Welfare
Disabled Students

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC)

Keynes House, Trumpington Street

www.admin.cam.ac.uk/univ/disability/about/contact.shtml

Tel: 01223 332 301

This is an invaluable source of information for disabled students. It supplies advice, support and facilities for students who need help with disabilities of any kind.  Support for disabled students includes help with arranging assessments, study support and advice on exam arrangements.  There is also a resource room containing useful publications, leaflets and equipment for use by students, including a Braille machine.

 

Disabled Students’ Liberation Campaign (DSC)

www.disabled.cusu.cam.ac.uk

The DSC unites and represents disabled students throughout the university and aims to fight inaccessibility for all disabled students.

 

Department for Education and Skills (DfES)

www.dfes.gov.uk/studentsupport

Tel: 0800 731 9133

Useful information about disabilities and higher education can be found on the website.  They have also produced a leaflet ‘Bridging the Gap’ about applying for Disabled Students’ Allowance.

 

Disability Rights Commission

www.drc-gb.org

An independent body working towards the elimination of discrimination against and equalising opportunities for disabled people.

 

Cambridge ME Support Group

www.cam-me.org.uk
Email: katharine.cmesg@gmail.com

A small voluntary group supporting sufferers of ME/CFS, their carers and families in the Cambridgeshire area. They hold bi-monthly meetings and have a postal library.

 

VoiceAbility Cambridgeshire

www.voiceability.org

Tel: 01223 555800
Email:info@voiceability.org

Voice Ability is a national charity that operates to ensure that people marginalised for their disability or mental ill health have a voice, and the same rights and opportunities as others about important decisions in their life. It provides support for carers and people with learning, physical or sensory disabilities, including those on the autistic spectrum.