Action Against Medical Accidents
Tel: Helpline 0845 123 2352 Mon-Fri 10am-3.30pm
Freedman House, Christopher Wren Yard, 117 High Street, Croydon CR0 1QG
UK charity for patient safety and justice. Provides free independent advice and support to people affected by medical accidents (lapses in patient safety) through specialist helpline, written casework and inquest support services.
Action for Blind People
Tel: RNIB helpline 0303 123 9999 Mon-Fri 8.45am-5.30pm
105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE
Provides practical and emotional advice and support across England to people who are blind or partially sighted and their friends and family. Local Action Teams offer a variety of services including living with sight loss courses, employment guidance, actionnaires clubs and technology advice.
Action for M.E.
Tel: 0117 927 9551 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
42 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1EH
Provides information, support and advice to help people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) improve their health and well-being.
Tel: Helpline 01322 619 898 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Planwell House, LEFA Business Park, Edgington Way, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5BH
Provides information, advice and support on allergy and food intolerance, including dealing with symptoms, beneficial products and allergy clinics. Also live web chat.
Tel: 020 3781 7120
64 Victoria Street, 8th Floor, London SW1E 6QP
Provides active help and support to help members manage their arthritis and the pain it can cause, focusing on personal dietary and nutritional advice and access to physical therapies.
Tel: Helpline 0808 800 4050
Floor 4, Linen Court, 10 East Road, London N1 6AD
Membership organisation working with and for all people with arthritis, with a network of local branches and groups across the UK. Provides information, guidance and practical support to help people stay active, independent and connected. Also runs arthritis care forum.
Tel: Helpline 0300 222 5800 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
18 Mansell Street, London E1 8AA
Offers information, advice and support to help with diagnosing asthma and asthma triggers, dealing with asthma attacks, and managing and living with asthma.
BASIC (Brain and Spinal Injury Centre)
Tel: Helpline 0870 750 0000
554 Eccles New Road, Salford M5 5AP
Provides support when medical treatment has ended and families are left to cope largely on their own with the consequence of brain and spinal injury in the family. Includes emotional, cognitive, physical and back to work support and complementary therapies.
BTA (British Tinnitus Association)
Tel: Helpline 0800 018 0527 Mon-Fri 9.15am-4.45pm
Ground Floor, Unit 5, Acorn Business Park, Woodseats Close, Sheffield S8 0TB
Provides information and advice for anyone who experiences tinnitus or those seeking guidance about the condition.
Tel: Helpline 0333 332 2033 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
3rd Floor Apollo Centre, Desborough Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 2QW
Represents more than 60,000 members who have coeliac disease and/or dermatitis herpetiformis. Provides expert and independent information and support to help people manage their health and diet.
Crohn's & Colitis UK
Tel: 0300 222 5700 Mon-Wed & Fri 9am-5pm, Thu 9am-1pm
45 Grosvenor Road, St Albans AL1 3AW
Practical information and support for those diagnosed or living with irritable bowel disease, their friends, relatives, partners and carers.
Tel: Helpline 0345 123 2399 Mon-Fri 9am-7pm
Macleod House, 10 Parkway, London, NW1 7AA
Specialist information and advice on all aspects of living with diabetes, for people with diabetes, their family or friends, and people who are worried they might be at risk. Helpline, online forums and local support groups.
In Scotland call 0141 212 8710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tel: 0808 808 2227 hours vary - check website
Suites 1&2, 46 Manchester Street, London W1U 7LS
Information, support and friendship for any affected by endometriosis, including helpline, local support groups and online communities.
Tel: Helpline 0808 800 5050 Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm
New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XY
Member-led association, representing people with epilepsy, their friends, families and healthcare professionals. Provides information, training and confidential personal advice through helpline, text and email service, online communities and local groups.
Tel: Helpline 01494 601400 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Wed to 8pm
Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, SL9 0RJ
Leading provider of epilepsy services, including information, advice, training and specialist medical and care services.