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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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Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year they train about 6000 professionals, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families.


  • Clare Charity Centre
  • Wycombe Road
  • High Wycombe
  • HP14 4BF

Offers confidential service for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, at any time and under any circumstances. Helpline open Mon-Sun, 7-10pm, Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm, and Tues adn Wed, 1-4pm.


  • Barclay House
  • 37 Queen Square
  • London
  • WC1N 3BH

Nationwide organisation of bereaved parents offering friendship and understanding to other bereaved parents after the death of a son or daughter from any cause. Personal and group support. Quarterly newsletter, postal library and range of leaflets. Provides support for bereaved siblings and grandparents. Befriending rather than counselling.


  • 14 New King Street
  • London
  • SE8 3HS

Offers personal and confidential help to all bereaved people and those who care for them; information on financial, practical and bereavement issues; support groups; publications; national and local training for bereavement volunteers and organisations.


  • PO Box 800
  • Richmond
  • TW9 2GW

Campaigns to change the law so that an adult, who is incurably ill and suffering unbearably, can receive a doctor's help to an immediate, peaceful death if that is their firm and considered wish. Strict safeguards are proposed to regulate the practice. Distribute living wills for refusing unwanted life-prolonging treatment and advises on their usage. Living wills are legally enforceable.


  • 181 Oxford Street
  • London
  • W1D 2JT

Act as a support group for families/partners bereaved through sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy, and work towards the prevention of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.


  • 12a Mill Street
  • Wantage D.O
  • Oxon
  • OX12 9AQ

Aims to enable parents to have an experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood that enriches their lives and gives them confidence in being a parent. Run antenatal classes and provide information on maternity issues, breastfeeding and postnatal support including specialists groups for cesareans and miscarriage. The NCT is also involved in research and campaigning. Helpline open Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4.30pm.


  • Alexandra House
  • Oldham Terrace
  • London
  • W3 6NH

Information on over 250 woodland burial grounds, where a tree is planted instead of having a headstone. Cardboard and regular coffins can be mail ordered, inexpensive funerals arranged, familily organised funerals facilitated and more options available. All options are covered in their book entitled the 'New natural Death Handbook'.


  • In The Hill House
  • Watley Lane
  • Twyford
  • SO21 1QX

Aims to reduce unnecessary suffering and death from smoking related diseases and aim towards a smoke free UK future. Provides practical help, advice and support to all smokers who want to stop.


  • 63 St Mary Axe
  • London
  • EC3A 8AA

St Christopher's is the largest hospice in the UK. It cares for over 1,500 people each year. It also teaches and trains doctors, nurses and other professionals from all over the UK and from across the world.


  • 51-59 Lawrie Park Road
  • London
  • SE26 6DZ

Offer a range of services to bereaved families, helping children and young people to cope following a close family death. Have a national training programme and provide consultancy for others who wish to set up a similar service in their area. National helpline for anyone concerned about a child who has been bereaved.


  • Westmoreland House
  • 80-86 Bath Road
  • Cheltenham
  • GL53 7JT

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