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Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Society

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.

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia UK

Dementia UK offer specialist 1 to 1 support and expert advice to families living with dementia.

www.dementiauk.org

Dementia Services Development Centre – Stirling University

Welcome to the Dementia Services Development Centre. Our staff of academics, health and social care professionals, researchers and event organisers provide comprehensive dementia education and training, consultancy and research services.https://www.dementiauk.org

http://dementia.stir.ac.uk

Dementia Law Clinic – The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester Legal Advice Centre’s award winning Dementia Law Clinic is run in partnership with national mental health charity Making Space. It is the first holistic clinic of its kind in the country to offer free legal advice, Admiral Nursing, communication and activity support to those living with dementia and their carers. Anyone that is interested in making an appointment should contact us on 0161 2757976, or by email at free.legal@manchester.ac.uk and we can take you through our appointment request form.

http://www.makingspace.co.uk/our-services/dementia-law-clinic

Safeguarding & social justice

West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB)

West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) is a multiagency partnership that has representation from organisations that support adults who have care or support needs who contribute to the development and delivery of the Board Strategic Plan. West Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board lead on and co-ordinate adults safeguarding across West Sussex, to ensure greater consistency and effectiveness of implementation of safeguarding of its members and partner agencies.  Please visit our website: http://www.westsussexsab.org.uk/

Cambridge House

Cambridge House is a social action centre dedicated to promoting social justice and tackling the root causes of poverty and disadvantage. With 125 years experience we strive to bring innovative solutions to the complex and multiple disadvantages faced by our beneficiaries through specialist social justice and empowerment services. Our services include specialist legal advice & representation and independent advocacy. We also provide arts & sports services for people with disabilitiesempowerment projects for local young people, and innovative ‘Sports for Social Justice’ programmes.

ME

The York ME Community is a support group for those with ME in the York area, plus their families, friends and anyone else affected.  Although we support each other through our Facebook Group and our monthly Coffee Club, a bigger aim is to raise awareness, as without that, we will never raise the funds to find a cure. The aim is to get businesses, venues and clubs on board to gain more foot soldiers to help. In return, we provide help to local company HR Teams who want to learn more about an illness that could be affecting their colleagues, as well as promoting businesses in their ventures through our website at www.York-ME-Community.org and our Twitter Account at @YorkMEAwareness.

 

Rehabilitation

The Ley Community

The Ley Community is based in Oxfordshire and was founded in 1971. We provide an abstinence-based, peer driven residential rehabilitation recovery programme for men and women with addiction to drugs and/or alcohol including ‘legal highs,’ and prolific offenders with an addictions history, and we accept referrals from across the UK.

Our recovery programme enables clients to change their lives by giving them the tools to beat their addiction/s and integrate them into society to live a new ‘clean’ life with secure employment & a social network.  They do this by acquiring new skills, improving confidence & self-esteem, developing self-worth, self-confidence, improved social skills & work readiness.  Our aim is that everyone leaves with a job, a home & a new social network.

They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Carers

Carers UK

Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who care for family or friends, providing information and advice about caring alongside practical and emotional support for carers.

http://www.carersuk.org

Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support

We provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.

http://www.macmillan.org.uk

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care provides end of life care to terminally ill patients in their own homes, or in one of our nine hospices.

http://www.mariecurie.org.uk

General

Age UK (formerly Age Concern and Help the Aged)

Age Concern and Help the Aged are now Age UK. Information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination and computer courses.

http://www.ageuk.org.uk

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. The Care Quality Commission inspects hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries, dental practices and other care services to ensure they meet national standards of quality and safety.

http://www.cqc.org.uk

Counselling Anywhere

Counselling Anywhere is a directory of online counsellors who offer support via video (such as Skype), encrypted messaging, email or telephone, so you can receive counselling from the comfort of your own home. We also have a blog which is a helpful resource for demystifying counselling jargon or finding out more about mental health issues.
Telephone: 0208 123 9520

Parity Trust

Parity Trust is charity providing secured loans and mortgages. Homeowners can apply for secured loan finance to pay for essential home repairs and adaptations – including topping up the costs not met by a Disabled Facilities Grant. A full financial review is completed in order to ensure any loan is affordable. Rates are fixed for the entire term of the loan and there are no penalties for overpayments or early settlement of our home improvement loans.

Parity Trust is also able to assess cases where interest only mortgages are due to come to term and where the homeowner has no repayment plan in place. Dependent on an affordability check, Parity Trust could look to offer a mortgage subject to terms and conditions, so that the mortgage holder can continue to live in their own home.

Parity Trust head office: 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour, Portsmouth PO6 3EN

Tel: 023 9237 5921

Email: mail@paritytrust.org.uk

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