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Age UK is the countrys largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.
The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before.
Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.
We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.
A world where everyone can love later life
Our vision is ambitious. It will not be easy to get there, and it wwill not be a quick journey, but we believe it is how things should be for older people and we work every day to achieve this.
The Age UK network comprises around 170 local Age UKs reaching most of England.
Our family also includes Age Cymru, Age NI and Age Scotland, as well as Age International, with whom we support vulnerable older people in more than 40 countries worldwide.
Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021.
At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.
We work to stop asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life threatening asthma attack.
Diabetes UK NI
Diabetes UK Northern Ireland works to Care for, Connect with and Campaign on behalf of the 80,164 people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland and their family and friends.
We work with people who share our commitment to changing the world for people affected by stroke - with stroke survivors and their families; with decision makers; with researchers and medics; as well as with our supporters.
Together we will conquer stroke.
We believe that stroke can and should be prevented; and we believe in the power of research to save lives.
We know that with our support people can and do recover well. These beliefs drive us forward to change the world for people affected by stroke.
Bowel Cancer UK
Bowel Cancer UK is the UK's leading bowel cancer research charity. We are determined to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer. We support and influence research, educate patients, public and professionals about bowel cancer and campaign for early diagnosis and best treatment and care for all those affected.
National Autistic Society
We are the leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for people with autism
We have nearly 20,000 members, around 100 branches and provide:
information, advice, advocacy, training and support for individuals and their families
information and training for health, education and other professionals working with people with autism and their families
specialist residential, supported living, outreach and day services for adults
specialist schools and education outreach services for children
out-of-school services for children and young people
employment training and support and social programmes for adults with autism.
A local charity with a national presence, we campaign and lobby for lasting positive change for those affected by autism in England, Wales/Cymru, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability is the Uks leading charity supporting disabled people.
Every year, we support thousands of people in the UK and around the world with physical and learning disabilities to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose.
They support disabled people in many different ways, to reflect what they tell us they want. This includes providing care in peoples own homes, in supported rented accommodation, in residential homes, in day centres and through respite services.
We make a difference to the lives of thousands of people by supporting them to develop skills through our employment, education, enterprise, health, volunteering and digital inclusion projects.
We campaign alongside disabled people to bring about changes for the better, and to challenge ignorance and unfairness in society.
Internationally, we are part of a Global Alliance of Leonard Cheshire charities that works to improve the lives of disabled people in 54 countries.
Action on Hearing Loss
AOHL provide a range if support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus including:
- Day-to-day care for people who are deaf and have additional needs.
- Communication services and training.
- Practical advice to help people protect their hearing.
- Campaigning to change public policy around hearing loss issues.
- Supporting research into an eventual cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Barnardos works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.
As one of the UKs leading childrens charities, Barnardos works directly with over 200,000 children, young people and their families every year. We run over 900 vital services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups.
We lobby the government regularly using our original research based on the direct work we do with children and young people.
We raise awareness of the issues affecting vulnerable children whilst demonstrating how Barnardos, with your help, transforms the lives of these vulnerable children.
Action For Children
Today, as Action for Children, we hold tight to our founder's pioneering spirit. We drive forward new ways to make life better for vulnerable children. We work relentlessly to fix problems early and give them the chance to grow up happy, healthy and with hope for their future.
British Heart Foundation
BHF funds thousands of research projects around the UK that are fighting heart disease.
They also help people millions of people every year with our up to date information about heart disease so the UK public are better informed.
BHF publications offer information for heart patients and also have resources for healthcare professionals.
They campaign for policies that protect heart health and and provide better services for heart patients.
Autism NI supports individuals and their families, and campaigns to raise awareness of Autism. A local charity, we provide life-changing services for the 30,000 people affected by Autism throughout Northern Ireland.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how individuals communicate, their interaction with others, ways of thinking and how they ‘make sense’ of the world around them.
One in forty children in Northern Ireland are diagnosed with Autism and we reply on your help to improve the lives of those affected by this hidden disability.
Our Autism NI Helpline receives over 3,000 calls each year, our and Family Support team co-ordinates work with over 6,000 families, offering information and advice, and early intervention services to those with a child with Autism.
To find out more go to www.autismni.org
Action Medical Research
There are hundreds of thousands of children in the UK whose lives are devastated by disease and disability.
It's too many. Far too many. Research can put a stop to this.
For more than 60 years Action Medical Research has helped pioneer treatments and ways to prevent disease that have benefited millions of people in the UK and across the world. Our research has helped to beat polio in the UK, develop ultrasound in pregnancy, fight meningitis and prevent stillbirths.
But we urgently need to develop more new treatments and cures for sick babies and children and we can't do it without you. Medical research for children is underfunded in the UK. For every project Action funds there's another one we have to turn away – simply because of a lack of funds.
Join our fight for little lives today and help save and change children's lives.
Prison Service Trust
The Prison Service Trust continues to provide Prison Officers, ex-Officers and other members of the Prison Service family, including widows/widowers, spouses, children and other dependants, with a range of services that are designed to help them to cope better with the challenges of life. The Trust continues to deliver the following three main types of services:
1.Health care, encouraging physical and emotional well-being
2.Life planning, incorporating education, education, career and financial planning
3.Support services, promoting welfare, family and social contact
Examples of the services that the PST provides include the following:
Confidential counselling service through Carecall
Flower arranging classes
Tai Chi classes
Education bursaries for serving officers who donate to the PST
Fun and social activities for all
TinyLife is committed to providing a range of support services that meet the growing needs of families of premature and ill babies in Northern Ireland. TinyLife continues to support vital research to ensure that every pregnancy has the best chance of a healthy outcome and a healthy baby.
Children In Crossfire
We work to deliver immediate and lasting improvement to the lives of children worldwide.
As the UKs largest woodland conservation charity, we are the leading voice for woods and trees. We campaign to protect precious ancient woods, restore the ones that are damaged and fight for those under threat. We create new native woodland around the UK with the help of communities, schools, organisations and individuals.
We inspire people up and down the country to visit woods, plant trees, treasure wildlife, and enjoy the overwhelming benefits that woods and trees offer to our landscape and lives.
You can help stop MS.
Help fund innovative research, better support and better treatments, until we can stop MS – once and for all
Over 100,000 of us in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS). It's unpredictable, and different for everyone. It's often painful and exhausting, and can cause problems with how we walk, move, see, think and feel. It can make it hard for us to work, and do the things we enjoy. But it doesn't have to be this way.
We're the MS Society – a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. We understand what life's like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between. And we're driving research into more – and better – treatments. For everyone.
Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.
£10 could buy lab equipment that will help researchers find new and better treatments for everyone with MS
£20 could help run the MS helpline for one hour, giving someone affected by MS information and emotional support when it's really needed.
Alzheimer’s Research UK
Rethink Mental Illness
Welcome to Rethink Mental Illness. We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Here is just a selection about what we do, and what it means for you.
Who are we?
We believe a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness.
Over 40 years ago, one man bravely spoke about his family's experiences of mental illness in a letter to the Times and in the process brought together hundreds to talk about their experiences of mental illness and support each other.
Today we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And we change attitudes and policy for millions.
Imagine not being able to move, sleep or smile. Feeling anxious or depressed and struggling to think or remember. Your body not feeling like your own. This is what Parkinson's can feel like.
Every hour, someone in the UK is told they have Parkinson's.
Parkinson's UK is here to make sure people have whatever they need to take back control. We drive better care, treatments and quality of life.
Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson's
ABF The Soldiers Charity
ABF The Soldiers Charity are for soldiers, for life. They provide financial assistance to all soldiers and their families when in need whether the soldier has left the Army or not. The scope for their work is huge. Half of their money is given direct to individuals to help in areas such as debt relief, mobility assistance, education bursaries, care home fees and respite breaks. The other half is given as grants to other charities.
Disability Action works to ensure that people with disabilities attain their full rights as citizens, by supporting inclusion, influencing Government policy and changing attitudes in partnership with disabled people.
Disability Action provides a range of services and projects for people with disabilities, their families and carers. All of these activities are funded in different ways and most are available without the need for a referral.
Disability Action provides a range of services that businesses, public authorities and other voluntary and community sector groups can access to ensure that they are meeting the needs of disabled people. These include training services, access consultancy and our Business Support Scheme.
You can keep up to date on disability news including policy developments by subscribing to receive Disability Actions e-newsletters, including the weekly Northern Ireland Assembly Disability Monitor, the monthly Disability Action Ezine or the quarterly Disability and Human Rights Ezine.
Concern Worldwide NI
Concern Worldwide works with the world's poorest people to tackle hunger and transform lives.
Hunger affects everything for the world's poorest people. We are working for a world where no one dies for want of safe, nutritious food. Our approach focuses on practical, intelligent solutions that save lives and build livelihoods.
Responding to crises
The places where we work are often at greater risk from disasters, both natural and manmade. In an emergency, Concern acts quickly to save lives. Then we stay to work with communities, rebuilding lives and livelihoods to ensure people are better prepared for future crises.
Change on a global scale
We know we won't solve the problem of hunger alone. In a world where one in nine people go hungry every day change is needed on a global scale. Through our advocacy, campaigning and influencing work we bring our practical experience to bear on national and international policy.
Working in partnership
.For more than 40 years, we've been working in partnership with communities, combining our expertise with their local knowledge.
Our approach enables families to tackle hunger and work their own way out of poverty.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.
We have over 40 service centres which offer a combination of services to children, families and professionals. We support parents and families in caring for their children and provide therapeutic assistance to help children move on from abuse.
The NSPCC helpline and ChildLine provide help and support to thousands of adults, children and families. Year on year, the number of calls and online contacts is increasing and helping to protect more children.
Our helpline counsellors are there 24 hours a day, ready to help parents, adults and people working with children do whatever they can to protect them.
Everyone who comes into contact with children plays an important part in keeping them safe. We train and support a large number of individuals and organisations so that they have the right skills and effective procedures in place to better protect children.
Our Information Service can help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects. And, its free. To find out how we can help you with your child protection questions and research, call 0808 800 5000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or submit an enquiry.
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland
Support for cancer patients, improve your health (raising awareness of symptoms), campaigns, public affairs (supporting legislation that helps individuals improve their health)
The Royal Mencap Society is a charity based in the UK that works with people with a learning disability. Mencap is the UKs leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers. Mencap works collaboratively, fighting for equal rights, campaigning for greater opportunities and challenging attitudes and prejudice.
We do many different things...
•We support people with a learning disability to get a job or take a college course, or we can help them find a place of their own to live in
•We offer advice about things like respite care, individual budgets or transport services
•We run residential/day care services and leisure groups that are so important to so many people with a learning disability, and their families and supporters
•We support people with a learning disability to be part of their local communities
•We lobby the government to change laws so that more and more people with a learning disability can have control over their own lives
Our vision is a future where no-one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.
Since founder Steve Dayman lost his son, Spencer, to meningitis and septicaemia and started the meningitis movement in the early 1980s, we have funded more than £12million of vital research through the Spencer Dayman Research Fund. Our Search for a Vaccine campaign has supported the development of 4 vaccines against forms of meningitis & meningococcal disease. Three of these vaccines have already saved thousands of lives and soon we have now seen the introduction of the fourth, the Men B vaccine, which we fought so hard to get introduced into the national immunisation programme.
SANE helps people affected by mental illness wherever they are in the UK. Every year our team of volunteers and mental health professionals provides more than 11,000 hours of time, guidance, information and emotional support.
This is complemented by campaigning to improve mental health care and treatment services, and the facilitation of research into causes and treatments at our Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research in Oxford.
When a child is fighting a life-threatening condition, it has a huge impact on them and their whole family. The children Make-A-Wish support are often enduring things most of us could never imagine. They’re going through gruelling treatment, endless medical appointments and spending time in hospital away from their home, friends and family. A far cry from the childhood they should be enjoying.
Granting their One True Wish provides seriously ill children with hope for the future, strength to cope and resilience to fight their condition. They’re given quality time away from the daily realities of living with their condition and have the chance to make magical memories they can treasure forever – whatever their future may hold.
Over 30 more than years, Make-A-Wish has transformed the lives of more than 11,000 desperately ill children by granting their One True Wish. By giving a regular donation you can help grant these life-changing wishes. Thank you.
Ethan, 6, is living with a complex heart condition. When he turned to Make-A-Wish, funds donated by people like you helped to grant his One True Wish to be an American Police officer for the day.
We are the UKs leading diabetes charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.
We provide information, advice and support to help people manage their diabetes effectively and confidently.
We campaign with and for people with diabetes to improve the quality of care across the UKs health services, so that everyone affected by the condition gets access to the best treatment and standards of care.
We are the UKs largest charitable funder of diabetes research, funding pioneering research into care, cure and prevention for all types of diabetes
We work to halt the rising number of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes by educating them about their risk, encouraging early diagnosis and promoting simple lifestyle changes to help prevent or delay its onset.
We are committed to communicating about diabetes to people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups.
Together with our network of over 10,000 professional members and diabetes specialists, we share knowledge to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People is a UK charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people in the UK with sight loss.
Our work includes:
• campaigning on a range of issues from preventing sight loss through to better transport services for blind and partially sighted people
• supporting others through a range of products and services
• offering training, education and learning
• employment and education services
• promoting accessible services
Our research is linked to the priorities set out in RNIBs strategy. The focus is to provide an evidence base that supports the organisations ambitious goals so that we can have the greatest positive impact on blind and partially sighted peoples lives.
Cats Protection, the UK's leading feline welfare charity, helps over 194,000 cats and kittens per year through its national network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 31 adoption centres.
CP also provide an array of cat care information via their publications, website and Helpline; promotion of the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming abandoned cats and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.
Threshold works to prevent homelessness and campaigns for housing as a right.
We're the UK's biggest nature conservation charity - we focus on conserving the UK's wildlife and restoring and protecting its natural habitats.
We want to inspire you to give nature a home, whether you're a farmer with hundreds of acres or a gardener nurturing a tiny window box.
Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke is a local charity for the care and prevention of chest, heart and stroke illnesses. Our vision is a Northern Ireland where chest, heart or stroke illnesses have been reduced and where those affected receive high quality services to meet their needs. To achieve this our work is focused in four areas: Care Services (cardiac services, respiratory services, stroke services and Self Management Programmes to help clients cope with a long term condition), Prevention and Health Promotion, Research and Policies. Our work has an immediate impact on the lives of thousands of people. We offer crucial practical and emotional support at some of the most difficult times in people's lives. We also provide support for families. All our funds are raised within Northern Ireland and are spent within Northern Ireland.
Save the Children
From Bangladesh to Birmingham, Glasgow to Gaza, every child is full of potential
Save the Children helped 17.4 million children through our work in 2014 in 120 countries including UK. We run world-class programs to save childrens lives and challenge world leaders to keep to their promises to give children a brighter future.
When disaster strikes, there is no time to lose. Our teams respond quickly and do whatever it takes to save childrens lives. In 2014 we responded to 97 emergencies in 54 countries - delivering life-saving food, water, healthcare, protection and education to over 5 million people.
Education has the power to transform childrens futures. We are helping millions of children go to school and improve their skills for a brighter tomorrow.
Living on the streets or in refugee camps, or shut away in institutions – wherever children are vulnerable, they need protection from abuse, exploitation and neglect.
Save the Children started in Britain in 1919 and started working with children here soon after. Today we continue, through our UK programmes and campaigning, to tackle child poverty here at home, so children, whatever their background, have the chance to fulfil their potential
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and personal emergencies both overseas and here in the UK.
For many people in crisis throughout the world, the Red Cross could be the only real chance of hope. Often we are the only humanitarian organisation able to reach people when conflict, famine or disaster has destroyed families and communities.
The need for our UK services, as with our international work, continues to grow. In 2014, we helped 74,500 vulnerable people in the UK settle back home after a stay in hospital through our Support at Home service.
A rapid response to crisis really depends on the support of our donors, so regular gifts are essential to the British Red Cross and the people who rely on our help. By making a donation to us via Hands on Payroll Giving, you can help to save lives when disaster strikes. With your support we can continue to be there, bringing help and hope to people across the world and here in the UK.
Please visit our website for more information about our work.
Thank you for your support.
Cancer Fund for Children
The Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children offers practical, emotional and financial support to children, teenagers and young adults with cancer, and their families.
The Ulster Society Prevention Cruelty to Animals (USPCA) is the second oldest Animal Welfare Charity in the world. Founded in 1836 as the Belfast SPCA it's first priority was to challenge the abuse of working horses, a daily occurrence on the Victorian city streets. The eventual name change from Belfast to Ulster SPCA acknowledged the scale, scope and success of the Charity's expanded operations across the province.
The purpose of our founders to 'Prevent Cruelty and Relieve Suffering' remains as the driving force for our Charitable activities. The USPCA differs from many other animal welfare groups who focus on the needs of a single species with our unique commitment to protect ALL our animals.
Whilst there are heartless individuals willing to inflict unnecessary suffering on animals the need for a USPCA will remain. This Society will ensure its resources are effectively used to prevent animal cruelty and relieve suffering. For over 175 years we have fulfilled our commitment by adapting to the times. The USPCA will continue to protect ALL animals by utilising and adapting advances in technology to help tackle an ever present problem.
Northern Ireland Charities Together
Northern Ireland Charities Together (NICT) is a unique consortium of six local charities, namely; Age NI, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, ChildLine, CLIC Sargent Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke and RNIB Northern Ireland.
National Deaf Children's Society
The National Deaf Children's Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
We have offices in London, Birmingham, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow.
Deaf Child Worldwide is our international development wing. It's the only UK-based international development agency dedicated to enabling deaf children to overcome poverty and isolation.
Action Cancer is Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity. Our mission is to save lives and support local people through cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support. This year, Action Cancer will provide early detection, support and prevention services to over 50,000 people, including breast screening for 11,000 women.
• Digital Breast Screening Action Cancer is the only charity in the UK and Ireland to offer free breast screening to women aged 40 – 49 and 70 plus who fall outside the NHS screening range.
• Support & Therapeutic Services Action Cancer offers a range of counselling and complementary therapies to any adult or child as young as 5 affected by cancer from diagnosis stage, during or after treatment or at bereavement stage.
• M.O.T. Health Checks & Health Promotion Programmes
In Northern Ireland someone receives a cancer diagnosis every hour of every day and one in two of us will receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime. While cancer rates are on the increase, early detection and improved treatments mean that survival rates are improving. Our services have never been needed more.
We deliver our services from Action Cancer House, Belfast, & onboard our mobile unit, the Big Bus, which travels to 235 locations throughout Northern Ireland annually. As well as operating out of Action Cancer House, our therapeutic services have a regional presence in L/Derry, Strabane, Limavady, Portrush, Coleraine, Bangor, Lurgan and West Belfast. We deliver our health promotion programmes to schools, community groups and workplaces all across Northern Ireland.
CLIC Sargent is the UKs leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
•We provide clinical, practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer, and their families
•We give financial support including grants and benefits information to children and young people with cancer to help deal with the financial impact of cancer
•We provide free Home from Home accommodation close to specialist hospitals, so that families can be close to their children during treatment
•We offer free holidays and short breaks so that families can spend time together, with the support of our care professionals, away from the everyday challenges of childhood cancer
•We provide children, young people and families with a wide range of valuable information on childhood cancer and its impact
•We campaign and influence others to raise awareness of the needs of children and young people with cancer and to improve the support they receive.
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