Action Against Allergy (AAA)

is a registered national charity founded in 1978 by Mrs Amelia Nathan Hill who, since childhood, had suffered allergic reactions to many different foods and chemicals. It provides a helpline, a discussion forum, information services, occasional seminars and workshops and campaigns for Government improvement of medical help for allergy sufferers throughout the UK.
Action Against Allergy,
PO Box 278,
0208 892 2711 (helpline)
0208 8892 4949 (admin)
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Big C Cancer Support and Information Centre

Leathem House
13 Napier Court
Barton Lane
OX14 3YT
01235 534211


Age Care

The Society was founded in June 1862 as the Royal Surgical Aid Society, by Mr William Watson. They own and manage four homes; Dorset House in Worcestershire, the Bradbury Centre in Middlesex, High Broom in East Sussex and Gloucester House in Kent, caring for approximately 200 older people.
They provide dementia, nursing, residential and day care services. They also provide a varied training programme to raise awareness ranging from one-day courses to help support loved ones and relatives to look after people with dementia through to longer-term training and assessment for a wide range of healthcare professionals.
Head Office
High Broom
Stone Cross
East Sussex
Tel: 01892-611542


Allergy UK the operational name of the British Allergy Foundation;

we are the leading national medical charity providing advice, information, and support to people with allergies, food intolerance, and chemical sensitivity. They have a dedicated helpline, provide medically accurate leaflets and fact sheets on all the most common allergies and intolerances, as well as providing help and tips on managing allergies for sufferers, working closely with GPs and Primary Health Care Services by providing up to date information and training in all aspects of allergy, runnning Product Endorsement Schemes to help consumers find suitable products for use as part of their allergy management programme, having a nationwide network of support contacts, providing allergy masterclasses to educate people about allergies, offering a translation card service in many popular languages containing an Allergy Alert message and emergency message to help when eating out abroad, and campaigning for greater awareness regarding Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS).
Allergy UK
Planwell House
LEFA Business Park
Edgington Way
Sidcup, Kent
DA14 5BH
01322 619898




is a charity which has the aim of supporting people who have sustained spinal injuries. Through its projects and programmes, Aspire offers practical support to the 40,000 people living with a spinal cord injury in the UK so that they can lead fulfilled and independent lives in their homes, with their families, in work places and in leisure time. They provide fully accessible properties around the UK that can be used on a short-term basis while patients’ homes are being adapted, provide Independent Living Advisors to give advice and guidance to the patients to ensure they get the support and services they need, give funds to people to help them buy the specialist equipment they need to live a more independent life, and campaign to raise awareness regarding various issues related to spinal injury.

Aspire National Training Centre
Wood Lane Stanmore
020 8954 5759
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is an international HIV and AIDS charity, based in the UK, working to avert HIV and AIDS worldwide, through education, treatment and care. AVERT has a Community Programme which supports and builds partnerships with local organisations who are working to directly avert the spread of HIV & AIDS, and to improve the treatment, care and support of people infected with, or affected by HIV/AIDS. It also provides a wide range of information to educate people about HIV/AIDS across the world, and has an Information and Advocacy Service which provides help and advice to the general public through specific enquiries, as well as campaigning for improved responses on specific issues, such as preventing children being born with HIV.
4 Brighton Road
West Sussex
RH13 5BA
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is a charity that provides services for people that have suffered a spinal cord injury, including mentoring, wheelchair skills training and activity courses as well as support in getting back to work or school after an injury.
The Back-Up Trust
Jessica House
Red Lion Square 
191 Wandsworth High Street 
SW18 4LS
020 8875 1805 


The Big C

is Norfolk and Waverney’s own cancer charity, raising funds to provide Cancer equipment in hospitals and across rural areas in Norfolk and Waveney (such as the mobile breast screening units taken out to market towns), Support for those with cancer in the form of nurses, services, and their Centre, Care for those affected by cancer - such as Big C's Bereavement Group, and world-class research carried out by Big C funded scientists – all for patients who have been dignosed with cancer in Norfolk and Waveney. 
Big C 10a Castle Meadow Norwich Norfolk, NR1 3DE 01603 619900 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
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Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charities

raises £3m each year to create modern and child-friendly environments; purchase state of the art medical equipment and fund research into the prevention and treatment of childhood illnesses.  
Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Steelhouse Lane
B4 6NH
0121 333 8506
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Bowel Cancer

This is a voluntary website mainly created by Mike Thompson, former President of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland and Lynn Faulds Wood, award winning former BBC Watchdog Presenter and bowel cancer survivor. It contains useful information regarding the bowel, toilet habits, bowel cancer, bowel problems and treatments for bowel problems. 


Breast cancer care

is a charity that combines the personal experiences of people affected by breast cancer with clinical expertise, using this in a unique way to provide information and offer emotional and practical support through a helpline and the provision of information leaflets, campaigns etc, as well as bringing people affected by breast cancer together through forums and live chat facilities, campaigning for improvement in standards of support and care and promoting the importance of early detection. Their website is a mine of useful and reassuring information and services for people who are worried they might have breast cancer, people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, people who have lived through and no longer have breast cancer, as well as partners, family and friends of people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
5-13 Great Suffolk Street 
Main switchboard: 0845 092 0800
Freephone helpline: 0808 800 6000 (textphone 0808 800 6001)
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The Breast Cancer Survival Trust

was established to give small grants to women in the North East of England who are affected by breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Survival Trust
c/o S.N.Y.P.
271 Southwick Road
tel: 0191 5491179 


Breast friends

is a self-help group based in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.  It is run by unpaid volunteers  who have all been diagnosed with breast cancer and have undergone surgery, who aim to to help local women with breast cancer through a difficult time by offering friendship, support (through meetings and communication) and practical help (through loan of equipment - electronically operated chairs, beds and folding wheelchairs, delivered to you for as long as required, domestic help, gardening, ironing and childcare etc. (Services provided by professional local businesses), help with funding for holistic/complementary therapies, help with hair loss, Relaxation/Spa days at local health spas following treatment, and loan of books and videos related to breast cancer).
Breast Friends helpline: 0121 424 9054 or 0121 424 9490
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The British Deaf Association

is the largest Deaf-led organisation in the UK. It is a member-led organisation whose work is focused on achieving equality for Deaf people through campaigning and community engagement.
18 Leather Lane

Telephone: 0207 405 0090
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The British Dyslexia Association

is a membership association with the vision of a dyslexia friendly society enabling all dyslexic people to reach their potential. They campaign and lobby for long lasting and sustainable change for the benefit of dyslexic people, provide impartial and objective advice and support to dyslexic people and those with whom they come into contact, set the standards for and accredit dyslexia knowledge and professional expertise, deliver innovative solutions which break new ground in the field of dyslexia, disseminate and share best practice regionally, nationally and internationally, and promote research.
Unit 8 Bracknell Beeches, Old Bracknell Lane, Bracknell,RG12 7BWHelpline tel: 0845 251 9002Helpline email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



is a national charity offering practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, brain injury, and specific learning difficulties like ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.

Knowle Hall,Bridgwater,Somerset, TA7 8PJ Telephone: 01278 684060Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web:


The British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA)

is a really well established charity working to improve the quality of life for adults and children with kidney disease.
We provide:
Information and advice for those with kidney disease
Grants to help patients and families with kidney disease, cover the costs of domestic bills, hospital travel, education and holidays
Financial support to kidney units throughout the UK to help improve kidney services and patient care
What makes us different from other charities is the level of financial support that we can give to patients, families and kidney units during times of financial difficulty. The charity was founded in 1975 by Elizabeth Ward, the mother of a young kidney patient.
The British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA)
3 The Windmills
St Mary's Close,Turk Street
Alton GU34 1EF

Tel: 01420 541424
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The British Polio Fellowship

are the largest national charity for people in the UK with Polio and Post Polio Syndrome. They actively campaign in support of their rights and needs and those of their carers, provide information, advocacy, welfare and support to enable people to live full independent and integrated lives, support a Regional / Branch / Group structure that enables mutual support amongst members to be carried out in a caring and inclusive environment, raise the profile of The British Polio Fellowship and develop world-wide alliances with other polio and Post Polio groups for the mutual benefit of all their members.

The British Polio Fellowship
Eagle Office Centre
The Runway
South Ruislip

FREEPHONE 0800 018 0586

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Cancer active

is a charity which runs a website providing people who have been diagnosed with cancer with as much information as possible about all of the treatment/prevention options available to them either complementary to or alternative to standard treatment.
The Elms,
Radclive Road,
Gawcott Bucks
MK18 4JB
01280 821211
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was set up in 1987 as the first hospital-based, dedicated breast cancer charity in the UK, concerned with treatment, supportive care, education and research

The Cancerkin Centre
Royal Free Hospital
Pond Street
Tel: +44 (0)20 7830 2323/2310
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CLIC Sargent

provide clinical, practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, and their families. They also provide financial support including grants and benefits information to children and young people with cancer, provide free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation close to specialist hospitals for families to stay close by, offer free breaks so that families can spend time together with the support of care professionals, away from the everyday challenges of childhood cancer , provide children, young people and families with a wide range of valuable information on childhood cancer and its impact, and campaign and influence others to raise awareness of the needs of children and young people with cancer and to improve the support they receive. 

CLIC Sargent Head Office
Horatio House
77-85 Fulham Palace Road
W6 8JA

Tel: 0300 330 0803


The Cardiomyopathy Association (CMA)

is a registered charity that helps individuals and their families affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy. They have a freephone helpline (0800 0181 024) a website containing various information about cardiomyopathy and the heart, website, we provide a free helpline, information booklets, cardiomyopathy support nurses, information days, support groups and a network of volunteers, called key contacts, who provide one-to-one support over the telephone or by email.

They have also supported clinical care by funding specialist nurses posts in different parts of the UK, and provide cardiomyopathy medical conferences for doctors and nurses.

The Cardiomyopathy Association
Unit 10, Chiltern Court
Asheridge Road

01494 791224


The Caring Cancer Trust

are a registered charity who provide hands-on in-patient support to Children with Cancer, working in association with regional hospital specialist children's oncology wards, providing amenities and where necessary, financial aid in visiting travel costs for needy parents and siblings; they also provide special  Alpine Healing Holidays of Adventure for out-patient Children recovering  from Cancer; provide emergency funds for amenities, equipment and facilities to adult Cancer sufferers; and fund ethical original research into the causes, early diagnosis, treatment and cure of Cancer, and prevention of Cancer at pre-cancerous stage.

59 High Street,


PO33 2RJ




Children's Cancer and Leukaemia (CCLG)

As an association for all healthcare professionals involved in their care, it works to benefit children through development of the highest standards of care through the provision of education, meetings, networking, liaison with governments and other bodies, information provision for families and healthcare professionals, and the promotion of research.

University of Leicester
3rd Floor, Hearts of Oak House
9 Princess Road West
Leicester LE1 6TH

0116 249 4460

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The Christian Lewis Trust Kids Cancer Charity

is a national charity that was set up in 1989 to support children with cancer and their families. They provide play therapy for children with cancer, a holiday service which allows children with cancer and their families to stay in luxury static caravans in the Wales coast or travel to one of the Disneyland resorts and a bereavement support service for both adults and children

Christian Lewis Trust Kids Cancer Charity
62 Walter Road,
01792 480500  
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are the only national charity in the UK dedicated to supporting all those affected by cleft lip and/or palate. They provide parent support, publications and information leaflets, feeding equipment with a 24hr delivery time, children’s services, numerous local branches providing the support needed by families affected by cleft lip and/or palate, and annual conferences.

First Floor
Green Man Tower
332B Goswell Road

020 7833 488


The Colostomy Association

are a registered charity who support people who have a colostomy. They provide a 24 hour helpline, peer support from volunteers who also have colostomies, a range of advisory literature, a magazine called “Tidings”, stoma care nurses' "open days" where people who have a colostomy can learn more about it in a friendly atmosphere and attend manufacturers and suppliers’ “open days” to raise awareness and make connections.

Colostomy Association
2 London Court
East Street
Tel: 0118 939 1537
Helpline: 0800 328 4257


The Down’s Syndrome Association

is the only organisation in this country focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s Syndrome. They provide a helpline, information on all aspects of living with Down’s Syndrome including benefits, education and health; advice for new parents and people experiencing difficulties due to the condition, fundraising advice and guidance, communication with the public, media and professionals; training for members, professionals and carers; and provision of membership benefits to members.

Down’s Syndrome Association
Langdon Down Centre
2a Langdon Park
TW11 9PS
020 8614 5100
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EACH supports families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They provide care and support wherever the family wishes – in families’ own homes, in the community or at one of their hospices in Ipswich, Milton and Quidenham.

This care and support includes short break care, specialist play activities, music therapy, hydrotherapy, parent groups and sibling groups, care at end of life and bereavement support for all family members.

EACH Head Office,
42 High Street,
CB24 6DF.
Tel: 01223 205180



The Elton John AIDS Foundation

EJAF is one of the foremost independent  AIDS charities in the world. It has two branches, one in the UK and one in the US. It funds projects such as supporting football-based programmes to educate vulnerable young people on HIV/AIDS, dispel myths and to get them tested in a positive and fun environment; being one of the first grant makers in the world to acknowledge the needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) in countries where homosexuality is still illegal; supporting needle exchange and methadone substitution programmes for injecting drug users living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS; and introducing a cost effective transport system to reach sick patients in rural Africa.

The Elton John AIDS Foundation
1 Blythe Road
London, W14 0HG
Telephone : 020 7603 9996       



FORCE Cancer Charity

FORCE is an established cancer charity based in Exeter whose work finances improvements in patient care through research, the purchase of advanced equipment and their new Information and Support Centre conveniently located in the grounds of the RD&E Hospital. Open every weekday, the Centre offers a relaxed and comfortable setting where you can just drop-in, sit quietly, chat with their friendly volunteers, take light refreshments or meet with their experienced staff to ask questions and discuss your needs.

FORCE Cancer Charity
Corner House
Barrack Road

Phone: 01392 406151  (patient support) or 01392 402875 (fund raising)



The GLFB is a fund-raising charity who raise money for member charities and other grassroots organisations that help improve the lives of blind and visually impaired people across the capital. These projects include theatre workshops for young blind people run by the UK's only theatre group run by blind professionals, recreation activities for children, help with applying for statutory benefits and employment and training.

Sir John Mills House
12 Whitehorse Mews
37 Westminster Bridge Road

0207 620 2066

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The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is an organisation which provides guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services to meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people and aid their independence.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Burghfield Common

Tel: 0118 983 5555


Breast Cancer Haven

Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity helping people through the experience of breast cancer.  They provide support, information and complementary therapies to help anyone affected by breast cancer cope with the psychological impact of diagnosis as well as to help relieve the uncomfortable side effects of some medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Their services are free of charge to anyone affected by breast cancer.

The London Haven, Effie Road, London, SW6 1TB

The Hereford Haven, 37 St Owen Street, Hereford, HR1 2JB

The Yorkshire Haven, 4-5 The Gateway West, East Street, Leeds, LS9 8DA

General Enquiries London 020 7384 0000, Hereford 01432 361 061, Leeds 0113 284 7800



Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury. It does this in a number of ways: A network of local Groups and Branches throughout the UK and Channel Islands offers a wide range of services, including rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care, helps to deliver high quality services through guidance on policies, procedures, standards and training. The Headway Helpline provides information, advises on sources of support, finds local rehabilitation services and offers a listening ear to those experiencing problems. They publish a range of booklets containing information about aspects of brain injury that will be helpful to those directly affected, plus professionals, employers and members of the public, and promote understanding of brain injury and its effects. They lobby for better support and resources to be made available by statutory health and social care providers, and campaign for measures that will reduce the number of brain injuries in future.

Bradbury House
190 Bagnall Road
Old Basford
0115 924 0800
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The International Glaucoma Association (IGA)

is the charity for people with glaucoma. It raises awareness of glaucoma and promotes research related to early diagnosis and treatment.

The IGA provides a wealth of practical information and emotional support via their Sightline, a range of free leaflets on specific aspects of the condition, regular patient meetings in regional locations, an informative quarterly newsletter, professional research reports, higher education in glaucoma for nurses and help to set up local support groups

Woodcote House, 15 Highpoint Business Village
Kent TN24 8DH
SightLine +44 (0)1233 64 81 70
Switchboard +44 (0)1233 64 81 64
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The Little Foundation

is a London-based charity which focuses on funding research into the causes of cerebral palsy and also has broader objectives, seeking to fund research into not only the causes and prevention of cerebral palsy but also allied disorders which include autism, dyslexia, epilepsy, deafness and blindness, learning difficulties, and other forms of neurodevelopmental disorder.

The Little Foundation
First Floor
330 High Holborn
Telephone 08445 850 095
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Macmillan Cancer Support

provide general care and support for people with any type of cancer at every stage of their illness through Macmillan nurses, Macmillan doctors and a programme of financial help for patients in  need. They offer information, advice and emotional support to cancer patients and their families, as well as having publications one could refer to about the main types of cancer, treatments and ways of living with cancer. There is also a Freephone telephone and letter information service provided by a team of specialist cancer nurses, on all aspects of cancer and treatment. Their benefits advice line offers advice on financial matters generally.

89 Albert embankment
Freephone CancerLine: 0808 808 0000



work with people with learning disabilities to change laws and services, challenge prejudice and directly support thousands of people to live their lives as they choose. Some examples of their work include supporting people with a learning disability to get a job or take a college course, helping people with a learning disability find a place of their own to live in, offering advice about things like respite care, individual budgets or transport services, running residential/day care services and leisure groups, supporting people with a learning disability to be part of their local communities and lobbying the government to change laws so that more and more people with a learning disability can have control over their own lives. 

123 Golden Lane

Telephone:  020 7454 0454
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The Meningitis Trust

are the oldest meningitis charity in the world, offering an extensive range of free services and community support in relation to meningitis, including home visits, counselling, financial support grants, art therapy, a one-to-one support service through either a free telephone helpline or email, family days or the ability to share an individual’s story through their online ‘Story centre’. A wealth of information about the condition can be found on their website.

Fern House
Bath Road
0800 028 1828


The Mental Health Foundation

are the UK’s leading mental health research, policy and service improvement charity, who are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives. They do this by carrying out research, developing practical solutions for better mental health services, campaigning to reduce stigma and discrimination and promoting better mental health for us all.

Colechurch House
1 London Bridge Walk
London SE1 2SX
United Kingdom

Tel: 020 7803 1100


Migraine Action

provide information and support to migraineurs and their families throughout the UK and overseas. They encourage, support and raise funds for research and investigation into migraine, its causes, diagnosis and treatment; gather and pass on information about treatments available for the control and relief of migraine; facilitate an exchange of information on the subject; provide friendly, positive reassurance, understanding and encouragement to migraineurs and their families and support individuals with migraine and help them improve the quality of their life.

4th Floor
27 East Street
Tel: 0116 275 8317



is the leading mental health charity for England and Wales. They provide well-targeted, supportive and reliable information, local services and support, peer-to-peer networks, campaign for the rights of people affected by mental health issues, and provide national and international training for professionals.

15-19 Broadway,



E15 4BQ
T: 020 8519 2122


The Myasthenia Gravis Association (MGA)

is an organisation offering support to Myasthenics and their families, increasing public and medical awareness and raising funds for research. The MGA acts as a contact point putting sufferers and their families in touch with each other so that they do not feel isolated in dealing with this rare disease. The association also puts members in touch with other appropriate agencies for any specific problems they are facing, for example problems with benefits.

The College Business Centre
Uttoxeter New Road
DE22 3WZ
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 01332 290219


The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people, providing emotional and practical support through a Freephone Helpline, a network of trained support workers, a wide range of other support services and their publications and website.

15 Dufferin Street

Tel: 020 7490 8656
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The National Osteoporosis Society

is the only UK wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. They have a helpline service of eight nurses who can be contacted by telephone every weekday between 9am and 5pm, and can also be contacted by post or via a form on their website. They also provide information leaflets and local support groups for those who wish to know more or have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Another function of this charity is to actively gather research on this condition and to encourage greater awareness of the condition both in parliament and the NHS to encourage change in the prevention and treatment of this condition.

National Osteoporosis Society


The National Society for Research into Allergy is the only voluntary, charitable organisation that can offer constructive dietary advice on the whole spectrum of food and chemical induced allergy and intolerance, mineral deficiency, Candida albicans, parasitic infection, hyperactivity and hyperventilation syndromes. They can also offer advice on agricultural chemicals and airborne allergens.


PO Box 45,



LE10 1JY

Telephone: 01455 250715

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New approaches to cancer

is a charity that has been set up to share with as many people as possible the positive experience of using ‘Gentle Therapies’ combined with supportive counselling, self-help groups and dietary advice. They give practical direction in all areas of complementary cancer patient care and carry out home visits, supply self-help tools such as juicers, books and tapes. They send out free information packs and informative newsletters quarterly, make educational DVD’s and maintain an extensive website. Working alongside conventional treatment, their aim is to encourage a sustainable and complementary way of living which will lower the risks of cancer and help those already diagnosed.

New Approaches to Cancer
PO Box 194
KT16 0WJ

Tel (Freephone): 0800 389 2662 
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Penny Brohn Cancer Care

offers complementary support for people living with cancer. Penny Brohn Cancer Care has 27 years of experience in delivering complementary care to people living with cancer and their loved ones. The Charity’s ethos, ‘the Bristol Approach’, works in partnership with mainstream medical treatment and is delivered by an experienced team of complementary therapists alongside a team of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and counsellors.

Chapel Pill Lane
BS20 0HH
Tel: 01275 370 100


The Pink Ribbon Foundation

is a grant making trust with a mission to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment. 

Park Lodge,
75 Lovibonds Avenue,

(T) 01689 858877
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The Raynaud's & Scleroderma Association Trust

offers support, advice and information to sufferers of Raynaud’s and Scleroderma, two disorders which commonly occur together and affect the extremities, usually the fingers and toes.They offer support, advice, and information to sufferers and their families, put patients in touch with each other in order to exchange ideas and information, assist in the welfare of the chronically sick, and those with disabilities resulting from Raynaud's and scleroderma, raise funds to further research into these conditions and to disseminate the results of such research and produce publications about Raynaud's and scleroderma.

112 Crewe Road 
ST7 2JA 
United Kingdom 
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 Telephone:  01270 872776 or 0800 9172494  


The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

is the UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight problems. Their pioneering work helps anyone with a sight problem - not just with braille and Talking Books, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges. They fight for equal rights for people with sight problems and fund pioneering research into preventing and treating eye disease.

Royal National Institute of Blind People
105 Judd Street
London, WC1H 9NE
Tel: 0303 123 9999



is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. They operate in three main areas; to raise awareness and combat stigma about mental illness, educating and campaigning to improve mental health services; to provide care and emotional support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers as well as information for other organisations and the public, and to initiate research into the causes and treatments of serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and depression and the psychological and social impact of mental illness. 

First Floor Cityside House
40 Adler Street
E1 1EE
T: 020 7375 1002
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Shaw Trust

is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently. Every year they work with over 75,000 clients who face barriers due to disability, ill health or social circumstance. Thousands of employers and public sector organisations also benefit from their range of services for business.
They are the UK’s largest third sector provider and one of the Government’s lead partners in the delivery of employment programmes for disabled and disadvantaged people.

Fox Talbot House
Greenways Business Park
Bellinger Close
SN15 1BN
Telephone: 01225 716300


The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)

is the leading national charity for spinal cord injured people. They provide Peer Services, a Message Board and Chat Room, a National Library on Spinal Cord Injury and a free advice line. They also campaign to raise awareness, produce publications which they sell in their online shop, and provide member benefits such as shop discounts and access to member only areas of their website.

SIA House
      2 Trueman Place
      Milton Keynes
      MK6 2HH
     0845 678 6633 or 01908 604
     Freephone advice line: 0800 980 0501 Open 9.30am to 4.30pm (closed   
     1pm to 2pm) Monday to Friday


Terence Higgins Trust

THT was one of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV, and improving the nation's sexual health, ever since. They provide Information and advice, Counselling and group support, Managing your own health, Testing for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and Practical support services.

Terrence Higgins Trust
314-320 Gray's Inn Road
Telephone: 0808 802 1221 for an adviser or 020 7812 1600 for switchboard
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WellChild is the national charity for sick children. We help sick children and their families throughout the UK as they deal with the consequences of serious illness and complex conditions. They focus on three key areas - care, support and research - and our involvement in so many aspects of children's health puts us in a unique position.
16 Royal Crescent
Gloucestershire GL50 3DA
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Yes to Life

Yes to Life is inspired by a vision of a different way of responding to cancer.  Our aim is to change culture and attitude and to make integrative cancer care readily available throughout the UK.  By integrative we mean the best of orthodox and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (‘CAM’). Yes to Life provides information which is well researched, personalised, current and easy to access; helping people have the choice to decide to do what they want to do; support through funding those who wish to take an integrative approach; and through our Help Line providing support and often a lifeline to people with cancer whose voices have fallen on deaf ears.

Yes to Life
Unit 4
The Energy Centre
Bowling Green Walk
London N1 6AL

Telephone: 0845 257 6950

Help Centre Tel: 0870 163 2990

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