Resources for Disability
The Ann Craft Trust (ACT)
The Ann Craft Trust (ACT) is a national charity which exists to minimise the risk of abuse of disabled children and adults at risk. Through pioneering training, practice reviews and contributing to world-leading research, we support organisations to safeguard disabled children and adults at risk and minimise the risk of harm.
We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with respect and dignity.
Everyone deserves to be safe.
Scope's helpline provides free, independent and impartial advice and support on issues that matter to disabled people and their families.
How our helpline can support you
Our advisers can answer questions and talk you through a wide range of topics connected with disability, including:
equipment and assistive technology
housing and home adaptations
We can also point you to other information providers and Scope services in your local area.
Our online support and advice might also be helpful to you.
We'll call you back with an interpreter on the line.
British Sign Language
We offer video calls with British Sign Language interpreters.
What you can expect from the helpline
We will give you:
a polite, friendly, helpful and professional response
accurate information, based on evidence
information in your preferred format, where resources allow
confidentiality within Scope, unless we have to disclose your enquiry under our safeguarding or terrorism procedures
contacts of other agencies for specialist, local or ongoing advice
connections to other Scope services where appropriate
We will make sure that you:
feel safe and listened to
are treated with dignity and that we respect your beliefs and preferences
can give us feedback, positive or negative, to help us improve our service
020 3947 2601
Text 88802 with the message 121SIGN
Text or WhatsApp/Facetime 07970 350366
Our domestic abuse service (previously known as DeafHope) is a unique, Deaf-led service for Deaf people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse. The service is the first and only one of its kind in the UK.
Our team of Deaf Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) and Young People’s Violence Advisors (YPVAs) help bring Deaf people and their children to safety and empower them to build new lives free of fear.
Any contact we have with you will be kept confidential. We understand we work in a small community and trust is one of our key values. For more information, please read our privacy statement.
If you are in an abusive relationship or think you might be, please contact us.
How to support someone experiencing domestic abuse here