My Advice Gateway provides a quick way to see what help is available from the charity sector. As well as free authoritative advice on a wide range of issues, charities provide help and support for the elderly, the disabled, those that are ill and people in need of housing help.
Charity Choice is the UK’s largest charity directory, listing over 160,000 charities to help people find charities and information about charities
Mind is a mental health charity that helps people who experience all types of mental distress. The charity has a network of associations that deliver services that include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, work in over 100 countries helping children stay safe, healthy and learning.
Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.
National Debtline is a free and confidential debt advice service helping people across the UK tackle their debts and manage their money with confidence.
MOTOR NEURONE DISEASE ASSOCIATION
The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association co-ordinates support, guidance and advice for people affected by the illness. The charity has a network of 90 branches and groups that provide local support.
Scope offers free advice and support to disabled people and their families. The charity has a wide range of services that include support services, residential care, short breaks, training and employment services.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
The Royal British Legion offers support and advice to people who have served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces and their dependants.
Parkinson’s UK provides a wide range of support and information for people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
There are many more charities that provide advice and support for children. Advice Gateway has pulled together an alphabetical listing of a wide selection of those charities with quick links to their websites.
Shaw Trust is a national charity working to provide employment opportunities, skills development training and health and well-being services to the disabled across the UK.
Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline.
PROSTATE CANCER UK
Prostate Cancer UK aims to stop men dying from prostate cancer by focusing on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support.
There are a number of charities and government initiatives that offer advice and support for disabled people on employment matters.
THE SMALLWOOD TRUST
The Smallwood Trust enables women to become financially resilient by equipping them with the skills they need to secure a confident financial future as well as improve their social and emotional wellbeing.
RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS
Rethink provides services, information and support to people affected by severe mental illness.
There are many more charities that provide advice and support for people who are disabled. Advice Gateway has pulled together an alphabetical listing of a wide selection of those charities with quick links to their websites.
The Richmond Fellowship provides health care to people living with the effects of mental health problems. The charity’s services include supported housing, care homes, flexible visiting or full time carers, employment and training services.
Stroke Association provides information, advice and support for people who have suffered a stroke. The charity publish factsheets covering a wide range of issues, including available financial support and benefits.