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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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Dementia

Aims to be the national voice to improve public policies and to provide and secure the provision of high quality services for people with dementia and for their carers. Has over services and branches throughout Scotland, providing practical services such as day, evening and care centres, home care and befriending and carers' support services.

Address:

  • 22 Drumsheugh Gardens
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 7RN

Seeks to establish the first multi-disciplinary research centre towards treating or curing the condition.

Address:

  • 3 Riverside
  • Granta Park
  • Cambridge
  • CB21 6AD

Works through a national network of 180 local branches, 80 support groups and 100 contact people. Offers information about Alzheimer's disease; all representatives have either personal or professional experience of the disease. Helpline open Mon-Fri, 8.30am-6.30pm.

Address:

  • Devon House
  • 58 St Katharine's Way
  • London
  • E1W 1LB

Website designed to provide information to professionals in the long term sector including residential and nursing homes, dementia care, assisted living and homecare.

Address:

  • Hawker Publications
  • Culvert House
  • London
  • SW11 5DH

Charity that provides specialist care, support and advice to people in the North East with dementia and other neurological disorders. Also provides general information on dementia.

Address:

  • The Bradbury Centre
  • Darrell Street
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE13 7DS

Provides therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families, and programmes of education and learning for people working in the dementia care field.

Address:

  • Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company
  • Warstones Resource Centre
  • WV4 4PG

One of UK's centres for clinical research into dementia. Lead centre for trialling new drugs to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease (which causes the majority of dementias).

Address:

  • The National Hospital for Neurology
  • 8-11 Queen Square
  • London
  • WC1N 3BG

Provides information on dementia through its resource centre. Also provides training and education courses.

Address:

  • Iris Murdoch Building
  • University of Stirling
  • Stirling
  • FK9 4LA

Aims to address the needs of people with dementia and their carers both in the community and in residential settings, by providing one-to-one support, advice and counselling. Activities include help with obtaining professional assessment, support service, welfare benefits and relief care.

Address:

  • 2nd Floor, Resource for London
  • 356 Holloway Road
  • London
  • N7 6PA

Provides a series of DVD resource packs using archive films to bring past events and experiences to life, prompting stories and memories.

Address:

  • Yorkshire Film Archive
  • York St John University
  • York
  • YO31 7EX

Supports the health and wellbeing of older people using participatory musical activities, including singing. Coordinates Silver Song Clubs, which provide regular sessions of social and community music making.

Address:

  • Unit 19 Folkestone Enterprise Centre
  • Shearway Business Park
  • Folkestone
  • CT19 4RH

Provides information to help people understand dementia. Range of resources available include written information, films, activities, e-learning.

Address:

  • 206 Marylebone Road
  • NW1 6AQ

National charity providing essential services for disabled people, visually impaired people, and carers. Provides breaks for disabled adults, children and carers at five fully accessible UK Centres.

Address:

  • 212 Business Design Centre
  • 52 Upper Street
  • London
  • N1 0QH

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