Colchester Prosthetic User Support Group

(In alphabetical order)

Age Concern Colchester
01206 368420

AIM: Amputation, Inspiration, Motivation

Offering amputees help, support and guidance.

Amputee Coalition of America

Amputee Research

Arctic One Foundation

Getting people of all abilities Involved and Active in the Community and introducing them to new opportunities in Sport.

Athesis Prosthetic Covers

Your prosthesis can be much more beautiful

APO - British Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics:
Tel: 0845 168 8490

Benefits and Work

Guides you can trust

BHTA - British Healthcare Trades Association

0207 702 2141


World leading rehabilitation provider with clinical expertise in prosthetics, orthotics, special seating and wheelchairs.

BLESMA - British Limbless Ex-Servicemans Association:
Tel: 0208 590 1124

Blue Badge Mobility Insurance

Specialist insurance company providing insurance for Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs and other disability and mobility equipment.

BSRM (British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine)

Carers UK
Support, information and advice service for carers
Carers Line 0808 808 7777

Citizens Advice Bureau

Colchester Carers Centre
01206 560997

Colchester Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre (CC&PC)
01206 561666

Colchester & District Talking Newspaper

Colchester Volunteer Centre
01206 768930

College Park Industries

Technology, innovation, and creation of new benchmarks that restore maximum function for amputees of all ages and activity levels.

Community Voluntary Services Tendring

Contact a Family - for families with disabled children.

CSP (The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)

The Department of Health
Tel: 0207 210 4850

The Disability Law Service
Tel: 0207 791 9800

Diabetes UK
Tel: 0845 123 2399 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

DLF - Disabled Living Foundation

0845 130 9177

The Disability Football Directory
01423 358485


01206 512595

Disability Grants - Your Guide to Grants for the Disabled

Disabled - guaranteed accessible accomodation

Disability Rights UK

Dogs for the Disabled

Telephone 01295 252600

Dorset Orthopaedic

Independent provider of prosthetic, orthotic, silicone and rehabilitation services.

The Douglas Bader Foundation

Help for people affected by limb loss.

Tel: 0844 999 9242

Driving Mobility

EAFA - England Amplutee Football Association

EFDS - English Federation of Disability Sport
Tel: 0161 247 5294

Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope (ELoH)

ELoH provides life-changing support for children who have lost their limbs through war, accidents, and lack of access to medical care.

Essex Carers’ Support
01255 474410

Essex Community Foundation

Essex Coalition of Disabled People

The Equality & Human Rights Commission

Family Action

Providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across England.

Fish Insurance - The Disability Insurance Specialists

Tel: 01206 542255

Tel: 01255 814410

The Healthcare Commission
Tel: 0845 601 3012

Healthwatch Essex

Heather Mills Website

Tel: 01276 301239

Inclusive Furniture - Bringing Inclusivity To The Table

ISPO - International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics
Tel: 0141 560 4092

Support and motivation for amputees and those using crutches due to a temporary or permanent disability.

The Limb Loss Legal Panel
Tel: 0800 644 0186

Limbless Association:
Telephone: 01245 216670, 01245 216671, 01245 216672, 01245 216674
Help Line: 0800 644 0185
Legal Panel: 0800 644 0186


Living Sport

Helps individuals with disabilities to participate in regular sporting activities.

The London Prosthetic Centre

Tel: 0208 789 6565

Lyneal Trust - making holidays accessible

Meningitis Now

Freephone Meningitis Helpline (UK): 0808 80 10 388

The Meningitis Trust

Mobility Care Aids

Mobility Trust

0118 984 2588


The Murray Foundation

Find out if you are eligible for a grant today

NABD - National Association for Bikers with a Disability:
Tel: 0870 759 0603

Innovations for the future of the independent living industry.


The largest provider of prosthetic services to the NHS.

Orwood Mobility Manufacturing

Ortho Europe

Over 25 years of experience in prosthetics and orthotics.

Ossur - Global leader in orthopaedics

Otto Bock - world-leading manufacturer and supplier of prosthetic limbs.

Pace Rehabilitation
0845 450 7357 (local rate)

PALS - Patient Advice and Liaison Service
Freephone 0800 783 7328

Para Dance UK

Paralympics GB

PEBL: Have your say about your local NHS at

Pegleg Productions

The Percy Bilton Charity (providing grants for disabled individuals):
Tel: 0208 579 2829

Proactive Prosthetics

ProCare Prosthetics

Reach (for children with upper limb abnormalities)
Tel: 0845 130 6225

Rehabilitation Services Ltd

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

SSAFA: The armed forces charity

Helpline: 0845 541 7141

Scope: About Disability

Tel: 0808 800 3333

Specialised Healthcare Alliance

For everyone with rare and complex conditions.

Stairlifts Grants

How to Get Financial Help with the Cost of a Stairlift

Steel Bones

Steps (for children with lower limb abnormalities)
Tel: 0871 717 0044

Stumps and Cranks - for amputees who have been thinking about cycling but have been too nervous to try.

The Department for Transport - Access for Disabled People

Therapy Directory - Promoting the benefits of complementary therapy and aiming to give visitors all the information they need to help them make an informed decision about whether therapy would be right for them.

HSBC UK Disability Hubs

for all-ability riders

Welfare Rights Service

Tel: 07401 558602

Wheelchair Leadership Alliance

Whizz Kidz (Supplies mobility aids to the under 18s)
Tel: 0207 233 6600

The Department for Work and Pensions

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