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Useful links

If you feel there is a relevant website or topic not covered on these pages, please feel free to make a submission.

Please note all website links below are to external websites outside of the Artificial Limb and Appliance Service

General Information

The Limbless Association
An organisation offering information, advice and support for people of all ages who are without one or more limbs.

Disabled Living Foundation
A Charity that provides advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for older and disabled people, their carers and families.

Whizz-Kidz run youth clubs, wheelchair skills training, residential camps and work placements for young wheelchair users all across the UK.

BLESMA - The Limbless Veterans Charity

This is the national charity for all limbless service men and women, their widows and dependants.
It was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.

United Nations Enable 
Promoting the rights of persons with disabilities.

Spinal Injuries Association
An organisation supporting people with spinal cord injuries.

Disability Now
A publication focusing on disability related issues. It includes news stories, articles by disabled campaigners, developments in motoring and equipment, Lifestyle and Arts features.

Disability Wales
The national association of disability groups striving to achieve rights, equality and choice for all disabled people in Wales.

National Artificial Eye Service
An NHS organisation providing a manufacturing and fitting service for the supply of ocular and facial prostheses to all eligible patients throughout England.

Posture & Mobility Group
A website advancing and disseminating knowledge about the posture and mobility needs of people with disabilities.

Focus on Disability
Advice, contacts and information for disabled people and their carers.

The Royal British Legion
Advice and information for Armed Forces veterans in Wales.

Veterans Gateway
Another resource for the Armed Forces in Wales, providing a first point of contact for veterans as well as current information.

The Lyneal Trust Holidays
The Lyneal Trust offers canal boat and cottage holidays in beautiful Shropshire for people with disabilities, illness or injury.

The Wheel Life
Online community resource for wheelchair users - sports, directory, events and more.  

Betsi Cadwaladr Community Health Council
Betsi Cadwaladr Community Health Council (BCCHC) is an independent statutory organisation which represents the interests of patients and the public in the National Health Service in North Wales.

Therapy Directory
Advice and information on the benefits of Occupational Therapy.


Whizz-Kidz is a national young people's charity which coordinates a work placements programme for wheelchair users, aged 14-25, in a wide range of sectors and business departments that fit with the interests and aspirations of those young people.  

Vision 21
A charity based in Cardiff offering people with learning needs the opportunity to undertake vocational training with a view to employment.

The UK's leading provider of employment services for disabled people.

Directgov Employment Support
A government run website offering support and advice to disabled people seeking employment.

Job Centre Plus - Help for disabled people 
Information on support and services that are available for disabled jobseekers.

Charted Institute of Personnel Development
 Information regarding legislation on disability discrimination in employment.

Advice on jobs and careers
A website for young people giving advice on finding jobs, applying for jobs and much more.

Advice on Career Prospects after leaving school in Scotland
Gives advice to young people on apprenticeships, Universities and jobs in Scotland.

How to write a CV.
A guide to building your own CV.

Jobted Job Search engine.
Find jobs and job vacancies from all career sites in the UK.

Neuvoo Job Search engine
Search jobs for free.

Adzuna Job Search engine.
Search jobs, salary statistics and more.


DirectGov - Further & Higher Education

A government run website offering help and advice for disabled people considering further or higher education.

Scholarship Search Platform
A scholarship guide for people thinking of going to college.


Cardiff Pedal Power
A Cardiff-based charity whose aim is to make cycling accessible to all in and around Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan and environs.

Disability Sport Wales National Development Programme
A site aimed at developing quality community based sporting and recreational opportunities for disabled people throughout Wales.

Welsh Wheelchair Rugby Association
News and information on the fastest growing disabled wheelchair sport in the world.  There are also many other sports available on this site.

BBC Disabled Sports
Coverage of all major disabled sports events throughout the UK.

Disability Snowsport UK
A website championing equality for disabled skiers and snowboarders.

Cardiff City Football Foundation - Bluebirds Ability Football
The Cardiff City Football Foundation are relaunching the Bluebirds Ability, pan-disability football sessions this week.

All sessions will take place outdoors in Cardiff at either Heath Park or the Gol Centre
All participants must register in advance and complete a Covid declaration.
To register or find out more please click on the above link.


Department of Work and Pensions
The DWP promotes opportunity and independence for all, helps individuals achieve their potential through employment and works to end poverty in all its forms.

Disability Rights UK
An organisation with the principal aim of relieving the poverty and improving the living standards of disabled people. This site contains lots of information about the benefits available to the disabled.

Flintshire County Council Housing
Lots of information on receiving housing benefit within Flintshire.

Cardiff County Council Benefits
Lots of information on receiving benefits within Cardiff.

State Pension Calculator
A Government service to help you calculate your state pension.

The Money Advice Service
This is free and impartial money advice, set up by the government.  This particular page deals with your entitlement to sickness and disability benefits.

Veterans Mobility Fund
Offers advice and support to Armed Forces veterans in Wales.


The Association for Children with Hand or Arm Deficiency, bringing together real life experiences, information, support and guidance.

Welsh Assembly Government policy document
A policy agenda to transform the lives of disabled children and young people in Wales.

A charity providing disabled children with customised mobility equipment, training, advice and life skills.

Action For Kids
A charity working with disabled children and young people, their parents and carers. They aim to transform young lives by removing the barriers to independence.

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust
A UK charity providing support and information to families and individuals affected by retinoblastoma.

Micro & Anophthalmic Chidrens Society
UK charity offering support to children who suffer from these conditons and advice for their families.

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms
Provides the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of Cerebral Palsy and other birth injury complications.

A Resource for Parents of children with Autism, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia.

Sesame Street and Autism
This site offers families ways to overcome common challenges and simplify everyday activities.

Sensory Overload and Autism
Help children to cope with sensory overload.


Disabled Motorist Federation
An organisation which seeks to improve all aspects of motoring for disabled drivers.

National Rail Enquiries
Information about station and train access for disabled rail passengers.

Disabled Motorcyclist Association
An organisation that provides practical help and support to disabled people who ride motorbikes, scooters and mopeds.

Citizens Advice Bureau
Advice and information on transport options, benefits and much more for disabled people in Wales.

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee
The Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) advises the government on transport legislation, regulations and guidance and on the transport needs of disabled people.

Get it Off Your Chest - Weblog hosted by Damien Plant
Have you ever wanted to say something about access, but found nowhere to say it? Do issues surrounding transport drive you crazy?

Why not visit the new Weblog hosted by Damian Plant.

Airport guides

This guide provides handy information and help for those travelling with a disability or a special need.  Two airports shown here are Cardiff and Heathrow, but there are links to 21 airports in total on the site.

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