Charities that support the disabled and their carers

There are two charities with an excellent list/database of Manx charities. These are Circa,, tel:613713, email and Connect2Charity,, tel: 640655, email

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.


AGE ISLE OF MAN Tel:631740 19 Drinkwater Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1AT

Alzheimers Society, Isle of Man Branch Tel:613181, or Isle of Man helpline tel:621399 (open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday), or

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust (IOM) Friends Tel: 852486 email:

Arthritis Care Ellan Vannin Tel: 497767 email:

Autism in Mann Tel: 816333 email:

Autism Initiatives Isle of Man Tel: 814801 email:,

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 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,

Crossroads Care, Tel: 673103, email:

Cruse Bereavement Care Isle of Man, Premier House, 1 Carrs Lane, Douglas, IM4 4QB

Telephone No. 668191, Email  –, Tel:668192, email:

DHSC Services, Day Services For Adults with Learning Difficulties Tel: 624305

Douglas Coal Fund Tel: 622193

Downs Syndrome Association (IOM Branch) Tel: 834173, email:

Faith in Action for Mann Tel:487768

Friends of Robert Owen House Tel 623314, email: (Raises funds for this safe haven providing accommodation to relatives supporting Manx patients at the Liverpool Cardiothoracic Unit, Broadgreen Hospital).

Friends of the Manx Diabetic Centre, Tel:822936, email:

Hospice Isle of Man, Tel: 647400, email:

Huntington’s Disease Association (HDA) Isle of Man. Tel:07624 402625

Hyperactive Childrens Support Group Tel:814113

Isle of Man Alcohol Advisory Group (now called Motive8), Motiv8 also run Smart Recovery on the island and the staff are specifically trained Tel: 627656, email:

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

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 under S. Provide Men in Sheds and Women in Sheds service. Also intergenerational visiting serviceand friendship buddies.

Joey Dunlop Foundation – Provides NAS scheme M3i holiday accommodation Tel:482905, email:

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

Manx Asthma Association Tel:852577

Manx Blind Welfare Society, see sight Matters

Manx Carriage Driving 4 Disabled Tel: 497833

Manx Deaf Society Tel:202875 email:

Manx Dyslexia Association Tel:616309 email:

Manx Gateway – Social club for the mentally handicapped. Tel:482905

Manx Heart Support Group Tel:611273

Manx Mencap Tel:677289 email:

Manx Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Tel:861715

Manx Pacts – New not-for-profit support group for those struggling with their mental health. You are not alone. Meet up once a week. Tel: 293112, email:,

Manx Workshop for the Disabled now comes under the Crossroads Care umbrella Tel: 673103, email:

Manx Stroke Foundation email: info@manxstrokefoundation

ME Support IOM offers support and advice to those touched by Me/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Tel: 670435 or see or email:

Naseems Manx Brain Tumour Charity – raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours and raises funds to help those affected and also towards research into brain tumours. See  email naseemscharity@manx.netor write to 3 Orry Street, Douglas, IM1 1BW

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: or view

Motor Neurone Disease Association Isle of Man Tel:801355 email:

Multiple Sclerosis Society IOM Branch Tel:452207 for the MS Support Officer email:

N.A. Narcotics Anonymous Tel:409536 email:

Naseems Manx Brain Tumour Charity – raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours and raises funds to help those affected and also towards research into brain tumours. See  email naseemscharity@manx.netor write to 3 Orry Street, Douglas, IM1 1BW

Netbuddy is run by Scope (UK charity). This facility provides an invaluable online community for parents of disabled children to swap tips and advice

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:

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:

Remap – Provide one-off aids that are not commercially available. Tel:825903 email:

Riding for the Disabled Association Tel: 851997 email: Facebook page – RidingfortheDisabledIsleofMan

Royal National Institute of Blind People Tel:677626 email:

Sailing for the Disabled: Sailing for the Disabled offers adults and children with conditions that affects their day to day life, whether it is physical mental or emotional the opportunity of sailing on our own boat Pride of Mann III. You do not need any previous experience of sailing – some have never been in a yacht before. It is a sport that may be tried at any age and with virtually any disability, including people in wheelchairs and those with visual and hearing impairment. email  Tel. 471666

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:

Sight Matters (formerly Manx Blind Welfare Society) Tel:674727 email:

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association – Forces Help Tel:824888 email:

Southern Befrienders Limited – provides a befriending service for lonely, elderly people in the southern communities. Tel:833025 email:

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

Stroke Association, Isle of Man branch – Contact Michelle Ferrer, Support Coordinator Tel: 399069 email:

The Childrens Centre – The Children’s Centre Farm provides a nurturing and educational environment, helping children, young people (birth-18)  to grow  whilst reconnecting with the countryside. We also offer services to families who may require extra support. The Children’s Centre farm remains the focus of all the work we do. Carers can self refer using our 

 The Farm has new accessibility points. For more information please visit The Childrens Centre website on:  Tel: 676076 email:

The Manx Stroke Foundation Tel:824361 email:

The Manx Swallows, head and neck patient and carer support group Tel:827723 or 498831, email:

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:

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

Without Wings IOM provide help to autoimmune arthritis sufferers. See or email: