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Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

Disability Rights UK is led, run and controlled by disabled people, with disabled people making up at least three-quarters of its board members.

Disability Rights UK focuses on:

  • Breaking the link between disability and poverty
  • Mobilising disabled people’s leadership and control in our own lives, our organisations and society
  • Making independent living a reality
  • Putting disability equality and human rights into practice across society

Disability Rights UK was formed through a unification of Disability Alliance, Radar and National Centre for Independent Living on 1 January 2012. We aim to be the largest national pan-disability organisation led by disabled people.

We now also have a variety of Help lines within Disability Rights UK that provide information on a variety of issues, please direct people to the following numbers as appropriate:

Disabled Students Helpline
Phone: 0800 328 5050
Opening hours: Tuesday and Friday 11.30 to 13.300

Provides advice to: Disabled students who are studying in England. Post-16 education & training enquiries from disabled students or professionals working with disabled students

Independent Living Advice Line
Phone: 0300 555 1525
Opening hours: Mon & Thurs 9.00 to 13.30

Provides advice on: Getting direct payments, including information on:
individual budgets/personalisation, funding from social services in relation to the care needs of the disabled (that also involves issues around appealing against the decision of social services), general advice on employing personal assistants. 
This line does NOT give help with or information about claiming benefits.

Who to contact


Where to go

C A N Mezzanine, 49-51
East Road
N1 6AH

Last updated 17/11/2020