Useful Links

This is a list of some of the key organisations that carers may need to contact.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact us.

DrugFAM – supporting families, carers and friends affected by substance misuse.

Mencap

Men in Sheds UK – a social and active group for mature men

People’s Voices Media – advice & information services for people with disabilities, mental health service users & older people

Rehab 4 Addiction – an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction

Stroke Association

UK Addiction Treatment Centres – UK’s leading alcohol and drug rehab clinics

UK-Rehab – a 24hr advice helpline offering support and advice to addicts and their family or friends

Age UK Buckinghamshire

Alzheimer’s Society

Buckinghamshire Disability Service (BuDS)

Buckinghamshire Mind

Bucks Older Peoples Action Group

Buckinghamshire Switch – a drug and alcohol service for young people in Bucks.

Citizens Advice Bureau – Amersham

Citizens Advice Bureau – Aylesbury

Citizens Advice Bureau – Buckingham

Citizens Advice Bureau – High Wycombe

Chilterns MS Centre

Diabetes UK – Aylesbury Vale Group

Healthwatch Bucks –  independent body which aims to help local people get the best out of their local health and social care

Livability Lifestyle Choices – support for disabled adults

Make Marlow Dementia Friendly – Marlow Bridge Rotary Club, through a newly formed sub-committee is embarking on an exciting project to Make Marlow Dementia Friendly (MMDF)

National Autistic Society – Aylesbury Vale Branch

One Recovery Bucks – Caring for somebody with alcohol or drug dependency

Oasis Partnership – local charity supporting anyone whose life is affected by their or someone else’s drug or alcohol use

The Pace Centre – a specialist centre for children with motor disorders such as cerebral palsy

Parkinson’s UK – Amersham and High Wycombe Branch

Parkinson’s UK – Aylesbury Branch

Patient Transport Service – Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) at South Central Ambulance Service – Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex

POhWER – provides advocacy services across Bucks

South Buckinghamshire Riding for the Disabled Association

TuVida (formally Carers Trust East Midlands)

Voices & Choices – local charity based in Chesham that provides information and advice to help people to remain in their homes with the help and support of community services and other agencies

Wycombe Mind

British Lung Foundation – Breathe Easy Support Group

Chilterns Gateway Club  – social club for adults with learning disabilities

The Chiltern Stroke Club – Based in Hazlemere, a support network and social group for stroke survivors, their families and friends

Down’s Syndrome Support – North Bucks

Down’s Syndrome Group – South Bucks

High Wycombe Gateway Club

Mencap – Search for groups

Mind the Gap Bucks – Chesham and High Wycombe peer groups supporting people with mental health issues and social isolation

Multiple Sclerosis Society – Amersham and Chesham Group

Multiple Sclerosis Society – Milton Keynes and District Group

Multiple Sclerosis Society – South West Bucks Group

Rethink – South Bucks Group

Space Support Chesham and South Bucks – support for parents of behaviourally challenging children

Buttle UK – A charity for the maintenance, education and advancement of children and young people experiencing poverty and difficult family circumstances.

Turn2us – The Elizabeth Finn Fund – Provides direct grants and support to people living in financial difficulty who have a professional background and meet their grant-giving criteria. They give grants to people who hold or have formerly held occupations requiring a certain level of responsibility and education, or whose partners have done so. They can award grants to people from over 120 different professions whose work history includes employment in a role which requires a degree; NVQ level 4 or above; or equivalent.

Family Fund – The UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

Family Holiday Association – Provides breaks for UK families struggling with issues such as disability, severe and sudden illness, bereavement, mental health issues and domestic violence.

Funeral Payment – Gov.uk – You could get Funeral Payment if you’re on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral you’re arranging.

SSAFA – The Armed Forces Charity – One of the UK’s leading Armed Forces charities providing practical, financial and emotional support to anyone who is currently serving or has served in the Army, Navy or RAF, and their families, including dependents, widows and widowers of those who have served.

Stairlift Reviews – Grants

Stoke Poges Parish Council Village Charities

Sure Start Maternity Grant – You could get a one-off payment of £500 to help towards the costs of having a child.

Turn2Us – Gives details of a wide variety of financial help including the option to search for grants from charitable organisations.

Motor Neurone Disease Association – Caring and MND: Support for you guide – A guide for carers who are caring for someone with MND, available in hard copy (upon request) or digital formats

Oral Health

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Disclaimer – the following links are from third parties and although we think that they might be useful to you in your caring role we cannot guarantee the content within them.

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