Other Sources of Help

There are a number of other charities and organisations that may be able to help you as well.  Your Regional Manager will know of some, but here is a list of contacts that may also be useful to you.

Action on Hearing Loss –  a quick and easy way to test your hearing. Call 0845 600 5555. Calls charged at local rates.

Age UK – the UK’s largest charity working with and for older people.

Alzheimer’s Society –  a charity working to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.

Calibre Audio Library – provides a subscription-free postal audio book service for people who are visually impaired, have dyslexia or are unable to read books because of a physical disability.

Care and Repair –  Care and Repair works to enable older and disabled people to live independently in their own homes for as long as they wish.

Citizens Advice Bureau – the CAB helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from over 3,000 locations around the UK.

Connect –  a charity for people living with aphasia (communication disability usually following stroke). Connect works to promote effective services, new opportunities and a better quality of life for people living with aphasia.

Counsel and Care –  a national charity that aims to get the best care and support for older people, their families and carers. Counsel and Care’s factsheets and guides help families on a wide range of care issues.

Counselling Directory –  directory of registered UK counsellors and a useful resource for information on different emotional disorders.

Marie Curie Cancer Care –  a charity that provides high-quality nursing, totally free, to give people with terminal cancer and other illnesses the choice of dying at home.

Macmillan Nurses – advice on how to deal with the practical and emotional effects that a cancer diagnosis may have.

Natural Therapy for All –  online directory listing therapists (counsellors, chiropractors, acupuncturists etc) all over the UK.

Parking for Blue Badges –  a national resource site for disabled drivers.

RADAR –  a national organisation run by and working for disabled people.

RNIB –  Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss

Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) –  provides information, publications and advice on spinal injuries.

Stroke Association –  provides high quality, up-to-date stroke information for stroke patients, their families and carers

The Willow Foundation –  a national charity that provides special days to seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.