- 1 Disability Information, Help,
Assistance & Services
- 1.1 Advice & Information on Disability
- 1.2 Long Term Wheelchair Hire
- 1.3 Commercial Mobility Sales
- 1.4 Charitable, Voluntary Organisations & Disability Campaigning Groups
- 1.5 Parking Permits for Disabled Drivers
- 1.6 Manchester Car Parking for Disabled Drivers
- 1.7 Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Bolton
- 1.8 Motability
- 1.9 Shopmobility in Manchester
- 1.10 Local Social Services
- 1.11 Other Equipment for Disabled People
Disability Information, Help,
Assistance & Services
& Visual Impairment, Guide Dogs, Learning Difficulties and Special
Needs in Greater Manchester.
- Advice &
Information on Disability
- Long Term
& Voluntary Organisations
- Parking Permits
- Car Parking
for Disabled Drivers
- Guide Dogs
for the Blind Association
- Local Social
Services Offices in Manchester
- Other Equipment
for Disabled People
- Disabled Living
Redbank House, 4 St Chads Street, Cheetham,
Manchester M8 8QA. Tel: 0161-214 5959. Fax: 0161-835 3591.
- Citizen’s Advice Bureau
See Phone Book or Yellow Pages for your local office. Advice given free
- Welfare Rights Office
Tel: 0161-234 5600 and 737 3467.
- Benefits Enquiry Line
General Advice Freephone: 0800 882 200
Help in Completing Forms: Freephone 0800 441 144.
- Manchester Disabled Peoples’ Access
Business Employment Venture Centre, Room 29, Aked Close,
Ardwick, Manchester M12. Tel: 0161-273 5033.
- Disability Advisory Services
Tel: 0161-925 0750.
- First Asian Support Trust
565-567 Cheetham Hill Road, manchester M8 9HZ. Tel: 0161-740 3399.
- Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled
Carlsbrooke, Wenlock Way, Manchester M12.
Tel: 0161-273 5154 / 5155 / 8141.
Long Term Wheelchair Hire
Long Term hire is generally
free of charge, though an optional donation may be requested.
- British Red Cross
Medical Loan Headquarters
Lynton Road, (off Station Road) Swinton, Salford.
Tel: 0161-794 2119 (Medical Loans). Tel: 0161-792 5040 (Enquiries).
- DIAL (Trafford)
Crossford, Highfield Close, Stretford, Manchester.
Tel: 0161-865 5021 & 864 2262.
Commercial Mobility Sales
The following sell a variety
of mobility and other equipment for disabled persons. Others can be
found in your local region Yellow Pages under “Mobility
& Access Equipment/Vehicles”, including the following:
- Manchester Mobility
Unit 1, Collingham Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M8 8RQ.
Tel: 0161-835 1919. Fax: 0161-835 1199.
142 Leigh Road, Leigh, Wigan WN1 1SJ. Tel: 01942-603616. Fax: 01942-679616.
- The Wheelchair Centre
229 Droylsden Road, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5ZT.
Tel: 0161-370 2661. Fax: 0161-370 5949.
- Mobility Conversions
Langley Road South, Salford M6 6SN. Tel: 0161-745 9737.
- Total Mobility
106-108 Flixton Road, Urmston M41 5AL. Tel: 0161-7747 1812. Fax: 0161-747
- Mobility Shop
The Courtyard, George’s Road Corner, Wellington Road North, Stockport
Tel: 0161-429 6000. Fax: 0161-480 7733.
Charitable, Voluntary Organisations
& Disability Campaigning Groups
- Bolton & Bury Spina Bifida &
51 Cuckoo Lane, Whitefield, Manchester M45. Tel: 0161-798 7804.
- Brain & Spinal Injury Charity
Midwood Hall, 1 Eccles Old Road, Salford M6. Tel: 0161-707 6441.
- British Council of Organisations of
Litchurch Plaza, Litchurch Lane, Derby. Tel: 01332 298 288.
- British Heart Foundation
36 Warrington Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6. Tel: 0161-830 0310.
- Carers’ National Association
St James’s House, Pendleton Way, Salford M6. Tel: 0161-737 5667.
- Cerebral Palsy SCOPE Helpline
PO Box 833, Milton Keynes MK12 5NY. Tel: Freephone 0808 800 3333.
- Disabled Drivers Association
North West Group, 20 Sanderling Road, Offerton, Stockport. Tel: 0161-449
- Epilepsy Action
New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7NW..
Freephone Helpline Tel: 0808 800 5050. Website: www.epilepsy.org.uk
- Henshaw’s Society for the Blind
John Derby House, 88-92 Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester. Tel:
- Leukaemia Research Fund
74 Branksome Drive, Heald Green, Cheadle SK8 3AJ. Tel: 0161-436 6803.
- Manchester Deaf Centre
Crawford House, Booth Street East, Manchester. Tel: 0161-273 3415.
- Manchester Disabled People’s Access
Business Employment Venture Centre, Room 29, Aked Close, Ardwick,
Manchester M12 4AN. Tel: 0161-273 5033.
- Manchester Dyspraxia Adult Support
Tel: 0161-877 6668.
Albert Street, Eccles, Salford M30. Tel: 0161-789 8002.
Optimum House, Clippers Quay, Salford Quays M5. Tel: 0161-888 1200.
- Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
25 Ardern Road, Manchester M8. Tel: 0161-740 8088.
- Northern Friends of ARMS (Multiple
The Village, 4th Avenue, Trafford Park Manchester M17. Tel: 0161-872
- Royal National Institute for the Blind
Head Office: 224 Great Portland Street, London W1.
Tel: 020-7388 1266. RNIB Information Helpline Tel: 0845 766 9999.
Customer Services Tel: 0845 702 3153. Talking Books Enquiries Tel: 020-8903
- Royal National Institute for the Deaf
The Manchester Technology Centre, Armstrong House, Oxford Road, Manchester
Tel: 0161-242 2313.
- St Joseph’s Mission to Deaf People
Hensey House, Sudell Street, Collyhurst, Manchester M4. Tel: 0161-834
- Salford Talking Newspaper for the
Pendleton House, Broughton Road, Salford M6. Tel: 0161-736 8670.
- Special Educational Needs Support
1a Newton Court, Newton Road, Urmston, Manchester M41. Tel: 0161-755
Parking Permits for Disabled Drivers
Free Parking Permits/Badges are
available for disabled drivers. Formerly Orange, new permits are Blue
and White. For information about how to obtain a Blue Badge contact
your local Social Services Department (see below).
Manchester Car Parking for Disabled
Manchester City Council has installed
dedicated parking bays for disabled drivers throughout the city centre
and on all of its multi-storey car parks. Normal charges apply. Pay
& Display Car Parks are free to disabled Blue Badge holders (formerly
Orange Badges – see above). For more information on disabled parking
contact: Car Park Information Line – Tel: 0161-234 4111.
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association,
North West Regional Office: Nuffield
House, Lowndes Street, Bolton.
General Enquiries: Tel: 01204-495 111.
Regional Appeals Manager: Tel: 01204-492 534.
A registered charity and recognised training agency providing services,
support, training and rehabilitation to blind and visually impaired
persons, as well as training dogs as guides and providing publications
and information. They also offer holiday and activities events for the
blind including hill-walking, skiing, ballroom dancing, as well as sports
(golf, bowling, etc).
Certain disabled persons may
be eligible to be provided with a vehicle free of charge, depending
on their circumstances and the degree of their disability. Broadly speaking,
to be eligible for Motability, applicants must have been, (and are still),
receiving the Higher Rate Mobility Component, the Disability Living
Allowance, or a War Pensioners’ Disability Supplement for a minimum
of two years prior to the application being made. If you think you qualify
for Motability, contact: Motability, Warwick House, Roydon Road, Harlow,
Essex CM19 5PX .
Shopmobility in Manchester
Shopmobility Manchester helps anyone with permanent or temporary disability
to get around the shops and use other facilites around the city centre.
They are based on the Upper Mall above Cannon Street in the Arndale
Centre and are open 7 days a week. It offers a free loan of a powered
scooter, electric or manual wheelchair, volunteers who will escort wheelchair
users on request, as well as free car parking in the High Street Car
Park. To book a machine before you arrive, contact: Tel: 0161-839 4060.
Based in Wythenshawe. Open 9.30am – 4.00pm Tuesday, Friday
Offers wheelchair and scooter hire, meet and greet service and public
transport information. Must bring ID with name and address to register.
Small membership fee and session charges apply.
Telephone: 0161-437 3600 .
Local Social Services
- North – Harpurhey Office Tel: 0161-205 7321.
- North – Beswick Office Tel: 0161-223 9641.
- Central – Longsight Office Tel: 0161-225 9293.
- Central – Moss Side Office Tel: 0161-226 8131.
- South – Chorlton Office Tel: 0161-881 0911.
- South – Wythenshawe Tel: 0161-499 2121.
Other Equipment for Disabled People
- Mobility Equipment
Ace mobility has a vast range in scooters, stair lifts, power chairs
and wheelchairs that come in a variety of choices and equipment suitable
for everyone. Website: https://www.ace-mobility.com.
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