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MENCAP

Learning disability helpline. A free and confidential service providing information and advice about learning disability issues to people with learning disabilities, relatives, carers and professionals.

National Centre
123 Golden Lane
London
EC1Y 0RT
Tel: 020 7454 0454
Helpline: 0808 808 1111
Fax: 020 7608 3254
Email: information@mencap.org.uk
Web: www.mencap.org.uk

Meningitis Research Foundation

The Meningitis Research Foundation funds research into the prevention of meningitis and septicaemia, to improve survival rates and outcomes. It also promotes education and awareness to reduce death and disability, and give support to people affected. The foundation offers a range of services to those affected by meningitis and septicaemia. It provides a 24 hour helpline for any concerns you may have about meningitis and septicaemia which is staffed by trained staff and nurses, information about after affects, home visits, members days that give those affected a chance to meet others with similar experience and also runs an telephone befriending network which puts people who have recently been affected by meningitis and septicaemia in touch with a trained befriender who has had a similar experience of the disease.

Meningitis Research Foundation
Midland Way
Thornbury
Bristol
BS35 2BS
Tel: 080 8800 3344 (24 hour helpline)
Web: www.meningitis.org

Meningitis Now

Meningitis Now  is a charity with almost 30 years' experience. Formed in 2013 by bringing together Meningitis UK and Meningitis Trust, founders of the meningitis movement in the UK.  They exist to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support.

Meningitis Now have a range of services such as a confidential nurse-led helpline, one to one support, counselling and home visits. 

Fern House
Bath Road
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 3TJ
Helpline: 0808 801 0388
Helpline Text Relay: 18001 0808 801 0388
Email: helpline@MeningitisNow.org
Web: www.MeningitisNow.org

The Helpline is available in over 100 languages, through Language Line.

 

MIND

Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales and works for a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress. Mind can provide information on deafness and mental health.

Granta House
15-19 Broadway
Stratford
London
E15 4BQ
Info Line: 0300 123 3393
Tel: 020 8519 2122
Fax: 020 8522 1725
Email: contact@mind.org.uk
Web: www.mind.org.uk

MRC - Institute of Hearing Research

Conducts research into hearing and hearing impairment.

University Park
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
Tel: 0115 922 3431
Fax: 0115 951 8503
Email: enquiries@ihr.mrc.ac.uk
Web: www.ihr.mrc.ac.uk

National Autistic Society

Provides a helpline, information, advice and support for parents and carers of autistic people. The organisation works in many areas to help people with autism live their lives with as much independence as possible.

Head Office
393 City Road
London
EC1V 1NG
Tel: 0808 800 4104 (open 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
Email: autismhelpline@nas.org.uk
Web: www.autism.org.uk

National Blind Children’s Society

Help support blind and partially sighted children. Provide specialist equipment, fund leisure activities, and contribute to respite care. Also provide an advocacy service for families with blind and partially sighted children, and produce customised books for individual children’s' requirements.

Bradbury House
33-34 Market Street
Highbridge
Somerset
TA9 3BW
Tel: 01278 764 770
Email: enquiries@nbcs.org.uk
Web: www.nbcs.org.uk

National Deaf Services

National Deaf Services provides a range of comprehensive mental health services for deaf people, including services for adults, a child and family service, psychotherapy and counselling and an established community home network.
National Deaf Services
South West London and St George's Mental Health Services
NHS Trust
Deaf Adult Inpatient Service
Bluebell Ward, Building 9E
Springfield University Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road
London
SW17 7DJ
Tel:  020 3513 4637
Mobile:  07766 257 846
Email: oldchurch@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk
Web: www.swlstg-tr.nhs.uk/nds

National Society for Epilepsy

UK's largest epilepsy charity, providing care, medical services, research, plus wide range of information, education and training.

Chesham Lane
Chalfont St Peter
Buckinghamshire
SL9 0RJ
Tel: 01494 601300
Helpline: 01494 601 400
Web: www.epilepsynse.org.uk

RP Fighting Blindness

RP Fighting Blindness gives advice and support to people with RP, including people with Ushers syndrome. Aims to raise funds to provide a treatment or cure for RP.

PO Box 350
Buckingham
MK18 1GZ
Helpline: 0845 123 2354
Tel: 01280 821 334 (Office)
Fax: 01280 815 900
Email: via online form
Web: www.rpfightingblindness.org.uk

SCOPE

The disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with Cerebral Palsy.

SCOPE
Market Road
London
N7 9PW
Tel: 0808 800 3333 9am-5pm weekdays
Email: response@scope.org.uk
Web: www.scope.org.uk

Sign Health

Sign Health is a charity set up to help with the needs of deaf people in the community focussing on mental and physical healthcare. 

Sign Health
5 Baring Road
Beaconsfield
HP9 2NB
Tel: 01494 687600
Email: via online form
Web: www.signhealth.org.uk

Young Minds

The national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children. Young Minds provides a parents information service, training and consultancy, leaflets and booklets for young people and publishes YoungMinds magazine for everyone concerned with children’s mental health.

Young Minds
Suite 11
Baden Place
Crosby Row
London
SE1 1YW
Tel: 0808 802 5544 (Parents info service); 020 7089 5050(General)
Fax: 020 7407 8887
Email: parents@youngminds.org.uk
Web: www.youngminds.org.uk