Health and Disabilties

If you are looking for advice on health and disabilities, please check out the charities below:

Action on Hearing Loss is a national charity supporting people with deafness. They can help you with your hearing aid; provide you with equipment and communication support (BSL). They have a helpline you can call on weekdays between 9am to 5pm at 0808 808 0123.

Arthritis Care provide support for people living with Arthritis. They have branches where you can meet others and an online community you can access through their website. They have a free helpline where you can seek advice. The number is 0800 5200 520 and available Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm.

British Heart Foundation lead research into heart and circulatory diseases. They have charity shops nationwide where you can volunteer and also donate to them.

British Red Cross are there to help when you are in crisis. They can give you help and advice if you are an Asylum seeker, get support at home, deal with issues of loneliness, etc. There is more information about their support on their website.

Diabetes UK  Here you will find information on Diabetes and local support groups you may be able to attend. They have a helpline you can call on 0345 123 2399 on Mondays to Fridays between 9am to 6pm. The number for Scotland is 0141 212 8710. You could also have a look at what events they have going on in your area.

Leonard Cheshire Disability  is a charity who support people with disabilities to live, learn and work as best as they can. They offer a range of support including supported living, day centres and community and outreach services.

Macmillan Cancer Support  is a well known charity supporting people who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. They have a range of information on their website, including understanding and treating cancer, as well as local support groups.

Marie Curie help those who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. You could have a Marie Curie Nurse look after you in your home and they also have hospices around the country.

Multiple Sclerosis Society  can provide a range of services including financial support and grant giving, local groups and a helpline. The helpline number is 0808 800 8000. There is information about MS on their website.

Parkinson's Disease society Here you can find information about Parkinsons disease. They have a helpline number which is 0808 800 0303.

Royal National Institute for the Blind have a range of services including reading services and help for children and families. They have a helpline which is open from 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. The number is 0303 123 9999.

Scope  is the leading charity helping those with disabilities. You can call their free helpline on 0808 800 3333 from 9am to 5pm on weekdays. They can give you advice on topics such as benefits, social care, home adaptations, etc.

Stroke Association  offer a range of support including peer support, grants you can apply for and a helpline. The number is 0303 3033 100.

Sue Ryder  is a charity who offer palliative, neurological and bereavement support. They have hospices and shops around the country, online bereavement counselling and an online community where you could talk to others suffering from similar problems.

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