This is a list of some of the key organisations that carers may need to contact.
DrugFAM – supporting families, carers and friends affected by substance misuse.
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
UK Addiction Treatment Centres – UK’s leading alcohol and drug rehab clinics
Buckinghamshire Disability Service (BuDS)
Buckinghamshire Here4YOUth – a drug and alcohol service for young people in Bucks.
Bucks Older Peoples Action Group
Citizens Advice Bureau – Amersham
Citizens Advice Bureau – Aylesbury
Citizens Advice Bureau – Buckingham
Citizens Advice Bureau – High Wycombe
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)
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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