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The Adult Learning Disability Health Team is a team working for the health needs of people with complex health needs and a learning disability.

We provide assessment, Person Centred Planning, individual or group interventions, support and advice for carers, training and signposting to access other services.

Service provided by Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP.)

01793 463333 (Option 1)

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Offering computer assistance to individuals with disabilities by providing volunteers who will visit disabled people in their homes or other locations such as Day Centres.

www.abilitynet.org.uk/advice-information/IT-support-for-disabled-people
Email for General Enquiries: enquiries@abilitynet.org.uk

0800 269 545 (Freephone and Minicom)

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A scheme from the Royal British Legion providing support and advice for any ex-members of the Armed Forces with a disability or long term health condition wishing to run their own business.

www.civvystreet.org/en-gb/fundingschemes/betheboss.aspx
Email: betheboss@civvystreet.org

0808 802 8080 

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BIBA is the UK's leading general insurance intermediary organisation, representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers.
BIBA helps people to access insurance protection.

British Insurance Brokers' Association
8th Floor
John Stow House
18 Bevis Marks
London
EC3A 7JB

Advice can not be given to consumers on our 'Find a broker line.'
Customers looking for insurance, will be directed to an insurance broker who can assist them.

www.biba.org.uk
Email: enquiries@biba.org.uk

Find a Broker Line:
0370 950 1790

Members Only:
0344 77 00 266

020 7626 9676 (General Fax)

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Weekly courses with topics that include:

  • Using online forms
  • Staying safe online
  • Job hunting online

This is aimed at people with learning disabilities but are also available for carers and parents too.

Mondays 1pm - 3pm

Swindon Advocacy Movement
37 Regent Street
Swindon
SN1 1JL

www.swindonadvocacy.org.uk
Email: samadvocacybuddies@gmail.com

01793 542266

01793 542575

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This group is aimed for people with learning disabilities but everybody is welcome.

Tuesdays 2pm - 3.30pm

www.swindonadvocacy.org.uk
Email: samadvocacybuddies@gmail.com

01793 542266

01793 542575

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Provide training programmes and advice to help disabled people, or people who have been off work due to illness.

2 Temple Chamber
Temple Street
Swindon
SN1 1SQ

http://campbellpage.co.uk
Email: info@campbellpage.co.uk
Online Email Contact Form Also

01380 729375

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A FREE online interactive learning programme with a series of courses that you can download and complete in your own time.

Courses include:

  • Understand how the care system works
  • Discover how caring effects your life & balance your commitments better
  • Communicate more effectively with the person you care for as well as health & social care professionals
  • Take control of your time & finances
  • Understand the emotions you may feel when caring & find practical ways to deal with them

For more information visit their website:
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carers-learning-online/Pages/Welcome.aspx 

 

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Your rights if you are disabled. You can get help from CLA Including:

Debt, if your home is at risk.
Housing.
Domestic Abuse.
Family, if you've been in an abusive relationship.
Special Educational Needs.
Discrimination.
Issues around a child being taken into care.

https://www.gov.uk/civil-legal-advice

0345 345 4345
(Monday - Friday 9am - 8pm and Saturday 9am - 12.30pm)

0345 609 6677 (Minicom)

Text 'legalaid' and your name to 80010 to get a call back.

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Community and Learning In Penhill (CLIP)
John Moulton Hall
Penhill
Swindon
SN2 5DU

Job club and back-to-work courses.

01793 723687

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Driving and Mobility Centre
The Vassall Centre
Gill Avenue
Fishponds
Bristol
BS16 2QQ

www.thisisliving.org.uk
Online Contact Form Also. 

Regional Driving Assessment Centre (RDAC)
Unit 11 Network Park
Duddeston Mill Road
Saltley
Birmingham
B8 1AU

(Covers Oxford, Birmingham, Worcestershire)

www.rdac.co.uk
Email: info@rdac.co.uk

0117 965 9353

0117 965 3652(Fax)






0845 337 1540

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Join from £24 a year.

Provides a mobility information service to the public, where they can give basic information and signpost to relevant organisations.

Our members receive access to our information officers, who can help with more complex questions and in depth knowledge.  

National Headquarters
Ashwellthorpe
Norwich
NR16 1EX

www.disabledmotoring.org
Email: info@disabledmotoring.org   
Online Contact Form Also

01508 489449

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Stroke Information Service
Stroke Association
Life After Stroke Centre
Church Lane
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 8RA

www.stroke.org.uk/factsheet/driving-after-stroke
Email: info@stroke.org.uk (Please include your postcode, so we can direct you to local support where available)

 0303 3033 100
(Helpline, open Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Friday 9am - 5pm and Thursday 9am - 3.30pm)

18001 0303 3033 100 (Textphone)

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Information for drivers with medical conditions.

Postal Address:

DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1TU

https://www.gov.uk/dvla-medical-enquiries

0300 790 6806
(Monday - Friday 8am - 5.30pm and Saturday 8am - 1pm)

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Unit 1a
1b Gypsy Lane
Swindon
SN2 8DT

Supported employment/training for disabled people.

01793 464646


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The Ex-forces group has joined with the Gulf War Veterans Group (Swindon Trauma Group) to hold a social gathering every month.

Further details can be gained from Swindon Carers Centre.

01793 531133

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Swindon Museum of Computing
6-7 Theatre Square
Swindon
SN1 1QN

Government-funded scheme to get computers into sheltered accomodation.

Open Friday 10am - 4pm
Open Saturday 9.30am - 5pm

www.museum-of-computing.org.uk
Email: info@museumofcomputing.org.uk

07834 375628 (Simon Webb)

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Spring Gardens House
Princess Street
Swindon
SN1 2HY

Access to training for people between 18-65 years, unemployed and with a criminal record.
Also tailored support helping carers access employment.

www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus

Email: contact-us@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk

 

0345 604 3719

0345 608 8551 (Textphone)

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1 Milton Rd
Swindon
SN1 5JE

Provides training, education and personal development opportunities for adults and carers with disabilities.

www.l4lswindon.co.uk
Email: Info@L4LSwindon.co.uk

01793 422964

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Local Enterprise And Voluntary Employment Scheme.

Assists people in their recovery from poor mental health, by providing supportive employment, and the opportunity to rebuild their working lives.

Unit 1C Derby Close
Cheney Manor
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN2 2PN

www.leaves.org.uk
Email: info@leaves.org.uk

01793 541548

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The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance, to help you to make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

0800 100 900 (Monday - Sunday 8am - 10pm)

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Learning for Life Building
1 Milton Road
Swindon
SN1 5JE

Specialises in helping people with enduring mental health issues rediscover their natural abilities at their own pace.

www.new-dimensions.org
Email: nwdimensions@yahoo.co.uk
Online Email Contact Form Also. 

01793 422964

07852 625312 (Mobile)

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Fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Swindon Borough Council.

Gives people within Swindon access to FREE support to start thier own business.

Services include:

  • Information sessions
  • One-to-one support
  • Business start-up workshops
  • Help with accessing finance

Holbrook House
Station Road
Swindon
SN1 1HH

Office hours are 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday.

www.outsetswindon.co.uk
Email: info@outsetswindon.co.uk

0800 080 3024

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Patients with mental health needs who do not have a disabled badge, can now obtain a permit to park in the disabled spaces close to the centre, at the discretion of the centre staff.

53 Downs Way
Great Western Site
Swindon
SN3 6BW

01793 327800

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Phoenix Enterprises
101 Stratton Road
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1 2NY

Providing work for people with mental health issues.

Provides a mailing & assembly service to businesses and a stepping stone towards jobs in competitive employment.

www.phoenixenterprises.co.uk
Email: tracy@phoenixenterprises.co.uk
Online Contact Form Also ('Contact Us' Page)

07497 772027 (Office Telephone)

07497 598340 (Base)

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Support for disabled people to find a job and develop a career.

Suite A
1st Floor Wiltshire Court
Farnsby Street
Swindon
SN1 5AH

www.pluss.org.uk

01793 208996

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Specialists in all aspects of driving for disabled people.

1 Metcalfe Avenue
Carshalton
Surrey
SM5 4AW

www.qef.org.uk  
Email: mobility@qef.org.uk
Online Contact Form Also.

020 8770 1151
(QEF Mobility Service)

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Rica (the Research Institute for Consumer Affairs)
Unit G03
The Wenlock Business Centre
50-52 Wharf Road
London
N1 7EU

Produces the booklet ‘Motoring After a Stroke’

http://www.rica.org.uk/content/motoring-after-stroke
Email: mail@rica.org.uk
Online Contact Form Also

020 7427 2460

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Swindon Borough Council (SBC)

For dropped curb applications contact Highways for a Vehicle Crossing Application.

SBC does not provide disabled parking spaces on the public highway.

www.swindon.gov.uk  

01793 445501

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Helping people with disabilities or medical conditions find work.

Work Programme Address:

Ground Floor
Wiltshire Court
Farnsby Street
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN1 5AH

Retail Shop Address:

45 Havelock Street
Swindon
SN1 1SD

Shop opening times are Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm

www.shaw-trust.org.uk

03003 033109
(Work Programme)

01793 539824
(Retail Shop)

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Government funded IT Training Academy delivering IT courses leading to nationally recognised qualifications in the following areas:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases and Presentation software
  • L1 Award in 'Preparing for Employment' includes: maths & English ( functional skills)
  • Creating a CV
  • Jobsearching
  • Completing Job Applications
  • Preparing for an Interview and Communication in the Workplace.
  • Vocational qualifications in Health & Social Care
  • ICT/Digital Skills
  • Hospitality
  • Business Admin
  • Customer Services
  • Retail.

All FREE to eligible Jobseekers on ESA and JSA.

Solomon Training UK Ltd
Shaftesbury Centre
Percy Street
Swindon
SN2 2AZ

www.solomantraining.co.uk
Email: maureenjones12345@hotmail.com

01793 610710

Tania Jones

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Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)

Provides practical help and assistance to anyone serving, or having served, in the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marines.

www.ssafa.org.uk
www.ssafa.org.uk/wiltshire

0800 731 4880 
(Helpline)

01264 382560
(Wiltshire and Swindon Branch Secretary)

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Helping people who are unemployed and disabled to learn work skills and supporting them to find work.

Service provided by Swindon Borough Council. 

01793 464758

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Tech4D is a charity which helps to improve the quality of life for disabled and disadvantaged people by providing computer systems in their own homes.

Unit 3
York House
Edison Park
Dorcan
Swindon
SN3 3RB

Open Monday and Thursday 9.30am - 2pm.

www.t4d.btck.co.uk
Email: tech4d@outlook.com
Online Email Contact Form Also.

01793 616637

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Helping disabled people gain access to and use a computer.

Tech4D is a charity which helps to improve the quality of life for disabled and disadvantaged people by providing computer systems in their own homes.

Open Monday and Thursday 9.30am - 2pm.

Drop in sessions available from 10am - 2pm.

www.t4d.btck.co.uk
Email: tech4d@outlook.com 
Online Email Contact Form Also. 

01793 616637

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John Moulton Hall
Penhill Drive
Swindon
SN2 5DU

Helping teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds into employment.

Training includes CV writing and interview preparation.

The Clivey project provides a service for young people between 11-19 years.

Clivey Youth Sessions:

Monday and Tuesday 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday 4pm - 6pm

www.clivey.co.uk

01793 728679

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Unit C
George Hall Court
Cavendish Square
Swindon
SN3 2LZ

Free internet access (1 hour per day),
Free basic in house computer training,
Photocopying and printing facilities.

01793 529938

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Therapeutic work in gardening, a service for people seeking improved mental well-being through a wide range of recovery focused activities.

c/o Manor Garden Centre
Cheney Manor
Swindon
SN2 2QJ

www.richmondfellowship.org.uk
http://twigscommunitygardens.org.uk/ 
Email: twigs@richmondfellowship.org.uk
Email: twigs.reception@gmail.com

01793 523294

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Providing information and advice on issues of concern to veterans and their families.

http://www.veterans-uk.info/

0800 169 2277

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Free IT courses for the elderly.
Mondays and Tuesdays 10.15am – 3.30pm.

1 John Street
Swindon
SN1 1RT

www.vas-swindon.org
Email: info@vas-swindon.org

01793 538398
Manuel Boissiere

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The Swindon & District Branch of the Association of WRENS meets on the 3rd Monday of the month, usually at the Lawn Community Centre and welcomes all former WRENS.

Also open to ex-servicewomen of the WRAC, WRAF and ATS.

http://swindonwrens.moonfruit.com
Email: swindonwrens@hotmail.co.uk

01793 694466
Christine Senior  

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If a serviceman or woman’s regiment is still in existence it may have a benevolent fund, from which funds might be made available to the ex- serviceman/woman.

 

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If you are not able to find the listing you were looking for, please try VAS Directory: www.vas-swindon.org.uk or www.mycaremysupport.co.uk

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