Greenleafe Ergonomics : Resources & News

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Employment, Health & Safety and Legal Matters:

Department for Work and Pensions

Government department responsible for work, welfare, wellbeing and pension policy

The Equality Act 2010 (supercedes The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA))

Home Office web page for The Equality Act

Business Disability Forum

Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit member organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. Bringing together business people, disabled opinion leaders and government to understand what needs to change if disabled people are to be treated fairly so that they can contribute to business success, to society and to economic growth

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Promotes equality and human rights by providing advice and guidance, working to implement an effective legislative framework and raising rights awareness (includes disability equality)

Health and Safety Executive

National independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness. Includes access to free publications = Display Screen Equipment (DSE)

Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

UK-based, international organisation whose main aim is to promote public awareness of ergonomics and its applications

Health-related Organisations and Therapists:

NHS Symptom Checker

NHS self-help guide

Patient UK

Comprehensive health information as provided by GPs and nurses

Jennifer Avery-Stevens (Independent Chartered Physiotherapist)

JAS Physiotherapy
"Local physiotherapy services at your door. Mobile Chartered Physiotherapist serving Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and surrounds. Have Therapy in the comfort of your home or office. I travel so you don't have to! Skilled in the treatment of a variety of conditions including sports injuries orthopaedics and post surgical recovery and with a special interest in neuro muscular rehabilitation and treatment of head and neck pain and vertigo."
0784 603 8814

Joanne Inman, MSCP (Physiotherapist)

Whitstable Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, 166B Cromwell Road, Whitstable, Kent CT5 1NA
01227 772858

London City Physiotherapy

London City Physiotherapy provides "a dynamic, rapidly accessible physiotherapy service for individual and corporate clients. Clinics are located in the heart of the City and at Canary Wharf"

Another Journey Begins (Management Training and Wellbeing)

Angela Brier-Stephenson is a qualified trainer, coach, public speaker, FLP & NLP Practitioner and fitness trainer; with over 15 years of experience in the fields of Human Resources, Recruitment, Compensation & Benefits and Training & Development. "As well as running successful workshops we also offer inspirational coaching whether your needs are personal or professional we can help to inspire you".
07971 653976

Hypnotherapy Directory UK

Free, confidential service for those seeking support. Hypnotherapists listed within the directory are required to provide proof of qualification, insurance cover and/or membership of a professional body with recognised codes of ethics and practice

The Sophrology Academy

"Sophrology gives you a very practical set of tools using relaxation and breathing techniques, concentration, visualisation and simple movements. We do not touch the person but guide you with our voice and teach you easy exercises and everyday tools you can use by yourself. In continental Europe, Sophrology has been used for more than 50 years with great success in the corporate world; in hospitals and medicine in general by doctors, nurses, mid-wives, dentists; in sports, arts, education. Sophrology is very effective for stress, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, pain or to prepare for an event: exam, speaking in public, sports, competition, stage performance... You will learn how to recharge in a few minutes, keep a clear mind, manage your stress easily and start the day refreshed".
Concorde House Clinic, 26a Stour Street, Canterbury Kent CT1 2NZ
07861 420 059

Assistive and Accessible Technology:

Ability Magazine

UK's leading publication about people who have difficulty using off-the-peg IT


National charity helping disabled adults and children use computers and the internet by adapting and adjusting their technology


Foundation for Assistive Technology (FAST) works with the AT community to support innovation in product development and good practice in service provision

IT Can Help

National network of volunteers; offering free, local, in-person, computer assistance to disabled people. Volunteers can diagnose and fix most computer related problems; install and set up hardware, software, internet, email and accessibility settings.

My Computer My Way

Free practical guidance on how to make changes to your computer to suit your needs. Created by AbilityNet, with support from Microsoft

My Web My Way

This site explains how to change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for your personal needs.


Volunteer network, providing custom made equipment for people with disabilities

U Can Do IT

Registered charity teaching blind, deaf and disabled people how to use computers, with a particular focus on Internet and email skills

Web Accessibility Initiative

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is devoted to promoting accessibility on the web, and offers a wealth of information, guidance, advice, tools and resources

Disability-related Charities and Organisations:

Action for M.E. Support

Improving the lives of people with M.E. M.E. is also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). It is sometimes diagnosed as Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS).

Arthritis Care

User led charity. Support, campaigns and services for people with arthritis

Autism Speaks UK

UK arm of the international autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

User led charity. Support, campaigns and services for people with arthritis

British Dyslexia Association

National charity who’s vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential

Communication Matters (ISAAC UK)

Augmentative Alternative Communication group, supporting people who find communication difficult because they have little or no clear speech.

Disability Now

Monthly magazine for people with disabilities

Dyslexia Institute

National charity providing assessments, education and training

Dyspraxia Foundation

National charity supporting children, families and adults with dyspraxia

MIND National Association for Mental Health

National charity providing information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

National charity that funds MS research, runs respite care centres, provides grants (financial assistance), education and training on MS. It produces numerous publications on MS and runs a freephone specialist Helpline.

National Autistic Society

National charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. Information, support and services.

National Information Forum

A voluntary organisation committed to encouraging the provision of accessible information.

Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People

National charity working to equip disabled people with skills to increase their independence, mobility, and help them into employment

Repetitive Strain Injury Action (RSI Action)

National RSI charity

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)

National charity supporting blind and partially sighted people

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)

National charity supporting deaf and hard of hearing people

Skill: National Bureau for Students with Disabilities

Promoting equality in education, training and employment for disabled people


National disability charity providing support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year.


National deafblind charity

Travel Assistance:

Gatwick Airport Disabled Facilities

Information on the disabled facilities available at Gatwick Airport.
Please Note: the following link opens a PDF file
Gatwick Passenger Booklet

Heathrow Airport Special Assistance and Disabled Facilities

Information on the special assistance available at Heathrow Airport.
Please Note: the following link opens a PDF file
Heathrow We'll Help You Fly

Financial Information, Benefits and Grants:

Scope's guide to: Money and Benefits

Scope's guide to: Grants

Disabled Facilities Grant (residential premises):
You could get a grant from your council if you are disabled and need to make changes to your home

Grants for Home Stair Lifts:
Disabled facilities grants for stair lifts, including details of how and where to apply

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