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Glasgow Disability Alliance 

Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) is a membership organisation run by and for disabled people with over 5000 members across Greater Glasgow. 

Disability Scotland 

Disability Information Scotland enable positive change by sharing information on disability when people need it, in a way they want it.

Disability Rights UK 

Disability Rights UK is a UK pan-disability charity which was set up with the aim of representing the needs and expectations of disabled people in the UK. Disability Rights UK was formed as a result of several disability charities merging in 2012.

Independent Advocacy 

The Advocacy Project provides a free and confidential service that is independent of the NHS and Social Work. Independent advocacy can benefit those living at home, in care or in hospital. Our advocacy workers work with a number of clients, usually on a one to one basis, but we also support groups of people who have issues in common.

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance  

Independent advocacy is about speaking up for an individual or group. Independent advocacy is a way to help people have a stronger voice and to have as much control as possible over their own lives. Independent Advocacy organisations are separate from organisations that provide other types of services.

Inclusive Scotland 

Power of Attorney

This Power of Attorney campaign is about giving you the power to make decisions that will protect you, your family and those you care about should you ever lose capacity to make decisions for yourself.



Grants and Funding

Scottish Disability Directory 

The Scottish Disability Directory is the only directory of its kind in Scotland. It provides access to information on thousands of disability organisations and support groups, both local and national.

Glasgow Centre for Independent Living

Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living is run by disabled people for disabled people. They believe that barriers disable people, not impairments. Their support, payroll, training, housing, employment and consultancy services enable disabled people to assert more control over their lives as equal citizens.

Take a Break

Take a Break is Scotland’s short breaks fund for carers of disabled children, young people and their families. Take a Break grants can be used for a break away, towards leisure activities or outings; sports equipment and much more.

Disability Aid Trust 

The Disability Aid Trust believes in giving others the chance of a well deserved holiday. Through contributions towards the cost of helpers, they can make sure that severely disabled people around the country can experience a welcome break from routine by taking a holiday that they have so often dreamed about.

Turn 2 Us 

Many charities offer non-repayable grants. Help is based on where you live, your age, gender, current or past jobs, health condition and nationality. 

Disability Grants

Charities and Trusts provide funding towards the high cost of disability equipment, holidays, housing, days out etc. Disability Grants are here to help what grants are available nationally and in your local area by searching the individual sections.

Respitality Scotland 

Respitality provides short vital break for unpaid carers in Scotland when they need it most. This is achieved by connecting carers’ organisations with hospitality, tourism and leisure businesses who are willing to donate a break free of charge. Respitality is a Scottish Government supported project which is delivered locally by approved Respitality Delivery Partners and coordinated nationally by Shared Care Scotland.

Independent Living Fund Scotland 

ILF aims to ensure our recipients have choice and control over how and when they are supported in all aspects of their daily lives, as well as facilitating real participation and inclusion for individuals within their local communities.

Glasgow Disability Alliance 

Glasgow Disability Alliance (GDA) is a membership organisation run by and for disabled people with over 5000 members across Greater Glasgow. 

Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland 

Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland will provide funds for a wide range of goods or services, provided the need arises directly as a result of chest, heart or stroke illness. 

MS Society

The MS Society provide Health and Wellbeing grants that can help you pay for items that will have a significant positive impact on your life.

Last Updated: 29 January 2020