ACTION ON HEARING LOSS & DEAFNESS RESEARCH UK
Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID. We’re working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.
0207 2968000 / Textphone 08088 089000
1-3 Highbury Station Road
AFASIC (UNLOCKING SPEECH AND LANGUAGE)
We have help and support to offer all parents of children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Around 6% of children starting school have SLCN – that’s an average of 2 in every classroom.
02074 909410 / Helpline 0300 6669410
via website, see below
Lower Ground Floor of contact offices
209-211 City Road
Age Concern and Help the Aged are now Age UK. Information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination and computer courses.
0800 169 2081 / Helpline:- 0800 055 6112
1-6 Tavistock Square
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS UK & EIRE
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.
0207 5932070 / help line: 0800 0086811
57B Great Suffolk Street
Alcohol Concern is the leading national charity working on alcohol issues. Our goal is to improve people’s lives through reducing the harm caused by alcohol. We have an ambitious long-term aim to change the drinking culture in this country.
0203 9078480 / Helpline: 0300 1231110
277 Swinton Street
ALCOHOL FOCUS SCOTLAND
Alcohol Focus Scotland works with a wide range of partners to advocate for evidence-based policy; deliver training and development programmes and provide accurate and accessible information about alcohol to the media, policy-makers, practitioners and the general public.
0141 572 6700 / Drinkline: 0800 7314314
166 Buchanan Street
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
01904 644026 / Helpline: 0800 9177650
PO Box 1
10 Toft Green
Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
0330 3330804 / Helpline: 0300 2221122
43-44 Crutched Friars
Arthritis Care exists to support people with arthritis. We are the UK’s largest charity working with and for all people who have arthritis.
We are a user led charity which means people with arthritis are at the heart of our work – they form our membership, are involved in all of our activities and direct what we do.
0300 7900400 / Helpline 0808 8004050
ASCS (ADVICE SERVICE CAPABILITY SCOTLAND)
Capability Scotland campaigns with, and provides education, employment and care services for, disabled children and adults across Scotland
01313 379876 / Textphone 01313 462529
1 Osbourne Terrace
ASPIRE - ASSOCIATION FOR SPINAL INJURY RESEARCH REHABILITATION AND REINTEGRATION
020 8954 5759
ASSOCIATION FOR RESEARCH INTO STAMMERING IN CHILDHOOD
The Michael Palin Centre is a team of experienced specialist speech and language therapists working in the field of disorders of fluency, with a range of additional post-graduate qualifications. Members of the team are involved in clinical work with children and adults who stammer, offering a full individual consultation service, specialist therapy packages on an individual or group basis, a range of teaching within our national teaching programme, supervision of generalist and specialist therapists, writing and research.
Michael Palin Centre for Stammering Children,
Finsbury Health Centre,
BACK UP TRUST
Back Up is a national charity that helps people of all ages and backgrounds rebuild their confidence and independence following a spinal cord injury. Our wheelchair skills training, mentoring service and rehabilitative activity courses are all run by people who have a spinal cord injury themselves. Back Up also supports people to overcome the challenges of returning to work or school.
020 8875 1805
4 Knightley Walk
BackCare aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and education to all people and organisations affected by back pain and to fund scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain.
02089 775474 / Helpline 08451 302704
Monkey Puzzle House
69-71 Windmill Lane
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders
0808 8010677 / Youthline: 0808 8010711
Unit 1, Chalk Hill House
Brake is a UK-wide road safety charity providing emotional support, procedural information and practical help to people seriously injured or bereaved in road crashes, and professionals and carers working with them, through an accredited helpline and support literature.
Helpline: 0808 8000 401
PO Box 548
BREAST CANCER CARE
We want every person affected by breast cancer to get the very best treatment, information and support and this guides everything we do.
0345 920800 / Helpline: 0808 8006000
1-3 Brixton Road
BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR ADOPTON & FOSTERING (BAAF)
BAAF have been supporting, advising and campaigning for better outcomes for children in care for over 30 years. We work with everyone involved with adoption and fostering across the UK. Our regional and country offices in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, provide services to meet the needs of some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.
0207 5200300 / 0300 222 5775 advice line
41 Brunswick Square
BRITISH DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
The vision of the British Dyslexia Association is a dyslexia friendly society enabling all dyslexic people to reach their potential.
Unit 8, Bracknell Beeches,
Old Bracknell Lane
BRITISH EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 600,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.
01132 108800 / Helpline: 0808 8005050
New Anstey House, Gateway Drive,
BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES
BILD is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. We want people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect.
Birmingham Research Park
BRITISH RED CROSS
We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.
BSA (THE BRITISH STAMMERING ASSOCIATION)
BSA is the national organisation for adults and children who stammer, run by people who stammer.
020 8983 1003 / Helpline 020 8880 6590
15 Old Ford Road
CALIBRE AUDIO LIBRARY
Calibre Audio Library is a national charity providing a subscription-free service of unabridged audio books for adults and children with sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities, who cannot read print.
CAUDA EQUINA SYNDROME UK CHARITY
We are the UK’s first and only registered Charity for Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) and are committed to raising awareness of this often debilitating condition which can effect anyone, at any time, regardless of age, gender or fitness level. The Charity was founded in October 2011 by Annie Glover, a sufferer of CES for three years.
0800 088 6620 / 0330 333 0086
73 High Street
CEREBRAL PALSY GROUP
The Cerebral Palsy Group is dedicated to providing information, material and resources that is available to both families as well as those who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
00 1 401 325 0083
400 Putnam Pike Suite J
CEREBRAL PALSY GUIDANCE
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.
We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.
Our information is provided by expert writers and is thoroughly researched and cited.
0866 579 8495
Via website below
CEREBRAL PALSY SCOPE
We work with disabled people and their families. We offer practical support – from information services to education and everyday care. We challenge assumptions about disability, we influence decision makers and we show what can be possible.
0808 800 3333
6 Market Road
CHILD GROWTH FOUNDATION (CGF)
Our mission is to: •support children and adults with growth related problems, and their families •fund research into potential solutions •raise awareness of growth problems •educate health professionals in the management of these conditions
21 Malvern Drive
CLEFT LIP AND PALATE ASSOCIATION
CLAPA is the only UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate. It is unique. CLAPA was set up in 1979 as a partnership between parents and health professionals. It provides support for new parents, and for people with the condition and their families, from infancy through to adulthood.
1st Floor Green Man Tower
332B Goswell Road
Coeliac UK is the leading charity working for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). Our mission is to improve the lives of people with coeliac disease through support, campaigning and research.
The British Colostomy Association builds an impressive portfolio of supportive literature, offers a 24hr helpline manned by volunteers (who are colostomates) and publishes ‘Tidings’ its flagship magazine.
0118 9391537 / Helpline: 0800 328 4257
95 London Street
CROHN'S & COLITIS UK
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Crohn's and Colitis UK aims to improve life for everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
01727 830038 / info line: 0300 2225700
45 Grosvenor Road
CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST
We are the only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them. Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening inherited disease, affecting almost 10,000 people in the UK.
You can’t catch or develop cystic fibrosis, it’s something you're born with and most cases in the UK are now diagnosed soon after birth.
02083 7951555 / Helpline: 0300 373 1000
1 Aldgate, 2nd Floor
Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.
Wells Lawrence House
126 Back Church Lane
DISABLED LIVING FOUNDATION
DLF is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969. It is a founder member of the Information Standard, a certification scheme for health and social care information.
02072 896111 / Helpline: 0300 9990004
Unit1, 34 Chatfield Road
DOWN'S SYNDROME ASSOCIATION
The Down's Syndrome Association (DSA) is the only organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland which supports people with Down's Syndrome at every stage of life.
0333 1212 300
Langdon Down Centre
2a Langdon Park
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic charity run by its members. We campaign for a better life for children and adults who have learning disabilities. We support people who have learning disabilities and their families to live, work and take part in their communities.
We provide a growing range of person centred services designed to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the people using these services.
3 Renshaw Place
EPILEPSY ACTION FOR SCOTLAND
In Scotland 54,000 people live with epilepsy. Children and older people are most at risk of developing this common serious neurological condition but anyone can develop epilepsy at any time, and 8 people a day in Scotland do. We want to make sure the needs of people with epilepsy are met. This is why we campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma
0141 4274911 / Helpline: 08088 002200
48 Govan Road
HEADWAY THE BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION
About Headway – the brain injury association
Each year, around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital in the UK with an acquired brain injury. That’s one every 90 seconds.
Most of these people will need some form of help or support in rebuilding their lives or regaining a degree of independence. And that’s where Headway comes in.
Headway is the UK-wide charity that supports people affected by brain injury, from supporting families at the hospital bedside, through to helping people relearn the basic life skills they once took for granted.
Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK and a range of frontline services, the charity provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.
In addition, the charity provides a directory of approved solicitors that for 15 years has been an invaluable source of information to those requiring legal representation from lawyers with expertise in brain injury.
With all contacts within the directory undergoing Headway training and agreeing to work within the charity’s Personal Injury Lawyers Code of Conduct, the guide provides reassurance to families that they will receive high-quality specialist representation.
For more information about brain injury and the support provided by Headway, or for details about how to apply for the Headway Head Injury Solicitors Directory, visit www.headway.org.uk.
0207 7497790 / help line: 0800 8002244
HEEL & TOE THERAPY SERVICES HEEL & TOE CHILDREN'S CHARITY
Heel & Toe Therapy Services - Occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Dedicated to the holistic assessment, intervention, care and support for all the access the services.
Using evidence based clinical assessments in order to accurately diagnose your problem and devise a comprehensive effective treatment programme.
Jordan House, Forster Business Centre
HIE HELP CENTRE
The HIE Help Center provides information and educational materials to families of children with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) to help them navigate the diagnosis. Full information can be found at https://hiehelpcenter.org.
00 1 888 329 0122
122 Concord Rd
HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE ASSOCIATION
Huntington’s disease, which is often called HD, is an hereditary disorder of the central nervous system. The Huntington’s Disease Association is a UK registered charity which supports people affected by HD. We also provide information and advice to families, friends and healthcare professionals who support Huntington’s disease families.
Suite 24, Liverpool Science Park IC1,
131 Mount Pleasant,
Hypnotherapy Directory provides a huge support network of hypnotherapists, enabling visitors to find a hypnotherapist close to them and appropriate for their needs.
0844 803 0242
LAWCARE - SUPPORTING THE LEGAL COMMUNITY
LawCare is the charity that promotes and supports good mental health and wellbeing across the legal community in the UK and Ireland. Life in the law can be challenging and sometimes things can get on top of you. We’re here to help 365 days a year through our confidential helpline, answered by trained staff and volunteers who have first-hand experience of working in the law. For example, whether you’re an experienced partner worrying about a mistake you’ve made, a senior lawyer feeling like you’re being pushed out, a barrister feeling burnt out, a young trainee experiencing sexual harassment, a student struggling with the workload - we’re here to listen. We are here to help all branches of the legal profession: solicitors, barristers, barrister’s clerks, judges, legal executives, paralegals, trade mark attorneys, patent agents, costs lawyers, and their staff and families. Our support spans the legal life from student to training to practice and retirement.
As well our helpline, we offer one-to-one peer support, and information, resources and factsheets at www.lawcare.org.uk
Call 0800 279 6888, 365 days a year
Helpline 0800 279 6888
PO Box 147
LUPUS UK is the only national registered charity supporting people with systemic lupus and discoid lupus and assisting those approaching diagnosis. We presently have over 5500 Members and a number of Regional Groups around the UK who arrange medical talks, publish local newsletters, set up local occasions and organise fundraising events
St James House
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.
02078 407840 / Freephone info. 0808 808000
89 Albert Embankment
MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE
Marie Curie Cancer Care is dedicated to providing more and better care for patients and their families through the Marie Curie Nursing Service and its nine hospices.
0808 808000 freephone / 0207 8407840
89 Albert Embankment
MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
We are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives. We work across all age ranges and all aspects of mental health. We are the charity for everyone’s mental wellbeing.
1 London Bridge Walk
Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. The charity is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.
The charity integrates into NHS front line services to ensure specialist mesothelioma nursing is available at the point of need. This is achieved through a growing network of specialist mesothelioma nurses, regionally based in NHS hospitals but funded by Mesothelioma UK.
0800 169 2409
Unit 116, Greenacres
Mesothelioma.net is the world’s top informational resource for Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer. Visit mesothelioma.net to learn whether or not you may be suffering from asbestos related diseases.
00 1 800 692 8608
440 Louisiana Street, Suite 1212
MIGRAINE ACTION ASSOCIATION
Migraine Action is a charity which provides support to those affected by migraine, whether individuals, families, employers or employees and medical professionals.
0845 601 1033
27 East Street
MIND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Supportive and reliable information is vital. When you're experiencing a mental health problem, it can change your life. We believe in empowering individuals to understand their condition and the choices available to them.
02085 192122 / 0300 123 3393
The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair. Insurance, servicing and breakdown assistance are all included at no extra cost and car adaptations are available. Family members and carers can also drive the car on behalf of the disabled person, so non-drivers can join the Motability Scheme. The vehicle should be used by, or for the benefit of, the disabled person.
The Motability Scheme is open to those who receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS), the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Armed Forces Independence Payment.
The Motability Scheme is operated by Motability Operations Limited under contract to Motability. Motability is a national charity which sets the strategic policies and direction of the Motability Scheme and oversees its performance to ensure that it meets the needs of disabled people. Motability may be able to provide charitable grants to disabled people who would not otherwise be able to afford the car, adaptations or WAV they need.
Motability is a Registered Charity in England and Wales (number 299745) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Reference number 736309). Motability Operations Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Reference number 735390).
0300 456 4566 / 01279 6635999
MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that funds and promotes global research into the disease and provides support for people affected by MND.
We are a membership organisation with nearly 8,000 members forming a powerful national and local network that provides information and support alongside fighting for improved services.
PO Box 246
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND
Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It affects two million more. We offer hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through our information, support and campaigning.
02084 380700 / Helpline 08088 008000
MS National Centre
372 Edgware Road
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY UK
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the leading UK charity dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them.
020 7803 4800 / 0800 652 6352
61A Great Suffolk Street
Myasthenia Gravis is classified as an auto-immune disease. The body's immune system attacks itself weakening the voluntary muscles that control the eyes, the face, throat and limbs and the muscles that help us breath. So if it isn't treated it can be dangerous even life threatening.
01332 290219 / Helpline 0800 919922
The College Business Centre
Uttoxeter New Road
NATIONAL ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SOCIETY (NASS)
The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) is the only registered charity dedicated to the needs of people affected by ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the UK.
172 King Street
NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
393 City Road
NATIONAL BLOOD SERVICE
Most people can give blood. If you are generally in good health, age 17 to 65 (if it's your first time) and weigh at least 50kg (7st 12Ib) you can donate. However, If you are female, aged under 20 years old and weigh under 65kg (10st 3lb) and are under 168cm (5' 6") in height, we need to estimate your blood volume before donating.
0300 123 2323
NATIONAL BRAIN INJURY CENTRE
St Andrew's Healthcare
NATIONAL DEAF CHILDREN'S SOCIETY
The National Deaf Children's Society was founded by a handful of parents in London on 15 December 1944. NDCS's mission is to remove the barriers to the achievement of deaf children around the world. We campaign every day to break down barriers faced by deaf children and young people.
02074 908656 / Helpline 08088 008880/Minicom 02074 908656
Ground Floor South, Castle House
37– 45 Paul Street
NATIONAL ECZEMA SOCIETY
We are registered as a charity in England and Wales and in Scotland. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with eczema and their carers.
0207 2813553 / Helpline 0800 089 1122
11 Murray Street
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PHENYLKETONURIA
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare inherited condition in which there is a build up of phenylalanine in the body. Phenylalanine is a natural substance; it is a building block of protein. The NSPKU exists to help and support people with PKU, their families and carers. It was formed in 1973. The NSPKU actively promotes the care and treatment of PKUs and works closely with medical professionals in the UK.
Helpline 03030 401090 / Text 07983 688664
PO Box 3143
NATIONAL SPINAL INJURIES CENTRE
Stoke Mandevill Hospital
PARKINSON'S DISEASE SOCIETY OF THE UK
We're the UK's Parkinson's support and research charity. For more than 40 years we've been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.
Helpline 0808 800 03
215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Public Health England has been established to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities. It will lead on the development of a 21st-century health and wellbeing service, supporting local authorities and the NHS to deliver the greatest possible improvements in public health. It came into being in April 2013.
020 7654 8000
133-155 Waterloo Road
We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Today we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And we change attitudes and policy for millions.
03005 000927 / 0121 522 7007
89 Albert Embankment
ROYAL COLLEGE OF NURSING
20 Cavendish Square
ROYAL COLLEGE OF SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPISTS
Speech and language therapy is concerned with the management of disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing in children and adults. Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals. They work closely with parents, carers and other professionals, such as teachers, nurses, occupational therapists and doctors.
2 White Hart Yard
ROYAL NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BLIND PEOPLE
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.
0303 1234555 / Helpline 03031 239999
105 Judd Street
ROYAL OSTEOPOROSIS SOCIETY
The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures
01761 471771/08451 303076 / Helpline 08454 500230
Manor Farm, Skinners Hill,
ROYAL SOCIETY FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN & ADULTS
Mencap works exclusively with and for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. We support people with a learning disability to live their lives as they choose.
02074 540454 / Helpline 08088 081111
123 Golden Lane
ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS
We are a registered charity and have been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years. We promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.
RoSPA House, 28 Calthorpe Road,
SBA THE SOLICITORS CHARITY
SBA The Solicitors’ Charity is an independent charity working for solicitors both past and present and their families. Every year we help hundreds of people of all ages who are in serious financial need as a result of illness, accident, redundancy or other adversity.
We determine ‘serious financial need’ by using research produced by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s ‘Minimum Income Standard’.
We provide grants and interest-free loans (usually secured), support with career transition and access to bespoke personal insolvency advice.
020 8675 6440
1 Jaggard Way
Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We were established out of a family support group that was started in 1955 by parents whose children were born with rubella, and the experience, skills and views of families remain central to our work.
03003 309256 / Textphone 03003 309256
101 Pentonville Road
Sense Scotland was formalised as a charity in 1985. It grew quickly, from its beginings as a small group of families pressing for services for their children, who were affected by deafblindness, many because of maternal rubella. Since then, the organisation has gone on to successfully support thousands of disabled people and their families, in thousands of projects and services, throughout Scotland.
0300 330 9292
43 Middlesex Street
Speakability is the national charity dedicated to supporting and empowering people with Aphasia and their carers. Speakability offers impartial information and support through its Helpline, Website and training courses, and distributes its own Fact Sheets, low-cost publications and DVDs.
02072 619572 / Helpline 08088 089572
1 Royal Street
SPINA BIFIDA HYDROCEPHALUS SCOTLAND
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland provide a lifetime of commitment and support to all those living with the complex, lifelong disabilities of spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.
03455 211 811 / Helpline 0845 111112
The Dan Young Building
6 Craighalbert Way, Dullatur
SPINA BIFIDA, HYDROCEPHALUS, INFORMATION, NETWORKING EQUALITY (SHINE)
SHINE is a registered charity which helps families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
Europe's largest organisation dedicated to supporting individuals and families as they face the challenges arising from spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
42 Park Road
SPINAL INJURIES ASSOCIATION
We are the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), the leading national user-led charity for spinal cord injured (SCI) people. Being a user led organisation, we are well placed to understand the everyday needs of living with an injury. We are here to meet those needs, by providing key services to share information and experience, and to campaign for change, ensuring each person can lead a full and active life. We are here to support you from the moment your spinal cord injury happens, and for the rest of your life.
01908 604191 / Freephone Advice Line 0800 980 0501
SIA House, 2 Trueman Place
SPINAL INJURIES SCOTLAND
Spinal Injuries Scotland is the national voluntary organisation concerned with new and long-term spinal cord injured people, their relatives and friends, along with those involved in the management, care and rehabilitation of the injury.
01414 277686 / Helpline 0800 013 2305
Fullarton Court, Unit C
11 Drumhead Place
STANDING START TRUST
A charity supporting those with spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. Standing Start Trust promotes the rehabilitation and mental wellbeing of individuals with spinal cord injuries or other neurological conditions through the provision of grants and support for research. Established in 2008 with the charitable arm created in 2010; it provided the first exercise based rehabilitation programme in the UK working with over 150 clients since its inception. The provision of this ground breaking programme is now provided under neurokinex based at the new facility in Watford. Standing Start Trust is now focused on supporting individuals who wish to partake in rehabilitation programmes for people with neurological conditions and provides grants to research bodies principally in the areas of exercise and wellbeing.
The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we support stroke survivors to make the best recovery they can. It’s why we campaign for better stroke care. And it’s why we fund research into finding new treatments and ways of preventing stroke.
We’re here to help stroke survivors and their families cope with the practical and emotional impact of stroke.
Together we can conquer stroke.
Helpline 0303 3033 100 / 020 7566 0300
Stroke Association House
240 City Road
THE BRITISH CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION
Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and overall management of conditions that are due to problems with the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves, especially related to the spine.
59 Castle Street
THE HAEMOPHILIA SOCIETY
The Haemophilia Society is the only national and independent charity for all people affected by bleeding disorders. We are led by affected people and work in close partnership with the NHS. We provide information and support for everyone affected by a bleeding disorder and represent their interests. 23,700 people in the UK are currently diagnosed with a bleeding disorder.
We were formed by our local groups in 1950 and have been working raise the awareness of bleeding disorder ever since. Membership is free so that it is as easy as possible to get involved.
140-148 Borough High Street
THE ME ASSOCIATON
We provide information, support and practical advice for people, families and carers affected by M.E. (Myalgic Encephalopathy), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS). We also fund and support research, and offer education and training. We are the oldest established ME/CFS charity funding only biomedical research into the illness.
01280 818964 / Helpline 0344 576 5326
7 Apollo Office Court
THE MONEY ADVICE SERVICE
The Money Advice Service helps people manage their money. We do this directly through our own free and impartial advice service. We also work in partnership with other organisations to help people make the most of their money. We are an independent service, set up by government.
The Money Advice Service can help you with choosing the right care services, support for carers and paying for the cost of care.
0800 138 7777 English
THE OUTSIDERS CLUB
The Outsiders Club has hundreds of members all over the UK and some abroad. We welcome new people. Our members have all kinds of physical and social impairments. They all have the capacity to handle their own affairs.
THE PAGET'S ASSOCIATION
The Paget’s Association is the only UK charity to focus solely on Paget’s disease of bone. It acts as a resource for those with the condition, the public and health professionals, offering high quality information and support when necessary.
07713 568197 / MOORSIDE ROAD
SUITE 5, MOORFIELD HOUSE
THE PSORIASIS ASSOCIATION
The Psoriasis Association is the leading national charity and membership organisation for people affected by psoriasis – patients, families, carers and health professionals- in the UK.
08456 760076 / 01604 251620
Dick Coles House
THE SOCIETY OF CHIROPODISTS & PODIATRISTS
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP) is the Professional Body and Trade Union for registered podiatrists. We represent around 10,000 private practitioners, NHS podiatrists and students. We provide services through a network of 50 branches and active centres in recognition of the differences in health and other government policies.
2nd Floor, 207 Providence Square
TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS ASSOCIATION
The TSA is a registered charity. The TSA has 3 main objectives:
•To support individuals affected by TSC, together with their families or carers.
•To encourage and support research into the causes and management of TSC.
•To provide education and information.
0300 222 5737
TWINS & MULTIPLE BIRTHS ASSOCIATION (TAMBA)
Tamba - The Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba) is a registered charity set up by parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and interested professionals. Our campaigns, research and support services directly help thousands of parents and professionals meet the unique challenges that multiple birth families face.
01252 332 344 / 0800 138 0509
UK ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY FORUM (UKABIF)
UKABIF is a charity which aims to promote better understanding of all aspects of Acquired Brain Injury; to educate, inform and provide networking opportunities for professionals, service providers, planners and policy makers and to campaign for better services in the UK.
0845 608 0788
152-160 City Road
020 7268 0200 / 0808 168 9111 free support line
Victim Support (National Centre)
2nd Floor, Whitecross Studios
VULNERABILITY REGISTRATION SERVICE
The 'VRS' is an initiative to help vulnerable consumers protect themselves against the financial, social and very personal hardship suffered as a result of debt and financial problems.
024 7767 3992
2 Sheriff's Orchard