Carers Information Sheet 19 Carers of People with Physical Disabilities This leaflet contains specific additional information for carers of people with physical disabilities. This is not an exhaustive list but gives information about key organisations in Lewisham that support people who have a physical disabilities and their carers. ARTHRITIS CARE SERVICES: National Charity that provides advice and information to people with arthritis and their car- ers CONTACT: Ms P Smith 49 Park Road New Barnet London, EN4 9QD TEL: ASSOCIATION FOR HYDROCEPHALUS AND SPINA BIFIDA SERVICES: A local Voluntary group that provides advice, information and support to people with the above conditions and their carers. CONTACT: 29 Wellmeadow Rd, Lewisham, London, SE13 6SY person accompanying them, depending on the TEL: 020 8854 5828 distance travelled. TEL: 020 8314 2142 BLUE BADGE SCHEME SERVICE: This scheme allows people with mobility DISABLED DRIVERS MOTOR CLUB problems to have parking concessions in some SERVICES: A local Voluntary Organisation providing areas. advice and information for disabled drivers, help and CONTACT: For more information please contact the advise on motoring problems, including benefits, for Blue Badge Section disabled drivers and blue badge holders. TEL: 020 8314 9844 CONTACT: Mrs M Dillaway, 34a Lowther Hill, Forest Hill, London, SE23 1PY CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST TEL: 020 8690 6450 SERVICES: a National Charity providing advice, in- formation and support to people with the above con- EVELYN 190 CENTRE ditIon and their carers. SERVICES: A local Voluntary organisation, that pro- CONTACT: Ms Y Ryder, 11 London Road, Bromley vides advice on Welfare Benefits to people with dis- Kent, BR1 1BY abilities. TEL: 020 8464 7211 CONTACT: Ms Mabel Nwoko, 190 Evelyn St, Dept- ford, London, SE8 DIAL A RIDE TEL: 020 8691 7180 SERVICE: Offers a transport service to people who are unable to use public transport. You are able to HUNTINGDON’S DISEASE ASSOCIATION use it to travel anywhere within South East London SERVICES: A National Charity that provides advice and up to one mile outside. In certain circumstances information and support to sufferers and their families they may be able to arrange trips to other London CONTACT: Mr Anthony King, 108 Battersea High destinations. There is a charge for the user and the St, Battersea, London, SW11 3HP CONTACT: Drake House, 18 Creekside, TEL: 020 7223 7000 Deptford, SE8 3DZ PROSTHETIC SERVICES PARKINSONS DISEASE ASSOCIATION SERVICES: Provides services to people who have SERVICES: Local Voluntary Organisation providing lost limbs. advice and information for sufferers and their families CONTACT: Ms M Woods, Kings Healthcare, Reha- CONTACT: 337 Montbell Road, New Eltham, Lon- bilitation Centre, Bowley Close, London, SE19 1SZ don, SE9 3DP TEL: 020 8857 0677 LEWISHAM ASSOCIATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (L.A.P.D) S.E.LONDON SCOPE SERVICES: A Local Voluntary Organisation provid- SERVICE: Local Voluntary Organisation providing ing advice and information to disabled people. Work- advice & information to people with Cerebral Palsey ing: Wed & Thurs 10-4pm; Radar Keys; Blue Badge and their families Photos; Wheelchair symbol stickers; access audits CONTACT: 12 Broadfield Road, Catford, London, etc. SE6 1NE CONTACT: The volunteers, McEwan Centre Porta- cabin, Leyland Rd, Lethbridge Ct, SE12 SENSORY SERVICES UNIT TEL: 020 8852 1727 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org SERVICE: Advice and support for people with hear- ing and sight difficulties LEWISHAM DISABILITY COALITION CONTACT: Ms J Lewis, Social Care and Health So- SERVICES: An organisation of disabled people for cial Care Services, Duke House 84-86 Rushey disabled people run by disabled people. Provided Green, London, SE6 4HW advice and information for disabled people and cam- paigns on their behalf. SPEECH THERAPY CONTACT: LDC 2, Catford Broadway, SE6 4SP SERVICE: Support and Therapy for people with Tel: 0208 314 1414 speech problems CONTACT: Ms M Baldwin, Guy`s Hospital, St. Tho- LADYWELL DAY CENTRE mas Street, London, SE1 9RT SERVICE: Day Care for people with disabilities. TEL: 020 7955 4081 CONTACT: Ladywell Day Centre, 148 Dressington Avenue, Brockley, London, SE4 1JF THE STROKE ASSOCIATION LEWISHAM COMMUNITY TRANSPORT SCHEME SERVICE: Local support and advice for sufferers and SERVICE: Transport for people with disabilities their families CONTACT: Mr David Heeps Manager Lewisham CONTACT: Ms A Carty, The Community Centre, Community Transport Scheme St.Laurence Church, 37 Bromley Road, SE6 2TS Tel: 020 8692 4849 or 020 8692 5099 Email: Lewishamctscheme@aol.com TEL: 020 8698 9648 LEWISHAM TALKING NEWSPAPER FOR THE BLIND SERVICE: Local Volunrary organisation produces a regular newsletter for blind and partially sighted peo- ple. CONTACT: The Studio, 300a Stanstead Road, For- est Hill, SE23 1DE TEL: 020 8699 9399 MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CAMPAIGN SERVICE: Local Voluntary Organisation, advice and information for sufferers and their families. CONTACT: Mrs I Kirby, 39, Brantwood Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 ODH OUTSET SERVICES: Local Voluntary Organisation providing employment for people with disabilities.
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