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We are a UK charity providing a fantastic selection of high-quality audiobooks to some 38,000 people across the UK who find it difficult or impossible to read due to illness or disability. We help a wide range of organisations and individuals and provide our audiobooks on 3 easily accessible formats: through the post on CD, downloaded online and streamed from this website. Members can choose from a range of options to find the service that best suits their needs.
The charity charges a membership fee but this is heavily subsidised.
St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance is the nations leading first aid charity.
Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.
Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We are also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.
Victim Support is the independent charity for victims of crime in England and Wales. We were set up over 40 years ago and have grown to become the oldest and largest victims' organisation in the world.
Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.
The Salvation army works to bring salvation to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their ""physical and spiritual needs"". It is present in 126 countries, running charity shops, operating shelters for the homeless, and providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to developing countries.
The Salvation Army provides a range of services to support families, young people and children through their local churches (corps) and community centres. Many of these facilities are registered and regularly inspected by Ofsted or the relevant local authority.
Services for the homeless
The specialist support programme is designed to preserve the dignity of victims, protect and care for them in safe accommodation, and provide access to confidential client-based support services to give victims the space to reflect, recover and rebuild their lives.
Support for eldergy
People can find themselves in poverty because of a major change in circumstances, others come from a background of entrenched, generational poverty. We support people on a journey towards a sustainable outcome.
The Family Tracing Service is here to support people who are looking for family members
We offer tailored support to help people become job-ready, to get a job and to stay in work and we do so as a locally-based organisation operating from more than 1,000 locations.
At our confidentially-located community setting, we offer safety and ongoing support to women and their children as well as single females who have experienced domestic abuse. Each resident is respected and valued as an individual and the support they are offered is holistic and tailored to meet individual needs.
Hope For Children
Hope for Children is an international charity that passionately believes every child has the right to a happy, healthy and positive childhood.
Almost half of the world's children are vulnerable and living in poverty. We are changing this by making a safe and fulfilling childhood a reality for more of the world's children.
We are improving their access to education and healthcare, empowering their families to support themselves whilst developing their confidence and self-esteem. Most importantly we are giving them hope.
What Shelter does
Shelter offers free, expert housing advice to anyone – no matter what their situation. Our free helpline is open 365 days a year and we have face-to-face advice centres up and down the country, as well as specialist legal and support services for those who need more in-depth housing help. Our expert advisers will listen to and support clients, and can help them take action or negotiate on their behalf.
Our team of solicitors offer expert legal advice, help fight repossession and eviction, and can attend court to defend people who are at risk of losing their home. They can challenge local authority homelessness decisions, and step in when councils are not doing enough to support those in housing need. They also defend tenants by helping to pursue claims against landlords where disrepair is causing a serious risk of harm or in cases of unlawful eviction.
Our specialist support services are there for families who need more in-depth help to keep their home, or to settle into a new one after being homeless. Our teams work with families like these over time, giving them the full, practical support they need to get back on their feet.
We help millions with housing problems every year, so we know better than anyone where a change in the law could make all the difference. We campaign to get these changes made, tackling the root causes of the housing crisis so that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families, promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep and raises awareness on sudden infant death. Working with the NHS we run a national health-visitor led service for bereaved parents, Care of Next Infant (CONI) programme, which supports families before and after the birth of their new baby.
Addaction helps people change their behaviour to become the very best that they can be. It could be their drug or alcohol use or worries about their mental health – we support people to making lasting change in their lives.
With over 120 services from Cornwall to Scotland, we help adults, young people, families and communities to change for the better.
We are one of the UK's leading and largest specialist drug, alcohol and mental health treatment charities. We believe that effective treatment needs to be tailored to the individual. Each person needs committed and caring support as they move forward step by step.
The Trussell Trust
Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.
The Trussell Trust partners with local communities to help stop UK hunger. Our 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days' emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
We recognise that stopping hunger is about more than providing food, which is why we're working with foodbanks to provide a range of new services like money advice and Fuel Banks, helping people to break the cycle of poverty.
Having started our work in Bulgaria, we also work with our international partner, FSCI, to tackle poverty in Eastern Europe.
retailTRUST is the only charity that looks after all 4.5 million people working in retail, plus those retired from the sector and its associated businesses.
We provide help and support to people whatever challenges they face. While retail offers unparalleled opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds, it has many people on or near the minimum wage, which currently stands at £6.50 for workers aged 21 and over. When something goes wrong, these people can be very vulnerable. retailTRUST has services in place to make sure that we can be there for those who need the support and assistance.
Our range of services includes:
• Free and confidential Helpline 0808 801 0808
• Free Counselling Services
• Free Legal Advice
• Free Debt Advice
• Free hardship grants
• Redundancy programme
• Course Funding
• Retirement Housing
Founded in 1973 with just one service in West Sussex, we now support around 2000 people, work in over 300 locations across England and Wales and employ over 3500 staff. As well as providing support, we run campaigns on the latest social care issues, organise fundraising schemes and events, and provide guidance and information via our website, as well as through various publications.
Quarriers is one of Scotland's largest social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people's lives.
Every six seconds, somebody contacts us. Ten times a minute, we can help someone turn their life around. That's a privilege, and a huge responsibility.
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
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