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Disabilty Discussion Forums

General Disability


Sensory Disabilty

Forums Focussing On A Specific Disability

Note: Inclusion of a link to another organisation's web site does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of that organisation or site by Devon County Council.

If you would like to suggest any other sites to be included on this list, or find any broken links, please let us know at disabilityinfo@devon.gov.uk

General Disability

  • Youreable Forums Over 33,000 registered users from the UK and Worldwide come together to discuss everything from disabilities, to what's for dinner. With over 9000 visiting regular members disabled and non disabled and guests, Youreable community is becoming one of the most recognised communities for people with disabilities their parents and carers online.

  • BBC Ouch! Forums Chat about what you've seen on the site, and discuss disability life matters big and small.

  • Social Space We are a community of disabled people & carers who want to chat and have fun with other disabled people.


  • Carers UK Talk about caring with 2000 other registered members

  • Carers.org Welcome to our discussion forum; we have four separate boards where carers can exchange a whole range of views, information and tips with other carers. Anyone can read the messages on our board

Sensory Disability

  • The Deaf Village  A safe place for hard of hearing  and deaf people to socialise online (registration required)

  • Alldeaf.com  Huge American based forum for the deaf community - 27,500 members!

  • RNIB forums. Share your experiences, questions, ideas, support and stories through our discussion forum.

Forums Focussing On A Specific Disability or Health Problem

  • Asthma - Group is maintained by Asthma UK

  • British Lung Foundation. This forum group is specifically for discussions about lung conditions, and is aimed at anybody affected with COPD, Sarcoidosis, Bronchiectasis and Asthma.

  • MacMillan Cancer Support Forums Join our cancer discussion forums and boards, share your experiences and feelings, ask questions and get support from others.

  • Cancer Chat is a discussion forum run by Cancer Research UK. This is your space to talk to others affected by cancer, share experiences and find information.

  • Cerebral Palsy  Scope discussion forums for people with Cerebral Palsy: Your views on housing, independent living, money, statutory and voluntary services, recreation and entertainment, sex and travel or anything else you choose!

  • Chron's Disease  Self help for people suffering from Chron's Disease.

  • Cystic Fibrosis - Another busy discussion forum, sections for children and adults with CF as well as partners and carers.

  • Epilepsy -Very lively forum, run by the Epilepsy Society.

  • Huntingdon's Disease. The HDA Message Board is an online facility for people in the UK whose lives are affected by Huntington's disease. It is a forum where people can share experiences and help each other cope with the challenges of life with HD. The HDA Message Board is not a substitute for professional advice. You should consult your doctor, or other relevant professional, before making decisions that could affect you or others

  • Motor Neurone Disease.   Committed to providing a site that is safe for everyone affected by motor neurone disease (MND).

  • Meniere's Disease:  Meniere's Disease UK is a support group for people suffering from this unpleasant disease and all things associated with it like: vertigo, tinnitus and deafness. Anyone is free to join, but the base membership are also members of the Meniere's Society which is located in the UK. Members from other countries are very welcome to join.

  • Multiple Sclerosis. The purpose of our boards is to provide a safe forum for people affected by multiple sclerosis ... Use this board to chat generally and about multiple sclerosis (MS) with all the challenges of living with multiple sclerosis.  Site hosted by the MS Society

  • Muscular Dystrophy. The Muscular Dystrophy Forum was setup to give people who are touched by muscular dystrophy a place to discuss their hopes and fears, and to catch up on the recent research news.

  • Osteoporosis - Discussion forum maintained by the National Osteoporosis Society

  • Psoriasis - Hosted by the Psoriasis Help Organisation. Very busy forum, over 11000 members.

  • Spina Bifida.  American hosted discussion forum.  A general overview of spina bifida. Discuss the different types of spina bifida (occulta and myelomeningocele), treatments, prevention, and related conditions.  Also has section on hydrocephalus

  • Stroke - Welcome to TalkStroke, the online community for people affected by stroke. It's a place where you can meet other people affected by stroke, ask questions, find answers, get information, share stories, be helped and help others in return. Site is maintained by The Stroke Association

  • Thyroid Disease Support Forum - This forum and website is here to help anybody who has, or shares, or just wants to learn more, about the thyroid condition. It's here to help pass on information, advice and to let people feel their not alone with their condition and that many others feel the same way

  • Tinnitus - Discussion forum run by the RNID for people living with tinnitus.