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Independent Age previously Counsel and Care's Advice Service provides help and guidance for people on many different issues, and particularly those who are searching for care and support services, either in the community or in residential care, for themselves or others.

Age UK have a very helpful website with answers to many of your questions about caring, disability, benefits etc, they have a whole range of factsheets you can download, but also local branches throughout the country to assist you

Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers have merged to form the leading carers charity Carers Trust
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With our Network Partners, we aim to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK. Together with our Network Partners, we provide access to desperately-needed breaks, information and advice, education, training and employment opportunities. Our Network Partners benefit from the provision of grants, advice documents and reports to improve carers' services. We give carers and young carers avenues to speak to someone and make their voices heard, offline via our carers' services and young carers' schemes and online via our interactive websites. . www.carers.org/

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from 3,300 locations, they will advise on benefits and help with coping with disability, advise on assistance regarding people who are struggling due to health and or disability as well as a whole range of other services

If you need advice over, for example, travel insurance, try a charity related to health condition. They will know of firms who understand your requirements rather than a blanket health insurance. Try Googling the condition to find a support organization

You can also check with Which (Consumers Organisation) for information on insurance, details of their research into various forms of support in the community whether it be residential homes or assistance at home, if not a subscriber, your local library should have copies of the magazine

BEN FRIENDS that can help with grants for equipment etc., if you or a member of your family works or have worked in the motor industry they can help. www.ben.org.uk

If you need help with funding, whether it be for adaptations, assistance with a holiday, or maybe a course, try your local library ask if they have the book by Directory of Social Change, Funds For Individuals In Need. If they dont have it ask if it can be ordered you can order it from them yourself at

These maybe a bit different, but the Cinnamon Trust can help people find volunteers to come in and help with pet care in both private homes and care homes - they also have a list of care homes which take pets.

Training Assistance Dogs for people with disabilities
Assisting people with disabilities to enjoy greater independence and a better quality of life, by providing specially trained assistance dogs. www.caninepartners.co.uk/

What about the Royal Voluntary Service formerly WRVS - they offer a number of services to help out, including Meals on Wheels, Home library services, Community Transport ( to help get people to e.g. to the shops, appointments, doctors etc), and Good Neighbours which may just involve stopping for a chat, changing a light bulb - any of a number of little tasks which help out and bring a smile www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/

SSAFA can quite often help members of the forces or/and the family members of ex forces personnel. One aspect is the provision of mobility scooters. Financial assistance for purchase of items etc etc. believe that the commitment of our Forces and their families deserves lifelong support. So provide practical, emotional and financial support to anyone who is serving or has ever served and their families. Whenever you need, do whatever can to help.
Local offices are listed in phone Directory www.ssafa.org.uk/

Leonard Cheshire Services www.lcdisability.org
We are one of the UK's largest voluntary sector providers of services for disabled people. Our wide range of services provide support, respite and care for people with disabilities and their carers.
Whether you are seeking education and skills development, employment support, social care or leisure activities, we are here to help.

The Law Society
When you have a specific legal issue, it's helpful to have a solicitor with special experience and expertise in dealing with problems or issues like the one you're facing.
All solicitors are qualified to practise law in general and firms of solicitors are able to offer legal services covering a wide range of matters. However, individual solicitors within firms may specialise in only one or two areas of law. If the firm of solicitors you normally use is unable to assist you with a particular matter, it will refer you to a firm that is able to help you. Alternatively, the firm you normally use may seek advice on your behalf from a solicitor or barrister who has more specialised legal knowledge in the area you require help with. www.lawsociety.org.uk/for-the-public/getting-expert-help/
The Legal Aid Agency
provides both civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales.
Our work is essential to the fair, effective and efficient operation of the civil and criminal justice systems. We are a delivery organisation which commissions and procures legal aid services from providers (solicitors, barristers and the not-for-profit sector).

Liberty-Human rights specialists
Liberty campaigns to protect basic rights and freedoms through the courts, in Parliament and in the wider community. We do this through a combination of public campaigning, test case litigation, parliamentary lobbying, policy analysis and the provision of free advice and information.

Patients Association-
is a healthcare charity which for nearly 50 years has advocated for better access to accurate and independent information for patients and the public; equal access to high quality health care for patients; and the right for patients to be involved in all aspects of decision making regarding their health care."

Carers UK advice information support on whole range of carers issues,

Disability Law Service-
Run by and for disabled people DLS is a registered national charity. We have provided high quality information and advice to disabled and Deaf people for over 30 years. Disabled people and their families, carers and advocates, are all welcome to contact our helpline for advice. We also provide a casework service, and support at any level of the legal system.

BT Disability help line-
We want to make sure our products and services are available to everyone – whatever their need. That's why we have made this website – and all our products and services – as accessible as possible, so they're easy to use. Find out about our commitment to you – and about our work with other organisations.

Raise mental health awareness; combat stigma and increase understanding. Provide emotional support, practical help & information. Initiate research into causes, treatments and experiences of mental illness

Cruse-Bereavement support
Cruse’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Grief is a natural process, but some people need support to understand and cope with what can be a devastating experience. Cruse offers specialist website, telephone, email and face-to-face support for adults, children and young people.

Disability Rights UK
If you want to know which benefits you can claim and don’t know your rights, the Disability Rights Handbook is a guide for you. Also information on help available from local authority & NHS, also has a whole range of information to do with disability

Community Care & The Law, Luke Clements & Pauline Thompson, available from bookshops
Comprehensive book on Care in The Community from local authority and NHS, explaining the law & your rights, if you need help with your care needs or are a carer of someone with care needs

Community Care Practice & The Law, Michael Mandelstam, available from bookshops
legal, policy and practice changes affecting community care. It provides comprehensive and jargon-free explanations of community care legislation, as well as other areas of law, including the NHS, disabled facilities grants and housing adaptations, asylum and immigration, mental capacity,

Child Poverty Action Group have a range of books on your entitlement to benefits, suitable for all those on low income that can be obtained from them www.cpag.org.uk/

These are only a selection of organisations, they are all organizations there to help you, but also may be able to put you in touch with other organisations who are specialist in other areas of work
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