Other health charities
Provides Admiral Nurses in England: specialist dementia nurses who give practical and emotional support to families affected by dementia.
0800 888 6678
Works to improve quality of life for people affected by dementia. Their website includes guidance on diagnosis, symptoms and care for people living with Alzheimer’s, information on local services and support groups.
0300 222 11 22
Alzheimer’s Scotland – Action on Dementia
Provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. They offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey.
0808 808 3000
British Heart Foundation
Information and support for people with a heart condition or heart disease.
0300 330 3311
British Kidney Patient Association
Information and support for kidney patients.
01420 541 424
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
Free helpline set up to help support men of all ages and backgrounds talk about their fears and problems.
0800 58 58 58 (5pm-12am)
Committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia. Their website includes information about the condition and where carers can get support.
0800 888 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Diabetes UK Careline is a dedicated diabetes helpline for all people with diabetes, their friends, family, carers and healthcare professionals. You can also find a local support group online.
0345 123 2399
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association
Care, research, campaigning and information about motor neurone disease in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their website includes the latest research, as well as guidance on getting support.
0808 802 6262
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Scotland
Provides care and support to people affected by motor neurone disease in Scotland. They also provide information and education services to healthcare professionals and fund research.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
Funds research, gives grants, campaigns for change, provides information and support and invests in specialists in the UK. There’s also a free helpline and email help for anyone affected by the condition.
0808 800 8000 (Monday to Friday, 9am-9pm)
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Trust
A UK wide charity supporting people affected by multiple system atrophy (MSA), providing information and support.
0333 323 4591
Support and research. Their website includes information about living with Parkinson’s and where to get support in the UK.
0808 800 0303
Information and support for anyone with a learning disability or physical impairment.
0808 800 3333
Up to date information in audio format for stroke patients, families and carers on everything from life after a stroke to prevention. Also offer communication support and carer support – search the directory of local services.
0303 3033 100
Support in Mind Scotland
Support in Mind Scotland works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters.
0131 662 4359
The Terrence Higgins Trust
Provides HIV and sexual health services in the UK, running services from local centres in the UK.
0808 802 1221
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