The Adviceline provides information, support and education to people with asthma and their parents/carers. The free and confidential service provided by a specialised asthma nurse provides advice on a range of topics, including managing asthma symptoms, setting up an asthma action plan and accessing services and support for caring for… Read More
Support available includes free information and advice, drop in service or help via correspondence. Additionally the helpline can advise on issues such as behaviour management and educational support. Provide activity days in Northamptonshire for children between 5 to 16 years who have a primary diagnosis of autism. This is available… Read More
Free confidential Advice Line service provides support and information for people living with lung disease, heart disease and stroke. In addition we give advice to families, carers, and health and social care professionals across Scotland. Specialist Advice Line nurses provide a supportive listening ear, together with health advice based on… Read More
The helpline provides a range of general disability related information to disabled people, carers, professionals, disability organisations and anyone with an interest in disability issues. The helpline can deal with issues including benefit enquiries, employment, discrimination cases, equipment, grants and trusts, access, holiday information and signpost to local sources of… Read More
Information, advice and guidance for people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers and the professionals who provide support. The service deals with all aspects of living with Down’s syndrome and includes education, social care, health and welfare benefits. Wide range of resources can also be accessed online.
Helpline providing information, help and emotional support to people affected by epilepsy. This help extends to friends, family, work colleagues, professionals for e.g social workers, GP’s, nurses, teachers, care workers and employers. Topics discussed can include causes, diagnosis, symptoms, different types of epilepsy including medication, children with epilepsy, driving, seizure… Read More
Healthwatch Essex provides an Information Service to help people across Essex access, understand and navigate the health and social care system. The service is independent of the NHS and Social Care Services. Can help with information on topics including GP registration, accessing social care, concerns about care quality, finding local… Read More
Represents people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Offers free confidential and impartial information and a range of services and support on all aspects of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus. Encourages people to protect their hearing and take action to get their hearing checked. Services include information, factsheets and… Read More
Provide support and information for people with tinnitus through our Tinnitus Information Line, website, factsheets and leaflets. Can also provide information for health professionals on managing patients who have tinnitus. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills.
Helpline offers advice, information, signposting and a listening ear for people who suffer from Ataxia. Provides information through the website, run annual conferences and supports a national network of Branches and Support Groups. Funds research and raises awareness of ataxia.
Telephone support and information for people with Behcet’s disease, a chronic condition causing inflammation of smaller blood vessels. The helpline is run by volunteers and the answerphones may be used at certain times. Callers who leave a message are contacted as soon as possible. Please note that the Team do… Read More
Offers information and support for people with brain and spine conditions and their families, through a helpline, website and publications. The helpline is run by neuroscience nurses who can answer questions and provide emotional support. The Team can talk through any neurological symptom, investigation or condition, even if it is… Read More
Provide information advice and support to families with disabled children no matter what their condition or disability. Freephone helpline for parents and carers with advice on welfare rights, community care issues, education needs, debt and a listening ear, with access to interpreters. Advice service for special educational needs (SEN). Link… Read More
Confidential British Sign Language Advice Helpline. Appointments to speak to a confidential advisor can be made via the website and conducted on Skype/FaceTime. The Team can assist with issues including welfare benefits, housing, debt, employment, consumer and community care, access to Council services, advice on access to legal services to… Read More
Helpline for anyone concerned with dyspraxia, the condition of developmental co-ordination disorders. Provide advice on diagnosis and treatment. Self-help groups across the UK. Raise awareness with health and education professionals.
Helpline offering information and personal, confidential advice about epilepsy. Welcomes enquiries from anyone with an interest in epilepsy, including professionals. Has online learning resources and an online self-management course. Local groups offer support.
Caller led confidential helpline for people with epilepsy and for their families, carers and health professionals. Provides information, emotional support, informal counselling and signposting to other agencies as well as information about assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, long-term care and respite care for adults with epilepsy.
Offers support and information to people with fibromyalgia, their family, carers and professionals. Provides a listening ear, information on symptoms and possible treatments. The Benefits Helpline provides advice and information on all aspects of DWP benefits for people with fibromyalgia.
UK wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields. Support includes a freephone nurse-led helpline, emergency fund to assist with the financial implications following… Read More
Support disabled people both in the UK and in more than 50 other countries. Help people with physical impairments, learning difficulties and long-term health conditions, as well as their carers, friends and families. Run a customer helpline on 0808 808 2236. Services include accommodation (supported living, registered care homes and… Read More