Advice and information
Advice and information
You can get advice about care from many organisations. Charities such as Age UK Wandsworth and the Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS) offer general advice and information. Lots of national charities also offer advice and information, including about care services and paying for care. Also visit the Money and Legal area for more information and advice about paying for care and how you can get independent financial advice.
There are organisations that offer general advice and some that offer specialist advice. For example, Deaf people may be interested in advice from Action on Hearing Loss and people with a learning disability will find Mencap useful.
32 Records in Advice and information filtered by Key words "helplines".
Action on Elder Abuse
Action on Elder Abuse PO Box 60001 Streatham, SW16 9BY
Telephone: 0808 808 8141 (helpline), 020 8835 9280 (office)
Description: Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) is a registered charity and company that focuses exclusively on the issue of elder abuse.
Age UK (national charity)
Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Telephone: 0800 678 1174 (advice line)
Description: Age UK is a national charity that aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
Devon House, 58 St Katherine's Way, London, E1W 1LB
Telephone: 0300 222 11 22 (national dementia helpline)
Description: The Alzheimer's Society is a national charity that offers support, help and information to people with any type of dementia and to their families, carers and professionals.
Child Death Helpline
Telephone: 0800 282 986 (or 0808 800 6019 from a mobile phone)
Description: This is a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.
Chinese Mental Health Association (CMHA)
2nd Floor, Zenith House, 155 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3QY
Telephone: 020 7613 1008
Description: The Chinese Mental Health Association (CMHA) provides community based mental health assistance and support to the Chinese community in the United Kingdom.
Contact a Family
1 Siward Road, Wandsworth, London, SW17 0LA
Telephone: 020 8947 5260
Description: Contact a Family offers support, advice and information to parents and carers of children with any special need or disability as well as professionals working with families.
Dementia Guide - Alzheimer's Society
Telephone: 0300 303 5933 (to order the guide), 0300 222 1122 (Dementia Helpline)
Description: A guide for anyone who has recently been told they have any type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and mixed dementia.
Disability Rights UK
Ground Floor, CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Rd, London, N1 6AH
Telephone: 020 7250 8181 (office)
Description: Disability Rights UK is a national charity, formed through the merger of Disability Alliance, RADAR and the National Centre for Independent Living.
The Grandparents' Association, Moot House, The Stow, Harlow, Essex, CM20 3AG
Telephone: 0845 434 9585 (Main helpline), 0844 357 1033 (Welfare benefit advice)
Description: The Grandparents' Association is a national charity which supports all grandparents and their families.
Headway (Brain injury charity)
Bradbury House, 190 Bagnall Road, Old Basford, Nottingham, NG6 8SF
Telephone: 0808 800 2244
Description: Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.