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Links to general Social Security resources

This is a maintained list of Internet sources related to, but not within, the scope of the uk.gov.social-security newsgroup. (There are lots more links, organised mainly by the key discussion topics for the newsgroup, defined by its charter).

General sources
Ferret Information Systems Britain's largest supplier of advisory systems in the field of welfare benefits and related law.
Ferret Information Systems - links to legislation Ferret's links to Social Security and Associated Legislation.
Lisson Grove Benefits Program - Benefits Information Pages Lisson Grove Benefits Program produces computer programs to help advisers calculate entitlement to UK social security benefits and payments due under the child support formula. This link is to their Topic Index for benefits (etc) information.

National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux

The Citizens Advice Bureaux Directory Search

Citizens Advice Bureaux websites

The Citizens Advice Bureau Service offers free, confidential, impartial and independent advice. From its origins in 1939 as an emergency service during World War II, it has evolved into a professional national agency. There are 2,000 CAB outlets in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each CAB is an independent charity, relying on funding from the local authority and from local business, charitable trusts and individual donations.
Disability Rights Commission The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) is an independent body set up by the Government to help secure civil rights for disabled people
Age Concern England Age Concern cares about all older people and believes later life should be fulfilling and enjoyable.
yourable.com Information, Products and Services for the Disabled Community.
Gingerbread Gingerbread is the leading support organisation for lone parent families in England and Wales. Gingerbread was started 31 years ago and is a registered charity maintained by lone parents.
RightsNet The welfare rights website for advice workers - provides support and information about welfare rights to advice workers.
gowrings mobility Gowrings Mobility is a British company and Europe's leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible cars and people-carriers.
Abilityonline your Disability Information, News and Views Web Site  
Just Ask! Community Legal Service Just Ask! is the website of the Community Legal Service. The first port of call for legal help and information in England and Wales.
The Blue Badge Scheme
Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
The Blue Badge Scheme (administered by the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions) provides a national arrangement of parking concessions for people with severe walking difficulties who travel either as drivers or passengers.
Carers National Association Carers UK is the national voice of carers in the UK.

Mobility Information Service

Frequently Asked Mobility Questions

The Mobility Information Service was founded by the late David Griffiths MBE in 1979, to provide advice and guidance for people with mobility restrictive disabilities.
Crisis "Crisis is a national charity dedicated to the relief of poverty and distress among single homeless people. Our mission is to end street homelessness through practical action to help homeless people move towards a secure, sustainable home."
Mind - the mental health charity One in four people may have mental health problems during their life - that's why Mind works for a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress in England and Wales. (Mind does not cover Scotland and they focus on mental health problems rather than learning difficulties.

Shelter - Housing advice

Need Advice? Homeless? Landlord trying to get you out? Behind on the mortgage? Whatever your housing problem, Shelter can help.
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