Support for people with disabilities

This page offers a list of support and information services for people with disabilities, their families and carers.

Information and support for people with all types of disability

Click the buttons for extra advice and information on the Healthwatch Norfolk website which may help you.

Self-Assessment tools

Norfolk County Council has an online tool that can assess your support needs, and point you in the direction of appropriate information and support. Whether you are seeking support or information for yourself or on behalf of a family member or loved one, you can fill in the questionnaire, and find out what sort of support is available to you. 

AskSARA is a rapid-access self-assessment tool that provides information and advice about equipment that can aid with independent living.  You can find information and suggestions for making for day-to-day living, working, and learning easier. You tell the webpage what you would like help and support with, and fill in the questionnaire. Visit AskSARA here.

About With Friends

About With Friends offers support to anyone from the age of 9 and above. They provide such support like activities and respite opportunities to supported living and work skills.

They also provide bespoke programmes to target precise needs. Adult services aim to build friendships, support integration into a community and to help build confidence in everyday life.

Active Norfolk

Active Norfolk works to support the development of sport and physical activity working with different people and organisations. It organises activities and also helps people find ways to get moving and active.

Break! Charity

Break work across East Anglia giving children, young people and families the time, support, and care they need to achieve their full potential.

Whether that’s through therapeutic services, respite breaks, providing a resilient home or support with parenting, Break are committed to supporting them through whatever life has in store.


Social, leisure and learning opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Build Charity aim to support and co-ordinate opportunities so that people with disabilities can access, and enjoy, the kind of social life that most of us take for granted.

Citizens Advice Norfolk

Norfolk Citizens Advice offers free, confidential, and impartial advice to anyone in the county.

If you are seeking advice and support, please take a look at the ‘Get Advice’ section of the website.

Advice covers topics such as: benefits, debt and money, work, housing, family, and health.

Clothing Solutions for Disabled People

Clothing Solutions for Disabled People is a registered charity based in West Yorkshire. Clothing Solutions are a unique service that alters and creates bespoke clothing for disabled people to establish a better quality of life.

They offer a comprehensive clothing service to people who, for reasons of shape, size, proportion, mobility difficulties or learning disabilities, find it difficult to source appropriate and affordable clothing from retail outlets. Made to measure garments or alterations to an existing garment aim to meet the specific needs of the individual.

Equal Lives

Equal Lives is led by people who face disabling barriers and is dedicated to making your voice heard. They aim to give people the support they need to live independent lives.


Equal Lives,

Ground Floor, 

St Vedast House,

St Vedast Street,

Norwich NR1 1BT

The Hamlet

The Hamlet charity offers support to children and adults living with disabilities, and their families. Over 300 families access their services.

Independence Matters

Covering the whole of Norfolk, Independence Matters provide support opportunities in the home and in the community for adults with learning disabilities, young people in transition and those living with dementia.

Indpendence Matters run community hubs, organise personal assistant support, supported living, respite care, and more.

Little Miracles

Little Miracles is registered charity that supports families that have children with additional needs, disabilities and life-limiting conditions from birth to 25 years.

Little Miracles provide a non-judgemental environment where their holistic approach to supports the needs of the whole family. They specialise in providing advice, guidance, support, activities, training and safe places to any family that has a child with an additional need, disability or life-limiting condition.

This includes providing support before they are diagnosed.


Nansa aims to be a catalyst for real change, across the region, for those living with, or caring for others with, special educational needs and/or disabilities.


Norfolk Sendiass is a statutory, free, dedicated, confidential and impartial service based across Norfolk with staff who are independently trained in special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

They offer information, advice and support to children, young people and parents/carers around special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Pets As Therapy

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in communities across the UK. PAT strive to ensure that everyone, no matter their circumstances, has access to the companionship of an animal.

Volunteers and their temperament-assessed pets visit establishments such as care homes, hospitals, hospices, schools and prisons, and bring smiles to many faces. People of all ages get the chance to chat to someone — and stroke a friendly dog or cat.


SCOPE provide free, independent and impartial information and support on the issues that matter to people with disabilities and their families.