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.

 

care and support

22 Records in Advice and information filtered by Key words "other support".

  • Customer Care (formerly PALS Wandsworth)

    Postal address: Customer Care Team, Wandsworth CCG, 73 Upper Richmond Road, East Putney, London, SW15 2SR

    Telephone: 020 8812 6600

    Description: Customer Care provides patients, carers and their families with free, confidential advice, information and support.

  • deafPLUS

    First Floor, Trinity Centre, Key Close, Whitechapel, London, E1 4HG

    Telephone: 020 7790 6147

    Description: deafPLUS aims to provide deaf and hard of hearing people with the means to achieve their potential through information services, training programmes and one-to-one support.

  • Employing a personal assistant – toolkit

    Telephone: 020 7383 8910

    Description: This is a free toolkit and guide from Skills for Care about employing personal assistants to meet your care needs.

  • Hestia floating support (generic service)

    Hestia Floating Support Service, 966 Garratt Lane, Tooting Broadway, London, SW17 0ND

    Telephone: 020 8767 8426

    Description: Hestia provides floating support services to people living in Wandsworth to help them maintain their tenancy, manage any other diagnoses (such as substance abuse), and to live independently in the community.

  • Hestia floating support (substance misuse service)

    Hestia Floating Support Service, 966 Garratt Lane, Tooting Broadway, London, SW17 0ND

    Telephone: 020 8767 8426

    Description: Hestia provides floating support services to people living in Wandsworth to help them maintain their tenancy, manage any other diagnoses, and to live independently in the community.

  • Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHAs)

    Description: The Mental Health Act 1983 requires that independent mental health advocacy is offered to "qualifying" patients.

  • Lighthouse South London (THT)

    14 - 15 Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7RJ

    Telephone: 020 7803 1660

    Description: Lighthouse South London is an advice and advocacy service for people diagnosed HIV+ and those affected by HIV provided by Terrence Higgins Trust (THT).

  • Lighthouse West London (THT)

    111-117 Lancaster Road, Ladbroke Grove, London, W11 1QT

    Telephone: 020 7313 2900 (Lighthouse), 0808 802 1221 (THT Direct helpline)

    Description: This is a service for people diagnosed HIV+ and those affected by HIV, provided by Terrence Higgins Trust (THT).

  • Macular Society

    The Macular Society, PO Box 1870, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 9AD

    Telephone: 0300 3030 111 (freephone helpline) or 0845 241 2041

    Description: The Macular Society is a specialist charity for people affected by central vision loss and macular conditions.

  • NHS Complaints Advocacy

    NHS Complaints Advocacy, C/O VoiceAbility, Trident Business Centre, 89 Bickersteth Road, Tooting, London, SW17 9SH

    Telephone: 0300 330 5454 or textphone on 0786 002 2939

    Description: NHS Complaints Advocates can help if you or someone you know has not had the care or treatment you expect to receive from your NHS services and you want to complain.