Links to People Support and Guidance Websites

We have included links to a number of external websites to help users find appropriate information. However, the Institute of Welfare cannot guarantee the reliability of these links nor the accuracy of information on other organisations’ websites. A link from us to another website does not imply endorsement of that organisation nor of their information.

A The Australian Community Workers Assoication. Originating in 1969 as the Institute of Welfare Officers, and in 1989 changing their name to the Australian Association of Welfare and Community Workers, they have recently changed their name to better reflect the comtemporary community services environment in Australia. Helping individuals find the right treatment- 24/7 phone help available.  Age Concern and Help the Aged are now Age UK. Information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination and other relevant issues. Helping individuals deal with alcohol issues.  Leading the fight against dementia. A wide range of information and discounted services for the over 50s. Government funded Leasehold Advisory Service – free advice on the law affecting residential leasehold property in England and Wales.

B Information about benevolent funds The Charity for Civil Servants                                                                                         Offering support and advice to current and former civil servants and their financial dependents. Society of Bereavement Practitioners Information and support on all aspects of bereavement                                                                                                             The UK’s most trusted healthcare provider, offering affordable healthcare for over 100 years.

The Bookbinders Charitable Society (est. 1830) to assist those in need who have retired from bookbinding, printing and allied trades. Able to give small grants for specific projects and have (1 bedroom flats) vacant accommodation in Whetstone North London – residents have to be able to live indepedently as there is no warden. Contact: Mrs. H. Harris – The Secretary – 020 8368 4770.

C The Carers Trust (merger of Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care) Carers UK – support for carers  Free and confidential helpline for children and young adults in the UK on a wide range of issues. Citizens Advice Bureau national website Civil Service Insurance Society Charity Fund British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy website Helps individuals source qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. Leading charity specialising in the care of British Veterans who have been profoundly traumatised by their experiences during their Service career. Britain’s leading debt advice charity. Free advice on all money matters. National charity offering free, confidential help to bereaved people For anyone affected by the death of a child

D  Disabled Living Foundation – Advice on equipment and aids for disabled people. Extensive links to self-help organisations and equipment manufacturers.  Winged Fellowship Trust – Holiday and Respite breaks for people with physical disabilities and their carers.  Disability Rights Commission – Information on rights, requirements, legislation and campaigns. Lots of useful links to other websites – many of which are for a specific disability.  Medical Devices Agency – Information includes Disability Equipment Assessment Centres and publications, Disability Evaluation Programme. Disability Now magazine website Disability Alliance website Divorce information website Direct supplier of mobility equipment Comprehensive debt advice Confidential, free, independent debt advice Help and guidance to anyone that is experiencing financial difficulty A useful resource on depression in older adults Learn about the effects of alcohol on your life and lifestyle, so that you can make informed decisions when it comes to drinking alcohol. is a single resource providing everything related to defective medical devices and drugs in order to promote education and awareness for victims, their families and the general public.

G Gamblers Anonymous(UK)

L Support for recovery from severe alcohol and/or other drug-related problems or harmful behaviours.

M A sanctuary for the suicidal. Offers telephone support and guidance and in some cases a place to stay for a set period. Providing free information, resources and support to help understand, fight and overcome mesothelioma. Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance –The charity dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families. An extensive database of information and resources for patients and their families to better understand the symptoms of Mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, as well as life expectancy. Providing support for sufferers Legal help for sufferers Mesothelioma Guide offers information and a free guide for mesothelioma patients and their families.​ Dedicated to educating and supporting patients and families whose lives are affected by mesothelioma. Mental health charity MIND  Charity offering support for those affected by cancer Mood Gym. On-line self help CBT programme. An interesting guide covering how much depression and grief can cost families and individuals. Charity helping homeless people

N Young people’s general information

O Ocean Recovery Centre is a national provider of drug and alcohol treatment. Ocean Recovery aids people living in for their addiction problems. Ocean Recovery offer detoxes, and a range of therapy on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

P Public services all on one website  The leading charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children – for families living together as well as apart. Free debt management plans, IVAs and free debt advice. The National Family and Parenting Institute Source of information on this rare form of cancer that develops in the lungs. Almost always caused by exposure to asbestos which has been included in many items – for example children’s toys and house-hold insulation.

R Our seniors are developing drug and alcohol addiction at an alarming rate. This is a source that provides information. resources and treatment for care providers and seniors battling addiction and related conditions.

S Meeting the challenge of mental illness Advice on lone working and personal safety

T Tax matters