Disabilities

National Autistic Society - Surrey

NAS Surrey offers a variety of meetings, talks, parent programmes and activities for families with children and adults with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs).

Telephone: 07423 435 413 – answerphone (Please note: we are all volunteers so can’t reply immediately. We aim to respond to calls as quickly as possible.)

Website: www.nassurreybranch.org

Email: NASSurreyBranch@NAS.org.uk

Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC)

SILC offers a range of services to help you live independently including support to find and manage a personal assistant.

Twitter: @silc

Facebook: www.facebook.com/silconline

Telephone01483 458 111

Emailadmin@surreyilc.org.uk

Website: www.surreyilc.org.uk

Library Direct

If you have difficulty getting to your local Surrey library due to ill health, disability, mobility problems or caring responsibilities and still want to enjoy books and audio books then you may be eligible for the Library Direct service.

Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-with-disabilities/libraries-direct

Sensory Services by Sight for Surrey

Provides a wide range of support, including information about sensory impairment, provision of specialist equipment and IT support, communication, mobility and independent life skills rehabilitation training, welfare benefits information and support, social work support for Deaf sign language users, sign language interpreting and communication support and communicator guides/vision impairment specialist support workers.

Twitter: @sightforsurrey

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SightforSurrey

Telephone: 01372 377701

Website: sightforsurrey.org.uk

Emailinfo@sightforsurrey.org.uk

Stroke Association

Offers support, friendship and a variety of activities across Surrey. Find local groups on Surrey Information Point.

Website: www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk

Parkinson’s UK

Use Surrey Information Point to find local Parkinson’s groups, services and activities.

Website: www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk/Parkinsons

YMCA East Surrey

Support children, young people and adults with disabilities or complex needs by providing specialised activities that promote independence and give families a short break. Whether through sport and exercise, social activities or volunteering – we strive to make it possible for people with disabilities to participate in all our mainstream services and also run specific projects for those with higher support needs.

Telephone: 01737 779979

Website: www.ymcaeastsurrey.org.uk/our-services/disability

RBWA women’s aid

Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid (RBWA) is a refuge, based in East Surrey, for women and children fleeing severe domestic abuse.

Website: www.rbwa.org.uk

Surrey Disabled People’s Partnership (SDPP)

SDPP is an independent organisation run by disabled people. They offer a range of free, independent and confidential services for Surrey residents, including advocacy, support groups, information and brokerage.

Twitter: @sdpp2

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sdpp2

Telephone01784 458200

Text: 07519 86452

Website: www.sdpp.org.uk

Surrey Choices

If you are struggling with everyday tasks, then simple equipment, practical aids, new technology or small changes to your home can make the difference between living independently and needing someone to help you or it can make caring for someone easier.

Website: www.surreycc.gov.uk/staying-independent

Surrey Virtual Wellbeing Hub

Find virtual events and services that meet your needs and improve mental health and wellbeing, keeping you connected while you stay at home.

Website: virtualwellbeing.healthysurrey.org.uk

Active Surrey

Get help to be more active and improve your health and wellbeing with Active Surrey.

Twitter: @activesurrey

Facebook: www.facebook.com/activesurrey

YouTube Videos: www.youtube.com/activesurrey

Websitewww.activesurrey.com

Learning Disability and Autism Groups

If you’d like to meet providers and commissioners of local health and social care services to shape and discuss services for people with a learning disability or autism, there are a number of local networks to join.

Websitewww.surreypb.org.uk

Email: ldcommunications@surreycc.gov.uk

Sunny Bank Trust

Support for people aged 18+ with a learning disability to develop self-confidence, new skills and nurturing important relationships to ease loneliness and isolation. Services including a befriending scheme, advocacy support, regular social activities e.g. drama.

Telephone: 0800 58 58 58

Email: info@sunnybanktrust.org

Website: www.sunnybanktrust.org

Surrey Choices

Offer day and community support services, supported employment, enhanced home living, support/training/skills for independence. Also short break/respite opportunities.

Telephone: 01483 806590

Email: info@surreychoices.com

Website: www.surreychoices.com

Surrey Information Point

For local information and support for you and your family including health, getting around, looking after someone and things to do.

Website: www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk

Surrey Coalition of Disabled People

Surrey Coalition of Disabled People campaigns and promotes the rights of disabled people to equality of opportunity and to live independently. They run a selection of networks that you can join to enable you to have a voice on things that matter to you where you live and help co-design health and social care services.

Twitter@SurreyCoalition

Facebookwww.facebook.com/SurreyCoalitionOfDisabledPeople

Telephone: 01483 456558

Text: 07780 933 053

Website: www.surreycoalition.org.uk