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  Links to useful sites

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By providing these links we are not making any recommendations and  believe in providing you with a few shades of opinion.

Links to Health

Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury. It has 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. The services available will vary, depending on local needs and resources.

Brain Tumour UK is working towards a world free of the fear of brain tumours. We give help today and provide hope for tomorrow. We do this by delivering breakthrough support, information and research on the path to the cure. We campaign at all levels to raise awareness, and we collaborate with others to improve the lives of everyone affected by a brain tumour In 2009 I had an operation for a Sub-Dural Haematoma at the Southern general in Glasgow

Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.

The Consumer Justice Foundation www.consumerjusticefoundation.com informs consumers about defective drugs and medications that are currently being prescribed to patients, and information regarding previously available drugs and products. The Consumer Justice Foundation is thoroughly committed to educating the public about the dangers of prescriptions and defective products.
mission is to educate the
general public and raising awareness about testicular cancer.

  Links to Mesothelioma related sites

  Link to Testicular Cancer web site

 

 NHS Support the campaign to KEEP our NHS public
www.keepourNHSpublic.com  

International Links

Irish Senior Citizens Parliament  The Irish Senior Citizens Parliament is a National Organisation of Older People and is organised on a non-sectarian / non-political basis. The main aim of the Parliament is to give a voice to Senior Citizens in the issues, which affect the quality of their lives and to work for improvement in the living standards of Older People.

Links to Charities and Support organisations Low incomes Tax Reform Group  LITRG takes a household income of ?15,000 and below as low income for targeting their help.  Anyone who feels that they are being overtaxed should contact them.

British Red Cross provides a number of services to offer help and support to older people including:.  Need a wheelchair or commode? We sell products that enable people to lead an independent life and help fund British Red Cross services. Care in the home Volunteers help people after a hospital stay and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions by giving support at home
The Motability site, about a charity that helps people of all ages get around by using the DLA Mobility Component or War Pensioners Mobility Supplement.e who can give them help. They feel lost, alone and confused.

NursingHomeAbuse.net is a part of the national outreach and advocacy efforts of NASNHA, which is funded primarily through the generous support of members. You can help us raise awareness by posting a link to our website from your website or blog. For information about supporting NASNHA, reach our development department at: Development /at/ NursingHomeAbuse.net.

Anchor Trust  Largest not-for-profit provider of housing, care and support for older people in England.

Commission for Social Care Inspection – www.csci.org.uk  Looking for a care home? Get free, independent reports on the quality of your local homes and care services to help you make an informed choice.

Low Incomes Tax Reform Group  The full mission of the LITRG is to:  "Target for help and information those least able in the community to afford to pay for advice and make a real difference to their understanding of the systems of taxation and related benefits whilst working to make them more equitable and accessible for their needs

SSAFA Forces Help
The national charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families in need.  They are committed to helping people in need, suffering or distress, regardless of age or condition.


Independent Living  the online information resource for the elderly and less physically able, carers and healthcare professionals

Cancerbackup is a leading cancer information charity. Its website contains over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families, carers and friends.

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The Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 and is the nation's premier ex-service charity, dedicated to caring for men and women who have served in the armed forces - and their dependents.  Its objects include promoting the welfare of ex-service men or women and their dependents and relieving hardship among them where it exists; raising and distributing money for these purposes; assisting serving men and women in their return to civilian life; and promoting the interests of their dependents while they themselves are still serving.

Centre for Policy on Ageing
  Promotes debate about issues, stimulates awareness and encourages good practice. Contact the Elderly provides vital companionship for acutely isolated elderly people who live alone, by arranging monthly group outings for Sunday tea at the home of a volunteer host.   The charity's work is achieved through a network of volunteer drivers and hosts and is a free service. The site contains information on the various locations with a photo gallery and instructions on how to volunteer.

Trades Union Congress  the TUC gives some basic information on pensions.

DaRT is the organisation of disabled and older people in London who use - or need - accessible transport. They campaign for a public transport system that is genuinely accessible to all. Their website, www.transportforall.com , is designed to provide information about door-to-door services and other accessible public transport in London, as well as news and views about the campaign for accessible public transport in London and elsewhere dart@transportforall.com

Charity Choice - www.charitychoice.co.uk - provides 8,000 UK charities in a free searchable online database, and a Goodwill Gallery for companies and individuals to volunteer goods and services to charity.

IndependentAge  A national charity dedicated to helping older people remain independent, IndependentAge provides financial help in times of crisis, a regular small extra income, equipment to aid independence such as power bath seats and the friendship of a volunteer visitor. The free information guides 60-Wise and 60-Wise at Home give details of the help available to older people  Our web address is www.independentage.org.uk 

UBS - The Universal Beneficent Society - is a national charity which provides financial help to  people in the UK over the age of 70, who are desperately struggling to survive on very low incomes

Campaign Against Age Discrimination in Employment (CAADE). the leading campaigners on age legislation in the UK. One of the very first websites to be set up (in 1997) to bring information and background to the over 45's..

GUIDE http://www.guide-information.org.uk/  provides a free and confidential health, social care and disability information service for both the public and professionals - mainly in Gloucestershire.  Their database has over 4,000 local and national services and organisations. The database is available on their web site, as well as in 140 locations around the county

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to Learning oriented pages

  • Life Long Learning
    Official government website with information about continuing education
  • NIACE The National Organisation for Adult Learning promotes the interests of all adult learners, including a programme aimed at the over-50s called "Older and Bolder".  and entitles you to £600 worth of training.
  • U3A University of the Third Age   19 East Street, Bromley, Kent BR1 1QH, 
    Telephone 020 8466 6139.  Its main purpose is to encourage lifelong learning for those no longer in full time gainful employment. Around the country groups of people organise themselves for the purpose of learning. Now in the UK there are more than 530 groups and total membership is some 120,000. 

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to Disabled pages

Accessatlast.com online service for people with mobility difficulties, carers and service providers.
Website contains accessible hotels for the disabled, elderly and infirm.

to Befriending Groups

Voluntary Friends for Older People  www.oldfriends.org.uk  information pages concerning the Voluntary Friends for Older People, a volunteer befriending scheme for older people operating in the Salford area of Greater Manchester. The organisation aims to combat depression and isolation, it has been in existence for six years.

to Leisure oriented groups

Ramblers Association  a look at how getting those boots muddy can help you cope with stress.  OR  If you've got the Tube strike blues they can show you how to take to your feet, avoid the rush hour crowds and get to work or your meeting feeling fit and healthy.

Comic Relief   who support the Rural Development Programme of Strathclyde Elderly Forum.

Silver Surfers  a list of sites compiled by Sylvia Milne a retired librarian includes aches and pains, journals, travel and hobbies

seniority  launched June 1st 2000 for the 50 (ish!) online audience in the UK and beyond.

Silverhairs  Technical helpline for senior surfers.

Oldie Magazine  Website of The Oldie magazine.

Seniority  An online community.

Activity Holidays 
Toffs-Trips for older people
http://toffs.org/index.htm

s.org/to Think Tanks

Centre for Policy Studies - www.cps.org.uk

Civitas

Demos - www.demos.co.uk

Fabian Society - www.fabian-society.org.uk

International Policy Network

Institute of Economic Affairs - www.iea.org.uk

Institute of Employment Rights - www.ier.org.uk

Institute for Fiscal Studies - www.ifs.org.uk

Institute for Public Policy Research - www.ippr.org.uk

New Local Government Network - www.nlgn.org.uk

Reform - www.reform.co.uk

Social Market Foundation - www.smf.co.uk
Social Affairs Unit

to Pension Watchdogs etc

OPAS - The Occupational Pensions Advisory Service

The Pensions Ombudsman

UK Government Sites

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N. Ireland Links:

Wales Links:

Contact the Elderly Wales 
Focus on Older people/Volunteering  To provide a service for isolated and housebound elderly people by providing regular outings and social gatherings.  Ms Michele Fitzsimmons  Welsh Development Officer:  Tel: 029 20 514996   PO Box 76, Penarth. CF64 4XN

Wales Council for Voluntary Action is the voice of the voluntary sector in Wales. It represents and campaigns for voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities in Wales.  Providing advice, information and training, 

The National Assembly for Wales  

Welsh Local Government Association

WalesTrade International

Wales World Nation

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Scottish Government & Public Bodies - Links:

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Media Links