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UK Charities & Helplines

Below is a list of some useful national charities & helplines. Write or telephone them to see if they can help you with a specific problem. They can also give you contact details of your nearest agency or charity operating in your area.

ACTION FOR BLIND PEOPLE
Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages. 
Helpline: 0303 123 9999
www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk


ACTION FOR SICK CHILDREN
Action for Sick Children is the UK’s leading children and young people’s healthcare charity. Action for Sick Children was specially formed to ensure that sick children and young people always receive the highest level of care possible.
Unit 6 High Lane Business Court, Rear of 32 Buxton Road, High Lane, Stockport, SK6 8BH
T: 01663 763004
Free Phone: 0800 0744 519
enquiries@actionforsickchildren.org
www.actionforsickchildren.org


AFASIC, UNLOCKING SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
Afasic is a national charity that helps and supports children and young people affected by speech, language and communication impairments and their families; it runs a helpline, website and produces publications.
1st floor, 20 Bowling Green Lane, London EC1R 0BD
Helpline: 08453 55 55 77
T: 020 7490 9410
info@afasic.org.uk
www.afasic.org.uk


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Groups are nationwide. There are no compulsory fees. AA is independent of politics, religion or other outside issues.
PO Box 1, 10 Toft Green, York YO1 7NJ
Helpline: 0845 769 7555
T: 01094 644026
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk


ARTHRITIS RESEARCH CAMPAIGN
ARC is a national charity which funds research into arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and other problems with muscles, bones and joints.  We produce over 90 free information booklets.  See our website or contact the address below for more information.
ARC, PO Box 177, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 7TQ
T: 0870 850 5000
www.arc.org.uk


ASBAH - SPINA BIFIDA & HYDROCEPHALUS
For information and advice on health and medical questions, including folic acid to prevent spina bifida, continence management, shunt alert cards, plus education issues and access to advisers. ASBAH also covers Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Intracranial Hypertension and Anencephaly.
ASBAH House, 42 Park Road, Peterborough, PE1 2UQ
Helpline: 0845 450 7755
helpline@asbah.org
www.asbah.org


ASTHMA UK
Asthma UK is the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.4 million people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma. We provide information and resources for people on all aspects of asthma management and treatment. Our Adviceline is an independent and confidential service staffed by specialist asthma nurses to help with any questions you have about your asthma.
Adviceline: 0800 121 62 44
(Please quote MM1) Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Calls are free from a BT Landline.
www.asthma.org.uk


ASSOCIATION FOR POST-NATAL ILLNESS
The Association for Post-natal Illness offers information, advice and support to women who suffer from post-natal depression and their families. The organisation has a nationwide network of supporters who will, if required, contact the woman at regular intervals until she is well again. Our office is open on weekdays from 10am to 2pm.
145 Dawes Road, Fulham London SW6 7EB
T: 020 7386 0868
info@apni.org
www.apni.org


ASSOCIATION OF WHEELCHAIR CHILDREN
(Reg Charity No 1057894)
AWC’s mission is to provide the skills to enable wheelchair-using young people throughout the UK to reach their full potential.
6 Woodman Parade, North Woolwich, London, E16 2LL
T: 0844 544 1050
F: 0844 544 1055
headoffice@wheelchairchildren.org.uk
www.wheelchairchildren.org.uk


ATS & WRAC ASSOCIATION
Membership organisation supporting women who served in the ATS or WRAC.
T: 01962 887478
www.wracassociation.co.uk


BEREAVED
Cruse - Bereavement Care
Cruse House, 126 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1UR
T: 020 8940 4818


BLIND & PARTIALLY SIGHTED
Royal National Institute of the Blind
105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE
T: 0845 766 9999


BLISS
For babies, born too soon, too sick or too small
2nd Floor, 9 Holyrood Street, London SE1 2EL
Freephone: 0500 618140
(9am to 9pm Monday to Friday)
hello@bliss.org.uk
www.bliss.org.uk


BOWEL CANCER UK
7 Rickett Street, London SW6 1RU
FREEPHONE: 0800 8 40 35 40
advisory@bowelcanceruk.org.uk
www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk


BRAIN AND SPINE HELPLINE
Offers information and support to people affected by conditions of the brain and spine. Helpline run by neuro nurses, booklets, factsheets and website.
3.36 Canterbury Court, 1-3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE
Helpline: 0808 808 1000 (Mon-Fri am)
helpline@brainandspine.org.uk
www.brainandspine.org.uk


BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Counselling and psychotherapy can help you or someone close to you cope with difficulty and make positive change. Contact BACP for further information.
T: 01455 883300
bacp@bacp.co.uk
www.counselling.co.uk


THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC THERAPY (BAMT)
Music Therapy, regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council, is a psychological therapy which uses shared music-making to help people affected by illness or disability. The BAMT provides public information and professional support. To find out more, please contact us:
BAMT, 24-27 White Lion Street, London. N1 9PD
T: 020 7837 6100
info@bamt.org
www.bamt.org


BRITISH COMPUTER SOCIETY - IT CAN HELP
If you have a disability and need IT help, our volunteers will respond as quickly as they can. We are able to solve most of the issues by visiting disabled adults in their homes.
Freephone (and Minicom): 0800 269 545
help@itcanhelp.org.uk


BRITISH LUNG FOUNDATION
The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is the UK’s lung charity. We are here for everyone affected by lung disease, whatever their condition. The specialist nurses, counsellors and advisers on our helpline are dedicated to answering your questions. Call the helpline to find out about more than 40 conditions, to ask about anything from treatment to financial support, or simply to talk to someone who cares. Ringing the helpline never costs more than a local call and is usually free, even from a mobile. Lines are open from 10am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
We are here to help – contact us today.
Helpline: 03000 030 555
www.blf.org.uk


BRITISH ORGAN DONOR SOCIETY - BODY
BODY supports families involved in organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Thinking of registering on the Organ Donor Register to become a donor? Let BODY help you to make an informed decision and answer any questions you may have. If you want to register, then tel: 0845 60 60 400
Balsham, Cambridge, CB21 4DL
T: 01223 893636
body@argonet.co.uk
www.argonet.co.uk/body


BRITISH POLIO FELLOWSHIP
Providing information and support to people living with the effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome.
The Runway, South Ruislip, Middx, HA4 6SE
T: 0800 01 80 586
infobenefits@britishpolio.org.uk
www.britishpolio.org.uk


RP FIGHTING BLINDNESS (BRPS)
We provide information and support services to people with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and their families, through our confidential helpline, branch network, website, leaflets, newsletters, and powerful DVD.
P.O Box 350, Buckingham MK18 1GZ
Helpline 0845 123 2354
Main Office: 01280 821334
info@brps.org.uk
www.brps.org.uk


BRITISH SJOGREN’S SYNDROME ASSOCIATION
Sjögren’s Syndrome is an auto immune condition that causes dry eyes, dry mouth and fatigue. Affecting 3-4% of adults in the UK, Sjögren’s syndrome is under diagnosed and may frequently go untreated.  The BSSA supports patients, educates professionals and raises funds for research into this disabling condition.
PO BOX 10867, Birmingham, West Midlands B16 0ZW
T: 0121 455 6532
office@bssa.uk.net
www.bssa.uk.net


BRITISH STAMMERING ASSOCIATION
BSA - the only national association supporting children and adults who stammer - provides free information packs, details of local NHS speech therapy services, telephone advice, web-based support and information, and a listening ear.
15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ
T: 0845 603 2001
info@stammering.org
www.stammering.org


CALL 24
Call24 provide personal telecare alarm systems and a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week telephone response service for anyone who needs reassurance that help is at hand at the touch of a button in an emergency at home. Call24 also offer a free, no obligation demonstration to local groups or individuals in their own homes, within sensible travelling distance of Plymouth and also provide a keysafe supply & Installation Service if required.
2 Ker Street, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon PL1 4GE
T: 0800 085 0407
enquiries@call24hour.com
www.call24hour.com


CANCERBACUP
British Association of Cancer United Patients
121/123 Charterhouse Street, London EM1M 6AA
T: 0800 800 1234
Macmillan Cancerline
T: 0845 601 6161


CARELINE
Provides a confidential telephone counselling service for anyone on any issue. Also provides a face-to-face counselling service for adults.
Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326-328 High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1QP
T: 0845 122 8622
Info@carelineuk.org
www.carelineuk.org


CEREBRAL PALSY
Free confidential helpline offering advic­e, counselling and information
T: 0800 626216


CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR FOUNDATION
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation provides information and support to families and professionals caring for individuals with severe learning disabilities who are described as having challenging behaviour.
The Old Courthouse, New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent ME4 6BE
T: Family Support: 0845 602 7885
T: General enquiries: 01634 838739
info@thecbf.org.uk
www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk


THE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS’ BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION
Supporting Chartered Accountants and their dependants with financial, practical and emotional support.
8 Mitchell Court, Castle Mound Way, Central Park, Rugby CV23 0UY
T: 01788 556366
enquiries@caba.org.uk
www.caba.org.uk


CHILD BEREAVEMENT CHARITY
Free confidential support and information for bereaved families, when a baby or child dies, or when a child or young person is bereaved.
The Saunderton Estate, Wycombe Road, Saunderton Bucks HP14 BDF
National Helpline: 01494 568900
support@childbereavement.org.uk
www.childbereavement.org.uk


CHILD BRAIN INJURY TRUST
Unit 1, The Great Barn, Baynards Green Farm,
Nr Bicester, Oxon, OX27 7SG
T: 0845 6014939
info@cbituk.org
www.cbituk.org


CHILD DEATH HELPLINE
A national freephone service, staffed by trained bereaved parent volunteers, which offers lifelong emotional support to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age (from pre-birth to an adult child), under any circumstance and however long ago.
Open every evening 7-10 pm, and Monday to Friday Mornings 10am - 1pm, Wednesdays until 4pm.
T: 0800 282 986
www.childdeathhelpline.org


CHILDREN’S HEART FEDERATION
Oval House, 52 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW
T: 0808 808 5000
F: 020 7735 8718
chf@dircon.co.uk
www.childrens-heart-fed.org.uk


CHILTERN INTERNATIONAL LTD
Chiltern International currently have in & out patient studies - Healthy adults - 18 to 65. All studies are reviewed by an Independent Research Ethics Committee.
T: 0800 783 0976


CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
T: 0870 121 2025


CLEFT LIP AND PALATE ASSOCIATION (CLAPA)
CLAPA provides support for all those with, and affected by cleft lip and palate. It provides services and information for new families, children, adults and health professionals working in the area of cleft lip and palate.  A core service for new parents is the provision of specialist feeding bottles by mail order.
1st Floor, 332B Goswell Road London EC1V 7LQ
T: 020 78334883
F: 020 78335999
info@clapa.com
www.clapa.com


COLOSTOMY ASSOCIATION
The Colostomy Association (CA) is an independent UK charity financed solely by donations. The CA provides support, reassurance and practical information to anyone with a colostomy. (Reg. No: 1113471)
2 London Court, East Street, Reading RG1 4QL
General Enquiries: 0118 939 1537
Freephone Helpline: 0800 328 4257
cass@colostomyassociation.org.uk
www.colostomyassociation.org.uk


THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
Provide support and friendship to parents who have lost a child, of any age and from whatever cause. Also provide support to siblings and grandparents. The helpline is manned by bereaved parents and is open 10am to 4pm and 6.30pm to 10pm 7 days a week.
53 North Street, Bristol BS3 1EN
T: 08451 232304

CONTACT A FAMILY
National helpline for families with disabled children, providing advice and information on all aspects of raising a disabled child.
T: 0808 808 3555
helpline@cafamily.org.uk
www.cafamily.org.uk


CROSSROADS - CARING FOR CARERS
10 Regent Place, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2PN
T: 0845 450 0350
communications@crossroads.org.uk
www.crossroads.org.uk


DIABETES UK - CARELINE
10 Parkway, London NW1 7AA
T: 0845 120 2960 local rate


DIAL UK
DIAL UK is the national organisation for a network of approximately 90 local Disability Information and Advice Services run by and for people with disabilities.
DIAL UK, Scope, St Catherine's, Tickhill Road, Doncaster DN4 8QN
T: 01302 310123
Text Phone: 01302 310123 please use voice announcer
dialuk@scope.org.uk
www.dialuk.info


DYSPRAXIA FOUNDATION
Information and resources for those wishing to learn about Dyspraxia.  The Foundation offers a telephone helpline, information and literature for parents and professionals and organises conferences and events to promote a greater understanding of the condition.
Helpline: 01462 454986
www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk


ELECTRICAL SAFETY COUNCIL
A UK charity offering best practice guidance and advice to keep you safe from injuries and fires caused by electricity.
Unit 331, Great Guildford Business Square, 30 Great Guildford Street, London SE1 0HS
T: 0870 0400561
enquiries@esc.org.uk
www.esc.org.uk


EPILEPSY ACTION
Improving the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. Free and confidential advice and support. Call or email our helpline. Join our online forum, local groups or events. 
Helpline: Freephone 0808 800 5050
epilepsy@epilepsy.org.uk
www.epilepsy.org.uk
www.facebook.com/epilepsyaction


EPILEPSY SOCIETY
Our vision is a full life for everyone affected by epilepsy. We have a confidential helpline you could call offering information, time to talk and emotional support, with a translation service available. We also have a website full of information and lots of leaflets and booklets, and a forum where you can chat online with other people affected by the condition – all for people with epilepsy and for those close to them.
Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks SL9 ORJ
Epilepsy Society Helpline: 01494 601 400
(national call rate) Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
www.epilepsysociety.org.uk


IFFLAG - (FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF LESBIANS & GAYS)
Parents of gay children offer information and support through confidential helplines, groups, booklets & newsletter
PO Box 84, Exeter EX4 4AN
Central Helpline for local contacts: 01454 852418
info@fflag.org.uk
www.fflag.org.uk


IFPA (SEXUAL HEALTH CHARITY)
Contact FPA Helpline on 0845 122 8690 for expert advice on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, including abortion. View website for the full range of sexual health information and clinic database.
FPA, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8QU
T: 020 7608 5240
Web enquiry service: Ask WES
www.fpa.org.uk/helpandadvice/askwes
www.fpa.org.uk


GAMBLING PROBLEM
Confidential counselling, advice and information for anyone experiencing or affected by a gambling problem.
HelpLine or NetLine for one to one advice, information and support
Online forum and chat rooms to face counselling throughout the UK
GamCare HelpLine: 0845 6000 133
GamCare office: 020 7801 7000 
info@gamcare.org.uk
GamCare NetLine
www.gamcare.org.uk


GINGERBREAD SINGLE PARENT HELPLINE
Free, confidential advice and information for single parents from the Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline.  And news, views, other services and much more on our website.
Freephone: 0808 802 0925
Open 9am-5pm Mondays to Fridays
www.gingerbread.org.uk


THE FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY
is an independent food safety watchdog set up to protect the public’s health and consumer interests in relation to food. More information on its aims and how it works is on the Agency’s website.
Publications can be ordered free of charge by calling:
T: 0845 6060667
www.food.gov.uk


THE HAEMOPHILIA SOCIETY
Over a third of women with heavy periods may have an undiagnosed bleeding disorder. The Haemophilia Society offers resources and information to professionals and patients. 
Freephone: 0800 018 6068
www.haemophilia.org.uk


HYPERACTIVE CHILDREN'S SUPPORT GROUP
The HACSG is a national organisation which offers ADVICE/ HELP/ INFORMATION about HYPERACTIVITY/ ADHD for PARENTS, CARERS and PROFESSIONALS. The HACSG focus is on alternatives to medication
71 Whyke Lane Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7PD
T: 01243 539966
hacsg@hacsg.org.uk
www.hacsg.org.uk


IA (THE ILEOSTOMY & INTERNAL POUCH SUPPORT GROUP)
IA is a national patient support group run by and for people with ileostomies and ileal-anal pouches with local representation in 53 areas.
Peverill House, 1-5 Mill Road, Ballyclare, BT39 9DR
Freephone: 0800 0184 724
info@iasupport.org
www.iasupport.org


INTERNATIONAL GLAUCOMA ASSOCIATION
The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is the charity for people with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness in the UK. Its mission is to raise awareness of the condition and to promote research related to early diagnosis and treatment. It also operates Sightline, a helpline for people with questions about glaucoma.
Woodcote House, 15 Highpoint Business Village, Henwood, Ashford, Kent TN24 8DH
T: 01233 64 81 70
www.glaucoma-association.com


LIMBLESS ASSOCIATION UK’S LEADING CHARITY
Supporting Individuals of all ages with Traumatic and Congenital Limb Loss through our Outreach Programme and Help Bureau, enables Limbless persons, with the support of their family and
carers, to achieve rehabilitation and to sustain independence at home, hospital, in education, employment and in the community.
T: 0800 6440185
T: 01245 216670
enquiries@limbless-association.org
www.limbless-association.org


LEUKAEMIA CARE
1 Birch Court, Blackpole East, Worcester, WR3 8SG
24 Hr CARE Line: 0800 1696680
www.leukaemiacare.org.uk


LGC DIAGNOSTICS DEPARTMENT
DNA Paternity Testing. We have been conducting tests for 16 years and offer a fast, confidential and friendly service. For a no obligation chat or a free information pack, please contact us.
T: 020 8943 8400
diagnostics@lgc.co.uk
www.lgc.co.uk/paternity


MACS - THE MICRO AND ANOPHTHALMIC CHILDREN’S SOCIETY
MACS offers support to families with children suffering with blindness or partial sight due to this rare eye condition.
22 Lower Park Street, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey LL65 1DU
Helpline: Freephone: 0800 169 8088
enquiries@macs.org.uk
www.macs.org.uk


MEDICALERT FOUNDATION
MedicAlert supplies ID Jewellery to people with medical conditions or allergies, so that healthcare staff will be alerted to their conditions in an emergency
327-329 Upper Fourth Street, Milton Keynes MK9 1EH
T: 01908 951045
Info@medicalert.org.uk
www.medicalert.org.uk


MENCAP
Every person with a learning disability - no matter how severe their disability - can make choices about how they want to live. They just need the right support. That's why Mencap is here. We are the voice of learning disability.
123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT
Information and advice line: 0808 808 1111
Mencap Direct (local services): 0300 333 1111
help@mencap.org.uk
www.mencap.org.uk


MENIERE'S SOCIETY
Helping people with dizziness and balance disorders
The Rookery, Surrey Hills Business Park, Wotton, Surrey RH5 6QT
Helpline: 0845 120 2975
info@menieres.org.uk
www.menieres.org.uk


MESOTHELIOMA UK
A national resource centre dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and improved care and treatment. The helpline offers free, confidential and impartial advice.
Freephone helpline: 0800 169 2409
Mon-Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm
mesothelioma.uk@uhl-tr.nhs.uk
www.mesothelioma.uk.com


MOTABILITY
Motability enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowances to obtain a car, powered wheelchair or scooter.
Warwick House, Roydon Road, Harlow, Essex CM19 5PX
T: 0800 093 100 (to request an information pack)
Customer Helpline: 0845 456 4566
Minicom: 01279 632273
www.motability.co.uk


MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION
The Motor Neurone Disease Association wants to see a world free of motor neurone disease (MND). We fund cutting-edge research within the UK and across the world and work to ensure everyone with MND receives the best care and support in order to achieve the highest quality of life possible.
David Niven House, 10-15 Notre Dame Mews, Northampton NN1 2PR
MND Connect: 08457 626262
mndconnect@mndassociation.org
www.mndassociation.org


MS RESEARCH AND RELIEF FUND
This charity provides support services to all people affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Complimenting the work of Health Care Professionals, through partnership working.
Benmar House, Choppington Road, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2HX
T: 01670 505829
F: 01670 516347
c.atkin@ms-researchandrelief.org
www.ms-researchandrelief.org


MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY
Counselling Service,
T: 0808 800 8000


MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CAMPAIGN
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the only UK charity which supports all families with muscle diseases.  We provide free information, advice and support and have pioneered the search for treatments and cures for 50 years.
Call for free information and support.
Helpline: 0800 652 6352
info@muscular-dystrophy.org
www.muscular-dystrophy.org


MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY SUPPORT GROUP
Myotonic dystrophy is a genetically inherited neuromuscular condition which affects 1 in 8,000 people.
National Helpline: 0115 987 0080
mdsg@tesco.net
www.mdsguk.org


NACC
National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease. Information, Support, Research.
Information Service: 0845 130 2233
www.nacc.org.uk


NARCONON® HASTINGS
The Narconon Programme is a 4-6 month residential rehabilitation programme, including sauna detox to remove drug residues and life skills training for long term success.
Capel Ne Ferne, 2 Albany Rd, St. Leonards on sea, East Sussex, TN38 OLN
T: 01424 420 036 or
T: 0800 169 4803
info@drugrehab.co.uk
www.drugrehab.co.uk
www.drug-education.co.uk


NALC
National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs
Reg Charity 273635
152 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TR
T: 020 7730 8585
F: 020 7730 8584
www.laryngectomy.org.uk


NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS SOCIETY
The National Osteoporosis Society provides a wide range of services to help people learn how to prevent osteoporosis or to manage living with the condition and the fractures it causes.  The charity provides a nurse-staffed Helpline, a range of free printed information and literature including a highly-regarded members’ magazine, and a national network of support groups.
National Osteoporosis Society, Camerton, Bath BA2 0PJ
General Enquiries Tel: 0845 130 3076 or 01761 471771
info@nos.org.uk
www.nos.org.uk
Helpline Tel: 0845 450 0230 or 01761 472721
nurses@nos.org.uk


NATIONWIDE MEDIATION
Freephone: 0800 781 1230
www.mediationuk.com


NEWLIFE FOUNDATION FOR DISABLE CHILDREN
Newlife is the UK’s leading children’s disability charity specialising in support to aid children affected by all disabilities.  In addition to funding equipment grants and research, the charity also offers support services operated by specially trained nurses
Helpline: 0800 902 0095
nurse@newlifecharity.co.uk
www.newlifecharity.co.uk


NHS DIRECT
Health Advice
T: 0845 46 47


OAASIS
Office for Advice, Assistance, Support and Information on Special needs for parents, carers and professionals on any aspect of SEN from a new diagnosis to education issues to support groups and more.
The Croft, Southlands School, Vicar's Hill, Boldre, Lymington, Hants, SO41 5QB
Helpline: 0800 902 0732
oaasis@cambiangroup.com
www.oaasis.co.uk


ORGAN DONATION
Leave more than memories. Be an organ donor. If you want to help someone live after your death, join the NHS Organ Donor Register.
Remember to discuss your wishes with those close to you. Organ donation. The gift of life.
Call the Organ Donor Line: 0845 60 60 400
www.uktransplant.org.uk


THE PAGET’S ASSOCIATION
The Association offers information and support to  anyone interested in Paget’s disease of bone. We provide information books, a helpline, website and research grants.
323 Manchester Road, Walkden, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3HH
T: 0161 799 4646
director@paget.org.uk
www.paget.org.uk


PARENTLINE PLUS
Parentline Plus is a national charity that works for, and with, parents. We’re here because parents are the most important person in a child’s life.
520 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 1TL
Parentline: 0808 800 2222 (Free from landlines and most mobile networks)
www.parentlineplus.org.uk


PARKINSON’S UK
We're the Parkinson's support and research charity. We bring people with Parkinson's, their carers and families together via our network of local groups, online resources and confidential helpline. Specialist nurses, our supporters, staff and publications provide information and training on every aspect of Parkinson's.
T: 0808 800 0303
hello@parkinsons.org.uk
www.parkinsons.org.uk/GPguide


THE PARTIALLY SIGHTED SOCIETY
Aims to help all those people with a visual impairment make the best possible use of their remaining sight.
7/9 Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN2 6AA
T: 0844 477 4966
F: 0844 477 4969
info@partsight.org.uk
www.partsight.org.uk


PENNY BROHN CANCER CARE
So many aspects of your life can be affected by cancer. We aim to help you live well with its impact, by giving you choices and control over how you support yourself. Our services are for anyone over 18 affected by cancer at any stage of their illness, as well as their families and supporters. Our Helpline is here for you, as a listening ear if you need to talk, and as a place to find out more about any of our courses and services.
T: 0845 123 23 10
helpline@pennybrohn.org
www.pennybroncancercare.org


PREGNANCY
Head Office: Lifehouse, Newbold Terrace, Leamington SPA CV32 4EA
National Hotline: 0800 849 4545
Text to talk: 07786 200330
The RAF Association (RAFA)
Providing welfare and care for all those serving or who have served in the Royal Air Force and their dependents.
117 1/2 Loughborough Road Leicester LE4 5ND
T: 0116 266 5224
enquires@rafa.org.uk
www.rafa.org.uk


Reach – Association for Children with Hand or Arm Deficiency
Leading children’s charity supporting families with a child with congenital or traumatic upper limb loss. Reach offers advice to the parents and arranges confidence building events for the children to encourage a positive outlook on life.
Reach, PO Box 54, Helston TR13 8WD
T: 0845 1306225
F: 0845 1300262
reach@reach.org.uk
www.reach.org.uk


RETT UK
Rett syndrome is a rare neurological disorder affecting mainly females and very few males. Our aim is to support families and carers and ensure that all people with Rett syndrome have access to best practice in diagnosis, treatment and care.
Langham House West, Mill Street, Luton LU1 2NA
Support Helpline: 01582 798 911
info@rettuk.org
www.rettuk.org


RESPECT
For domestic violence perpetrators.
The Respect Phoneline - 0845 122 8609
www.respect.uk.net


FOR MEN EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.
The Men’s Advice Line - Freephone 0808 801 0327
www.mensadviceline.org.uk


RESPOND
Does anyone in your family have a learning disability? The Freephone Respond Helpline offers emotional and practical support concerning - trauma, abuse, relationships, loss and bereavement or any other worry.
T: 0808 808 0700
F: 020 7387 1222
admin@respond.org.uk


ROWLAND HILL FUND
Financial and practical support for Royal Mail and Post Office staff, pensioners and their dependants when they fall on hard times. Provides funding towards:- household items, arrears in rent, mortgage, council tax and utility bills, home and heating repairs, hospital travelling expenses, disability aids and much more. Free and confidential helpline available 24/7.
Royal Mail Mount Pleasant, Farringdon Road, London, EC1A 1BB
Free Phone HELP:  0800 6888 777 (Option 4)
rowland.hill.fund@royalmail.com
www.rowlandhillfund.org


THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
The Royal British Legion provides welfare to the whole Armed Forces family - serving, ex-Service and their dependants.
199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA
T: 020 3207 2100
www.britishlegion.org.uk


THE ROYAL NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR THE BLIND (RNC)
RNC is the UK’s leading residential college of further education and training for people (16-65+) who are blind or partially sighted. Helping people with sight loss to prepare for higher education, the world or work but most importantly – independence.
College Road, Hereford, HR1 1EB
T: 01432 376621
info@rncb.ac.uk
www.rncb.ac.uk


SCOLIOSIS ASSOCIATION (UK) (SAUK)
SAUK aims to provide advice, support and information to people affected by scoliosis and to raise awareness among health professionals and the general public.
4 Ivebury Court, 325 Latimer Road, London, W10 6RA
Tel: 020 8964 5343
Helpline: 020 8964 1166
info@sauk.org.uk
www.sauk.org.uk


SCOPE
Scope is the UK’s leading Disability Charity. Our focus is on children and adults with cerebral palsy and people living with other severe and complex impairments. Our Vision is a world where disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfill their life ambitions as non disabled people.
For all enquiries, contact Scope Response:
T: 0808 800 3333
SMS Text: Text SCOPE plus your message to 80039
response@scope.org.uk
www.scope.org.uk


SIGNALONG
Charity specialising in sign-supported communication for children and adults with speech & language difficulties, usually caused by learning disabilities or autism. Publications, training, advice.
Stratford House, Waterside Court, Medway City Estate, Rochester, ME2 4NZ
T: 01634 727087
info@signalong.org.uk
www.signalong.org.uk

SMOKING
Quit, Victory House, 170 Tottenham Court Rd, London W1P 0HA
T: 0800 00 22 00

THE SOCIETY OF WILL WRITERS
A nationwide non-profit making, self-regulatory organisation whose objectives are to advance education and ethical standards in the Will Writing profession. Please contact us to find a Will writer who is a Member of the Society in your area.
T: 01522 68 78 88
F: 01522 69 46 66
info@willwriters.com
www.willwriters.com


SPINA BIFIDA HYDROCEPHALUS
The North & West Yorkshire Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus (NWY ASBAH) is a registered charity supporting children, adults and families with hydrocephalus and or spina bifida in North & West Yorkshire.
National Helpline: 0845 450 7755
T: 0113 2556767
nandwyasbah@aol.com
www.nandwyasbah.co.uk


THE SPINAL INJURIES ASSOCIATION
The Spinal Injuries Association provides services to assist and support spinal cord injured people from the moment of injury and for the rest of an individual's life.
SIA House, 2 Trueman Place, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes MK6 2HH
Advice Line: 0800 980 0501
Text sia and your enquiry to 81025
Switchboard: 0845 678 6633
F: 0845 070 6911
sia@spinal.co.uk
www.spinal.co.uk


SSAFA FORCES HELP
Helping serving and ex-Service personnel and their families.
T: 020 7403 8783
info@ssafa.org.uk
www.ssafa.org.uk

STEPS
STEPS are a small national charity providing vital support and information to children and adults affected by clubfoot, hip dysplasia and other lower limb conditions.
Warrington Lane, Lymm, Cheshire  WA13 0SA
Helpline: 01925 750271
info@steps-charity.org.uk
www.steps-charity.org.uk


STRODE PARK FOUNDATION
(registered charity no 227794)
Specialists in care services for children and adults with physical and mild learning disabilities including;  nursing & residential, neuro rehabilitation, respite, day care, domiciliary and independence training.
Strode Park House, Herne, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7NE
T: 01227 373292
info@strodepark.org.uk
www.strodepark.org.uk


STROKE ASSOCIATION
Education, Training & Information Service
Helpline: 0845 3033100


SUICIDE PREVENTION - PAPYRUS
National charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.
T: 01282 432 555
admin@papyrus-uk.org
www.papyrus-uk.org


HOPELINE UK
A confidential telephone helpline service that gives support, practical advice and information to anyone in the UK who may be concerned that someone they know is at risk of suicide.
T: 0800 068 41 41

TOURETTES ACTION
We support, inform and advocate for people with Tourettes Syndrome and their families. Our Helpline is available to anyone who needs help or information with regard to TS.
Registered Charity Number: 1003317.


SOUTHBANK HOUSE, BLACK PRINCE ROAD, LONDON SE1 7SJ
T: 0845 458 1252
help@tourettes-action.org.uk
www.tourettes-action.org.uk


The Speech Language and Hearing Centre
at Christopher Place is for babies and children under 5 who have hearing impairment or delay in speech, language and communication, autism or more complex needs.
T: 020 7383 3834
info@speech-lang.org.uk
www.speech-lang.org.uk


THE TREE OF HOPE CHILDREN’S CHARITY
Funds specialist medical treatment for sick UK children, when not available from the normal services. It is known, 127 UK babies are born every day with a birth defect.
T: 01424 224656
www.treeofhope.org.uk


WELLCHILD
WellChild Helpline and Information Service is a confidential nurse led service open to anyone who has a question about children’s health.
WellChild Helpline, Freepost RRAY-AZGC-RETJ, Cheltenham GL50 3DA
T: 0808 801 0330 (calls are free from a landline; mobile rates vary)
Text: 07781 472599
helpline@wellchild.org.uk
www.wellchild.org.uk

WOMEN'S ROYAL NAVAL SERVICE BENEVOLENT TRUST
The primary object of the Trust is to provide relief in cases of necessity or distress among its members and their dependants.
Registered Charity No 206529
Castaway House, 311 Twyford Avenue, Portsmouth, Hants P02 8RN
T: 023 9265 5301
F: 023 9267 9040
generalsecretary@wrnsbt.org.uk
www.wrnsbt.org.uk

WORKERS’ EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION
We deliver thousands of courses for adults of all backgrounds each year across the country. Most courses open to the general public are in humanities, languages, computing, literature, social studies and art. Registered Charity Number: 1112775
70 Clifton Steet, London EC2A 4HB
T: 020 7426 3450
www.wea.org.uk

YOUNG EPILEPSY
UK charity working exclusively on behalf of the 112,000 children and young people aged 25 and under living with epilepsy. We provide parent / carer support, information, epilepsy training services, diagnosis and assessment plus research. We also operate St Piers School and College providing specialist education services for those with epilepsy, autism and other conditions.
T: 01342 831342
helpline@youngepilepsy.org.uk
www.youngepilepsy.org.uk
Fb: www.facebook.com/youngepilepsy
Tw: @youngepilepsy


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