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Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged offering easy to understand guidance and information on all issues for older people.

Capability Scotland

Scotland's leading disability organisation working with disabled people of all ages and their families and carers.

Family Action

Family action is a leading provider of services and grants to disadvantaged and socially isolated families working with over 45,000 families a year by providing practical, emotional and financial support through over 100 services based in communities across England. Family Action helps tackle some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families today - including domestic abuse, mental health problems, learning disabilities and severe financial hardship.


A network of nearly 16,000 trained parent volunteers support thousands of parents who are struggling to cope. Families are supported for many reasons including post-natal illness, disability, bereavement, the illness of a parent or child, or social isolation.


The cost of cancer can be unexpected. Find out how Macmillan can help with benefits advice, filling in forms and accessing grants.


An organisation providing information and support for parents, carers and people with learning disabilities to lead a full and valued life.


Mind helps people take control of their mental health by providing high-quality information and advice, and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.

Sure Start Children's Centres

These provide a variety of advice and support for parents and carers. Their services are available to you from pregnancy right through to when your child goes into reception class at primary school. You can locate your nearest Sure Start Children's Centre by contacting your local Family Information Service on 08002 346 346.