National Resources for Elder Care and Health Care Needs

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Age Concern - Information on aging issues, campaigns, annual reports and a list of local chapters.

Action for Advocacy - Includes an online map of advocacy services for England and Wales.

Action for Elder Abuse

Alzheimer's Society - The UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and caregivers

Arthritis Care - Dedicated website for caregivers

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British Institute of Learning Disability

Business Link - Practical advice for business.

British Heart Foundation

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Cancer Backup - UK's leading cancer information charity, with over 6,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and caregivers.

CareAware UK - Non profit making public information, advisory and advocacy service specialising in elderly care funding advice in the UK.

Caregivers Line - Caregivers UK's free advice line for caregivers. (Open Mon.-Fri., 10am-12 and 2-4pm)

Commission for Social Care Inspection - Inspects and reports on social care services to help improve quality for people who use services.

Connect - The Communication Disability Network - for people living with stroke and aphasia.

Criminal Records Check Bureau - The CRB’s aim is to help organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors by identifying candidates who may be unsuitable to work with children or other vulnerable members of society.

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Deafblind UK - Provides support services to and campaigning on behalf of deafblind adults and their caregivers.

Disabled Living Foundation - Provides free, impartial advice about all types of equipment for older and disabled people, from jar openers to tap turners, stairlifts to walk-in baths.

Disability Information Service - Impartial and independent disability information to, from and across the UK.

Downs Syndrome

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Epilepsy Action

Equality & Human Rights Commission

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Health & Safety Executive - Health and safety information

Help the Aged

HM Revenue & Customs

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Independent Age - Helps older people on low incomes to live with dignity and peace of mind.

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Multiple Sclerosis Society

Muscular Dystrophy

Mental Health Foundation

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National Autistic National Society

National Centre for Independent Living - Promoting independent living; and promoting and supporting the use of direct payments to enable independent living.

National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)

National Family Caregiver Network - For families that include an adult with a learning disability.

National Insurance

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Parkinson’s Disease Society

Princess Royal Trust for Caregivers - The leading charity dedicated to supporting all people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and caregivers.

Public Guardianship Office - Help for people looking after the finances of anyone who is not mentally capable to do so on their own.

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Royal National Institute of Blind People

Royal National Institute of Deaf People

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Sense - UK's largest organisation for children and adults who are deaf and blind or have associated disabilities.

The Stroke Association - The Stroke Helpline is open between 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

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