My name is George
Johnson. I'm a wheelchair user and for the last 17 years I
have been actively involved with a local disability group based in
Surrey. Over those years I have been constantly frustrated by
the lack of reliable and comprehensive sources of information. And
even with the rapid development of the internet and the explosion of
information, supposedly at you fingertips (or mouse click!) finding
just the right information is still a time consuming and often
confusing experience, with no guarantees...
So I decided it was time
someone did something about it.
Disability Direct has no
regional boundaries, no funding restrictions (even if funds
themselves are limited) and does not rely on donations to survive,
though if you would like to make a contribution it would be
If you are involved in a
local disability charity of voluntary organisation you, I'm sure,
already have some understanding of the problems associated with
regional funding, competition for funding and the difficulties that
causes when it comes to sharing information with other
The aim of the site
Through this site I am working
to bring together a searchable database of Charities, Organisations,
Companies and Service Providers from all around the UK, to help
disabled people, their families and health care providers, find just
the right information and make contact with the people who can help
them the most whatever their needs or aspirations.
It's not my intention to
replace or necessarily duplicate the the valuable work of any
organisation, merely bring it all together so that your clients and
supporters can find you and the support, information and services
you work so hard to provide.
So what's the
next, er, step?
I need you, your charity,
your voluntary organisation, your company to be included on the
If you're part of a charity or a voluntary or a not
for profit organisation inclusion on the database is absolutely
free. Simply complete the online form on the
Admin page. Or
if you know of an organisation that might be interested please
recommend them by using the form which is again also on the
**Now the directory is online, it
is possible for those of you who are brave enough to enter your own
information straight into the directory. If you would like to
do that please go to the main directory page and register for an
account. Please note that if you wish to have a free listing
after registering please submit your organisations details using the
'Add Charity URL' link only. Do not use the Premium link as you
will then be taken to pages requesting payment, and you don't want
to do that!
Of course any questions, comments
or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
P.S. If you would like to
be included on the directory but you feel you might need
help I would recommend using the register your interest link below
to send in your details.
Register your interest now!
Or Recommend an Organisation