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Carlton Road Day Centre

Carlton Road Centre is a council-run day service for adults with profound, complex and multiple learning disabilities. The …

social services

Support services have been cut because there are fewer support workers employed full time by Stockport Council so when the …

Kent council to outsource 5 Learning Disability Group-Based Day Activity Services

Kent County Council will outsourcing five Learning Disability Day Services:   Freeways Catering Services   Nolan’s Table …

Staffordshire: Concern over possible outsourcing of disability social work service

“The possible outsourcing of a pioneering all-age disability social work service has sparked concern among staff and families, …

Liverpool city council: Reduction in funding for Floating Support Sensory Impairment Service

Reduction in funding for Floating Support Sensory Impairment Service (for Deaf People) This proposal represents the reduction …

Stirling Road Day Centre

STIRLING ROAD DAY CENTRE Stirling Road Centre is a council-run day service based in Acton, meeting the needs of adults with a …

Norfolk and Suffolk foundation trust

NSFT has announced a further cut of 500 staff posts over the next years.

pathways - advice and advocacy service

provides advocacy and advice to adults with mental health problems in gateshead. they now have fewer hours to help people …

Gateshead Out Of Hours service - adult mental health

provide a weekend and evening support service for people with severe and enduring mental health problems

Children With Disabilities Social Care

The CWD team provides social care support for children and young adults with disabilities up to the age 19. There are …

School of education,  disability studies and Applied Youth and Community work

THE AXEMAN COMETH: Saving Community & Youth Work Studies at the University of Manchester Undergraduate courses in Manchester …

Medway Council

£2.1m cuts to Social Care budgets including privatization of Platters Farm, Nelson Court and Robert Bean Lodge

Manchester drug service

Closure of needle exchange provisioning Cheetham Hill , wythenshawe and 25 per cent removed from drug treatment across …

Cuts to mental health support services for young people and adults in Liverpool

Cuts to mental health support services for young people and adults in Liverpool

Day provision for adults with learning disabilities

Massive cuts to funding for voluntary sector day provision for adults with learning disabilities in Leeds.

Remploy factory at Poole set to close

Poole’s Remploy factory at Alder Hills is set to close, putting 18 people with disabilities out of a job. It is one of 36 …

Parking charges re-introduced for blue badge holders in Poole

Borough of Poole council have reintroduced car parking charges for blue badge holders (non-road tax exempt) in all …

Learning disability centres closed

Three day centres for people with learning disabilities – Darracott in Pokesdown, Malvern in Moordown and Horizons in West …

Blue Badge Parking

Peterborough City Council now charge £10 ‘admin’ for every blue badge. The process had been free previously. £5 if your badge …

York Blind and Partially Sighted Society

York Blind and Partially Sighted Society is a charitable organisation partially funded by local contracts with the PCT and City …

Young Carers Project

Somerset County Council cutting support to Young Carers. Cutting budget by 50%. Paid workers to go from 7 to 2 for 350 Young …

Bexton Court Elderly Day Care Service, Knutsford, Cheshire East

In collusion with East Cheshire Hospital Trust, Cheshire East’s Bexton Court Day Care for the elderly frail and demented was …

Charles House respite care, Birmingham

Charles House is a respite care home situated in West Heath, Birmingham. They care for disabled children and teenagers with …

Disability and social care, York

York has increased the costs of attending day care by 263 per cent, and 444 per cent for using specialist transport.

Disability and social care, Wokingham

Wokingham has increased the cost of community meals by just 10p, but now only provides care at the highest, ‘critical’ level of …

Disability and social care, Wirral

Wirral has recently closed 5 local respite services and intermediate care homes as part of a project to outsource its care to …

Disability and social care, Wigan

Wigan has recently closed two day centres for people with mental health conditions and is consulting local residents on …

Disability and social care, Westminster

Westminster has increased the cost of using short break or respite services by 500 per cent increase and the cost of using …

Disability and social care, West Sussex

West Sussex is increasing the cost of meals at day centre services by 23.5 per cent and the council have raised the eligibility …

Disability and social care, West Berkshire

West Berkshire has recently closed five local day centres used by disabled people, but say they are using the money to give …

Disability and social care, Warwickshire

Warwickshire has recently closed two residential homes and three local day centres.

Disability and social care, Warrington

Warrington has increased the cost of community transport services for disabled people from £1.60 to £3.35 per trip.

Disability and social care, Wandsworth

Wandsworth has recently cut the number of nights children can get overnight respite care from 56 to 48 nights a year.

Disability and social care, Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest has increased the cost of having care provided in people’s own homes and the cost of respite and short break …

Disability and social care, Wakefield

Wakefield are ending their funding of; a local ‘Aiming Higher for Disabled Children’ programme, children’s mental health …

Disability and social care, Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets has increased the cost of community meals services by 5 per cent and the costs for other day centre activities. …

Disability and social care, Torfaen

Torfaen has reduced local inclusive play services due to lack of funding, and the day opportunities for older people have been …

Disability and social care, Torbay

Torbay has closed one residential care centre.

Disability and social care, Thurrock

Thurrock has increased the cost of community meals services by 17 per cent.

Disability and social care, Isle of Wight

The Isle of White has removed free home care for local residents over 80 years of age and has raised the eligibility of social …

Disability and social care, Isle of Anglesey

The Isle of Anglesey has reduced the cost of community meals charges by 55p, but has increased the cost of home care by £1.65 …

Disability and social care, Tameside

Tameside has increased the cost of using emergency alarms by 6 per cent and using community meals, and home care services, by 3 …

Disability and social care, Swansea

Swansea has increased community meals by 50p and last year closed a local nursing home.

Disability and social care, Sutton

Sutton has recently closed one residential home and one day centre, and increased charges for home care from £13.40 to £14 …

Disability and social care, Suffolk

Suffolk has increased the cost of community meals from £3.55 to £5 a meal and scrapped the opportunity for disabled people to …

Disability and social care, Stoke-on-Trent

Stoke-on-Trent has increased the cost of home care from £13.20 to £13.80 per hour. The council also aims to deduct 20 per …

Disability and social care, Stockton

Stockton recently closed 2 older people’s day centres and raised the eligibility for care and support in the area from the …

Disability and social care, Staffordshire

Staffordshire has recently closed 1 residential care home in the area.

Disability and social care, St Helen’s

Staffordshire has increased the cost of using specialist transport by 42 per cent.

Disability and social care, South Tyneside

South Tyneside has recently closed two care home used by disabled people and increased the cost of monitoring emergency alarms …

Disability and social care, South Gloucestershire

South Gloucestershire has increased the cost of day centre activities and short breaks or respite services by 4 per cent, and …

Disability and social care, Somerset

Somerset has increased the cost of community meals by 15p and the use of accessible transport by 10p. The council has raised …

Disability and social care, Solihull

Solihull has increased the cost of community meals by 2.5 per cent and in October 2011 is introducing a set of new charges for …

Disability and social care, Shropshire

Shropshire has increased the cost of community meals services by 9 per cent and closed 1 day centre recently, with another …

Disability and social care, Sheffield

Sheffield has increased the cost of emergency alarms increased by 18 per cent. Whilst the cost of home care services have …

Disability and social care, Sefton

Sefton has increased the cost of day centre activities to £30 per day and the cost of using accessible transport in the local …

Disability and social care, Sandwell

Sandwell has ended a contract with a local organisation to deliver short break activities for disabled young people living in …

Disability and social care, Salford

Salford has increased the cost of community meals services by 2 per cent and respite or short breaks services by 4 per cent …

Disability and social care, Rochdale

Rochdale has recently closed one of its inclusive children’s centre and moved the children to another centre. The council is …

Disability and social care, Richmond-upon-Thames

Richmond-upon-Thames has increased the cost of meals at day centres by 10 per cent and the cost of emergency alarms by 3 per …

Disability and social care, Redcar & Cleveland

Redcar and Cleveland has increased the cost of a two course community meal from £2.80 to £3.50 and takes 100 per cent of a …

Disability and social care, Redbridge

Redbridge has increased the cost of community meals services by 31 per cent and aims to deduct 7 per cent from the amount of a …

Disability and social care, Reading

Reading has increased the cost of local disability services across the board, including a 3 per cent increase in using home …

Disability and social care, Powys

Powys has increased the cost of community meals by £1.

Disability and social care, Portsmouth

Portsmouth has increased the cost of day centre activities and community meals services by 5 per cent.

Disability and social care, Poole

Poole has raised the eligibility criteria for local care and support services from the lower ‘moderate’ level, to the higher …

Disability and social care, Plymouth

Plymouth is stopping subsidising the cost of home care, short breaks and respite services and the use of day centres by …

Disability and social care, Peterborough

Peterborough council has increased the cost of their short break services by 50p. The council closed one residential home for …

Disability and social care, Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire council are in the process of closing a home care service that is currently run by the council, and contracting the …

Disability and social care, Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire have raised their care eligibility criteria from moderate needs and above to substantial and critical needs.

Disability and social care, Nottingham City

Nottingham City has increased the cost of community meals by 15 per cent or from £2.60 to £3.00. Similarly, home care has …

Disability and social care, Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire closed a residential service for people with learning disabilities in January 2011 and is now increasing the …

Disability and social care, North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire has increased the cost of specialist transport by 10 per cent and is no longer offering community meals …

Disability and social care, North Somerset

North Somerset has increased the cost of respite care for working-age disabled people by 14 per cent and by 13 per cent for …

Disability and social care, North Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire are planning to close 3 residential homes.

Disability and social care, North East Lincolnshire

North East Lincolnshire has introduced a new charge of £4.89 for disability-related laundry services and increased the price …

Disability and social care, Newham

Newham has increased the cost of using a day care centre by 2 per cent and is thinking about whether it will deduct money from …

Disability and social care, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Newcastle-upon-Tyne has recently closed 2 care homes.

Disability and social care, Neath Port Talbot

Neath Port Talbot has increased the cost of community meals by 5 per cent.

Disability and social care, Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire has increased the cost of community meals by 20p.

Disability and social care, Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes has increased disability-related laundry costs from £5 to £9.41 per load and has increased the cost of telecare …

Disability and social care, Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil has recently closed 2 residential homes for older people.

Disability and social care, Manchester

Manchester is cutting all of its youth services and replacing them with a range of services that will be provided by other …

Disability and social care, Luton

Luton is currently consulting on the closure of residential homes in the local area. The council has also increased the cost of …

Disability and social care, Liverpool

Liverpool has increased the cost of care in the home by 94 per cent, day care centre and disability equipment costs by 4 per …

Disability and social care, Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire has closed 5 local residential homes and increased the cost of residential care services for older people by 4 per …

Disability and social care, Lewisham

Lewisham has increased the cost of community meals services by 50p.

Disability and social care, Leicestershire

Leicestershire has recently raised the eligibility for care and support services from the middle ‘moderate’ level to the higher …

Disability and social care, Leicester City

Leicester City has proposed a new cost for using day care centres and specialist transport services. The council has already …

Disability and social care, Leeds

Leeds has recently closed 3 day centres and increased the cost of using them by 3 per cent. The council has also increased the …

Disability and social care, Lancashire

Lancashire have raised the eligibility for care and support services from the middle ‘moderate’ levels of need to the higher …

Disability and social care, Lambeth

Lambeth has increased the cost of using specialist transport by 67 per cent and reduced the number of annual trips that can be …

Disability and social care, Kingston-Upon-Hull

Kington-Upon-Hull has increased the cost of both community meals services and care in the home by 5 per cent.

Disability and social care, Kingston-Upon-Thames

Kingston-Upon-Thames is proposing to closing a number of day centres and replacing them with more ‘drop in’ centres around the …

Disability and social care, Kensington & Chelsea

Kensington and Chelsea have increased the cost of using community meals services and local day centres by 3 per cent, using …

Disability and social care, Hounslow

Hounslow has increased the cost of community meals services by 18 per cent.

Disability and social care, Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire, has increased the cost of community meals services by 15 per cent and the cost of attending a day care service …

Disability and social care, Harrow

Harrow has increased the cost of using its emergency contact services and community meals services by 2 per cent.

Disability and social care, Haringey

Haringey has recently closed four care homes and one respite home is being considered.

Disability and social care, Hampshire

Hampshire currently has three care home closures planned and has started to charge people for day care and support services …

Disability and social care, Hammersmith & Fulham

Hammersmith and Fulham have increased the cost of home care services by 12 per cent and the cost of community meals services by …

Disability and social care, Halton

Halton has closed one small children’s home and moved the children who used the service during the day to a different day …

Disability and social care, Gwynedd

Gwynedd has increased the hourly day care cost by 40p.

Disability and social care, Greenwich

Greenwich has increased the cost of using a day centre by 127 per cent, using community meals services by 3 per cent, care in …

Disability and social care, Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is closing five local day care centres and is increasing the cost of attending the others by 40 per cent.

Disability and social care, Gateshead

Gateshead have increased by 15 per cent the costs of attending; a day care centre, using specialist transport, receiving …

Disability and social care, Flintshire

Flintshire has increased the hourly day care cost by 14p and introduced a new £3 cost for all meals in a day care centre.

Disability and social care, East Sussex

East Sussex have recently closed one residential home and has proposed another close in the near future.

Disability and social care, Ealing

Ealing closed a local day centre in April 2011.

Disability and social care, Dudley

Dudley is currently in the process of closing a number of local day centres.

Disability and social care, Dorset

Dorset has recently closed a residential service for disabled people and cut the number of support staff.

Disability and social care, Doncaster

Doncaster has reduced the cost of using local short breaks and respite services by £8.05 a week, but has closed a disability …

Disability and social care, Derbyshire

Derbyshire is currently consulting on the closure of a day centre and two local residential homes used by disabled people.

Disability and social care, Derby

Derby have increased the cost of care in the home delivered by the authority by 78 per cent and by 41 per cent for those who …

Disability and social care, Croydon

Croydon has increase the cost of local community meals services by 5 per cent.

Disability and social care, Coventry

Coventry has increased, by 4 per cent, both the cost of using day care services and the hourly cost of care in the home.

Disability and social care, Conwy

Conwy has increased the hourly cost of day care by £3.08 or 36 per cent.

Disability and social care, Cheshire West and Chester

Cheshire West and Chester have closed one community support centre for older people because of low number of people using the …

Disability and social care, Cardiff

Cardiff is planning the closure of two residential homes and supporting these people through other organisations in the …

Disability and social care, Camden

Camden has increased the cost of using specialist transport by 66 per cent, raising it from £1 to £2.50, and reduced access …

Disability and social care, Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire has recently closed one of three short breaks homes in the area.

Disability and social care, Calderdale

Calderdale has increased the cost of having an emergency alarm by 10.4 per cent.

Disability and social care, Caerphilly

Caerphilly is currently consulting on the closure of a residential home in the area.

Disability and social care, Bury

Bury has increased the cost of care in the home by 44 per cent, making it £12 an hour.

Disability and social care, Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire has increased the cost of home care by £3.80, making it £18 per hour and closed a local specialist transport …

Disability and social care, Bristol

Bristol has increased the cost of community meals services by 33 per cent to £4.80.

Disability and social care, Brighton & Hove

Brighton and Hove have increased the cost of home care by 5 per cent to £21 an hour and increased the cost of using specialist …

Disability and social care, Brent

Brent has closed recently closed one after school club for disabled children and relocated services from a local children’s’ …

Disability and social care, Bradford

Bradford has increased the cost of community meals services by 88 per cent.

Disability and social care, Bracknell Forest

Bracknell Forest has increased the cost the cost of home care by 3.5 per cent an hour and reduced the opening hours of one …

Disability and social care, Bournemouth

Bournemouth has introduced a new charge of £10 for a day session at a shorts break or respite care service.

Disability and social care, Bolton

Bolton has increased the cost of short breaks services for adults by 5 per cent and for older people by 4 per cent.

Disability and social care, Blaenau Gwent

Blaenau Gwent has closed four of the five council owned residential homes in the last 4 years.

Disability and social care, Blackburn with Darwen

Blackburn with Darwen has increased the cost of home care by 18 per cent and respite services by £4.30 meaning they now cost …

Disability and social care, Birmingham

Birmingham is planning to close 3 residential homes this year as a part of a service transformation programme.

Disability and social care, Bexley

Bexley has recently introduced a new charge for days centres of £38.20 a day, and have increased the cost of respite services …

Disability and social care, Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire council have increased the hourly cost of home care by 52p to £17.45 an hour.

Disability and social care, Bath & North East Somerset

Bath & North East Somerset has increased the cost of community meals services by 5.5 per cent.

Disability and social care, Barnsley

Barnsley has brought in a new charge of £2 for community meals services and increased the cost of home care by 160 per cent, …

Disability and social care, Barking and Dagenham

Barking and Dagenham have increased the charges for community meals services by 43.5 per cent and hourly cost of home care by …

Harrow Mencap

Charity. Funding for family and carers’ project, inclusion and involvement project, sustainable programme, accessible …

St Bartholomew’s

Charity. Contact group for people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and who are socially isolated.Local …

Speaking Up

Charity. Provides one-to-one advocacy for people with a learning disability. Funding for short breaks, self-advocacy, and …

Shopmobility

Charity. Scootas and wheelchairs available for sale or loan. Local authority funding cut: £2,045. Details: Received £20,450 …

National Autistic Society

Charity. Providing support for people with learning difficulties. Local authority funding cut: £419,000. Details: Received …

Enable Sheffield

Charity. Offers support and encouragement in living, social and practical skills to enable people with learning and physical …

Bridge Employment

Charity. Helps people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other disabilities to find work and to stay in …

Autism Plus

Charity. Provides services to adults and children with autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and mental health …

Asperger’s Children and Carers Together

Charity. Parent-led support group for children and families affected by Asperger’s syndrome. Funded under special needs …

DIAL

Charity. DIAL is Doncaster’s only Disability Advisory Service providing information, advice and support for all disabled …

Speaking Up

Charity. Provides one-to-one advocacy for people with a learning disability. Local authority funding cut: £16,660. Details: …

Disabilities Trust

Charity. National charity providing care, rehabilitation and support for people with complex disabilities.Local authority …

Council of Disabled People

Charity. Encourages the inclusion of Disabled people in the general community and provides services directly to Disabled …

bid services

Charity. Works with deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and physically and sensory disabled people. Funding for physical and …

Scope

Charity. Funding for face2face, a network of trained volunteer befrienders who can support other parents of disabled …

Sandwell Community Caring Trust

Charity. Residential care for adults with physical and learning disabilities. Local authority funding cut: £156,707. Details: …

Idea for All

Charity. Provides a range of social and healthcare services to support disabled people, carers and disadvantaged groups, to …

Dimensions

Charity. Provides services for people of all ages with learning disabilities or autism. Local authority funding cut: £77,000. …

Changing our Lives

Charity. Supports people with learning disabilities of all ages to speak up for their rights and take control of their lives. …

Queen Alexandra College

Charity. National college for people aged 16+ with visual impairment and other disabilities. Local authority funding cut: …

Norman Laud Association Nursery

Charity. Provides a specialist educational service for 0-5 year olds, many of whom have profound learning difficulties and a …

KIDS West Midlands

Charity. Affected funding is for childminding inclusion project. Local authority funding cut: £17,137. Details: Received a …

Greenhat Interactive

Charity. Works to facilitate independence and access to sustainable employment for people with disabilities. Local authority …

Cerebral Palsy Midlands

Charity. Runs person centred core projects to provide support to people with cerebral palsy. Local authority funding cut: …

Birmingham Disability Resource Centre

Charity. Affected funding is for translation and formatting social enterprise, and Birmingham Disability Network.Local …

Birmingham Disability Consortium

Charity. Funding for disability employment support services. Local authority funding cut: £2,543,503. Details: Received a …

Action for Blind People

Charity. Funding for information and advice, plus Concept Flex project offering work opportunities to blind and partially …

Mencap

Charity. Mencap Pathway - aims to give people with a learning disability equal opportunities to get and keep rewarding jobs …

Living

Charity. Advice and demonstration of equipment for disabled people. Local authority funding cut: £11,435. Details: Received …

Action for Blind People

Charity. Rehabilitation and equipment for visually impaired adults, and emotional support service.Local authority funding cut: …

PLUSS

Charity. Offers employment, development and training opportunities for people who have disabilities.Local authority funding …

National Autistic Society

Charity. Providing support for people with learning difficulties. Local authority funding cut: £11,473.45. Details: Received …

Mencap

Charity. Charity for people with a learning disability and their families. Local authority funding cut: £91,241.24. Details: …

The Spring Centre

Charity. Provides care and support to children and young people with disabilities and their families from across …

Stroud Ring & Ride

Charity. Runs minibuses adapted to carry wheelchairs for severely handicapped passengers in the Stroud & Dursley area as well …

Newent Dial-a-Ride

Charity. Provides door-to-door transport for disabled and elderly/frail people who may have difficulty using public transport …

Gloucester Dial-a-Ride

Charity. Door-to-door bus service for people in Gloucester unable to use public transport. Local authority funding cut: …

Forest Pulse

Charity. Supports families living in the Forest of Dean who have a child with disabilities. Local authority funding cut: …

PLUSS

Charity. Social enterprise that supports disabled people to achieve work and a career. Includes core supported employment …

Living Options Devon

Charity. User-led organisation which exists to ensure people with physical and/or sensory disabilities and Deaf people with …

West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL)

Charity. Provides services that aim to empower disabled people, giving them the opportunity to gain choice and control over …

Somali Disabled & Elderly Association

Charity. Principal care agency that provides domiciliary care and support to service users of all groups and ethnicities so …

Family Centre (Deaf Children)

Charity. Brings together families living with deafness through organised children’s activities and family sessions. Local …

Staines Shopmobility

Charity. Staines Shopmobility has a wide selection of mobility equipment to enable visitors to access shops, restaurants and …

Southampton Voluntary Services Shopmobility

Charity. Funding towards the salaries of the Shopmobility Co-ordinator, Assistant Co-ordinator and Office Assistant which make …

Southampton Centre for Independent Living

Charity. Organisation run and controlled by disabled people committed to campaigning for the full civil rights of disabled …

Portsmouth Disability Forum

Charity. Local lobbying and campaigning group on disability issues. Local authority funding cut: £2,500. Details: Received a …

Dyslexia Institute

Charity. Provides a wide range of services to people of all ages who have dyslexia and struggle with literacy. Local authority …

Down Syndrome Education International

Charity. Works throughout the UK and around the world to improve education for young people with Down syndrome through …

Demelza Hospice

Charity. Provision of short breaks for children with disabilities. Local authority funding cut: £14,600. Details: Received …

Crossroads

Charity. Provision of short breaks for children with disabilities. Local authority funding cut: £36,700. Details: Received …

Casa Support

Charity. Provides both accommodation-based and floating support. Funding cancelled for learning disability support; slight …

Borden Riding School

Charity. Provision of short breaks for children with disabilities. Local authority funding cut: £1,160. Details: Received …

Avenues Trust

Charity. Provision of short breaks for children with disabilities. Local authority funding cut: £10,000. Details: Received …

Age Concern Surrey

Charity. Funding for Shopmobility. Local authority funding cut: £1,742. Details: Received £34,840 in 2010/11; cut by £1,742 …

Kingsley Village Centre

Charity. The Kingsley Organisation supports disabled people towards the pursuit of their ambitions by valuing each person as an …

Oxfordshire Association For The Blind

Charity. Oxfordshire’s service for people who are visually impaired, partially sighted or blind.Local authority funding cut: …

Banbury Talking Newspaper Association

Charity. Provide a audio service of local news to those who cannot read it for themselves.,Local authority funding cut: £750,. …

Canterbury & Herne Bay Shopmobility

Charity. Provides electric scooters and wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs on an hourly, daily or weekly basis for anyone with …

Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society

Charity. Funding for the Sharecare project, which provides out of school activities for children and young people aged 5-18, …

Disability Stockport

Charity. Saturday Plus - Free day places on a Saturday offering a range of activities for people with disabilities. The service …

ASGMA

Charity. Activities for autistic young people to give their families a break. Local authority funding cut: £1,040. Details: …

St Helens Coalition of Disabled People

Charity. Funds a variety of services including advocacy, day break, mental health, people living with a learning …

Mencap

Charity. Learning disability charity. Local authority funding cut: £1,000. Details: Received £8,000 in 2010/11; cut by …

Deafness Resource Centre

Charity. Provides services that aim to empower, support and enhance the quality of life of deaf people.Local authority funding …

DASH / Shopmobility

Charity. Funded jointly. DASH provides information and advice on a wide range of subjects to anyone with an interest in a …

Crossroads

Charity. Short break and domiciliary/personal care service to families with children with disabilities both in the family home …

Action for the Blind

Charity. Provides practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages. Local authority funding cut: …

Crossroads

Charity. Affected funding is for disability respite services. Local authority funding cut: £15,000. Details: Received a total …

Creative Support

Charity. Provider of person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other …

Oldham Personal Advocacy Ltd (OPAL)

Charity. Helps people who have learning disabilities by running an advocacy service and other projects. Funding for health …

Vision Support

Charity. Vision Support is a regional charity providing local support and services to people of all ages living with a vision …

Supported Community Business

Charity. Provides a therapeutic workshop where people with special needs and/or learning difficulties can experience real work …

Mencap

Charity. Charity for people with a learning disability and their families. Local authority funding cut: £17,212. Details: …

Iris Vision

Charity. Aims to achieve independence and rehabilitation for those with Impaired Sight. Local authority funding cut: £1,429. …

Deafness Support Network

Charity. Deafness Support Network provides a wide range of support and services for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people …

Care and Repair

Charity. Charity created to improve the housing and living conditions of older and disabled people. Funding represents Templar …

Glenmore Trust

Charity. Funding for the Heathlands Project. Local authority funding cut: £1,327. Details: Received £1,327 in 2010/11; no …

Sycamore Project - Zacs

Charity. Positive activities for disabled children with special or additional needs. Short break care support for families of …

Kidz2gether

Charity. Positive activities for autistic children. Local authority funding cut: £10,000. Details: Received £65,000 in …

Heartlift

Charity. Positive activities for disabled children offered through access to sport and recreational activities. Local authority …

Day Trippers

Charity. Short breaks for disabled children - provides days out and activity for disabled children and their families. Local …

Autistic Society

Charity. Positive activities for autistic children. Local authority funding cut: £3,470. Details: Received £13,970 in …

Lancashire Disability Information Federation

Charity. Aims to overcome poverty, prejudice and social exclusion by facilitating quality disability information and …

KIDS

Charity. Works with parents and carers to enable disabled children and young people to develop their skills and abilities and …

East Lancs Deaf Blind Club

Charity. Provides support to people with a dual sensory loss. Local authority funding cut: £4,500. Details: Received £4,500 …

East Lancashire Deaf Society

Charity. Provides information, advocacy and services including community services, interpreting, training, family support and …

Ward Family Trust

Charity. Sitting service for families of children with a learning/physical disability. Local authority funding cut: £4,716.1. …

Real Opportunity Centre

Charity. Independent third sector organisation that is managed, driven and led by local disabled people. Funding provided for …

Open Door

Charity. Advocacy for people with a learning disability. Local authority funding cut: £32,948. Details: Received £40,000 in …

MAIN Project

Charity. The MAIN Project provide advice, support and services to people with an autistic spectrum condition across the Tees …

Action for Blind

Charity. Charity providing support for visually impaired people. Local authority funding cut: £18,400. Details: Received …

Darlington Association on Disability

Charity. Promotes independence and choice, and supports disabled people and carers through the provision of services, support …

Waltham Forest Mencap

Charity. Supports people with learning disabilities and those who care for them. Local authority funding cut: £160,607. …

Waltham Forest Disability Resource Centre

Charity. Provides daily activities which promote learning, independence and healthy living, and offers work experience and a …

Waltham Forest Asian Mothers

Charity. Works for South Asian families who have children and young adults with disabilities living in Waltham Forest. Local …

ELHAP

Charity. Adventure playground for children, young people and adults with disabilities.Local authority funding cut: £40,000. …

The Squad

Charity. Youth club for children with disabilities. Local authority funding cut: £8,000. Details: Received £33,435 in …

Merton Vision

Charity. Providing services, information and support to residents of Merton who have a visual impairment.Local authority …

Merton PHAB

Charity. Provides events so that disabled and able bodied people can socialise together. Local authority funding cut: £10,000. …

Merton Mencap

Charity. Charity for people with a learning disability and their families. Local authority funding cut: £75,160.66. Details: …

Dimensions Community Enterprise UK

Charity. Provides a supported opportunity for people accessing services from Dimensions to gain employment and skills. Local …

Shape

Charity. 2nd tier support to improve access to cultural activities for disabled ppl. Local authority funding cut: £68,750. …

Interactive, formerly London Sports Forum for Disabled People

Charity. 2nd tier support to increase sporting opportunities for disabled ppl. Local authority funding cut: £81,250. Details: …

Equal People

Charity. Day centre for people with learning disabilities. Local authority funding cut: £51,171. Details: Received £151,171 …

Action for the Blind

Charity. The project will provide benefit and grant application support, as well as enabling users to access other services and …

Action Disability, Kensington & Chelsea (ADKC)

Charity. Supports disabled people to live independently and campaigns for an inclusive society which does not discriminate …

Hillingdon Shopmobility

Charity. Loans mobility equipment to registered users, primarily for shopping in Uxbridge. Other activities including some …

Disablement Association Hillingdon

Charity. A full range of services for primarily adults with physical, sensory or learning disabilities. Activities include …

Parkinson’s UK

Charity. Parkinson’s support and research charity. Funding for information support worker. Local authority funding cut: …

Harrow Association of Disabled People

Charity. Provides information, advice, support and services for disabled people. Funding for welfare benefits to employment …

Ashiana Charity Trust

Charity. Supports children and young people with learning disabilities. Funding for health and wellbeing centre and social …

ADHD and Autism Support Harrow

Charity. Provides information and support for parents, carers and sufferers of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. …

Tower Project

Charity. Support and care services for people with physical and learning disabilities. Local authority funding cut: £10,000. …

Bromley Mencap

Charity. Independent self-funded charity working with disabled people. Local authority funding cut: £21,800. Details: Received …

Bromley Family Link

Charity. Promotes the independence of children and young people with physical disabilities by facilitating access to …

BATH

Charity. Funding ceased for subsidy for respite care, and support for people with physical disabilities and sensory …

Disability Action in the Borough of Barnet (DabB)

Charity. Core funding for information, advice and advocacy, plus home visiting services.Local authority funding cut: …

Dimensions

Charity. Service for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems. Funding for Learn to Earn project (staff …

Barnet People’s Choice

Charity. Independent self-advocacy organisation which supports the running of the Barnet Learning Disability Parliament. Local …

Barnet Mencap

Charity. Funding cuts mainly affect Asian Project, Community Opportunities Project, Project 67, and short breaks for BME …

Suffolk Befriending Scheme

Charity. Exists to establish and support friendships and leisure opportunities between people with learning disabilities and …

Shaw Trust

Charity. Works with employers, social services and the disabled to help people with disabilities find employment.Local …

REACT Disabilty Group.

Charity. REACT provides advocacy, guidance and information on rights and benefit entitlement for disabled people. It also works …

Manderson Trust

Charity. Provides opportunities for the disabled to enjoy angling on lakes near Over.,Local authority funding cut: £500,. …

St Mark’s Clubhouse

Charity. Learning disability day support. Local authority funding cut: £33,676. Details: Received £33,676 in 2010/11; no …

Bedford & District Cerebral Palsy Society

Charity. Family support. Local authority funding cut: £5,280. Details: Received £5,280 in 2010/11; no funding in 2011/12.

Advocacy Alliance

Charity. Provides free and independent support to people, regardless of their status or ability, to have a direct say in the …

Autism Anglia

Charity. Promotes the welfare, education, treatment and care of people with autism, and supports families, friends and …

Carers in Bedfordshire

Charity. Supports all unpaid carers of family and friends. Includes funding for scheme for parents of children with …

The Work Place

Charity. Local authority funding cut: £2,520. Details: Received £10,720 in 2010/11; cut by £2,520 in 2011/12.

Southwell Care Project

Charity. Serves adults with learning difficulties in Nottinghamshire. Local authority funding cut: £7,380. Details: Received …

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society

Charity. Provides services and opportunities to the local deaf community. Local authority funding cut: £5,000. Details: …

Nottingham Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre

Charity. Offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, physiotherapy, reflexology, Hopi Ear Candles, massage, aromatherapy, and advice on …

Mansfield Deaf Youth Club

Charity. Local authority funding cut: £1,500. Details: Received £1,500 in 2010/11; no funding in 2011/12.

Mansfield & North Nottinghamshire Society for Deaf People

Charity. Promotes and serves the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people and actively campaigns on their behalf. Local …

Disability Nottinghamshire

Charity. Promotes the independence and choice of all persons with disabilities and impairments within the Nottinghamshire …

Bassetlaw Fashion Services for Disabled People

Charity. Bespoke clothing and alteration service for people with disabilities or special needs. Local authority funding cut: …

Tools for Self Reliance (Northampton)

Charity. Provides work experience and volunteering opportunities for adults with disabilities. Local authority funding cut: …

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind

Charity. Affected funding is for carers support and breaks. Local authority funding cut: £4,556. Details: Received a total of …

Headway East Northants

Charity. Provides therapeutic based activities, support and information and promotes education around Brain Injury.Local …

Deaf Connect

Charity. Countywide social groups. Local authority funding cut: £28,374. Details: Received £28,374 in 2010/11; no funding in …

Country Centre

Charity. Learning disability day centre. Local authority funding cut: £58,395. Details: Received £58,395 in 2010/11; no …

Central England People First

Charity. Organisation of people with learning difficulties speaking up for themselves. Local authority funding cut: £23,000. …

Beds & Northants MS Therapy Centre

Charity. Self-help therapy centre offering assistance to people with Multiple Sclerosis. Local authority funding cut: £5,481. …

Autism Concern

Charity. Provides support and options to people affected by all forms of autism in gaining independence and control of their …

Association for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (ASBAH)

Charity. Helps families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Local authority funding cut: £16,398. …

Royal National Institute for Deaf People

Charity. Providing support for those with physiological and sensory disabilities. Local authority funding cut: £11,132.62. …

National Autistic Society

Charity. Providing support for people with learning difficulties. Local authority funding cut: £2,526.97. Details: Received …

Headway

Charity. Providing support for those with physiological and sensory disabilities, specialising in neurological problems. Local …

Creative Support Ltd

Charity. Provider of person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs. …

Shaw Trust

Charity. National charity which works with employers, social services and the disabled to help people with disabilities find …

Remploy

Remploy was set up in 1945 following the Second World War and as a result of the 1944 Disabled Persons (Employment) Act. It was …

Adult social services, West Sussex

West Sussex County Council are cutting 40% from the adult social care budget, starting in April 2011. The cuts will be made …

SPAN (Skills and Practical Activities Network), Nottingham

Closure of purpose-built centre, complete with horticulture, catering and computer skills and Admin training.

Kinloss Garth Youth Club

A youth club for young people with learning disabilities. Closed down as of 04/05/11.

NHS mental health day services in Staffordshire

On the South Staffordshire PCT website, there is an engagment document that outlines the intention for the commissioning board …

Marlene Reed Centre Community Resource Centre

Cut: £121,000 (27%) – includes debts and benefits advice: £21,000; carers support: £32,159; community hub: £68,000 MRC …

Pathways programme at Bournemouth and Poole College

Charges are being introduced for a adult education course designed for people with severe learning difficulties. In the wake of …

Social policy research

Since the coalition came to power no new research contracts have been awarded nationally in all areas of social policy, putting …

Central Valuing People Now team

The Valuing People agenda/movement has played a significant role in driving change for people with learning disabilities …

Samuel Pepys Special Needs School transport

Cambridgeshire County Council have sent a letter to parents of children attending Samuel Pepys Special Needs School in St Neots …

Disabled travel pass

From April 1st disabled travel passes on local trains will be invalid, currently those with a pass travel free

Hertfordshire Action on Disability

Hertfordshire County Council have announced savage 100 percent cuts to Hertfordshire Action on Disability’s funding from …

Community Support Service

The cuts in funding to the Community Support Service following the removal of its ringfencing to its budget has led to cuts …

Bromley adult social care charges

Bromley Council is consulting on the following increases to its adult care charges, driven both by funding cuts and personal …

Trafford Learning Difficulties Support

Trafford’s budget for supporting those with learning disabilities has been cut by £1.300 million in its February 2011 …

Trafford Mental Health Services

Trafford’s Mental Health budget has been cut by £393,000 in its February 2011 Budget.

Ysgol y Bont Special School

Ysgol y Bont, Anglesey’s only school for children with special educational needs, is likely to make a teacher and two classroom …

Kent Support for Vulnerable People

£736,000 has been cut from the budget which enables vulnerable people to remain independent.

Rochdale Law Centre

Rochdale Law Centre, a charity law centre serving Rochdale—one of the most deprived areas of the country—has already had its …

Equality & Human Rights Commission

The government plans to cut the EHRC budget by over 65%, cut staff by over half and remove it’s advice and grant giving …

Manchester adult care individual budgets

Manchester City Council is planning to make cuts to the Individual Budgets it provides for adult care users. Previously, adult …

Manchester adult care reablement fittings

Manchester City Council will no longer supply equipment under £25 to help vulnerable people stay in their own homes. The …

Manchester day care centres

Manchester City Council plans to combine its adult day care service centres to create one centre for each locality. Each centre …

Lambeth People First

People First Lambeth is a charity that supports people with learning difficulties to stand up for themselves and take control …

Links Project, Ealing

Ealing Council plans to close the Links Project at the end of March 2011. The Links Project is a day service that runs from two …

Albert Dane Centre, Ealing

Ealing Council plans to close the Albert Dane Centre at the end of March 2011. The Albert Dane Centre is a day centre for …

Andover Mind vocational advice service

Andover Mind’s vocational advice service, which helps people find jobs and works with many people who have suffered mental …

Pillar and The Alford mental health drop-in centres

In 2010, Aberdeen City Council withdrew funding from both of the city’s drop-in centres for people with mental health problems …

Bradford adult care homes

Bradford Metropolitan District Council plans to close four adult care homes and withdraw from providing mainstream long-term …

The £95million challenge - Kent County Council budget

6 January 2011 Today Kent County Council released its proposed budget for 2011/12 and spending plans for the 2011 to 2013 …

Care and Repair Service for vulnerable people

Clackmannanshire Council has decided to withdraw funding for the the local Care and Repair Service which has been operational …

Vine special needs education

Vine is run by Leeds City Council and is based in several locations across the city. It provides local people who have high …

Leeds adult care

In 2011/12 Leeds City Council is likely to close four residential homes, rising to 13 by 2014/15. Eight day centre closures …

Shelforce disability employment team

Birmingham City Council is planning to redesign the Shelforce disability employment team. Shelforce manufactures window, door …

The Grange Day Centre

The Grange Day Centre is the only provision specifically for adults with physical disabilities in Shropshire. It is being …

Dorset disability support

Dorset County Council has identified support for adults with physical, mental and learning disabilities as the area where there …

Dorset disability voluntary sector

Dorset County Council is planning to reduce grants to some community groups that provide services to adults with learning …

Salford City Council staff

Salford City Council is set to shed hundreds of jobs under plans to save £39m over three years. Town hall bosses say they …

Education Support for Disability Students

In order to save money, Aberdeen City Council is proposing drastic cuts to education services for children across the city and …

Warwickshire County Council staff and services

Warwickshire County Council is consulting on a series of cuts that would see the jobs of around 1,855 direct employees’ jobs …

Camden disability transport services

Camden Council is planning to implement a variety of cuts to transport services for adult care users and people with …

Work Solutions Service at Jobs in Mind

The Work Solutions Service at Jobs in Mind provides support to individuals who are experiencing stress/mental health related …

Swindon Dial A Ride

Swindon Dial A Ride is a community transport minibus service. It operates a fleet of minibuses modified for people with …

Peterborough adult care charges

Peterborough City Council is planning to increase charges for some community adult care services - day care services, respite …

Peterborough day care centres

Peterborough City Council is reviewing its day care services with the aim of saving £100k a year. With adult care service …

Peterborough disabled facilities funding

Peterborough City Council is planning to cut funding for necessary improvements to disabled people’s homes. The council …

Coventry and Warwickshire NHS mental health trust

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, which focuses on mental health, plans to cut its workforce by the equivalent …

West London Mental Health NHS Trust

West London Mental Health NHS Trust plans to cut its workforce by the equivalent of more than 450 full-time posts - more than …

Kingswood special needs primary school

Plans for a new special needs school for primary-aged children in Kingswood have had to be scaled down after funding was …

Growing Together mental health garden, Southend

Funding has been cut for the Growing Together mental health project in Southend. Growing Together, which is run by the Trust …

Foxgloves children’s care home, Bedford

Bedford Borough Council is planning to close Foxglove Children’s Home, the only service in the county that offers respite care …

Middle Street Resource Centre mental health day support

Nottinghamshire County Council has been consulting on the closure of all three of its mental health day support centres, …

Boundary Resource Centre mental health day support

Nottinghamshire County Council has been consulting on the closure of all three of its mental health day support centres, …

Rokerfield Resource Centre mental health day support

Nottinghamshire County Council has been consulting on the closure of all three of its mental health day support centres, …

Derbyshire public transport subsidies

Derbyshire County Council is consulting on ending train and community bus travel subsidies for members of the Gold Card scheme …

South Essex NHS mental health trust

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, which focuses on mental health, plans to cut its workforce by the …

Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS mental health trust

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, which focuses on mental health, plans to cut its workforce by the …

North Staffordshire NHS mental health trust

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust plans to cut its workforce by the equivalent of 460 full-time staff between …

South West Yorkshire NHS mental health trust

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust expects to cut its workforce by just over 200 full-time equivalent staff …

Kent and Medway NHS mental health trust

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust, which focuses on mental health, expects to cut its workforce by the …

Gloucestershire NHS mental health trust

2gether NHS Foundation Trust, which focuses on mental health in Gloucestershire, expects to cut its workforce by the equivalent …

Leicestershire NHS mental health trust

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, which focuses on mental health, plans to cut its workforce by the equivalent of 350 …

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire NHS mental health trust

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is consulting on proposals to cut its workforce by the …

South London NHS mental health trust

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, which focuses on mental health, is cutting the equivalent of 150 full-time …

Nottinghamshire NHS mental health trust

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which focuses on mental health, plans to cut its workforce by the equivalent of 670 …

Cornwall NHS mental health trust

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust expects to cut its workforce by the equivalent of almost 80 full-time staff between …

Norfolk and Waveney NHS mental health trust

Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut its workforce by the equivalent of 85 full-time staff …

Cheshire and Wirral NHS mental health trust

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut its workforce by the equivalent of 220 full-time posts - more …

Derbyshire NHS mental health trust

Derbyshire Mental Health Services NHS Trust expects to cut staffing levels by the equivalent of 400 full-time staff - 18 …

Leeds NHS mental health trust

Leeds Partnership NHS Foundation Trust expects to cut the equivalent of around 258 full-time posts from 2010-13, including …

Calderstones NHS mental health trust

Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust plans to cut the equivalent of 126 full-time positions from 2010-13, around half …

Support for vulnerable young people in Lewisham

Lewisham Council has implemented a number of cuts in support for young people with health issues or not in education, …

Winchelsea School (Poole BSF programme)

Plans to build new premises for Winchelsea special school were cancelled after Michael Gove axed the Building Schools for the …

Montacute Special School (Poole BSF programme)

Plans for new and expanded premises for Montacute Special School were cancelled after Michael Gove axed the Building Schools …

Benefits for disabled people

New research undertaken by Demos, and funded by Scope and the Barrow Cadbury Trust, has found that the Government’s proposed …

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