Health A-G

APD UK

ADP UK are an organisation who aim to gain national recognition of Audiotory Processing Disorder in the UK, especially in the spheres of education and employment.  They provide support for individual APD sufferers and their families through a website, helpline, self help networks and various internet forums. 

APD UK
c/o Dacorum CVS
48 High Street
Hemel Hempstead
HP1 3AF

Helpline (between 1pm and 6pm): 07815 995491
Helpline (between 6pm and 10pm): 01442 214555
Website: www.apduk.org.uk
They also have a facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/auditory-processing-disorder-in-the-UK-APDUK/133487318301

Asthma UK

Asthma UK is the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the 5.2 million people in the UK who have asthma. The organisation works with people with asthma, healthcare professionals and researchers to develop and share expertise to help people increase their understanding and reduce the effect of asthma on their lives.

Asthma UK’s frequently asked questions have been translated into British Sign Language (BSL). A free DVD of the clips, with subtitles, is also available from Asthma UK’s Supporter & Information team. 

Asthma UK
Summit House
70 Wilson Street
London
EC2A 2DB
Tel: 020 7786 4900
Tel: 0800 121 6255
Fax: 020 7256 6075
Email:
info@asthma.org.uk
Web: www.asthma.org.uk

British Complementary Medicine Association

Provide information on accredited therapists who aim to treat a wide range of conditions. Promote high quality therapeutic practice and are a professional membership body.

PO Box 5122
Bournemouth
BH8 0WG
Tel: 0845 345 5977
Email: office@bcma.co.uk
Web: www.bcma.co.uk

British Dyslexia Association

The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. The charity offers advice, information and help to dyslexic people, their families and the professionals who support them. Alongside this practical help we are working to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia and to effect change.

Unit 8
Bracknell Beeches
Old Bracknell Lane
Bracknell 
RG12 7BW
Tel: 08452 519 002 (Helpline); 08452 519 003 (Admin)
Fax: 0118 935 1927
Email: helpline@bdadyslexia.org.uk
Web: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

British Homeopathic Association

BHA is a registered charity that campaigns for greater access to homeopathy including on the NHS. The BHA promotes the practice of homeopathy by statutorily registered healthcare practitioners, distributes free information about homeopathy to the public (including a list of homeopathic doctors, dentists, pharmacists, podiatrists and veterinary surgeons), and funds the work and services of the Faculty of Homeopathy; a professional body ensuring the highest standards of homeopathic training, education and practice.

Hahnemann House
29 Park Street West
Luton
LU1 3BE
Tel: 01582 408 675
Fax: 01582 723 032
Web: www.britishhomeopathic.org  

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

BILD offers a range of services to support people working with people with learning disabilities and their families. Services include training for professionals; information services; and one-day events and conferences.

Campion House
Green Street
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY10 1JL
Tel: 01562 723 010
Fax: 01562 723 029
Email: enquiries@bild.org.uk
Web: www.bild.org.uk

British Medical Association

The British Medical Association is a professional association of doctors, representing their interests and providing services for it's 126,000 plus members.

BMA House
Tavistock Square
London
WC1H 9JP
Tel: 020 7387 4499
Fax: 020 7383 6400
Web: www.bma.org.uk

Chailey Heritage Clinical Services

Beggars Wood Road
North Chailey
East Sussex
BN8 4JN

Provide Co-ordinated clinical support, rehabilitation, engineer services, respite and outreach care to children and young adults with complex physical disabilities and rehabilitation for children and young adults who have an acquired brain injury.

Web:www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/services/servicedetails.htm?directoryID=16344

Charge Association Family Support Group

Charge is a condition that can affect different parts of the body. The most common problems are with the eyes, heart, nose, genitalia, ears and with growth. About 80% of children with Charge are deafblind. The word Charge is made from the initial letters of some of the most common anomalies seen in this condition. The group have a network of families who aim to promote and support all activities leading to an improved quality of life for their children.

Simon Howard
59 Elmer Road
London
SE6 2HA
Tel: 020 8265 3604
Email: info@chargesyndrome.org.uk
Web: www.chargesyndrome.org.uk

CMV Action

CMV Action offer advice, support and friendship to anyone affected by Congenital CMV, advocating for families and working with a number of medical professionals who have an interest in this field.

Tel: 0808 802 0030
Email: info@cmvaction.org.uk
Website: http://cmvaction.org.uk/  

Contact a Family

Contact a Family supports families who care for children with any disability or long-term health condition. They are a main source of information about rare disorders and are able to assist affected adults as well as children.

209-211 City Road
London
EC1V 1JN
Tel: 0808 808 3555
Text: 0808 808 3556
Fax: 020 7608 8701
Email: info@cafamily.org.uk
Web: www.cafamily.org.uk

Counselling Directory

This site provides the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders ('types of distress' section) and provides some useful statistics. Every counsellor on the site who has submitted their profile has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to Counselling Directory, or is registered with a professional body online with recognised codes of ethics and practice, this way their professionalism can be assured.

Web: www.counselling-directory.org.uk

The Curly Hair Project

The Curly Hair Project aims to improve understanding and communication by supporting women and girls with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ASD causes difficulty ‘reading’ others and understanding social interaction. Most work so far is on the male presentation – the different challenges for females are just starting to be explored.  The curly hair project is a collection of writings, pictures and a community, working harmoniously to “tell the tale of an outsider trying to fit into a world and learning what it is to be human…and having the world learn about her.”  It includes a specific page about deafness and ASD. 

Web: http://thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/

Deafness Research UK

The Uk's only national medical research charity for hearing impaired people. Deafness Research UK supports high quality research, which will bring significant improvements in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all forms of hearing impairment. It also runs the information service dedicated to providing medical and research information relating to deafness and hearing impairment.

Deafness Research UK
330-332 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8EE

Information Service

Freepost WC4938
London
WC1X 8BR
Helpline: 0808 808 2222 (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm)
Tel: 020 7164 2290 
Fax: 020 7278 0404
Email: info@deafnessresearch.org.uk
Web: www.deafnessresearch.org.uk

Down’s Syndrome Association

The DSA exists to create the environment where people with Down's syndrome can fulfil their individual potential.

Langdon Down Centre
2a Langdon Park
Teddington
TW11 9PS
Tel: 0333 1212 300
Email: info@downs-syndrome.org.uk
Web: www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Education and Resources for Improving Childhood continence

Childhood continence problems affect 1 in 12 children and young people in the UK and ERIC is the only organisation dedicated to providing information and support to help families manage or overcome these problems.

ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence)
36 Old School House,
Britannia Road
Kingswood,
Bristol BS15 8DB
Helpline:0845 370 8008 (24 hours a day)
Tel: 0117 960 3060
Fax: 0117 301 2106

General Osteopathic Council

Responsible under the Osteopaths Act 1993 for regulating, developing and promoting osteopathy in the UK. It has taken over the functions of previous osteopathic voluntary bodies whose regulatory functions have now ceased. The council can provide information about osteopathy and a list of osteopaths in your area.

General Osteopathic Council
Osteopathy House
176 Tower Bridge Road
London
SE1 3LU
Tel: 0207 357 6655
Fax: 0207 357 0011
Email: conact@osteopathy.org.uk
Web: www.osteopathy.org.uk

Genetic Alliance UK

With a membership of over 120 charities which support children, families and individuals affected by genetic disorders. Its primary goal is to promote awareness and understanding of genetic disorders so that high quality services for people affected by genetic conditions are developed and made available to all who need them. GIG publishes a newsletter quarterly and seeks to educate and raise awareness amongst opinion formers, people of influence and the public about human genetics and genetic disorders.

Unit 4D
Leroy House
436 Essex Road
London
N1 3QP
Tel: 020 7704 3141
Fax: 020 7359 1447
Email: mail@gig.org.uk
Web: www.gig.org.uk

GOSH

A free general health information site for young people and families. Run by Great Ormond Street Hospital, the UK's leading children's research hospital, the site provides authoritative and clinically approved advice from child health experts on a broad range of health related topics.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3JH 
Tel: 0207 405 9200
Web: www.gosh.nhs.uk