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.
123 Golden Lane
Tel: 020 7454 0454
Helpline: 0808 808 1111
Fax: 020 7608 3254
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
Tel: 080 8800 3344 (24 hour helpline)
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.
The Helpline is available in over 100 languages, through Language Line.
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.
Info Line: 0300 123 3393
Tel: 020 8519 2122
Fax: 020 8522 1725
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.
393 City Road
Tel: 0808 800 4104 (open 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday)
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.
33-34 Market Street
Tel: 01278 764 770
UK's largest epilepsy charity, providing care, medical services, research, plus wide range of information, education and training.
Chalfont St Peter
Tel: 01494 601300
Helpline: 01494 601 400
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
Helpline: 0845 123 2354
Tel: 01280 821 334 (Office)
Fax: 01280 815 900
Email: via online form
Sign Health is a charity set up to help with the needs of deaf people in the community focussing on mental and physical healthcare.
5 Baring Road
Tel: 01494 687600
Email: via online form
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.
Tel: 0808 802 5544 (Parents info service); 020 7089 5050(General)
Fax: 020 7407 8887