WHO ARE WE?
Our expertise provides injured parties with access to the most appropriate services whether that be screening, diagnostic, physiotherapy or psychological. We partner with the UK’s leading treatment providers ensuring national coverage.
As an independent company, our services are used by both claimant and defendant customers to assist people involved in personal injury claims to return, where possible, to their pre-accident state. Over the last 10 years we have gained a deep understanding of the services our customers require, allowing us to deliver bespoke clinically-governed solutions.
We know our customers demand only the highest standards of quality and service. To deliver this we have created industry-leading audit and quality assurance processes, underpinned by ISO 27001 certification.
All of this ensures that we are your first point of call for all treatment and diagnostic needs.
PO Box 2254
ACTION FOR STAMMERING CHILDREN
The Michael Palin Centre is a team of experienced specialist speech and language therapists working in the field of disorders of fluency, with a range of additional post-graduate qualifications. Members of the team are involved in clinical work with children and adults who stammer, offering a full individual consultation service, specialist therapy packages on an individual or group basis, a range of teaching within our national teaching programme, supervision of generalist and specialist therapists, writing and research.
020 3316 8113
Michael Palin Centre
13-15 Pine Street
ACTION ON HEARING LOSS
Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID. We’re working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.
0808 808 0123 / Text phone 0780 0000 360
1-3 Highbury Station Road
AFASIC (UNLOCKING SPEECH AND LANGUAGE)
We have help and support to offer all parents of children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). Around 6% of children starting school have SLCN – that’s an average of 2 in every classroom.
Helpline: 0300 666 9410 / (Administration) 020 7490 9410
15 Old Ford Road
Age Concern and Help the Aged are now Age UK. Information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination and computer courses.
0800 169 80 80 / Helpline: 0800 678 1602
1-6 Tavistock Square
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUPS UK & EIRE
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.
020 7593 2070 / Helpline: 0800 0086 811
57B Great Suffolk Street
ALCOHOL CHANGE UK
Alcohol Change UK is the leading national charity working on alcohol issues. Our goal is to improve people’s lives through reducing the harm caused by alcohol. We have an ambitious long-term aim to change the drinking culture in this country.
General enquiries: 020 3907 8480 / Drinkline (external): 0300 123 1110
277 Swinton Street
ALCOHOL FOCUS SCOTLAND
Alcohol Focus Scotland works with a wide range of partners to advocate for evidence-based policy; deliver training and development programmes and provide accurate and accessible information about alcohol to the media, policy-makers, practitioners and the general public.
0141 572 6700 / Drinkline: 0800 7314314
166 Buchanan Street
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
01904 644026 / Helpline: 0800 9177 650
PO Box 1
10 Toft Green
Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
0330 333 0804 / Helpline: 0300 222 1122
43-44 Crutched Friars
ASBESTOS VICTIMS SUPPORT GROUPS FORUM UK
The Forum is open to all asbestos victims' support groups who work on behalf of asbestos victims. All groups should be independent, not-for-profit organisations or registered charities. They must abide by the Forum constitution, and the Forum Principles which set out minimum standards for groups. Groups are registered in one of three categories defined by the services they provide to asbestos victims. All groups actively support Forum campaigns.
The Rain Building
ASPIRE - ASSOCIATION FOR SPINAL INJURY RESEARCH REHABILITATION AND REINTEGRATION
Aspire provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, supporting them from injury to independence.
020 8954 5759
BACK UP TRUST
Back Up is a national charity that helps people of all ages and backgrounds rebuild their confidence and independence following a spinal cord injury. Our wheelchair skills training, mentoring service and rehabilitative activity courses are all run by people who have a spinal cord injury themselves. Back Up also supports people to overcome the challenges of returning to work or school.
020 8875 1805
4 Knightley Walk
BackCare aims to significantly reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and education to all people and organisations affected by back pain and to fund scientific research into the causes, prevention and management of back pain.
0208 977 5474
Monkey Puzzle House
69-71 Windmill Lane
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders
0808 801 0677 / Youthline: 0808 801 0711
Unit 1, Chalk Hill House
bibic is a national charity and exists to maximise the potential of children and young people with conditions affecting their social, communication, sensory, motor and learning abilities.
Blesma has been offering support and advice for many years to its Members and has developed a level of corporate knowledge and understanding that is unrivalled.
In the last year we have:
Had 462 active issues at any one time
War Pension, Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and Allowances
We are experts in the War Pension and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS), as well as a whole range of other allowances. Our team of Blesma Support Officers offer advice and assistance on applications for entitlements, and aid our Members and Widows at War Pension Tribunals and AFCS Hearings. Whatever the issue, we understand that it can be daunting to deal with a number of different organisations or to be confronted by complicated application forms. We can help by speaking to these agencies on our Members’ behalf and helping to complete any paperwork.
Representation at Tribunals & Hearings
Blesma has a long history of supporting our Members at War Pension Tribunals and Armed Forces Compensation Hearings. Should you need this kind of support for an injury or impairment, you should contact us as soon as possible and if you have not yet been in touch with your local Blesma Support Officer, we will arrange that for you.
HOW DO I CONTACT BLESMA FOR SUPPORT?
Get in touch with your local Blesma support officer
115 New London Road
BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION TRUST (BIRT)
The charity leading brain injury rehabilitation across the UK. We offer a range of specialist residential, hospital and community based services for individuals with acquired brain injury, delivering high quality rehabilitation and support for people with complex needs across the UK.
01444 239 123
32 Market Place
Brake is a UK-wide road safety charity providing emotional support, procedural information and practical help to people seriously injured or bereaved in road crashes, and professionals and carers working with them, through an accredited helpline and support literature.
01484 559 909 / Helpline: 0808 800 0401
PO Box 548
BREAST CANCER NOW
We are formed by the merger of Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now. Our research and care provide support today and hope for the future.
0345 092 0800 / Helpline: 0808 800 6000
5th floor Ibex House
BRITISH CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION
The British Chiropractic Association has been at the forefront of supporting and developing the profession for nearly 95 years. As the largest representative body for chiropractors in the UK, our members make up a vibrant and progressive community, supported by our expertise of the chiropractic profession and the wider healthcare environment. The BCA was a founder member of the European Chiropractors Union and the World Federation of Chiropractic. All BCA members are covered by a high quality professional indemnity insurance and the Association operates a robust professional standards and complaints management process.
01506 639 607
59 Castle Street
BRITISH EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 600,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.
0113 210 8800 / Helpline: 0808 800 5050
New Anstey House, Gateway Drive,
BRITISH INSTITUTE OF LEARNING DISABILITIES
BILD is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. We want people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect.
Birmingham Research Park
BRITISH LUNG FOUNDATION
Helpline: 03000 030 555
73-75 Goswell Road
BRITISH RED CROSS
We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.
0844 871 1111
28 Worpole Road
BRITTLE BONES SOCIETY
Coreen, our Support Development Officer, offers telephone support from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. If she cannot answer a question she will do her best to find an answer, or signpost you to someone that can. We have various resources available for you, from factsheets that have been approved by NHS healthcare professionals, educational talks from our conferences and events, to hospital packs for children which we can send out on request. Please see our Information and Resources page to access these.
Grant Paterson House
30 Guthrie Street
BUSINESS DISABILITY FORUM
Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit membership organisation that makes it easier and more rewarding to do business with and employ disabled people. By providing pragmatic support, sharing expertise, giving advice, providing training and facilitating networking opportunities, we help organisations become fully accessible to disabled customers and employees. Ultimately, our aim is to transform the life chances – and experience – of disabled people as employees and consumers.
020 7403 3020
60 Gainsford Street
CALIBRE AUDIO LIBRARY
Calibre Audio Library is a national charity providing a subscription-free service of unabridged audio books for adults and children with sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities, who cannot read print.
Capability Scotland campaigns with, and provides education, employment and care services for, disabled children and adults across Scotland
0131 337 9876 / Textphone 0131 346 2529
1 Osbourne Terrace
CAUDA EQUINA UK
The Cauda Equina Syndrome UK Charity is the UK’s first and only registered charity dedicated to raising awareness and supporting those affected by this often debilitating spinal injury. Our vision is that everyone diagnosed with CES has access to quality information, informed advice and the appropriate level of support. Our mission is to ensure Cauda Equina Syndrome becomes a household name in healthcare organisations across the UK by 2022. The charity was founded in 2012 and currently has one charity shop based in Syston, Leicestershire.
Free Legal Helpline: 0800 987 8554 / General Helpline: 0800 989 0053
9 Town Square
CHILD BRAIN INJURY TRUST
The Child Brain Injury Trust was established by a group of health professionals in 1991 to research and provide information regarding the effects of ‘traumatic’ injury on a child’s developing brain.
Parents of children with acquired brain injury were keen to become actively involved with the charity and over time the emphasis on the work changed.
Today the Child Brain Injury Trust is the leading voluntary sector organisation providing emotional and practical support, information and learning opportunities for families and professionals affected by childhood acquired brain injury across the UK.
We work across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and have a dedicated team of professional staff and volunteers who give their expertise, commitment and energy every day.
Families continue to be involved in the development of the charity and we continue to be amazed and enlightened by their resilience and strength.
Unit 1, The Great Barn
Baynards Green Farm
CHILD GROWTH FOUNDATION (CGF)
Our mission is to:
- support children and adults with growth related problems, and their families
- fund research into potential solutions
- raise awareness of growth problems
- educate health professionals in the management of these conditions
Helpline: 0208 995 0257
21 Malvern Drive
CLEFT LIP AND PALATE ASSOCIATION
CLAPA is the only UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with, and affected by, cleft lip and palate. It is unique. CLAPA was set up in 1979 as a partnership between parents and health professionals. It provides support for new parents, and for people with the condition and their families, from infancy through to adulthood.
244 - 254 Cambridge Heath Road
Coeliac UK is the leading charity working for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis (DH). Our mission is to improve the lives of people with coeliac disease through support, campaigning and research.
0333 332 2033
We are Colostomy UK. Here if you have questions, need support or just want to talk to someone who lives with a stoma.
Your voice on the bigger issues: advocates for your rights and campaigning to raise awareness of what matters to you; running projects to empower you; building communities to support you.
Helpline: 0800 328 4257
95 London Street
We are Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health. For over a century, we’ve helped former servicemen and women with mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
Today we provide specialist treatment and support for veterans from every service and conflict, focusing on those with complex mental health issues.
The work we do is life-changing and often life-saving. No one else does what we do.
If you’re currently serving or have served in the UK Armed Forces, you can call our 24-hour mental health helpline. If you’re a family member or carer worried about the mental health of a loved one, or need to talk to someone yourself, you can call the helpline too.
The helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Veterans and their families can call 0800 138 1619.
Serving personnel and their families can call 0800 323 4444.
You can also text on 07537 404719 and email firstname.lastname@example.org standard charges may apply for texts, please check with your provider.
Combat Stress and our helpline are not crisis services. If you are in an emergency situation, and need urgent support please call the emergency services via 999 or the Samaritans via 116 123.
01372 587 000
CoramBAAF is an independent membership organisation for professionals, foster carers and adopters, and anyone else working with or looking after children in or from care, or adults who have been affected by adoption. It is a successor organisation to the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF). But we are not exclusively a member organisation. For those interested in adopting or fostering or who have already fostered or adopted, we offer a range of expert information, including an advice service, training events, conferences and publications.
0207 5200300 / Advice line: 0300 222 5775
41 Brunswick Square
CROHN'S & COLITIS UK
We fight Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. In fact, Crohn’s & Colitis UK is the leading charity in the battle against these and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
01727 830038 / Helpline: 0300 222 5700
1 Bishops Square (Helios Court
Hatfield Business Centre
CRUSE BEREAVEMENT CARE
Cruse Bereavement Care was founded in 1959 in Richmond upon Thames and is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Our vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies.
Our mission is to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
Our values: At Cruse Bereavement Care we are Responsive, Compassionate, Respectful, Supportive and Innovative.
Cruse offers telephone, email and website support. We have a Freephone national helpline and local services, and a website (hopeagain.org.uk) specifically for children and young people. Our services are provided by our network of 5,000 trained volunteers and are confidential and free. Cruse also provides training and consultancy for external organisations and for those who may encounter bereaved people in the course of their work. Read our latest Annual Review to find out more about the impact of our work.
Cruse Bereavement Care is committed to being a diverse and inclusive charity that is accessible to all sections of society.
0808 808 1677 / 020 8940 4818
Unit 0.1, One Victoria Villas
CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRUST
We are working towards a brighter future for everyone with cystic fibrosis (CF) by funding cutting-edge research, driving up standards of care and supporting people with the condition and their loved ones every step of the way.
02083 7951555 / Helpline: 0300 373 1000
1 Aldgate, 2nd Floor
Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.
0345 123 2399
Wells Lawrence House
126 Back Church Lane
We are a charity which provides impartial information and advice about products, equipment and services for disabled adults, children, older people, carers and the professionals who support them. In addition, we support people with bladder and bowel problems through our service, Bladder & Bowel UK.
0161 607 8200
Burrows House, 10 Priestley Road
DISABLED LIVING FOUNDATION
DLF is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969. It is a founder member of the Information Standard, a certification scheme for health and social care information.
02072 896111 / Helpline: 0300 9990004
Unit1, 34 Chatfield Road
DOWN'S SYNDROME ASSOCIATION
The Down's Syndrome Association (DSA) is the only organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland which supports people with Down's Syndrome at every stage of life.
0333 1212 300
Langdon Down Centre
2a Langdon Park
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic charity run by its members. We campaign for a better life for children and adults who have learning disabilities. We support people who have learning disabilities and their families to live, work and take part in their communities. We provide a growing range of person centred services designed to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the people using these services.
3 Renshaw Place
You are not alone, we are encephalitis experts and can provide the support, advice, information and training you need. Encephalitis is serious and indiscriminate - we must all act now to raise awareness of this devastating condition.
01653 692 583
In Scotland 54,000 people live with epilepsy. Children and older people are most at risk of developing this common serious neurological condition but anyone can develop epilepsy at any time, and 8 people a day in Scotland do. We want to make sure the needs of people with epilepsy are met. This is why we campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma
0141 427 4911 / Helpline: 0808 800 2200
48 Govan Road
HEADWAY - THE BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION
Headway promotes understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provides information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers.
0115 924 0800 / Helpline 0808 800 2244
190 Bagnall Road
Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury by providing vital support and information services, including:
The charity also lobbies for better support and resources to be made available to people affected by brain injury and works to raise awareness of brain injury and the devastating effects it can have.
In addition to the services shown above, a network of Headway groups and branches across the UK and Channel Islands provides a wide range of services including rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care to survivors and families in their own communities.
Headway's local groups and branches work hard to raise funds at a local level to continue to provide and develop the services they offer.
To find your nearest group or branch, or to support their work locally, enter your postcode into the search box on the homepage.
01392 211 822
HEADWAY THE BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION
About Headway – the brain injury association
Each year, around 350,000 people are admitted to hospital in the UK with an acquired brain injury. That’s one every 90 seconds.
Most of these people will need some form of help or support in rebuilding their lives or regaining a degree of independence. And that’s where Headway comes in.
Headway is the UK-wide charity that supports people affected by brain injury, from supporting families at the hospital bedside, through to helping people relearn the basic life skills they once took for granted.
Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK and a range of frontline services, the charity provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.
In addition, the charity provides a directory of approved solicitors that for 15 years has been an invaluable source of information to those requiring legal representation from lawyers with expertise in brain injury.
With all contacts within the directory undergoing Headway training and agreeing to work within the charity’s Personal Injury Lawyers Code of Conduct, the guide provides reassurance to families that they will receive high-quality specialist representation.
For more information about brain injury and the support provided by Headway, or for details about how to apply for the Headway Head Injury Solicitors Directory, visit www.headway.org.uk.
0207 7497790 / help line: 0800 8002244
238-240 Kingsland Road
HEEL & TOE CHILDREN'S CHARITY
We specialise in working with children that have cerebral palsy and other physical disabilities, aged from 9 months to 19 years old. We are based in Durham and work with children throughout the North east, ranging from as far down the country as South Yorkshire, all the way up to Scotland.
0191 386 8606
40 Front Street
HIE HELP CENTRE
The HIE Help Center provides information and educational materials to families of children with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) to help them navigate the diagnosis. Full information can be found at https://hiehelpcenter.org.
00 1 888 329 0122
122 Concord Rd
HUNTINGTON'S DISEASE ASSOCIATION
Huntington’s disease, which is often called HD, is an hereditary disorder of the central nervous system. The Huntington’s Disease Association is a UK registered charity which supports people affected by HD. We also provide information and advice to families, friends and healthcare professionals who support Huntington’s disease families.
Suite 24, Liverpool Science Park IC1,
131 Mount Pleasant,
Hypnotherapy Directory provides a huge support network of hypnotherapists, enabling visitors to find a hypnotherapist close to them and appropriate for their needs.
LAWCARE - SUPPORTING THE LEGAL COMMUNITY
LawCare is a registered charity and was founded in 1997. We have a Board of 10 trustees which oversees the work of a small staff team of six, and over 100 volunteers. We are completely independent of the legal professional bodies. We are funded by contributions from legal professional bodies and donations from individuals and legal practices.
Helpline: 0800 279 6888
PO Box 147
The Limbless Association is a registered charity that was originally established in 1983. Since then, it has grown to become the leading UK charity for people with limb-loss. It was granted charitable status in Scotland on 18 April 2011
The Limbless Association was formerly based in south-west London, at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton (The Douglas Bader Rehabilitation Centre). This was the first-ever prosthetic centre in the UK (built in 1915) and is still regarded as a centre-of-excellence for prosthetic treatment and rehabilitation.
We are a registered charity that has been supporting amputees for over 35 years. We aim to support amputees, pre and post-amputation, to navigate the associated complexities with advice, information and signposting to empowerindividuals and
their families to optimise their recovery and rehabilitation.
Help line: 0800 644 0185 / 01245 216670
Unit 10 Waterhouse Business Centre
2 Cromar Way
LUPUS UK is the only national registered charity supporting people with systemic lupus and discoid lupus and assisting those approaching diagnosis. We presently have over 5500 Members and a number of Regional Groups around the UK who arrange medical talks, publish local newsletters, set up local occasions and organise fundraising events
St James House
MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.
Support line: 0808 808 0000
89 Albert Embankment
MARIE CURIE CANCER CARE
Call the Marie Curie Support Line for practical or clinical information and emotional support if you're living with or caring for someone who has a terminal illness, whatever your situation. Marie Curie Cancer Care is dedicated to providing more and better care for patients and their families through the Marie Curie Nursing Service and its nine hospices.
Support line: 0800 090 2309 / 0800 716 146
89 Albert Embankment
Matt Hampson Foundation
Our aim is to provide advice, support, relief and/or treatment for anyone suffering serious injury or disability which has arisen from any cause, but in particular from participation in or training for any sport, sporting activity or other form of physical education or recreation.
We mainly assist people who have received such injuries in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland but that does not preclude us from helping those in other parts of the world who need urgent assistance.
We assist individuals by offering direct grants or by paying into existing and future funds to assist with equipment, technology or just every day expenses. We also assist organisations and institutions whose aims are similar to our own and who also provide relief and treatment to those who have suffered injuries as described above. Through Matt Hampson, the Foundation is also able to offer mentoring, friendship and education. Very often a chat with somebody such as Matt who has been through it, 'got the t-shirt' and overcome many issues himself is the best assistance that injured people can get. Matt's educational visits to schools and clubs provide understanding and can be extremely motivational to those who hear him talk about his experiences and his zest for life. If you would like to know more about the Foundation, its aims or you would like to know more about Matt's educational visits, contact email@example.com for further details.
Get Busy Living Centre
Mencap works exclusively with and for people with a learning disability, their families and carers. We support people with a learning disability to live their lives as they choose.
Helpline: 0808 808 1111
123 Golden Lane
MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
We are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives. We work across all age ranges and all aspects of mental health. We are the charity for everyone’s mental wellbeing.
1 London Bridge Walk
Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. The charity is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.
The charity integrates into NHS front line services to ensure specialist mesothelioma nursing is available at the point of need. This is achieved through a growing network of specialist mesothelioma nurses, regionally based in NHS hospitals but funded by Mesothelioma UK.
0800 169 2409
Unit 116, Greenacres
MIND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Supportive and reliable information is vital. When you're experiencing a mental health problem, it can change your life. We believe in empowering individuals to understand their condition and the choices available to them.
The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter, powered wheelchair or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV).
0800 500 3186 / 01279 6635999
MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland that funds and promotes global research into the disease and provides support for people affected by MND. We are a membership organisation with nearly 8,000 members forming a powerful national and local network that provides information and support alongside fighting for improved services.
Helpline: 0808 802 6262 / 01604 250505
Francis Crick House
6 Summerhouse Road
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY
Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It affects two million more. We offer hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through our information, support and campaigning.
02084 380700 / Helpline: 0808 800 8000
MS National Centre
372 Edgware Road
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY UK
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the leading UK charity dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them.
Helpline: 0800 652 6352 / 020 7803 4800
61A Great Suffolk Street
Myasthenia Gravis is classified as an auto-immune disease. The body's immune system attacks itself weakening the voluntary muscles that control the eyes, the face, throat and limbs and the muscles that help us breath. So if it isn't treated it can be dangerous even life threatening.
The College Business Centre
Uttoxeter New Road
NATIONAL ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS SOCIETY (NASS)
The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) is the only registered charity dedicated to the needs of people affected by ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in the UK.
172 King Street
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAUX
We give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
Our network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free.
Advice includes things such as - Managing affairs for someone else; Debt and money; Housing matters and many more matters.
020 7833 2181
115-123 Pentonville Road
NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism.
Helpline: 0808 800 4104
393 City Road
NATIONAL BRAIN INJURY CENTRE
St Andrew’s Healthcare provides specialist mental healthcare for people with challenging mental health needs. We are a charity (registered charity number is 1104951) and our surpluses are reinvested in patient care; we have no shareholders or owners to pay dividends to, and we are proud to put people first.
St Andrew's Healthcare
NATIONAL DEAF CHILDREN'S SOCIETY
The National Deaf Children's Society was founded by a handful of parents in London on 15 December 1944. NDCS's mission is to remove the barriers to the achievement of deaf children around the world. We campaign every day to break down barriers faced by deaf children and young people.
Helpline: 0800 800 8880 / 0786 00 22 888 (text)
Ground Floor South, Castle House
37– 45 Paul Street
NATIONAL ECZEMA SOCIETY
We are registered as a charity in England and Wales and in Scotland. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with eczema and their carers.
Helpline 0800 089 1122 / 0207 2813553
11 Murray Street
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PHENYLKETONURIA
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a rare inherited condition in which there is a build up of phenylalanine in the body. Phenylalanine is a natural substance; it is a building block of protein. The NSPKU exists to help and support people with PKU, their families and carers. It was formed in 1973. The NSPKU actively promotes the care and treatment of PKUs and works closely with medical professionals in the UK.
Helpline 03030 401090 / Text 07983 688664
PO Box 3143
We are a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing activity based rehabilitation for people living with partial weakness or complete paralysis.
0300 777 7188
Unit 3 Satellite Business Village
We're the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Because we're here, no one has to face Parkinson's alone.
Helpline 0808 800 03
215 Vauxhall Bridge Road
PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
We exist to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities.
We are responsible for:
- making the public healthier and reducing differences between the health of different groups by promoting healthier lifestyles, advising government and supporting action by local government, the NHS and the public
- protecting the nation from public health hazards
- preparing for and responding to public health emergencies
- improving the health of the whole population by sharing our information and expertise, and identifying and preparing for future public health challenges
- supporting local authorities and the NHS to plan and provide health and social care services such as immunisation and screening programmes, and to develop the public health system and its specialist workforce
- researching, collecting and analysing data to improve our understanding of public health challenges, and come up with answers to public health problems
020 7654 8000 / 111
133-155 Waterloo Road
We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Today we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And we change attitudes and policy for millions.
0300 304 7000 / 01708 765200
89 Albert Embankment
RoadPeace is the national charity for road crash victims in the UK. We provide information and support services to people bereaved or seriously injured in road crashes and engage in evidence based policy and campaigning work to fight for justice for victims and reduce road danger.
Set up in 1992 by a mother whose son was killed by a red light offender, we are a membership organisation whose work is informed by the needs and experiences of road crash victims. RoadPeace is governed by a board of trustees, has a small staff team and a network of active members and volunteers.
0845 4500 355 / 020 7733 1603
Unit F6 Shakespeare Business Centre
245A Coldharbour Lane
ROYAL NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BLIND PEOPLE
We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people.
We recognise everyone’s unique experience of sight loss and offer help and support for blind and partially sighted people – this can be anything from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services and the products we offer in our online shop.
We’re a catalyst for change – inspiring people with sight loss to transform their own personal experience, their community and, ultimately, society as a whole. Our focus is on giving them the help, support and tools they need to realise their aspirations.
Everyday 250 people begin to lose their sight. RNIB has a crucial role to play in creating a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss. We want society, communities and individuals to see differently about sight loss.
Helpline: 0303 123 9999
105 Judd Street
ROYAL OSTEOPOROSIS SOCIETY
The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures
Helpline: 0808 800 0035
Manor Farm, Skinners Hill
ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTS
We are a registered charity and have been at the heart of accident prevention in the UK and around the world for almost 100 years. We promote safety and the prevention of accidents at work, at leisure, on the road, in the home and through safety education.
0121 248 2000
RoSPA House, 28 Calthorpe Road
SBA THE SOLICITORS CHARITY
SBA The Solicitors’ Charity is an independent charity working for solicitors both past and present and their families. Every year we help hundreds of people of all ages who are in serious financial need as a result of illness, accident, redundancy or other adversity.
We determine ‘serious financial need’ by using research produced by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s ‘Minimum Income Standard’.
We provide grants and interest-free loans (usually secured), support with career transition and access to bespoke personal insolvency advice.
020 8675 6440
1 Jaggard Way
We're Scope, the disability equality charity in England and Wales. We provide practical information and emotional support when it's most needed, and campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society.
0808 800 3333
6 Market Road
Sense is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We were established out of a family support group that was started in 1955 by parents whose children were born with rubella, and the experience, skills and views of families remain central to our work.
0300 330 9256
101 Pentonville Road
Sense Scotland was formalised as a charity in 1985. It grew quickly, from its beginings as a small group of families pressing for services for their children, who were affected by deafblindness, many because of maternal rubella. Since then, the organisation has gone on to successfully support thousands of disabled people and their families, in thousands of projects and services, throughout Scotland.
0300 330 9292
43 Middlesex Street
SPINA BIFIDA HYDROCEPHALUS SCOTLAND
Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland provide a lifetime of commitment and support to all those living with the complex, lifelong disabilities of spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.
03455 211 811 / 03455 211300
The Dan Young Building
6 Craighalbert Way, Dullatur
SPINA BIFIDA, HYDROCEPHALUS, INFORMATION, NETWORKING EQUALITY (SHINE)
SHINE is a registered charity which helps families and individuals affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Europe's largest organisation dedicated to supporting individuals and families as they face the challenges arising from spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
42 Park Road
SPINAL INJURIES ASSOCIATION
We are the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA), the leading national user-led charity for spinal cord injured (SCI) people. Being a user led organisation, we are well placed to understand the everyday needs of living with an injury. We are here to meet those needs, by providing key services to share information and experience, and to campaign for change, ensuring each person can lead a full and active life. We are here to support you from the moment your spinal cord injury happens, and for the rest of your life.
Freephone Advice Line: 0800 980 0501 / 01908 604191
SIA House, 2 Trueman Place
SPINAL INJURIES SCOTLAND
Spinal Injuries Scotland is the national voluntary organisation concerned with new and long-term spinal cord injured people, their relatives and friends, along with those involved in the management, care and rehabilitation of the injury.
Help line: 0800 013 2305
Fullarton Court, Unit C
11 Drumhead Place
BSA is the national organisation for adults and children who stammer, run by people who stammer.
020 8983 1003 / Helpline 0800 802 0002
15 Old Ford Road
STANDING START TRUST
Standing Start Trust was established in 2010 and is focused on supporting individuals who wish to partake in rehabilitation programmes for people with neurological conditions and provides grants to research bodies principally in the areas of exercise and wellbeing. Since its inception the Trust has helped numerous clients gain access to rehabilitation that would have otherwise been unaffordable. It has also helped fund equipment for rehabilitation centres and supported research with financial grants.
The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. We believe in life after stroke. That’s why we support stroke survivors to make the best recovery they can. It’s why we campaign for better stroke care. And it’s why we fund research into finding new treatments and ways of preventing stroke.
We’re here to help stroke survivors and their families cope with the practical and emotional impact of stroke.
Together we can conquer stroke.
Helpline 0303 3033 100 / 0300 3300 740
Stroke Association House
240 City Road
People bereaved by sudden death suffer terribly – whether it’s through COVID-19 or another communicable disease or undiagnosed medical reason, suicide, a road crash, natural disaster, war or terrorism, or an accident such as drowning or in the workplace. They are often left isolated, bewildered and traumatised and need specialist support to help them cope and move forwards with their lives. The good news is that with early, professional support people bereaved suddenly stand a much better chance of not developing debilitating conditions such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Sudden is a charitable initiative for suddenly bereaved people and the people caring for them.
The vision of Sudden is a world where everyone suddenly bereaved gets the help they need at a time of darkness to move forwards to a brighter day. Our mission is to ease the suffering of people bereaved by any kind of sudden death.
For support after a sudden death, call 0800 121 6510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general enquiries about Sudden, please call 01484 559909 or email email@example.com.
0800 121 6510 / 01484 559909
SUE RYDER CARE
Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. For over 65 years our doctors, nurses and carers have given people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.
0808 164 4572
2 Carr Square
THE CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
We're the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.
THE CHILDREN'S TRUST
The Children's Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury. We deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through skilled teams who work with children and young people, and their families. Our ambition is for all children with brain injury and neurodisability to have the opportunity to live the best life possible.
01737 365 000
THE DISABILITIES TRUST
The Disabilities Trust is a leading national charity providing specialist community-based and residential support for adults with acquired brain injury, complex physical or learning disabilities and for people with autism, including education. People are at the heart of everything we do and our services across the country include purpose-built residential accommodation, community-based housing, respite care, special education and community enabling services to maximise each individual's independence.
01444 239123 / 01444 244978
32 Market Place
THE FORCES EMPLOYMENT CHARITY (RFEA)
We exist to provide life-long, life-changing support, jobs and training opportunities to service leavers and veterans irrespective of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving.
Founded in 1885 and operating across the UK, we have the specialist knowledge and understanding to bridge the gap between military life and civilian employment.
0121 262 3058
THE HAEMOPHILIA SOCIETY
The Haemophilia Society is the only national and independent charity for all people affected by bleeding disorders. We are led by affected people and work in close partnership with the NHS. We provide information and support for everyone affected by a bleeding disorder and represent their interests. 23,700 people in the UK are currently diagnosed with a bleeding disorder. We were formed by our local groups in 1950 and have been working raise the awareness of bleeding disorder ever since. Membership is free so that it is as easy as possible to get involved.
0207 939 0780
52A Borough High Street
THE INSPIRE FOUNDATION
We are a unique and specialist charity intent on raising funds with which to research quality of life issues for those who have suffered spinal cord injuries (SCI).
01722 336262 ext 2465
Spinal Treatment Centre
Salisbury District Hospital
THE LULLABY TRUST
The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and offers emotional support for bereaved families.
0808 802 6869
34 New House
66-67 Hatton Garden
THE ME ASSOCIATON
We provide information, support and practical advice for people, families and carers affected by M.E. (Myalgic Encephalopathy), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS). We also fund and support research, and offer education and training. We are the oldest established ME/CFS charity funding only biomedical research into the illness.
Help line: 0344 576 5326 / 01280 818963
7 Apollo Office Court
THE MIGRAINE TRUST
For over 50 years The Migraine Trust has been championing migraine research and supporting everyone affected by the condition.
We're on a mission to promote research into migraine and reduce its burden on sufferers so that one day there will be a cure.
We launched our new strategy in February 2020 to reach more people, help more people and improve more people’s lives.
020 3951 0150
4th Floor, Mitre House
44-46 Fleet Street
THE MONEY ADVICE SERVICE
The Money Advice Service helps people manage their money. We do this directly through our own free and impartial advice service. We also work in partnership with other organisations to help people make the most of their money. We are an independent service, set up by government.
The Money Advice Service can help you with choosing the right care services, support for carers and paying for the cost of care.
0800 138 7777 English
THE OUTSIDERS CLUB
Outsiders is a social, peer support and dating club, run by and for socially and physically disabled people. Our members have a wide range of impairments, including visual and hearing impairment. They tell us only other disabled people really understand them, so make the best partners. All new members are vetted by experienced volunteers.
07872 681 982
THE PAGET'S ASSOCIATION
The Paget’s Association is the only UK charity to focus solely on Paget’s disease of bone. It acts as a resource for those with the condition, the public and health professionals, offering high quality information and support when necessary.
Nurse Helpline: 07713 568 197 / General info: 0161 799 4646
Suite 5, Moorfield House
THE PSORIASIS ASSOCIATION
The Psoriasis Association is the leading national charity and membership organisation for people affected by psoriasis – patients, families, carers and health professionals- in the UK.
Helpline: 01604 251 620 / WhatsApp: 07387 716 439
Dick Coles House
THE TALKING TRUST
St Mary’s School and College is a non-maintained special school based on the south coast of England in Bexhill, East Sussex and we currently cater for both residential and day pupils aged 7 to 19. Since 1922, it has been our mission to ensure that children with Speech, Language and Communication needs and additional special difficulties receive the integrated support they need to enable them to achieve their potential and take their place in the community. Many of our pupils have autism, PDA and a range of additional needs.
Beckshill on Sea
The Treloar Trust provides education, care, therapy, medical support and independence training to young people with physical disabilities from all over the UK and overseas. Our aim is to prepare these young people for adult life, giving them the confidence and skills to achieve their full potential.
Powell Drive, Holybourne
TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS ASSOCIATION
The TSA is a registered charity. The TSA has 3 main objectives:
- To support individuals affected by TSC, together with their families or carers
- To encourage and support research into the causes and management of TSC
- To provide education and information.
020 7922 7731
Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.
200 Shepherds Bush Road
TWINS & MULTIPLE BIRTHS ASSOCIATION (TAMBA)
Tamba - The Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba) is a registered charity set up by parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and interested professionals. Our campaigns, research and support services directly help thousands of parents and professionals meet the unique challenges that multiple birth families face.
01252 332 344
UK ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY FORUM (UKABIF)
UKABIF is a charity which aims to promote better understanding of all aspects of Acquired Brain Injury; to educate, inform and provide networking opportunities for professionals, service providers, planners and policy makers and to campaign for better services in the UK.
Box 2539, Kemp House
152-160 City Road
Arthritis Care exists to support people with arthritis. We are the UK’s largest charity working with and for all people who have arthritis.
We are a user led charity which means people with arthritis are at the heart of our work – they form our membership, are involved in all of our activities and direct what we do.
0300 790 0400 / Helpline 0800 5200 520
St Mary's Court
VETERANS WITH DOGS
Veterans With Dogs trains and provides assistance dogs exclusively for current and former members of the British Armed Forces with service-related mental health conditions.
We specialise in providing trained assistance dogs for Veterans with mental health difficulties.
Our goal is to improve quality of life and help lead independent lives by training assistance dogs in task-specific skills.
Basepoint Business Centre Yeoford Way
If you’ve been affected by crime, we can give you the support you need to move forward. Our services are free, confidential and available to anyone in England and Wales, regardless of whether the crime has been reported or how long ago it happened. Choose from a number of ways to contact us.
0808 168 9111 free support line / 020 7268 0210
Victim Support (National Centre)
WAY - YOUNG & WIDOWED
WAY is a UK charity that offers a peer-to-peer support network for anyone who's lost a partner before their 51st birthday – married or not, with or without children, whatever their sexual orientation.
Suite 14, College Business Centre
Uttoxeter New Road