Action on Elder Abuse
A UK charity working to protect, and prevent the abuse of elderly adults.
Telephone: 020 8765 7000
Age UK believe that age needs respect. It needs kindness. Sometimes it needs help. Because there is strength in numbers, Age Concern and Help the Aged have joined forces to become Age UK – so that they can be here for everyone in later life.
Telephone: 0800 169 6565
A UK charity that provides information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Telephone: 020 7423 3500
British Heart Foundation
The UK’s leading heart charity, which aims to beat heart disease through research, and provides information support and care for heart patients.
Telephone: 020 7935 0185
Cancer Research UK
The world’s leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research with the help of more than 4,250 scientists, doctors and nurses.
Telephone: 020 7121 6699
Care Quality Commission
An independent agency set up by the Government to inspect and report on care services and councils.
Telephone: 03000 616161
A charity dedicated to fighting for practical, financial and emotional support for carers.
Telephone: 020 7922 8000
Citizen’s Advice Bureau
A charity of trained volunteers, who help people resolve legal, financial and other problems by providing free information and advice.
Counsel and Care: Help and Advice for Older People
A UK charity that provides advice, information and financial support for older people, their families and carers.
Telephone: 020 7241 8555
Department of Health
A government body established to improve the quality and convenience of care provided by the NHS and social services.
Telephone: 020 7210 4850
The largest organisation in the UK, working to fund research and support people with diabetes.
Telephone: 020 7424 1000
English Community Care Association
A charity working to promote high standards of care and health in the independent care sector.
Telephone: 08450 577 677
A national charity helping deaf and hard of hearing people fight isolation through support, advice and information.
Telephone: 020 7440 9871
A website run by the Elderly Accommodation Counsel to help older people make informed choices about their housing and care needs.
Telephone: 020 7820 1343
Huntington Disease Foundation
Provides support for those affected by Huntington’s Disease and their families.
Telephone: 0151 298 3298
Macmillan Cancer Relief
A charity that provides medical, financial, emotional and practical support for people affected by cancer.
Telephone: 020 7840 7840
MIND (National Association of Mental Health)
The leading mental health charity in England and Wales, set up to challenge discrimination, achieve equal rights and influence policy for the benefit of people with mental health problems.
Telephone: 0845 766 0163
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The UK’s largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).
Telephone: 020 8438 0700
An independent group offering advice to older people looking to obtain and meet the cost of care.
Telephone: 0800 998 833
Parkinson’s Disease Society
An organisation that provides information and support for people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and their families. Also funds research for treatments and to find a cure.
Telephone: 0808 800 0303
RADAR (Royal Association for Disablity and Rehabilitation)
The UK’s largest disability campaigning network, with over 900 individual and corporate members.
Telephone: 020 7250 3222
RNIB (Royal Nation Institute for the Blind)
The leading UK charity that supports blind and partially-sighted people.
Telephone: 0845 766 9999
RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf)
An organisation dedicated to making daily life better for people who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Telephone: 0808 808 0123
SAGA Care Funding Advice Service
An organisation that offers independent specialist advice on paying for elderly care.
Telephone: 0800 056 7997 (state reference 5185S)
The only UK-wide charity solely concerned with supporting stroke sufferers of all ages.
Telephone: 020 7566 0300