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.
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Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime
Telephone: 0808 802 1155 (helpline)
Description: This is a 24 hour helpline for reporting hate crime against people with learning disabilities and to help support anyone affected by it.
Stroke - NHS Choices
Description: NHS Choices offers comprehensive information and advice about stroke and related topics.
Stroke Association - London services
Stroke House, 240 City Road, London, EC1V 2PR
Telephone: 0303 303 3100 Textphone: 18001 0303 3033 100
Description: The Stroke Association offers many services in London including local stroke clubs and communication support.
Stroke Association Wandsworth
Unit M303, Trident Business Centre, 89 Bickersteth Road, London, SW17 9SH
Telephone: 020 8767 7585 (information, advice and support service), 020 8355 3415 (6 month review service)
Description: The Stroke Association offers a range of support in the local community, helping stroke survivors and their families make their best possible recovery from the devastating impact of stroke.
Talk To Frank
Telephone: 0300 123 6600 (phone), 82111 (text message)
Description: FRANK is an independent government-funded service that offers information and advice about drugs.
Terrence Higgins Trust
314-320 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP
Telephone: Helpline: 0808 802 1221, Office: 020 7812 1600
Description: Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is a national HIV and sexual health charity for anyone who is HIV positive, affected by HIV or concerned about HIV/AIDS or other aspects of sexual health or sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
The Aidis Trust
7th Floor, 3 London Wall Buildings, London Wall, London, EC2M 5PD
Telephone: 0808 800 0009
Description: The Aidis Trust is a charity that provides free, impartial technology advice and support to people with disabilities across the UK.
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, BACP House, 15 St John’s Business Park, Lutterworth, Leicestershire , LE17 4HB
Telephone: 01455 883300
Description: The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a professional body and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the public.
The Care Act
Description: From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better with the introduction of the Care Act.
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
The Old Courthouse, New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BE
Telephone: 0300 666 0126 (helpline, 9am - 5pm), or 01634 838739 (office)
Description: The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) is a charity that specialises in supporting families who have a son or daughter with severe learning disabilities.