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Action for Mental Health is made up of four leading mental health charities, Rethink Mental Illness, Together, Bipolar UK and the Mental Health Foundation, working in partnership to make sure everyone affected by mental health problems gets the support, information and help they need.
We are committed to eradicating the stigma and discrimination faced by so many people on a daily basis, by ensuring that mental health is a priority for decision makers.
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Action for Neurological Disorders (AND) is a consortium of five charities - Epilepsy Society, The National Brian Appeal, Parkinson's UK, Epilepsy Action and Way Ahead - Brain Tumour Research Campaign - which together provide care, counselling, information, support and vital research for people with neurological disorders.
Action Not Disability (AND) is formed from six disability charities who promote independence for disabled people. AND gives you the unique opportunity to help six charities at once.
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.
Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. Alz Scotland campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.
Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading support and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them.
There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2025. This is why we need your support so urgently to help people today, and to find a cure for tomorrow. Payroll giving is one of the easiest and most flexible methods of charitable giving, providing a reliable and vital stream of income. Giving regularly through your pay allows us to plan for the future and help care for the 850,000 people living with dementia.
We now have over 3,000 services providing support to people with dementia and their carers across local communities. Through campaigning and lobbying we strive to influence government policies and raise awareness of the challenges faced by people affected by dementia. Our Helpline now operates into the evenings and last year we supported over 40,000 people. Additionally, we had over 58,000 users of our online discussion form, Talking Point. We helped influence the government to commit £150 million to a world leading Dementia Research Institute, as a founding partner we have committed £50 million. Through our research programme we work to improve the knowledge we have about dementia and its treatment - and to pursue the ultimate goal of finding a cure.
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.
Blind Veterans UK supports nearly 5,000 ex-Service men and women who suffer from sight loss. We help these veterans to learn vital life skills, as well as supplying free rehabilitation, training and the support they need to live independent lives. It doesn’t matter when a veteran lost their sight – we can help.
Many of our veterans feel isolated within their own communities. We help them by organising activities and events such as lunches, reunions and clubs, which gives them the opportunity to make new friends and be part of a community with a shared experience.
We know there are 45,000 veterans out there who still need and deserve our help. Your Payroll Giving donation can ensure that no one who has served our country should face blindness alone.
Blindcare focuses on supporting expert delivery of education, vocational, independent living and employment skills training for young people with visual impairment from across the UK. The charity understands that intervention at an early stage in life makes a massive positive impact on the future life chances, opportunities and outcomes for people with VI and it supports a range of projects that deliver on this. Its main partner is the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), the UK’s leading further education (FE) college for those aged 16 plus with visual impairment. RNC supports up to 80 students a year, age 16-25, in a residential setting and was rated ‘Outstanding’ for its residential provision by Ofsted in 2018. Some of its students go on to university (usually their first choice), while others transition into work or volunteering in their own communities.
Provides funding of the National Centre for Bowel Research and Surgical Innovation and its continuing support for research from here as well as around the UK
Bowel Cancer UK is the UK's leading bowel cancer charity. We're determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer. Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed, that's almost 42,000 people every year. Bowel cancer is the UK's second biggest cancer killer with more than 16,000 people in the UK dying every year. However, it shouldn't be because it is treatable and curable especially if diagnosed early. Nearly everyone survives bowel cancer if diagnosed at the earliest stage. However, this drops significantly as it develops. Early diagnosis really does save lives.
Bowel Cancer UK support and fund targeted research, provide expert information and support to patients and their families, educate the public and professionals about the disease and campaign for early diagnosis and access to best treatment and care. Our vision is a future where nobody dies of bowel cancer but we can't achieve this alone. Support us. Take action. Because you can help save lives. Today.
BDRF funds practically-oriented research which increases understanding while delivering direct and demonstrable improvements in the treatment of and survival rates for people with bowel disease. Their method of operation is to invite applications from all practitioners in bowel disease. All bowel diseases are eligible for consideration. Bids received are evaluated by peer review to ensure only the highest-quality projects are approved. BDRF gives priority to projects which offer real hopes of progress for existing patients.
We are the British Heart Foundation and we fund research to beat the world's biggest killers. We fund over £100 million of research each year into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them. We also offer support and information for the people affected by heart and circulatory diseases and campaign for polices that protect heart health.
We've helped transform survival rates but heart and circulatory diseases still kill 1 in 4 people in the UK, causing heartbreak on every street. Which means our work is still as urgent and vital as ever.
"Heart diseases. Stroke. Vascular Dementia. Diabetes. They're all connected, and they're all under our microscope."
Capability Scotland campaigns with, and provides education, employment and care services for, disabled children and adults across Scotland.We work with disabled people, their families and carers to provide a mix of services that meet their aspirations at all stages of their livesWe are also a campaigning organisation, committed to using our strong influence to ensure disabled people achieve the same human and civil rights as the rest of society.
We are Contact, the charity for families with disabled children. We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
We are the UK's leading charity for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Founded as a patients' association in 1979, we now have 40,000 members across the UK.
These aren't just people who have Crohn's and Colitis our members also include their families and friends, health professionals and others who support our work. We're here for everyone affected by these diseases. Our supporters have helped us set up 50 Local Networks across the nation who arrange educational meetings, generate publicity and organise fundraising.
From reassurance right now, to hope for the future, we're here for everyone living with Crohn's and Colitis.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity making a daily difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis, and those who care for them.
They achieve this by funding research to better understand and treat cystic fibrosis, review standards of cystic fibrosis care, and provide information and advice to the CF community.
Deafblind UK is a membership organisation of, and governed by, people who are deafblind or have both a sight and hearing loss. We champion the rights and interests of all people who are deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss and deliver quality services to give these individuals autonomy and control over their lives. Through our work we support equality, independence and choice.
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.
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.
We are an innovative charity, exploring ways dogs can help people and communities overcome specific challenges and transform lives.
-We train assistance dogs to support adults and children with a range of disabilities, and children with autism
-We place specially trained community dogs in schools and communities, helping both adults and children overcome specific challenges
-We run PAWS family dog workshops which provide support and advice to parents of children with autism to explore the difference a pet dog could make to their family
We see time and time again the incredible things which can happen when you bring people and dogs together.
Epilepsy Ireland (previously Brainwave - The Irish Epilepsy Association) was established in 1966 by a group of individuals concerned to improve the quality of life of people with epilepsy in Ireland.
Over the 49 years since our inception, we have grown and expanded and now provides a range of services from headquarters in Dublin and from regional offices in Cork, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Letterkenny, Limerick, Sligo and Tullamore.
Epilepsy Scotland works with people living with epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard. We want to make sure the needs of people with epilepsy are met. This is why we campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of people affected by epilepsy by promoting public awareness and education, by undertaking research and by delivering specialist medical care and support services.
We are Guide Dogs. And we’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose.
Children and adults. Friends and family. Our expert staff, volunteers
and life-changing dogs are here to help people with visual impairment:
Live actively: Our people and dogs can help with getting out and about with confidence, going wherever school, work, or play is – knowing that sight loss won’t hold our clients back.
Live independently. The advice and skills we provide give the freedom to live life on one’s own terms, so that our clients can achieve their hopes and ambitions, and do all the things that make an individual…individual.
Live well. Our experience and understanding can help with the emotional challenges of sight loss as well as the practical ones, introducing our clients to an inspiring community of people with similar experiences and giving the support needed to be their best self.
Together, we can help people affected by sight loss live their lives to the full.
We are Leonard Cheshire – supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, we are at the heart of local life – opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.
Like our founder, we believe that diversity creates a world of possibility. Through pioneering research and innovation we’re building a fairer, more inclusive society.
One that recognises the positive contributions we all make, and where we are all proud to play our part.
Leading by example, we do everything humanly possible to empower people to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose.
Listening Books is a small UK charity with a history of some sixty years. We provide an online and postal audiobook library service for people in the UK who struggle to read the printed word due to illness, physical or learning disabilities, visual impairment or mental health conditions. We offer thousands of excellent audiobook titles to individual members in their own homes, as well as through schools, hospitals, nursing homes and hospices.
We reach more than 55,000 people and our service helps foster a love of stories in children with dyslexia for example, and it is also often a lifeline for older people to help them continue a lifelong passion for books after the impact of arthritis or macular degeneration. We receive no support from central government.
If you would like to hear our Patron Stephen Fry on YouTube talking about our work, Please click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=cJGZUhyVuG4
Livability gives disabled and disadvantaged people real choice about how they live their lives.
As the UK's largest Christian disability charity, we run a wide and diverse range of services for disabled adults and children helping them to reach their full potential and develop their independence. This complements our Community Engagement work which supports churches to make their communities a better place to live.
Created by the merger of the Shaftesbury Society and John Grooms in 2007, Livability combines a strong heritage as social reformers with a will to innovate and an ambition to put an end to social exclusion.
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
MND Scotland is the only Scottish charity providing care and support to people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND), as well as funding research into finding a cure.
MND is a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles. This may cause someone to lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or breathe unaided. There is currently no cure or effective treatment for MND and the average life expectancy from diagnosis is just 14 months.
We provide a variety of services across the country; one-to-one counselling; benefits advice; complementary therapies; communication aids loan; equipment loan; support groups; information service; accessible holiday accommodation; and grants which can help with costs associated with the illness.
MND Scotland also funds research throughout the UK which is taking us closer to a cure and improves the lives of those living with the condition.
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.
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.
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.”
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the leading UK charity focusing on muscular dystrophy and other related conditions.
They are dedicated to beating muscular dystrophy and other related conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them.
They also have an active role in nationwide lobbying and campaigning for changes to improve the support given to patients and to raise awareness of muscular dystrophy and related conditions. We have also made vital contributions to improvements in peoples quality of life through emotional and practical support and grants towards the cost of specialist equipment, and we provide specialist education and development for health professionals.
Our work has five main focuses:
■ we fund world-class research to find effective treatments and cures
■ we provide practical information, advice and emotional support for individuals with muscular dystrophy and other related conditions, their carers and families
■ we campaign to bring about change and raise awareness of muscular dystrophy and other related conditions
■ we award grants towards the cost of specialist equipment, such as powered wheelchairs
■ we provide specialist education and development for health professionals.
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.
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.
Your mum, son or friend. Anyone can get Parkinson’s, young or old. Every hour, two more people are diagnosed.
Parkinson’s is what happens when the brain cells that make dopamine start to die. There are over 40 symptoms, from tremor and pain to anxiety. It gets worse over time and there’s no cure. Yet.
We’re here for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Due to the coronavirus crisis, we’ve seen a sharp increase in demand for our support. Parkinson’s puts people at increased risk of complications if they get coronavirus. People have serious health concerns and questions - and these are changing every day.
We’re rapidly expanding our support in pioneering new ways. We’re boosting our helpline capacity, providing tailored exercise-classes and building an online community.
With your help we can deliver critical support to everyone who needs us, wherever they are, when they need it most.
The Riding for the Disabled Association, also known as the RDA is a United Kingdom based charity focused on providing horse-riding and carriage driving lessons to people with both developmental and physical disabilities.
At RDA, our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people with disabilities all over the UK. Our network of 500 volunteer groups organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting and showjumping to up to 28,000 people each year.
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.
We’re Scope, the disability equality charity. We won’t stop until we achieve a society where all disabled people enjoy equality and fairness. At home. At school. At work. In our communities.
We’re a strong community of disabled and non-disabled people. We provide practical and emotional information and support when it’s needed most. We use our collective power to change attitudes and end injustice.
We campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society. And we won’t stop until we achieve a society where all disabled people enjoy equality and fairness.
SeeAbility is a UK charity supporting people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. Our highly trained staff, supported by SeeAbility rehabilitation specialists in visual impairment and speech and language specialists, work to develop the skills of the people we support, enabling them to make the choices they want and enjoy a fulfilling life with as much independence as possible
We share our expert knowledge proactively across the UK to raise awareness and increase access to eye care and vision services.
SeeAbility's Children in Focus Campaign is currently carrying out the most extensive research to date into sight testing for children in special schools in England, as part of our plans to transform eye care for children with disabilities.
You can find out more about our work at www.seeability.org and read our latest annual report at www.seeability.org/annualreport.
For everyone who is deafblind. For everyone living with complex disabilities. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfill their potential.
For over 60 years, Sense has developed an unrivaled depth of knowledge, skill and expertise to help people learn to communicate and express themselves – be it through speech or sign, touch or movement, gesture or sound, art or dance. We help people develop the skills to enjoy everyday things like having a conversation, enjoying friendships and living independently.
Our experts offer personalised support through our centres, holidays and short breaks, or in people's own homes. We are here for everyone who needs us, for as long as they need us – providing early intervention for children, helping young people access education, and supporting the transition into adulthood and beyond.
In addition to practical support, we also offer information to families, and campaign for the rights of people with complex disabilities to take part in life.
Sense International is a leading global charity supporting people with deafblindness in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Romania, Tanzania and Uganda. Children with deafblindness in these countries desperately need to receive education and healthcare. Without this, many will lead short, lonely lives.
For over 20 years we have been working in partnership with local organisations to provide expert support and services to people with deafblindness. We demonstrate to governments that people with deafblindness are worth investing in. And we put support in place so that we can walk away and leave solid expertise behind.
With this support, children with deafblindness can learn to communicate, to develop self-care skills, receive an education and perhaps find a job. Rather than being excluded they can thrive and live as valued human beings.
Sense Scotland was formalised as a charity in 1985. It grew quickly, from its beginnings as a small group of families pressing for services for their children, who were affected by deafblindness, many because of maternal rubella. Since then, the organisation has gone on to successfully support thousands of disabled people and their families, in thousands of projects and services, throughout Scotland.
For 30 years Sense Scotland has been working with people who have communication support needs. We believe everyone should have a choice in how they live their life.
Sightsavers is a UK-based international charity which fights avoidable blindness and promotes equal opportunities for visually impaired people.
What we do
We want to eliminate avoidable blindness and get equality for people with disabilities.
We help blind people to see, prevent others from going blind unnecessarily, and support people to live independently if their sight loss cannot be undone.
The causes of avoidable blindness go further than eye disease, so we do not just slap a sticking-plaster on the problem – we campaign to make a fairer world and change lives for the long term.
Special Olympics GB is a UK charity that uses sport to transform the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, so that they have better physical and mental health, improved confidence, new friendships, better life opportunities and inclusion in their communities.
We are the largest provider of disability sports training and competition in GB, supporting over 10,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities year-round through our 140 local sports clubs run by 4,000 volunteers.
- There are more than 1.5 million children and adults in GB with intellectual disabilities (ID).
- It is a lifelong condition caused by the way the brain develops, resulting in significant learning/vocational problems.
- Children and young people with intellectual disabilities are disadvantaged as they find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate, often leading their lives without ever realising their own potential.
- Children with an intellectual disability are socially excluded and 8 out of 10 are bullied.
- 1 in 2 families with an intellectually disabled child live in poverty.
- 1 in 3 people with an intellectual disability are obese.
- Many experience emotional/health problems associated with inactivity, as well as a shockingly lower life expectancy.
Donations help us reach new athletes, offer more training and competition and transform more lives through sport.
Will you join our team?
The Spinal Injuries Association is a national charity dedicated to helping the 40,000 spinal cord injured people in the UK rebuild their lives.
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.
We believe that people with disabilities are equal participants in society and should have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. This is the vision we work towards and the reason we exist.
We support people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities to take live as independently as possible. Founded in 1973 with just one service in West Sussex, we now support around 2000 people in over 300 locations across England and Wales.
We provide everything from 24 hour care, to a few hours of support a week. We support some of the most vulnerable people in society to live happy and productive lives in their community. The key is that we work with each person to do the things they want to do, supporting them to communicate what they want and tell us how we are doing.
As well as providing support, we run campaigns on the latest social care issues, organise fundraising schemes and events, and provide guidance and information on a range of topics.
No one should have to live with the pain, fatigue and isolation that arthritis causes.
We're the 10 million people living with arthritis, the friends, parents, carers, researchers, healthcare professionals, fundraisers, volunteers and supporters all united in our ambition that no one should live with the relentless pain. It's a big ambition, and we can't do it without you. Join us today.
Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK have joined forces to become Versus Arthritis, joining award-winning care with outstanding medical research.
We are working hard to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults.
By donating to People for People, you support four charities working together to improve the lives of communities in the developing world.
Please help us in this work by making a regular gift through your pay packet.
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