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Support organisations and groups

Action for M.E. 

Action for M.E is a charity for people with Myalgic Encephalomelitis (M.E.) and their carers. Action for M.E. provides information and support, while campaigning for better services, more effective treatments and driving and investing in research. email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 0845 123 2380
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Alzheimer's Society 

The Alzheimer's Society provides day care and home care for people with dementia as well as support and befriending services to help partners and families cope with the demands of caring. The Society provides telephone and online support, giving reliable and up to date information to help you with every aspect of living with dementia; from undertanding diagnosis and assessment to dealing with the financial challenges you may encounter. The provide a range of factsheets and other publications on dementia to provide the answers to many of the common questions. email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 0845 300 0336
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Arthritis Care 

Arthritis Care is a user led charity which exists to support people with arthritis. They are the UK’s largest charity working with and for all people who have arthritis. email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 0808 800 4050
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Assist UK 

Assist UK leads a UK wide network of locally-situated Disabled Living Centres. Most centres include a permanent exhibition of products and equipment that provide people with opportunities to see and try products and equipment and get information and advice from professional staff about what might suit them best. There are over 325 advisors throughout the network who respond to an average ¼ million enquiries made each year. Disabled Living Centres also provide a valuable source of information relating to access, design and equipment for daily living. This can be especially useful to carers, older people and healthcare workers, students and manufacturers.  email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 0161 832 9757
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British Deaf Association 

The BDA is a Deaf people’s organisation representing a diverse, vibrant and ever-changing community of Deaf people. Our activities, promotions, and partnerships with other organisations aim to empower our community towards full participation and contribution as equal and valued citizens in the wider society. We also aim to act as guardians of BSL. email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 020 7405 0090
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British Heart Foundation 

The British Heart Foundation is a charity that aims to prevent people dying from heart diseases. They provide information on Heart diseases, treatments, tests as well as undertaking research and providing an online community forum. email icon
web icon Website
Phone icon 020 7554 0000
Textphone icon 18001 020 7554 0000

Diabetes UK 

Diabetes UK aims to make a difference to the lives of people affected by diabetes. They  
* Provide information, advice and peers support to help people manage their condition effectively
* Campaign with and for people with diabetes
* Research into diabetes
* Support to professionals
* Raise awareness to encourage early diagnosis
email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 020 7424 1000
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Elderly Accommodation Council (EAC) 

The EAC is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs. email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 0800 377 7070
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Headway 

Headway is the charity that works to improve life after brain injury. They provide information, support and services to people affected by brain injury, their family and carers. email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 0808 800 2244
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Macmillan Cancer Support 

Macmillan Cancer Support provides practical, medical andfinancialsupport for those who have cancer and their loved ones. email icon
web icon Website
Phone icon 0808 808 00 00
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Muscular Dystrophy Campaign 

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has been supporting families affected by muscular dystrophy and related conditions for more than 50 years. Since 1959 they have been fighting to fund research for a cure for this condition, as well as providing free care and support to families affected by it. email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 0800 652 6352
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Parkinsons UK 

Parkinson's UK gives information on
* What Parkinson's is
* What the signs and symptoms are
* What the treatment is
They also provide information and support through a UK wide team of information and support workers, as well as bringing people with Parkinson's, their carers and families together through local groups and an online community.
email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 0808 800 0303
Textphone icon 18001 0808 800 0303

Scope 

Scope works with disabled people and their families at every stage of their lives. They offer practical support from information services to education and everyday care. They challenge assumptions about disability, influence decision makes and show what can be possible. email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 0808 800 3333
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Stroke Association 

The Stroke Association provides high quality, up-to-date stroke information for stroke patients, their families and carers. The website gives information on how to recognize a stroke, what happens when someone has had a stroke, help available in your local area, and equipment available to make life easier. email icon email
web icon Website
Phone icon 0303 3033 100
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The Silver Line 

The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline offering information, friendship and advice to older people. It is available 24 hours a day, 265 days a year. email icon
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Phone icon 0800 4 70 80 90
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