We understand that sometimes people feel more comfortable accessing external support services which specialise in supporting those from particular communities, cultures, or require certain adjustments in order to support their own personal needs. Please don't feel limited by the services listed below, and if you think that you cannot find a support service that is applicable to you – please ask to Speak to an Advisor and the Report and Support team will be happy to search for additional services. 
Internal support:

  • Disability Staff Network: The University has an established a Disability Staff Network for staff across both academic and professional roles. The purpose of this Staff Network is to provide a safe, supportive and confidential forum for sharing experiences, networking and discussing identified issues that affect members of staff with disabilities across the University.
  • STAART: STAART (formerly the *AccessAbility Project) supports students with a disability, long-term health condition, specific learning difficulty, and/or mental health condition to thrive at university. STAART complements the academic support provided by our Wellbeing team. 
  • Disabled Students' Allowances: Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) provide financial support for disabled full-time, part-time, and postgraduate home students.
  • Register with Student Wellbeing Service: If you have a disability or a specific learning difficulty, you can register with the Student Wellbeing Service at any time during your studies at the university.
  • Disabled Students' Liberation Network: The Disabled Student Liberation Network is a space for Students with Disabilities within the University of Greenwich Community to raise any concerns facing them at University, discuss campaign ideas with the support of GSU Officers and work to raise awareness of issues facing the Disabled Student community across the University.

General Support:

  • Action on Hearing Loss: Charity representing the 11 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK. As a membership charity, they aim to achieve a radically better quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing people. 
  • Activity Alliance: Working to make active lives possible with a vision that disabled people are active for life.
  • ADDISS – The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information & Support Service: Information and resources to anyone who needs assistance.  
  • Arc UK: National charity supporting providers of Learning Disability and Autism services, and through a range of projects and services, people with a learning disability, autism, or other additional support needs, and their families.
  • Change: Human rights organisation led by people with learning disabilities. They deliver training and produce accessible books, booklets, Picture Bank CD-ROMs and individual pictures.
  • Disability Rights UK: Leading charity of its kind in the UK, run by and for people with experience of disability or health conditions. 
  • Living Autism: Information, advice, resources, on all issues relating to autism.
  • Mencap: Specialising in helping those with learning disability to lead fulfilling lives.  
  • National Autistic Society: Offer an employment and training service for people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who wish to work. Their aim is that people with an ASD should have the same training and employment opportunities as non-disabled people. 
  • Royal National Institute of the Blind: Offer practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem. 
  • Scope: Charity concerned with achieving equality for those with disabilities, particularly those affected by cerebral palsy.  
  • SignHealth: Aim to give Deaf people easier access to healthcare and information, as well as providing services which are not provided elsewhere. 
  • The Judith Trust: Trust that runs campaigns and supports research concerning those with both a mental illness and learning disability. 
  • Benefit Enquiry Line: Information relating to benefits for people with disabilities.

Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Sexuality:

  • Deaf Hope (from SignHealth): Deaf Hope provide practical and emotional support to deaf women who are experiencing, or are survivors of, domestic abuse. 
  • Respond: Help children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others, through psychotherapy, advocacy and other support. 

Parents and Carers:

  • AFASIC: Parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families including a helpline, publications, support groups, online message boards. 
  • EarlyBird (under five years), EarlyBird Plus (ages four-nine), Healthy Minds and Teen Life (ages 10 to 16):  Support programmes for parents and carers, offering advice and guidance on strategies and approaches to working with young autistic children. Both programmes work on understanding autism, building confidence to encourage interaction and communication, and understanding and supporting behaviour.
  • McIntyre Care: National charity providing education, care and support to both children and adults with learning disabilities. 

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