys for accessible toilets
  • professional advocacy
  • 'Have Your Say' consultation project
  • disability equality training and access consultancy
  • training in assistive computer technology

Multiple Sclerosis Society

The Croydon branch provides self help groups, respite care and welfare support for members and their families, both practical and emotional. They provide information about all aspects of MS and organise social events and outings.

Additional information

The Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR) has published a booklet called 'If only I'd known that a year ago' which is aimed at newly disabled people and those whose situation has changed. It costs £12.60 and can be obtained by calling 020 7250 3222 or logging onto the RADAR website.

You can find out more information under the following headings:

  • Services for older people
  • Sight disabilities
  • Hearing disabilities
  • Shopmobility
  • Specialist equipment and adaptations
  • Home care
  • Learning disabilities.

Contacts

Disability Croydon

Telephone: 
020 8688 3622
Fax: 
020 8689 3414
Address Line:

21-22 Ramsey Court

122 Church Street

Croydon

CR0 1FR

Disabled Living Foundation

Telephone: 
0300 999 004
Address Line:

Ground Floor, Landmark House

Hammersmith Bridge Road

London

W6 9EJ

Helpline 0300 999 0004

Disabled Living Foundation Helpline

Telephone: 
0300 999 0004