Useful Links

Barnwood Trust is dedicated to supporting the people of Gloucestershire by providing help for those who are living with complex disabilities.

Disability Rights

Disability Grants – Directory of Grants for the Disabled, their Carers and Families.  Includes grants for children, equipment, housing, recreation, education, community groups and much more.

Gloucestershire County Council – For information on support available, and to find out whether you or the person you care for is eligible for help, contact helpdesks between 8 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Adult Social Care Helpdesk – Telephone: 01452 426868                                             Email:

Children & Familities Helpdesk – Telephone : 01452 426565                                           Email:

Contacting the Helpdesks out of hours – Tel. 01452 614194 

Gloucestershire Deaf Association – for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people of the county. Charitable organisation with mentoring service, hearing equipment, Lip-reading classes and BSL training

Gloucestershire Disability Fund – provides grants to people with disabilities of all ages and financial support to nont-for-profit organisations.

GOPA – Gloucestershire Older Persons’ Association –  GOPA is committed to improving the quality of life for older people.

Healthwatch Gloucestershire – Tel. 0800 652 5193 or 01452 504989   Email:

NHS Gloucestershire CCG – Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS)     PALS is a confidential service that provides information, advice and support for patients, families and carers.  Tel. 0800 0151548 or 01452 566698.

Scope: About disability – Scope is a charity that exists to enable disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

St. James’s Place Foundation –

St. Monica Trust provides high quality sheltered accommodation and innovative care and support for older and disabled people.