Useful Contacts

Access Bus – bus service for anyone who has difficulty using public transport due to disability0113 348 1902
Action on Hearing Loss0808 8080123
Active – a service for disabled people to enable them to get out and about020 8445 2780
Age UK – Help with filling out forms, cleaning, shopping, memory support, basic repairs and home maintenance0800 169 6565
Better Health at Work – For anyone who is disabled and looking for work and anyone in employment who is at risk of losing their job because of their disability01484 416777
Benefits Agency – Enquiry Line0800 882200
British Red Cross – Hand care and hand massage, neck and shoulder massage, emergency care at home for up to 3 days01274 620999
Calderdale Royal Hospital01422 357171
Carephone – push button pendant for emergencies01924 326403
Carers Count – support group for carers0300 012 0231
Chiropody030 0304 5555
Contraception & Sexual Health Services030 3330 9141
Dewsbury District Hospital01924 541000
Dewsbury Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)-general advice0844 8487970
Different Strokes – Support group for young sufferers of stroke0845 1307172
Disability Rights Commission0845 6046610
District Nurses0300 304 5555
Electronic Village Hall – free courses on computer use for people with disabilities01924 453502
Equipment Loan – short term loans of wheelchairs and commodesDewsbury:
01924 816028
Social Services: 01484 223000
British Red Cross: 01274 620999
Wheelchair Services:             01484 343201
Expert Patient Programme – for anyone with a long term health condition or illness who wishes to learn skills for controlling and improving their health01484 464440
Gateway to Care (Social Services)01484 414933
Headway – the brain injury association0115 924 0800
Health Visitors0300 304 5555 
Home Service Library – Selection of books delivered to your home for housebound people01484 226363
Housing Option – advice about a range of housing choices to meet your needs such as renting private or housing association accommodation01924 324310
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary01484 342000
Huntington’s Disease Association – information, advice and support service. Information about local branches and groups0151 298 3298
Job Centre Plus Disability Employment Advisor – for disabled people and those with health related problems who are looking for work or are already in work01924 436538
Kirklees Council01484 221000
Lifeline (drug & alcohol advice)0845 6060606
MS Centre (Rawdon)0113 250 4528
MS Society Helpline0808 800 8000
Midwife01924 319354
National Blood Service0845 7711711
Patient Advice & Liaison Service—PALS0800 5872417
Parkinson’s UK Society0800 800 0303
Patient Activity and Leisure Scheme – to help people not used to physical activities to have a chance to try some regular activity01484 234095
Relate01924 372494
Remploy  – support for diabled people to find the right job and to gain the skills needed to get the job01484 428627
Royal Society for the Blind01924 445222
Samaritans0845 7909090
SIPS (Social Services Information Point)01484 223000
Stop Smoking Services(provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership)0800 612 00110330 660 1166
Stroke Association – information and support for people affected by stroke0303 3033100
Sure Start01924 325334
Victim Support0845 3030900
Volunteering Action Kirklees – a way of rebuilding confidence and skills for people who have not been in paid employment for some time and a step towards employment for many01484 518457
West Yorkshire Police101
William Merrit Disabled Living Centre and Mobility Service – driving assessment0113 3055288
Worklink – pre-employment activities and training, building confidence, completing application forms/cv, interview skills0845 603 9740
Young Carers’ Service01924 492183