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Useful organisations

This section of DLF Data contains details of numerous voluntary organisations, Government agencies, support groups and other contacts that may be useful to older and disabled people and their carers. If you find any information that is incorrect please email Data Services to let us know which 'Contact' is incorrect and what information needs changing. If you would like to be added to the database please complete these questions.

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Live in care agency that introduces live in care workers to clients across the nation to enable them to remain living in their own homes.

Address:

  • Head Office
  • 32 Orion House
  • Andover
  • SP10 3FG

National service providing live-in care packages to enable physically disabled adults to live independently in their own home. Specialises in supporting young adults with a spinal cord injury and those with a neurological condition such as MS. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5.30pm.

Address:

  • 1 Suffolk Way
  • Sevenoaks
  • TN13 1YL

UK charity providing support and advice to parents whatever the medical condition of their child.

Address:

  • 209-211 City Road
  • EC1V 1JN

Relieves stress experienced by carers and enables disabled people to stay in the community.

Address:

  • 32-36 Loman Street Rugby
  • London

Exists for all individuals who act as carers for disabled, elderly or frail people. Offers advice and information on all aspects of caring, to both carers and professionals. Runs over 120 local support groups, and campaigns and lobbies policy makers for a better deal for all carers. Range of publications available including the quarterly magazine, 'The Carer' which explores issues related to disability. Advertisements for second hand equipment may be placed. Helpline open Mon-Fri, 10am-12pm, 2-4pm.

Address:

  • 20 Great Dover Street
  • London
  • SE1 4LX

Offers and provides support to individuals and families concerned with all forms of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD). Provides a national helpline with information and advice, emotional support for carers and to link families with similar experiences. Financial support for families in need. Promotes good quality care for people with all forms of CJD, and promotes research into CJD.

Address:

  • P.O Box 346
  • Market Daryton
  • Shropshire
  • TF9 4WN

Works in partnership with parents or carers to enable children with specific needs, to be children first, to develop skills and abilities and to fulfil their hopes and aspirations. Provides local services to families based on the following: children and their families should have access to a full range of high-quality services offering choice and diversity; families should share equally in decision making about all aspects of these services; that statutory services and voluntary agencies should work closely together to maximise and extend the opportunities available to children and their families. Also incorporates Kidsactive - play and opportunity for disabled children which offers advice, information and resources to individuals and organisations interested in play for children with disabilities and educational needs, and to all groups setting up adventure playgrounds for disabled children and children with specific needs.

Address:

  • 7-9 Elliott's Place
  • London
  • N1 8HX

Aims to make it easier for carers to cope by providing support, information and practical help. Provide training and support for Carers Centres as well as raising funds for development work. It also has a range of grant schemes for carers.

Address:

  • 32-36 Loman Street
  • Southend Road
  • London
  • SE1 0EH

St Christopher's is the largest hospice in the UK. It cares for over 1,500 people each year. It also teaches and trains doctors, nurses and other professionals from all over the UK and from across the world.

Address:

  • 51-59 Lawrie Park Road
  • London
  • SE26 6DZ

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