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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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Financial Support (Hardship)

Organises subsidised group holidays for physically disabled children and adults with the support of volunteer helpers so that the family carers can have a separate period of respite. In addition, when funds are available, 3H Fund provides grants to families on low income with a physically or mentally disabled dependant to have a modest UK holiday break.


  • B2 Speldhurst Business Park
  • Langton Road
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • TN3 0AQ

National charity concerned with frail older people facing immediate hardship or distress whose personal needs cannot be met by statutory or voluntary services. Helps to sustain people in their own homes by making personal grants as a contribution to the cost of necessary equipment or other exceptional expenditure.


  • 9 Bonhill Street
  • London
  • EC2A 4DJ

Provides support, financial aid and information for sufferers and their families. Promotes research and establishes networking among the medical profession.


  • Kemp House
  • 152-160 City Road
  • London
  • EC1V 2NX

Helps young people under 21 years who have any form of cancer or leukaemia, and their families. Aims to improve treatment and clinical care, promote research and support children and their families by providing accommodation near to the hospital where the child is being treated. Provides care and counselling, short term holiday accommodation for crisis breaks, cash grants in cases of individual need and supports local nursing teams.


  • No. 1 Farriers Yard
  • Assembly London
  • Filton
  • W6 8JA

Government funded organisation which provides grants to low income householders to help pay for improvements in home insulation, room heating and water heating. Contact the organisation for information on the criteria regarding eligibility for help.


  • 24 Birch Street
  • Wolverhampton
  • WV1 4HY

Offers and provides support to individuals and families concerned with all forms of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (CJD). Provides a national helpline with information and advice, emotional support for carers and to link families with similar experiences. Financial support for families in need. Promotes good quality care for people with all forms of CJD, and promotes research into CJD.


  • P.O Box 346
  • Market Daryton
  • Shropshire
  • TF9 4WN

Aims to promote social welfare in mining communities to mineworkers and ex-mineworkers and their families, as well as coalfield communities. Activities include: providing a social work team to offer advice and pratical assistance, running day centres and a convalescent home, Offers various schemes including: holiday grants, motoring assistance, medical equipment loan service, and financial assistance.


  • The Old Rectory
  • Rectory Drive
  • Whiston
  • S60 4JG

Assist families and individuals to overcome the effects of poverty in tangible ways, providing practical, emotional and financial support. Promote professional social work practice and training.


  • 24 Angel Gate
  • City Road
  • London
  • EC1V 2PT

The Haemophilla Society is a support group for Haemophilia, von Willebrand Disease and other coagulation defect disorders or related bleeding disorders. Offers fellowship, advice, financial help, study, representation and local groups. Aims to secure the best possible care, treatment and support for people with haemophilia and related bleeding disorders and their families.


  • Willcox House
  • 140-148 Borough High Street
  • London
  • SE1 1LB

Provide towards the cost of helpers of severely disabled people on holidays where these costs cannot be met by the helper, or from any other source, and where the disabled person would be unable to go on holiday without someone to assist him or her with everyday needs. Applications on the Trust's own forms must be supported by a bona fide organisation, doctor or social worker, willing to verify that the applicant meets the scheme's requirements. Minimum age is 17 years. Assistance towards holidays provided by local authorities will not be considered.


  • Northchapel House
  • North Street
  • Horsham
  • RH12 1RD

A unique charity providing lifelong support to older people on low income. We provide information and advice, practical help and emergency financial aid though our networks of staff and dedicated volunteers across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The helpline provides expert advice on older people's issues around social care, moving into a care home, top-up fees, care at home, as well as advice on welfare benefits and entitlements.


  • 18 Avonmore Road
  • London
  • W14 8RL

Organisation founded by people running pubs who wanted to support others less fortunate within their industry. They aim to equip people to be self-reliant and achieve their personal best. They achieve this through running independent schools, providing support and care for people who have worked in the licensed drinks trade and are facing difficulties.


  • Heatherley
  • London Road
  • Ascot
  • SL5 8DR

Works to ensure that people with MND secure the care and support they need. Activities include a network of MND clinical specialists throughout Scotland; specialist equipment loan service; library and information service; study days for health and social care professionals. Provide grants to individuals in need. Produce a quarterly newsletter 'AWARE, and a range of publications.


  • 76 Firhill Road
  • Glasgow
  • G20 7BA

Provide a welfare and advisory service for the families of service and ex-service men and women; to help them to obtain all benefits from statutory services to which they may be entitled and also from Service and regimental funds; to help with temporary gratns those who are in distress; to represent the cause of these families to the appropriate government department.


  • 4 St Dunstan's Hill
  • London
  • EC3R 8AD

The Royal British Legion helps serving & ex-service people in need. We have a range of welfare services helping poeple stay independent in their own homes, meeting immediate short terms needs and preventing isolation.


  • 199 Borough High Street
  • London
  • SE1 1AA

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