There are two charities with an excellent list/database of Manx charities. These are Circa, www.circa.org.im, tel:613713, email firstname.lastname@example.org and Connect2Charity, www.connect2charity.im, tel: 640655, email email@example.com.
The list below is alphabetically organised giving contact details of charities providing services for those with disabilities and their carers. If you know of more, please let us know.
ACTION4AUTISM IOM email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AGE ISLE OF MAN Tel:631740 19 Drinkwater Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1AT www.ageisleofman.org.im
Alzheimers Society, Isle of Man Branch Tel:613181, or Isle of Man helpline tel:621399 (open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday), or email:IsleofMan@alzheimers.org.uk
Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust (IOM) Friends Tel: 852486 email: email@example.com
Arthritis Care Ellan Vannin Tel: 497767 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Autism in Mann Tel: 816333 email: email@example.com
Ballamona Association for Mental Health Tel: 675833
Brahma Kumaris offer meditation and relaxation opportunities without charge at 20, Appledene Court, Woodlands View, IM2 2BU. See www.brahmakumaris.org/uk/whatson and put Isle of Man in the location choice to find the programme of courses.
BreatheEasy, British Lung Foundation Support Group meet once a month – Manx contact is Viv Osland on tel: 855008
British Heart Foundation Isle of Man Tel:896107
British Red Cross IOM Branch Tel: 624839/639310
Care in Mann Tel: 628500
Circa Tel :613713
Citizens Advice Bureau Ramsey branch Tel:813466, Douglas Tel:626863, South Tel:833976
Clinch (for those with learning disabilities) Tel: 625328
Coeliac Group Isle of Man Tel: 845730, www.coeliac.org.uk
DHSC Services, Day Services For Adults with Learning Difficulties Tel: 624305
Douglas Coal Fund Tel: 622193
Downs Syndrome Association (IOM Branch) Tel: 834173, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith in Action for Mann Tel:487768
Familial Spastic Paraplegia Support Group Tel: 664284
Friends of Robert Owen House www.robertowenhouse.org Tel 623314, email: email@example.com (Raises funds for this safe haven providing accommodation to relatives supporting Manx patients at the Liverpool Cardiothoracic Unit, Broadgreen Hospital).
Hyperactive Childrens Support Group Tel:814113
Isle of Man Cripples Guild. All referrals are by Medical Practitioners.
Isle of Man Health and Care Association promotes health and well-being and assists residents in obtaining access to the best health and social care available Tel:652571 email:firstname.lastname@example.org www.iom-haca.im
IOM Live at Home Schemes Laxey and Lonan Tel: 625157, North Douglas Tel: 627778, Northern Tel: 307760 or Tel: 244256, Onchan Tel: 625157, South Douglas Tel: 625157, Western Tel: 843012. For the south, see Southern Befrienders Limited further below.
Joey Dunlop Foundation – Provides NAS scheme M3i holiday accommodation Tel:482905, email: email@example.com
Kevin Gray Memorial Charity Limited – provides and runs the hyperbaric chamber. Tel:676622
Leonard Cheshire Disability Isle of Man provides innovative services that give disabled people the opportunity to love life their way. Tel:817071
Macular Society – find the local branch at www.macular.im
Manx Asthma Association Tel:852577
Manx Blind Welfare Society Tel:674727 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled Tel: 497833 email:email@example.com
Manx Deaf Society Tel:202875 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manx Diabetic Group Tel:492955? www.manxdiabeticgroup.im email: email@example.com
Manx Dyslexia Association Tel:616309 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manx Gateway – Social club for the mentally handicapped. Tel:482905
Manx Heart Support Group Tel:611273
Manx Mencap Tel:677289 email: email@example.com
Manx Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Tel:861715
Manx Workshop for the Disabled Tel:620149? email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ME Support IOM offers support and advice to those touched by Me/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Tel: 670435 or see www.mesupportiom.org or email: email@example.com
The Island’s mobile library service carries over 4,000 books and takes 10 different routes over a 2 week period. For more details tel: 640650 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or view www.familylibrary.im
Motor Neurone Disease Association Isle of Man Tel:801355 email: email@example.com
Multiple Sclerosis Society IOM Branch Tel:452207 for the MS Support Officer email: firstname.lastname@example.org
N.A. Narcotics Anonymous Tel:409536 email: email@example.com
Netbuddy is run by Scope (UK charity). This facility provides an invaluable online community for parents of disabled children to swap tips and advice www.netbuddy.org.uk
Osteoporosis Society – Isle of Man Branch Tel:676694
Parkinsons Disease Society (Isle of Man) Tel:897504
Phab Youth Club – Provides an opportunity for those with and without physical disabilities to socialise on equal terms. Tel: 619803 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pisces Swimming Club for the Disabled Tel:825616
Praxis Care Group Tel: 619803 Supports those with a mental illness or learning disability by promoting their independence and encouraging their integration into the wider community. Tel: 619803 email: email@example.com
Remap – Provide one-off aids that are not commercially available. Tel:825903 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Riding for the Disabled Association Tel: 851997 email: email@example.com Facebook page – RidingfortheDisabledIsleofMan
Royal National Institute of Blind People Tel:677626 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sailing for the Disabled: Provides sailing opportunities for people with a wide range of disabilities on a modern large cruising yacht which has special adaptions to assist those less mobile.
Membership is available to those with disabilities and also to helpers without. Also provides sailing to organisations and groups who assist people with disabilities.
Scope, a UK charity run Netbuddy. This facility provides an invaluable online community for parents of disabled children to swap tips and advice www.netbuddy.org.uk
Service Users Network (SUN) Tel:616188 Provides a fortnightly social club for mental health service users and anyone with an interest in mental health, and access to support and advice. Tel:616188 email: email@example.com
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – Forces Help Tel:824888
Southern Befrienders Limited – provides a befriending service for lonely, elderly people in the southern communities. Tel:833025 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Olympics IOM – Provides Winter and Summer sport programmes for any disability.Tel:853850
Stroke Association – information, advice and support service (UK). Tel: 0303 3033100 www.stroke.org.uk
Stroke Association, Isle of Man branch – Contact Michelle Ferrer, Support Coordinator Tel: 399069 email: email@example.com
The Childrens Centre – The Community Farm provides a nurturing and educational environment, helping people grow whilst reconnecting with the countryside. The Farm is open to the Islands community and offers an increasing range of services to meet the communitys need.Currently, children from primary schools follow a programme that links to and enriches the curriculum and they learn how to grow their own produce. Young people from secondary schools work in small groups to improve social and communication skills whilst learning and developing new skills and knowledge.
The Community Farm received a 120,000 donation from Manx Mencap to help develop activities for people with learning disabilities. The Farm is now wheelchair friendly with new paths recently installed. For more information regarding The Community Farm, please visit The Childrens Centre website on: www.thechildrenscentre.org.im/what-we-do/community-farm Tel:676076 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Manx Stroke Foundation Tel:824361 email: email@example.com
The Silver Line, helpline for older people offering friendship, advice and support Tel: 0800 3288 888
United Response – Isle of Man Advocacy Service available to adults with learning difficulties. Tel:629777 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans Welfare Service deal with all Pensions relating to service in the Armed Forces and any welfare needs (Tel: 687047). The Veterans UK helpline number is tel:0808 1914218 and they have a selection of relevant leaflets. See www.veterans-uk.info