Local & National Organisations

Gloucestershire Lifestyles  Changing lives by challenging disabilities
Gloucestershire Lifestyles is a community support network for those with a disability within the county.  01453 759839

CarersTrust Caring for carers
Carers Trust is the largest charity in the world providing ‘in the home care’ for Carers. 01453 544110

Cotswold Care Hospice   Supporting Our Community
Services to maximise the quality of life of people in Gloucestershire, patients and their families living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
01453 8886868

Tourism For All 
Tourism for All UK is the UK Voice for Accessible Tourism. We are a national charity dedicated to making tourism welcoming to all. 0845 124 9973

Gloucestershire Association for Disability
The Gloucestershire Association for Disability is a County Funding Trust which has grants available to both disabled people who live, and groups that work within the disability arena in the County of Gloucestershire.  01453 885857

Stroud Volunteer Bureau  & Dursley area Ring & Ride
Stroud Volunteer Bureau provide minibus transport and other services for older, frail and disabled people living in the Stroud District. 01453 759005

Care & Repair (Stroud) Ltd. 
Care and Repair gives advice to retired home owners, private tenants and disabled persons living in the Stroud District Council area about repair, improvements or adaptations to their homes.  01453 753471

RADAR  The disability network
The UK’s campaigning and advisory body, run by and for disabled people.
01752 503222

Sportability  Taking the ‘dis’ out of disability. 
Sportability is a charity offering a whole range of sports and challenging pursuits for the disabled, including scuba diving, jet-skiing, gliding and all-terrain quad biking.
020 8959 0089

Citizens’ Advice Bureau  Advice that makes a difference
The Citizens Advice Bureau Service offers free, confidential, impartial and independent advice. Stroud branch:  01453 762084

Listening Post
Listening Post is a Gloucestershire based confidential counselling service with counsellors trained to national standards.  01452 383820

Citizens’ Advocacy Trust 
The Gloucester Citizen Advocacy Trust has been set up to help anyone in the area who has learning disabilities and who needs help in speaking up for themselves or who needs someone to speak on their behalf about things that affect their life.
Stroud branch: 01453 753597

Government Departments

Gloucestershire Social Services
Care Direct 01452 426868
Wheatridge Court, Gloucester: respite, short and long term care. 01452 500669

NHS Direct
0845 4647

Department for Work & Pensions
Benefits & Services A-Z
Disabled People & Carers
Disability Living Allowance  0345 123456
Benefits Help line 0800 882200