Useful links 2017-01-29T20:25:37+00:00





We’re always on the look out for informative sites that we think might be useful to you

And when we find them, we share them here

Equally, if you know of any particular gems that could help our community we would love you to share your discoveries with us!

British Institute for Learning Disabilities

A website run by people with learning disabilities with easy read information

Easy read guide
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (DHCFT) Core Care Standards website.

Find out about the standards everyone who uses their services should expect, the principles that underpin them and useful links to service teams. You can also download the Core Care Standards booklet.

Co-Production Practitioners Network

nef (the new economics foundation) and NESTA’s Lab have been working in partnership to deepen our understanding of co-production and how it can be applied to public services.

For useful publications and guidance

Derbyshire Advocacy Services

Derbyshire Advocacy Service is an independent advocacy organisation. It is a registered charity that is governed by a management board of trustees who are  volunteers. The service’s objectives and activities are to empower and uphold the rights of adults with learning disabilities who live in Derby city and across Derbyshire.

Disability Sanctuary

An online disability network offering a disability forum, blogs, articles, media, events and a directory as well as peer support for people with all disabilities and all connections.

Easy Read pictures

A collection of Easy Read pictures and symbols

Free Cinema Tickets

The CEA Card is a national concessionary card developed by the Cinema Exhibitors’ Association for UK cinemas in order to allow people with disabilities to obtain one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. 

The information and materials on this page give an introduction to social care law , procedures and rights. The materials combine to provide a basic understanding of the legal rights of children and adults with disabilities and unpaid carers. Really useful information that is validated and current.


Peaks and Dales Advocacy

Peaks and Dales Advocacy is an independent organisation working in the High Peak & North Derbyshire Dales to provide a free advocacy service for Older people, People with mental health problems and People with learning difficulties.

A collection of photos for easy read

See ‘Books Beyond Words


Umbrella is a charity in Derby supporting disabled children, young people and their families, helping people realise their potential and helping to transform lives.