Below is a list of web sites that may be of interest to you. The list of companies, support groups and societies are all mobility related.
Disabled and Health Organisations
Age Concern: www.ageconcern.org.uk
Age UK is the largest charity in the United Kingdom devoted to helping the elderly make the most of later life. They offer help and support with daily living such as money, wellbeing, health & community. There are over 170 local Age UK’s around the country, for more info and to find your local charity visit the link above.
Age Concern Cheshire: www.ageuk.org.uk/cheshire/
Age UK Cheshire is our main point of contact here at Ableworld. They cover the surrounding area of many of our stores. Age UK Cheshire offer local events, information and advice as well as having many charity shops across the county and other parts of the UK. Whether you’re looking for an event to visit or looking to join the team the above link will help.
Alzheimer`s Society: www.alzheimers.org.uk
The Alzheimer’s Society aims to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with 20,000 members in the organisation varying from carers or health professionals to dementia sufferers. The Alzheimer’s Society offers both local and national support whether it’s fund raising events or day care for people with dementia. For more info visit the above link.
Arthritis Research Campaign: www.arthritisresearchuk.org/
Leading the fight against arthritis, Arthritis Research UK are the biggest fundraiser which helps with the research of causes, treatments and cures of all types of arthritis in the United Kingdom. In additional to helping prevent arthritis the group also educates health care professionals and provides extensive information to arthritis sufferers and their carers so they can lead more active lives.
Asthma UK: www.asthma.org.uk
Asthma UK have proudly helped asthma sufferers for decades and scientists involved with the group have made breakthroughs with the cure and prevention of Asthma. Every ten seconds someone in the UK suffers with an asthma attack which has the potential to be life-threatening. Asthma UK’s aim is to stop asthma attacks and provide help and support to current sufferers.
Diabetes UK: www.diabetes.org.uk
Diabetes UK are the leading diabetes charity in the United Kingdom. They help and campaign for people affected by diabetes. Reaching people in local communities across the UK anyone who is at risk of diabetes can contact them for help and support. With an extensive army of 6,500 volunteers and 340 groups they raise awareness and funding for diabetics. If you suffer with diabetes visit their website for more info.
Disability Action: www.disabilityaction.org
Disability Action is the only Northern Ireland organisation to work with a wide spread of disabilities including physical, mental, sensory, learning and hidden disabilities. With 1 in 5 people in Northern Ireland suffering with some form of disability they are a much needed group for help and support. Their aim at Disability Action is to ensure disabled people attain their full rights as citizens.
Motor Neurone Disease Association: www.mndassociation.org/
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to solely focus on MND on a National level. With nearly 8,000 members they focus on care, research and campaigning for MND sufferers. With an extensive network both locally and nationally they provide information and support for MND sufferers along with fighting to improve services and cures for the disease.
Multiple Sclerosis Society: www.mssociety.org.uk
Created in 1953 the MS Society is the UK’s number one MS charity. Providing support and information alongside funding research and fighting for change the society is a democratic organisation: one member, one vote.
National Osteoporosis Society: www.nos.org.uk
Established in 1986 the National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity committed to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of people suffering with fragility fractures and osteoporosis.
Nursing Home Abuse Guide: www.nursinghomeabuseguide.org
A guide full of information about Abuse that takes place in nursing homes. This guide is here to help people understand the signs and effects of abuse and also what to do if they are experienceing abuse in the nursing home. It also explains how to treat and prevent sores plus much more important information.
Nursing Home Abuse Support: www.nursinghomeabusesupport.com
A useful site which highlights abuse of the elderly community in a variety of settings. There is useful tips on recoginsing the signs and also where to turn to for help should you or someone else be suffering abuse
Stroke Association: www.stroke.org.uk
The Stroke Association based in the United Kingdom offers support to stroke survivors so they can make the best recover alongside campaigning and fundraising to help develop treatments and way to prevent strokes.
Parkinsons Disease Society: www.parkinsons.org.uk
Parkinson’s UK has been improving lives for everyone affected by Parkinson’s for more than 40 years. Providing training to health and social care professionals and information to Parkinson sufferers they also are the largest charity funder of research in the UK. To date they’ve invested £65 million into ground breaking research to make lives of Parkinson sufferers easier.
Vision Support: www.visionsupport.org.uk
Established in 1876 Vision Support is the leading support and service for people in the Cheshire and North Wales area living with visual impairments. Their mission is to provide ongoing independence for individuals living with loss of sight and to raise awareness of the problems people face on a daily basis in their local communities.
Disability Solutions: www.disability-solutions.net
A disability organisation led by disabled people, formed in 1998 it merged three already existing disability groups. Their aim is to help disabled people fully integrate into modern society in all aspects and to ensure there no disabled person is restricted or disadvantaged in the West Midlands.
Website & Sources of Information & Support
Cerebral Palsy www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com/
Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood, with a child being born with CP every hour. Their website has plenty of information about cerebral palsy and other birth injuries.
The Wheel Life Social Network: www.thewheellifeguide.com/
The Wheel Life Guide is an extensive list of suppliers and providers of mobility related aids whether it’s for home improvement, support and advice or aids.
Micks House: www.mickshouse.info
Technology Enabled Care Services which allows individuals to support themselves in their own home with medical conditions.
Thiis Magazine: www.thiis.co.uk
Launched 15 years ago THIIS (The Homecare Industry Information Service) is an online and paper magazine which provides information on manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and professionals working in the disability, homecare, assistive technology and rehabilitation sector.
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