Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (RiDC)



Telephone: 020 7427 2460

Address: Research Institute for Disabled Consumers, Ground Floor, Unit 10,, Blenheim Court, 62 Brewery Road, London N7 9NY

The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers is the leading expert in user-centred research involving disabled and older consumers. The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers is the trading name of the Research Institute for Consumer Affairs. We’re an independent, national charity with a board of twelve trustees, all of whom have personal experience of disability.

What does RiDC do?

  • We provide consumer information and user reviews to help disabled and older people choose the right products and services to lead an independent life
  • We help businesses improve products and services
  • And we take the voice of disabled and older consumers to decision makers.

All of our work is carried out by our research forum of 900+ disabled and older consumers, who take part in mystery shopping and research projects.


Find us on Face Book @RiDC_UK and Twitter @RiDC_UK

Registered Charity Number 1007726

x2y LGBTQ+ Youth Group Wolverhampton



Contact Form:

Telephone: 07847 421796  

Address: N/A

x2y is a youth group for young gay, lesbian, bi and trans people in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas. If you are LGBT or questioning your sexuality or gender identity, why not get in touch and find out more about the group? X2y meets on Saturdays from 12 noon -1500 (city centre location) If you are 11-25 years ld and would like to come along drop us an email or message us on Facebook.

x2y run two groups, one for ages 11-17 and another for 18-25 year olds. If you think this might be for you, drop us a private message on our Facebook page stating your name and age and we’ll get right back to you.

Our website includes pages on:

  • Drug Use
  • Hate Crime
  • Bullying
  • Sexuality
  • HIV
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s)


Find us on Face Book  and Twitter @x2yLGBT

Registered Charity Number 1162589

Council for Disabled Children



Telephone: 07721 097 033

Address: National Children’s Bureau, WeWork London Fields, 115 Mare Street, London E8 4RU

Our vision is a society in which disabled children and young people’s rights are respected, their aspirations supported and life chances are assured. We want disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs to have full and happy childhoods, to fulfill their potential, and be active within the community. And we want parents of disabled children to be parents first – living ordinary lives.

Who we are

We are the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector with a membership of over 300 voluntary and community organisations and an active network of practitioners that spans education, health and social care.

As a membership body we provide a collective voice that champions the rights of children, young people and their families and challenges barriers to inclusion.

As a collective we believe that the views of disabled children and young people are vital to the development of an inclusive society and that they have the right to be heard and actively participate in decisions that affect them.

We believe that every child and young person should enjoy the same rights and opportunities and that every aspect of society should be fully inclusive to disabled children and young people.

NCB National Children’s Bureau

The Council for Disabled Children is part of the National Children’s Bureau


Find us on Face Book @councilfordisabledchildren and Twitter @CDC_tweets

Registered Charity Number 258825

Anti-Bullying Network



Telephone: N/A

Address: N/A

The Anti-Bullying Network was established at the University of Edinburgh in 1999 with funding from the Scottish Executive to provide free anti-bullying support to school communities. In the first eight years that it operated on this basis, the Network gained a national reputation for the high quality of the services it provided to school communities.

The Anti-Bullying Network is now an independent operation with the following objectives:

  • to support anti-bullying work in schools;
  • to provide a free website;
  • and to offer an anti-bullying service which will include the provision of training, publications and consultancy services.

 This website has many useful resources.


Find us on Face Book and Twitter

Registered Charity Number


Anti-Bullying Alliance



Telephone: (see content)

Address: Anti-Bullying Alliance, National Children’s Bureau, 23 Mentmore Terrace,  London E8 3PN

On our website we have tried to include as many useful tools as possible but these pages are not exhaustive and inclusion does not necessarily imply endorsement or recommendation by the ABA. 

We are a unique coalition of organisations and individuals, working together to achieve our vision to: stop bullying and create safer environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. We welcome membership from any organisation or individual that supports this vision and support a free network of thousands of schools and colleges.

The ABA has three main areas of work:

  • Supporting learning and sharing best practice through membership;
  • Raising awareness of bullying through Anti-Bullying Week and other coordinated, shared campaigns;
  • Delivering programme work at a national and local level to help stop bullying and bring lasting change to children’s lives;

We provide expertise in relation to all forms of bullying between children and young people. The Anti-Bullying Alliance was established by the NSPCC and the National Children’s Bureau in 2002 and is hosted by the National Children’s Bureau.

We are a small team and so while we endeavour to respond to as many messages as we can, please be patient with us. We are not able to support individual cases of bullying and so if you need one-to-one support, please visit the advice section of our website for information and organisations that may be able to help. 

If you are a child or young person who is worried about bullying then contact ChildLine at any time 0800 1111 – calls are free and confidential. 


Find us on Face Book @antibullyingalliance and Twitter @ABAonline

Registered Charity Number 258825

Kidney Patients Association UK


Email: N/A

Contact Form:

Telephone: 01909 544999 Fax: 01909 481723

Helpline: 0800 169 09 36

Address: The National Kidney Federation,The Point, Coach Road,,Shireoaks, Worksop S81 8BW

NKF is the national kidney charity actually run by Kidney Patients for Kidney Patients. 

Most Renal units have a Kidney patient Association (KPA) specifically attached to that unit, however, in January 1979 these independent charities realised that they needed a national organisation to fight their cause as renal provision was in dire difficulties, overstretched, and under resourced. If ever there was a case of post code provision, renal disease was it! Currently there are 69 KPAs and they come together as the controlling Council of the National Kidney Federation, the KPAs are both the ears and the eyes of the NKF and its controlling force. Patients are the Officers of the NKF, the Executive Committee of the NKF and the workforce of the NKF. Apart from six members of staff, all other personnel are either Kidney patients or carers of Kidney patients.

Unlike other kidney charities, the NKF has only two roles campaigning for improvements to renal provision and treatment, and national patient support services.

Click here to find a KPA in your area:


Find us on Face Book and Twitter  @NKF_UK

Registered Charity Number 1106735

Access Group (Shrewsbury)

Website: N/A


Telephone: 01743 350460

Address: Sue Wood (Chair) 71 Ashfields Road, Heath Farm, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 3SD

The Shrewsbury Group considers all access issues for people with disabilities, it also lobbies the Council and gives advice to individuals and organisations with regards to access matters. They also increase the awareness of the needs of disabled people and those with mobility problems.

Meetings are held at Louise House, Roman Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9JN, every other month on a Friday starting at 10 am. These meetings are open to everyone.

Access Group (Oswestry)

Address: 01691 650917

Oswestry & District Access Group is a voluntary group that has been working for over 25 years to improve access and facilities for all those who are either resident in or visiting Oswestry.

In particular, they are focused on supporting:

  • mothers with young children
  • people with disabilities
  • partially sighted people
  • hard of hearing people

The group works with the local authorities, providers of goods and services, and other organisations to meet the needs and solve the problems of access throughout the Oswestry area.

Meetings are held between 10.30 am and 12 noon on the second Tuesday of each month, except August and December, when there are social events. The Guild Hall, Bailey Head. Oswestry SY11 1PZ

Contact the group if you are:

  • having difficulties gaining access to shops or other amenities
  • a carer concerned about access issues
  • someone who would just like to help make a difference

Follow us on Face Book @OswestryAccess Group

Access Group (South Shropshire)

Website: N/A
Contact: Vivienne Parry
Telephone: 01584 873604
Address: (Meeting Venue) Whitefriars, Whitefriars Road, off Sandpits Lane. Ludlow SY8 1RG

This group works to raise awareness of the needs and problems disabled people have in relation to access issues. The Access Group is available for consultation on development proposals to try to ensure that access issues are addressed at an early stage. Meetings are usually held at Whitefriars on the third Friday of each month at 2 pm. They welcome new members with any type of disability, their carers or a friend or anyone without a disability who would like to join in the meetings.

Colostomy UK



Contact Form:

Telephone: 0118 939 1537

Helpline:  0800 328 4257 (24 hours)

Address: Colostomy UK,Enterprise House, 95 London Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 4QA

Colostomy UK is here for questions, support or if you want to talk to someone who lives with a stoma.

Your voice is important on the bigger issues: advocates for your rights and campaigning to raise awareness of what matters to you; running projects to empower you; building communities to support you.

Our vision

  • We want hidden conditions to be understood and accepted by all. Our vision is of communities in which everyone is empowered to reach their potential.
  • We use provide compassionate support tailored to the needs of the individual. Our support is open to all, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious belief.
  • The aim of our day-to-day work, projects and campaigns, is to empower people with stomas to reach their potential.

Advocacy: We act as a voice for people with stomas, raising awareness of the issues that they face and engaging with organisations to bring about positive outcomes.


Find us on Face Book @colostomyuk and Twitter @ColostomyUK

Registered Charity Number 1113471