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Useful organisations

This section of DLF Data contains details of numerous voluntary organisations, Government agencies, support groups and other contacts that may be useful to older and disabled people and their carers. If you find any information that is incorrect please email Data Services to let us know which 'Contact' is incorrect and what information needs changing. If you would like to be added to the database please complete these questions.

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Provides grant provision for projects focusing on children. Looking for projects that focus on children and quality, are about changing the lives of children for the better, and involve children in decision making. Children must be under 18 years old and their disadvantages must include mental, physical or sensory disabilities; behavioural or psychological problems; illness, distress, abuse or neglect; or be living in poverty or situations of deprivation.


  • PO Box 1000
  • London
  • W12 7WJ

Provide immediate financial aid, support, counselling and holidays for people under 21 who have cancer. CLIC Sargent Social Workers are based at cancer treatment centres in the UK and help families from the day of diagnosis.


  • Horatio House
  • 77-85 Fulham Palace Road
  • London
  • W6 8JA

Dreams Come True aims to bring joy to the lives of seriously and terminally ill children (aged 2 to 21 inclusive) by realising their most precious dreams.


  • Exchange House
  • 33 Station Road
  • Liphook
  • GU29 9DQ

Provide support and information for families whose children are being educated outside school, and for those who wish to uphold the freedom of families to take proper responsibility for the education of their children.


  • PO Box 63
  • Swaffam
  • PE37 9AT

Go Kids Go! is the leading provider of wheelchair skills training. They are a national charity providing free wheelchair skills training courses to young wheelchair users and their families.


  • Toll Gavel Church Hall
  • Toll Gavel
  • HU17 9AA

Aims to grant the favourite wish of children with life-threatening illnesses aged between 3-18 years old.


  • 329-331 London Road Camberley
  • Camberley
  • GU15 3HQ

Provides assistance to young adults and children who are experiencing hardship or deprivation; principally by the use of educational and social training. Activities include: holiday provision; education opportunities; countryside maintenance training; residential care; run sports activities.


  • Redcastle Station
  • Tore
  • Ross-Shire
  • IV6 7RX

Give grants to children who have potentially terminal illness and their families. For medical and domestic equipment, holidays, respite care or funeral expenses.


  • St Luke's House
  • 270 Sandycombe Road
  • Surrey
  • TW9 3NP

Help children with life-limiting illness, React works to give these children comfort, dignity and, where possible, greater independence. It helps them to remain in the security of their own homes and tries to relieve some of the terrible worry and strain their families experience.


  • St. Lukes' House
  • 270 Sandycombe Road
  • New Richmond
  • TW9 3NP

Starlight Children's Foundation UK is a registered charity which aims to brighten the lives of seriously and terminally ill children between the ages of 4 and 18 by granting their wishes and entertaining them when they are in hospital. The 'wishes' fall into four main categories: travel wishes, experience wishes, tangible items and celebrity wishes. In addition to the wishes, Starlight works in hospitals by organising parties,outing, and providing Starlight Fun Centres which are mobile entertainment nits incorporating a TV, video unit and Nintendo Game Cube. The above website includes details of the organisation, fundraising and events as well as its services for children.


  • Macmillan House
  • Paddington Station
  • London
  • W2 1HD

Provides support for parents with a child born without eyes or underdeveloped eyes through raising awareness, encouraging support between families, and providing financial assistance to MACS families who need to purchase equipment or services to help meet their specific needs.


  • PO Box 92
  • Holyhead
  • LL65 9AW

Provide funds of specialist medical treatment and therapy for sick and disabled Children in the UK. Some children need to go abroad for life saving treatment. Others are able to have treatment in the UK, but it needs to be funded, giving a better quality to their young lives.


  • 43a Little Mount Sion
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • TN1 1YP

Provides children and young people with customised mobility equipment, training, advice and life skills.


  • Elliot House
  • 10-12 Allington Street
  • London
  • SW1E 5EH

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