Useful Information

Different travel discount passes are available. These may be just for the person with disabilities or a carer/supporter, you need to check out the range and conditions for each as these do change.

Here are some of the links available at present for discount/concession cards:

Bus pass information

Different bus passes are available according to your local authorities, to find out more, including application forms, follow this link:

Bus Pass application form - disabled persons

CEA card application form - entitles holder to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema

Disabled Persons Railcard application form

Wheelchair user information

Useful information for wheelchair users is available from Trip Buzz

Wheelchair Accessible Travel Guide

Breathing Space,  Mencap Centre, Goosecroft Lane, Northallerton DL6 1EG Tel: 01609 779420 e-mail: Breathing.Space@btconnect.com

 

Useful Links

The society actively supports two local work based projects for adults with learning difficulties:

   
 Chopsticks  Northdale Horticulture

 

Housing Grants information

Housing Grants fact sheet. 

Additional information about "Disabled facilities Grant and Advice for Adapting your Home.

Care Quality Commission

Get easy to read information, with pictures and sound, about how to choose the right social care for you.

Disabled and Reduced Mobility Guide

Help relieve some of the stress and worry which is very common among disabled persons when traveling. The guide covers many aspects such as flying with guide dogs, travelling with autism, visual impairments, travelling with breathing problems and much more.

Down's Heart Group

Cardiac conditions associated with Down's Syndrome.

Easy Health

Easy to understand health information

An additional information guide related to dental care originating from the US can be accessed here

Hambleton and Richmondshire Carers Centre

Independus

Provides practical help, useful advice and reliable information on a wide range of issues to support people to live independently, including Direct Payments, Housing, Benefits.

North Yorkshire County Council

Carers Information

NYCC SEND Offer and links

Learning Disability Partnership Board

National Royal Mencap ( home page)

Golden Lane Housing ( GLH)

Avalon 

St Anne's Community Services

Wilf Ward Family Trust

Public Health England

Mental Health Support

Citizens Advice, National

Hambleton Citizens, Local

Craven and Harrogate District Citizens Advice

Scope

Sense United Response (The Boot Shop @ Easingwold)

AutismPlus

Local Council links:

North Yorkshire County Council

Hambleton District Council

Richmondshire District Council

Rural/local information-support sites:

Rural Agricultural Benevolent Institute

 Care & support for farmers, farm workers, farm managers and their dependents

Farm Community Network

 Help for the farming community

Turn2Us

Benefits information and resources

Reader suggestions

Stairlifts: grants / carers