We recognise that sometimes a challenging journey can feel a little overwhelming, tough and loanly. 
Here is some info about a variety of organisations, who may be able to help with information, support you or provide reassurance that you are not on your own in this..

If you know of  or are another organisation you think we should add, please contact us letting us know who you/they are, what you/they do, services offered and contact details for others to get in touch.

Remember these organisations were all set up to help with issues you are facing, probably due to others having been in the same boat. 

Never feel that they have not got time for you... they are there for you no matter how trivial you think it is.

Afterall, the person you contact will have woken this morning specifically to listen and do what they can, especially for you.

go on... make their day ;-)

These are a few organisations that we have worked with, have had recommended or feel would be helpful to anyone needing a variety of support after visiting our site.

if you know of any other groups or organisations that you have found amazing, please let us know. Make sure you provide us with any information about them, how to contact them and also  a brief message about how they have helped/supported you.

Turn2us

Turn2us is a trading name for Elizabeth Finn Care, a charity registered in England and Wales, and in Scotland that helps people living in poverty in the UK. Turn2us provides information and support about welfare benefits and charitable grants through an accessible website and a freephone helpline.

they have a benefit calculator on their website

turn2us.org.uk

Age UK

Age UK is a registered charity in the United Kingdom.

Age UK's advice line is a free, confidential national phone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals. Our team will give you information that is reliable and up to date and help you to access the advice you need.

  • Do you know what benefits to claim and how to claim them?
  • Worried that you can’t afford to retire?
  • Anxious about a planned hospital stay and how to cope when you leave?
  • Need advice on choosing the right care home?

Age UK Advice Line: 0800 678 1602

Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year.

ageuk.org.uk

Macmillan

Provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Or people with relatives affected to it.

 call 0808 808 00 00

macmillan.org.uk

Mind mental health

Mind is a leading mental health charity. It provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. It campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Infoline: 0300 123 3393

Email: info@mind.org.uk

mind.org.uk

The Pink Place 
and 
The Blue space

Cancer support for women and men in and around North Hampshire

The Pink Place welcomes our Guests (ladies with a cancer diagnosis) at any point from initial diagnosis to up to 5 years after the end of treatment. We offer a range of wellbeing sessions and activities during the week. These include Complementary Therapies, Counselling, Hair Advice, social activities, Mindfulness and Yoga.

The Blue Space is a branch of the Pink Place Charity. We welcome Guests (men with a cancer diagnosis) to our Wellbeing sessions in Alton and also provide separate Counselling support.

www.thepinkplace.org.uk

07899 970 841

Amputation Foundation

The Amputation Foundation is a unique charity, that not only assists amputees but also medical professionals in their work to give new amputees the best start, following amputation.

The Amputation Foundation can assist amputees with many of their support needs and providing information that will be relevant to starting a new life as an amputee which will include benefits information, legal information, prosthetic centre advice and information, education and retraining and much more. Amputation Foundation will continue to support these people with their needs moving forward through rehabilitation and on to retraining for future employment and even sports and hobbies which may require adaptations or specialist inclusive activities.


01744 808 850

https://amputationfoundation.org

Alzheimer Society

Alzheimer’s Society is here for everyone affected by dementia.

Our supporters ensure that people living with dementia today have the support they deserve, that their rights are protected .

Dementia is a complex condition, and there’s no one-size fits all solution. Flexible support services and a multi-faceted approach is key to improving lives. 

From the moment someone is worried about memory loss, they can turn to us for help.

Expert advice and guidance, support through their most challenging days, and a safe space to turn when they need us – this is what we deliver to the people who need it.

Call: 0333 150 3456

alzheimers.org.uk

Bliss

We’re here to support parents and families of premature or sick babies Are you feeling overwhelmed?

Bliss is a UK-based charity for infants. Bliss supports the families of babies in neonatal care and works with health professionals to provide training and improve care for babies

.Bliss exists to ensure that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life

020 7378 1122.

www.bliss.org.uk

Stroke Association

The Stroke Association is a charity in the United Kingdom. It works to prevent stroke, and to support everyone touched by stroke, fund research, and campaign for the rights of stroke survivors of all ages.

 

The Stroke Association provides a wide range of Stroke Support services to meet the needs of stroke survivors and carers across the UK. Services include the Stroke Recovery Service, Communication Support Service, Emotional Support Service, Exercise-based Rehabilitation Service, Post Stroke Review service, and Caring and You; which helped over 58,000 stroke survivors across the UK in 2016-17.

0303 3033 100

stroke.org.uk

British Heart Foundation

Being diagnosed, or living with a heart or circulatory condition can be overwhelming. So can finding out you're at risk of developing a condition. But we are here to help.

When you or your loved ones have been diagnosed with a condition, you may need time to come to terms with it. We can help you cope emotionally with what has happened to you and support you to manage how it impacts your life. 

Call our Heart Helpline on 0300 330 3311, weekdays 9am-5pm.

bhf.org.uk

PDSA pet care

PDSA is a charity. We want a lifetime of wellbeing for every pet. Every day, vets in our 48 Pet Hospitals care for sick and injured pets – saving lives, and keeping pets happy and healthy.

Pets are part of the family. Our four-legged friends give unconditional love and are sometimes our only companion. They don't deserve to suffer because of financial difficulty or social hardship. They can't help themselves. But we can – with your support.

Treating pets is a huge part of what we do…but our work doesn’t stop there. We’re a leading authority on pet health and wellbeing: from raising awareness of pet obesity to surveying the state of Britain’s pet nation; raising the status of animals to celebrating their contribution to our lives.

The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals is a veterinary charity in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1917 by Maria Dickin to provide care for sick and injured animals of of those on low incomes. 

0800 0199 166

pdsa.org.uk

Basingstoke and District disability Forum

Basingstoke & District Disability Forum (BDDF) offer support for anyone affected by disability within our local community, including Disabled people and their carers, fellow disability charities and local businesses looking to be accessible and inclusive. 

01256 423869

www.bddf.org.uk

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