Useful resources

On this page, we are collecting and publishing a range of resources to help churches explore issues of disability and accessibility. 

Links for resources that are helpful.


The law

General information

General advocacy and resource groups


10 ways to belong

The Methodist Church, Count Everyone In, Urban Saints, and the Additional Needs Alliance, have collaborate to create a guide to help churches support children, young people and young adults with additional needs, and better enable everyone to belong in every church.

Sight loss

Deaf and hard of hearing

  • The Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID) –
  • Open Ears – Support and events for hard of hearing and Deaf people –
  • Liverpool Cathedral holds a Signed Communion once a month.


  • The British Dyslexia Association – Support for those with dyslexia and useful information to help make all aspects of an organisation more accessible.  Including a useful downloadable resource guide to producing dyslexia friendly publications –

Learning disabilities

  • Mencap – the voice of learning disability –
  • Count Everyone In – support, training, and encouragement for churches to include adults with learning disabilities –
  • The Additional Needs Alliance – helping churches to include, support, create places of belonging for, and spiritually grow children, young people and young adults with additional needs or disabilities.  Support, training and information for families and churches to make inclusion a reality.
  • Urban Saints ‘Invited to belong’ – Training to make your youth and childrens ministry welcoming to young people with additional needs –

Neuro divergent


  • Memory Bridge – resources to encourage and equip the creation of meaningful relationships with people with dementia.
  • The Alzheimer’s Society – united against dementia.
  • Dementia Friendly Church – a UK project run by The Prama Foundation helping churches to know how to become dementia friendly.

Mental health

Building and access

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