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Useful Links
Tell us of any website that you find useful and that you think may be of interest to our members. Here are some that have been suggested and this is your opportunity to add your own and your comments.
AbilityNet
WebMaster Tony says "AbilityNet is a national charity and the UK’s leading provider of expertise on computing and disability"
Action on Hearing Loss
WebMaster Tony says "works to ensure that deafness and hearing loss are not barriers to opportunity and fulfilment"
Age UK
WebMaster Tony says "Age UK is the largest charity working with and for older people."
Alzheimer’s Society
WebMaster Tony says "The Alzheimer's Society provides information‚ support‚ tips and news for carers and those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia."
Arthritis Care
WebMaster Tony says "Arthritis Care provides information and advice about arthritis‚ and local support groups throughout the UK."
Assist UK
WebMaster Tony says "Assist UK provides information about Disability Living Centres throughout the UK and is the national voice for disabled/independent living centres."
AT Dementia
WebMaster Tony says "AT Dementia provides user-friendly information about assistive technology for people with dementia."
Bladder and Bowel Foundation
WebMaster Tony says "Bladder and Bowel Foundation is a national charity providing information and support for people with bladder and bowel disorders‚ their families‚ carers and healthcare professionals."
Breast Cancer Care
WebMaster Tony says "Breast Cancer Care is a national organisation offering support and information to those affected by breast cancer."
British Heart Foundation
WebMaster Tony says "The British Heart Foundation is the leading national charity fighting heart and circulatory disease - the UK's biggest killer"
Business Debtline
They say "The helpline that provides free, confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems in your business."
CCCS - Consumer Credit Counselling Service
diana moran says "CCCS is a charity dedicated to providing confidential, free counselling and money management assistance to financially distressed families and individuals."
Citizens Advice
They say "Citizens Advice provides practical, reliable, up-to-date information including frequently asked questions in English, Welsh, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu and Chinese on a wide range of topics and factsheets to download. Information is continuously reviewed by a team of advisers and covers England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales."
Connect
WebMaster Tony says "Connect promotes effective services‚ new opportunities and a better quality of life for people living with aphasia (communication disability often caused by stroke)"
Consumer Council for Water
WebMaster Tony says "Consumer Council for Water represents water and sewerage customers in England and Wales and promotes their interests in respect of price‚ service and value for money."
Cookery Courses at The Gables School of Cookery
WebMaster Tony says "Recently featured in Channel 4's Country House Rescue programme the Gables School of Cookery offers cookery courses to provide the necessary skills for people from all backgrounds and ages. If you want to pursue a professional catering career or are an enthusiast seeking to cook with confidence and flair for friends and family then our cookery school will be able to help. We offer one day cookery courses, one week courses and four week residential cookery courses. The latter will bring you to a standard of cookery that that you would expect to find in a good restaurant."
Coping with Osteoporosis and Assistive Equipment
WebMaster Tony says "Coping with Osteoporosis and Assistive Equipment"
Definition, Diagnosis and Causes of Osteoporosis
They say "Definition, Diagnosis and Causes of Osteoporosis"
Direct Gov - Disability
WebMaster Tony says "

DirectGov-Disability provides a wide range of information and advice on government services for the disabled

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Disability Rights Commission
WebMaster Tony says "Disability Rights Commission promotes civil rights for disabled peple and works towards the elimination of discrimination against the disabled. Provides advice on the Disability Discrimination Act."
Disabled Living Foundation
WebMaster Tony says "

Disabled Living Foundation aims to provide the best possible choice for people who use equipment to live a more independent life

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Electricity Safety Council
WebMaster Tony says "Electricity Safety Council is a consumer safety body that deals with all electrical safety matters associated with electrical installations and products on behalf of consumers."
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
WebMaster Tony says "Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities aims to work with people with learning disabilities to improve the quality of their lives"
Homes & Property
WebMaster Tony says "

The Homes and Property website offers a great way to search for property on the net but is also very design led and offers inspiration on interiors and buildings as well as up to date information on celebrities moving home, overseas property and much more...

This is one of my favorites...

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House Prices
WebMaster Tony says "

This fantastic website gives free information on the last purchase price paid for any property in the UK which has been sold in the last five years.

It is a great way to check out and see what properties have been selling for in your area or the area you are looking to buy in.

If you just want to be nosey, you can see how much your neighbours paid for their home!!!

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Leasehold Advisory Group
WebMaster Tony says "

The majority of people living in flats / apartments sign and agree to a long leasehold, lease's can be very complicated and are usually unique to the individual property.

The Leasehold Advisory Group are considered to be one of the most professional companies working in this field.

They offer straightforward and honest advice to anyone looking for any type of advice regarding leasehold or freehold properties

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Life Advice From Old People
WebMaster Tony says "Life Advice From Old People"
Mental Health Foundation
WebMaster Tony says "The Mental Health Foundation is the leading UK charity working in mental health and learning disabilities"
National Association of Esate Agents
WebMaster Tony says "

This website is the National Association of Esate Agents, always use an estate agent that is amember of the NAEA, if you are buying or selling. All members ahve to follow strict codes of conduct and training.

You are much more likely to achieve a professional and efficient service from an agent that is a member.

 

 

 

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national debtline
They say "The helpline that provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems."
Prime Location
They say "Prime Location is another great website for searching for property, it is updated constantly so you can view the most recently added properties..."
Research Institute for Consumer Affairs
WebMaster Tony says "The Research Institute for Consumer Affairs provides publications and research on equipment suitable for older and disabled people"
Right MOve
WebMaster Tony says "

One of the most popular ways to search for property on the net...

Most agents are linked to the website so it always has a great selection of properties that have just come on the  market.

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RNIB – Royal National Institute for the Blind
WebMaster Tony says "RNIB offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem"
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation
WebMaster Tony says "The Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation offers advice and information on access‚ housing‚ mobility‚ education‚ employment benefits and social service provision"
Savills Private Finance
WebMaster Tony says "

Savills Private Finance (part of the Savills property company) offer a personal mortgage service and can usually offer much better rates than the high street.

They offer a very personalised and professional service.

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Stop Loan Sharks
They say "Have you been approached by a loan shark? Lending money without a licence is illegal. If you suspect someone is a loan shark you should report - details on this website. "
The Office of the Public Guardian
WebMaster Tony says "The Office of the Public Guardian supports and promotes decision making for people who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves or would like to plan for their future‚ within the framework of the Mental Capacity Act 2005."
Turn 2 Us
They say "Turn2us helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other financial help."
UK government's main website
WebMaster Tony says "

This is the goverment's main website which is very easy to use and has a detailed housing section which is updated daily, the website offers information on all housing subjects and issues in the UK.

It also offers information on planning issues and building control.

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Your Level Best
WebMaster Tony says "Your Level Best provides a list of 4000 disabled access pubs and restaurants with disabled access toilets"

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