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Links to Health
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
support, information and
on the path to the cure. We
at all levels to raise
and we collaborate with others to improve the lives of everyone affected
by a brain tumour
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
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
public and raising awareness about testicular cancer.
Links to Mesothelioma related sites
Link to Testicular Cancer
The OPA is a democratic, non-political organisation of occupational pensioners' associations in the UK.
BT Pensioners Reconnect
web site is for all BT Pensioners, to enable
renewed contact with old friends and
colleagues and to discover how they have fared in retirement.
National Federation of Occupational Pensioners is the oldest and
the largest occupational pensioner organisation in the United Kingdom.
NHS Support the campaign to KEEP our NHS public
Irish Senior Citizens
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.
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.
the home Volunteers help people after a hospital stay and
prevent unnecessary hospital admissions by giving support at home
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
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.
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.
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
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.
the online information resource for the elderly and less
physically able, carers and healthcare professionals
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.
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.
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
Congress the TUC gives some basic information on pensions.
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,
, 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
Charity Choice -
- 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.
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
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
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
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
Learning oriented pages
Official government website with information about continuing education
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.
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.
Accessatlast.com online service
for people with mobility difficulties, carers and service providers.
Website contains accessible hotels for the disabled, elderly and
to Befriending Groups
Voluntary Friends for Older
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.
Association a look at how getting those boots muddy can help
you cope with stress. OR
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.
Relief who support the Rural Development Programme of
Strathclyde Elderly Forum.
a list of sites compiled by Sylvia Milne a retired
librarian includes aches and pains, journals, travel and
launched June 1st 2000 for the 50 (ish!) online audience
in the UK and beyond.
Technical helpline for senior surfers.
Magazine Website of The Oldie magazine.
An online community.
for older people
Centre for Policy Studies -
Fabian Society -
International Policy Network
Institute of Economic Affairs -
Institute of Employment Rights -
Institute for Fiscal Studies -
Institute for Public Policy Research
New Local Government Network -
Social Market Foundation -
Social Affairs Unit
Pension Watchdogs etc
OPAS - The Occupational Pensions Advisory Service
The Pensions Ombudsman
Useful Links index
Direct Gov Home Page
Charities Commission for England & Wales
of Culture, Media and Sport
Statistics Agency (HESA)
HM Customs and
Environment Research Council
National Statistics (ONS)
Social Exclusion Unit (Cabinet Office)
The Planning Inspectorate (England & Wales)
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
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
Assembly for Wales
Welsh Local Government Association
Wales World Nation
Accounts Commission for Scotland
Register Office for Scotland (GROS)
Council for the Voluntary Sector
Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Agricultural Science Agency
for Research in Education
Botanic Garden Edinburgh
TV Media & News
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little about the Social Security of other countries
Irish Department of Social Community and Family Affairs