Voice for Disability provides information, advice and services to disabled people. There are local groups in Hassocks and Haywards Heath. For more information please visit www.voicefordisability.org.uk or telephone 01903 244457.
DISS (Disability Information Services Sussex) provides information, advice, advocacy and a listening service for disabled people and anyone with an enquiry connected with disability. They also offer advice and help with applying for disability benefits, and tribunal representation. For further information telephone 01323 434833, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dialability.co.uk.
The Independent Living Association promotes and supports independence for disabled people in West Sussex. They help people set up and run their own care support under the county's Direct Payments (DP) scheme, personal budgets and other forms of self-directed support. One of their Support Groups meets at the Gateway Baptist Church every second Wednesday of the month and they organise other groups in Chichester, Crawley & Worthing. For more information please telephone 0845 601 2399, email email@example.com or visit www.ilawestsussex.org.
Contact a Family supports families who care for children with any disability or special need and offers a range of services including a freephone helpline. They work to influence services and campaign to improve the quality of life for families with disabled children and also provide information to professionals and developmental advice to support groups. Contact the Helpline on 0808 808 3555 or textphone 0808 808 3556 (open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm & Monday, 5.30-7.30pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.cafamily.org.uk.
Mid Sussex & Horsham Portage provides a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families. For further information telephone 01444 243150 or visit the website www.portage.org.uk.