Disability First empower individuals with disabilities to thrive and advocate for their needs, resulting in enhanced accessibility and inclusive living.

Remember You Can
Call Our Confidential Helpline on

01253 472201
01253 472202

We are open 9:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Disability First is a registered UK Charity Organisation.
(No. 1163162)

A few words from our CEO:
Lindsay Barlow

Our CEO Lindsay Barlow

Donations Welcome

We understand everyone is feeling the strain of the cost-of-living challenges. As a charity, we continually appreciate and depend on fundraisers and donations from companies, organisations, and individuals. Your contributions are sincerely appreciated, especially during these challenging times.

If you wish to make a donation it couldn’t be easier….


Please make your cheque payable to Disability First and send FAO:

Disability First – Donations
Blackpool Centre for Independent Living
259 Whitegate Drive

Gift Aid

The gift you make to Disability First, whatever its value, could be worth more at no extra cost to you just by choosing to Gift Aid it. His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs will add an extra 25p to every £1 you give to Disability First

How does Gift Aid work?

It’s simple. As soon as you give your permission by completing a Gift Aid declaration form, we can claim the tax back on your donation. This means that a £10 donation will be worth £12.50 and for every £50 gift, we will actually receive £62.50.

Do I have to give regularly?

No. We can claim the tax back on a donation of any amount that has been made to us in the last four years. It doesn’t matter whether you make a one off donation or set up a regular standing order or direct debit. A single Gift Aid declaration will cover all future donations that you make to Disability First.

Am I eligible for Gift Aid?

If you are a UK tax payer, yes. Even if you are not employed, you are still eligible if you are paying tax on any of the following:

  • Personal or occupational pension.
  • Stocks and shares.
  • Bank and building society savings accounts.
  • Rental income.
  • Overseas and UK investment dividends.

How do I start?

Simply email us or telephone direct requesting a ‘Gift Aid Form’
for a:

  • ‘One-Time Donation’


  • ‘Multiple Donations’

If you want your taxes to go to something you really care about, then this opportunity is simply too good to miss.

For more information email or call 01253 472202

However big or small your donation, every penny counts! Your kind donation will ensure our essential advice & information services continue helping disabled people, families & carers across Cumbria & Lancashire.

There is no pressure to donate, but if you can, from all the family here at ‘Disability First’ we would like to say,

Thank You!

Supporting people in the heart of our communities