Specific disabilities & illnesses

Organisations that focus on specific disabilities or illnesses such as Alzheimer's, blindness, dyslexia or multiple sclerosis.

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Action on hearing loss

Action on hearing loss are experts in providing support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus. They provide day-to-day care for people who are deaf and have additional needs, supply communication services and training, offer practical advice to help people protect their hearing, campaign to change public policy around hearing loss issues and support research into an eventual cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Tel: 0808 808 0123
Text phone: 0808 808 9000
www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Alström Syndrome

Alström Syndrome UK provides support for those affected by Alström Syndrome, their carers and professionals working with them.
Tel: 01709 210 151
www.alstrom.org.uk

Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer's Society offer a range of support including local services such as day care and home care for people with dementia, as well as support and befriending services to help partners and families cope with the demands of caring. From Alzheimer's Café's and innovative 'Singing for the Brain' sessions to memory-book projects and group outings, our services provide both practical support and an essential point of human contact.
Tel: 0300 222 11 22
www.alzheimers.org.uk

Arthritis Care

Arthritis Care exists to support people with arthritis. They are the UK’s largest charity working with and for all people who have arthritis. They are a user led charity which means people with arthritis are at the heart of their work – they form their membership, are involved in all of their activities and direct what they do.
Tel: 0808 800 4050
www.arthritiscare.org.uk

Dementia UK

Dementia UK is national charity committed to improving quality of life for all those affected by Dementia.  Its Admiral Nurses scheme offers advice and support to family carers.
www.dementiauk.org

Multiple Sclerosis Society

The MS Society is the UK's biggest MS charity. They fund research, give grants, campaign for change, provide information and support, invest in MS specialists and lend a listening ear to those who need it.
Tel: 0808 800 8000
www.mssociety.org.uk

British Dyslexia Association

The British Dyslexia Association is a dyslexia friendly society enabling all dyslexic people to reach their potential. They campaign and lobby for long lasting and sustainable change for the benefit of dyslexic people, provide impartial and objective advice and support to dyslexic people and those with whom they come into contact, set the standards for and accredit dyslexia knowledge and professional expertise, deliver innovative solutions which break new ground in the field of dyslexia, disseminate and share best practice regionally, nationally and internationally and promote research.
Tel: 0845 251 9002
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's UK provides expert information and training on every aspect of Parkinson's.
Tel: 0808 800 0303
www.parkinsons.org.uk

Royal National Institute Blind People (RNIB)

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss. They provide advice, assistance and information on benefits, equipment, employment and support.
Tel: 0303 123 9999
www.rnib.org.uk

Sense

Sense offer flexible services across the UK, using skilled staff and a dedicated network of volunteers. They work with a wide range of deafblind and multi-sensory impaired people, as well as those who have a single-sensory impairment with additional needs. They offer specialist services built around the wishes of each person they support and enable them to be as independent as possible. They work with children, young people, adults and older people with a progressive sight and hearing loss, offering a range of housing, educational and leisure opportunities.
Tel or text phone: 0300 330 9256
Tel or text phone: 020 7520 0972
www.sense.org.uk