Useful Websites


Action on Hearing Loss (RNID)

Largest charity working to chance the world for the UK's 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people. Information resource about deafness and hearing loss.
www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Age UK
The UK's largest charity working with and for older people. It has information guides on a wide range of issues.
www.ageuk.org.uk

Alzheimer's Society

Works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia. Produces a large number of factsheets on dementia-related topics.
www.alzheimers.org.uk

Arthritis Care

Provides high-quality information and support to empower people to take control of their arthritis.
www.arthritiscare.org.uk


Care Plus Group
Provides adult health and social care services to people across North East Lincolnshire.
http://careplusgroup.org

Care Quality Commission
Inspects and reports on care services, care homes and hospitals.
www.cqc.org.uk

Carelink

Carelink provides a 24-hour Telecare Response Service which enables users to get help or reassurance 'at the press of a button' by having a telecare alarm unit fitted in their home. Carelink operators can call your family, friends, GP, the Emergency Services or other partner agencies to assist you if you need help. Other equipment is available to link to your alarm unit to help you stay living safely at home, giving you and your family peace of mind. Carelink also administers the Carers Emergency Alert Card.
www.care-link.org.uk

Carers Trust
The Carers Trust is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in the UK.
www.carers.org

Carers Space
The Carers Trust’s online service for Carers aged 18+. Share tips and ideas with other Carers or just have a pause in your day for some fun. Write on the boards, email the helpline or drop into live chat any time.
https://space.carers.org

Matter
The Carers Trust’s online service for Carers aged 16–25. Connect with other young adult Carers and share what's going on for you. Have a laugh or a rant, whatever you like – with the team on hand every day.
https://matter.carers.org

Babble
The Carers Trust’s online service for Carers under 18. A safe space for young Carers to chat, share experiences and have fun, surrounded by people who understand. Get posting, email for private advice, or join supervised chats.
https://babble.carers.org


Carers UK
Carers UK, a national organisation, supporting Carers by giving them a voice and campaigning for changes that make a difference.
www.carersuk.org

Cinnamon Trust
The Cinnamon Trust is the only specialist national charity for people in their last years and their much loved, much needed companion animals. A network of 8,000 volunteers "hold hands" with owners to provide vital loving care for their pets. A national fostering service is provided for pets whose owners face a spell in hospital - volunteers take pets into their own homes and supply love and care in abundance until owner and pet can be reunited.
www.cinnamon.org.uk

Dementia Carer
Dementia Carers can sometimes find it a challenge to stay positive, manage frustrations, take breaks, stay healthy, engage professionals, tell friends and family, cope with changes to their relationships, live well and support their loved one, and get the sleep that is needed. Dementia Carer has been developed to provide useful information and advice to Dementia Carers and has been put together by family members who look after someone who has dementia.
www.dementiacarer.net

Diabetes UK

Provides information, help and support for people affected by diabetes.
www.diabetes.org.uk

Disability Rights UK/RADAR
Wide range of information and publications designed to educate and inform disabled people, public sector organisations and the private sector. Operates the National Key Scheme which provides disabled people with independent access to locked public toilets around the country.
www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Disabled Living Foundation

Provides free, impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for older and disabled people, their Carers and families. From stairlifts to walk-in-baths, jar openers to tap turners, bath seats to walking sticks, wheelchairs to scooters, hoists to beds, the DLF can help find disabled equipment solutions that enable people to stay active and independent.
www.dlf.org.uk

Families First
Support, services and activities for families, children and young people in North East Lincolnshire.
www.nelincs.gov.uk/children-and-families

focus independent adult social work

Single Point of Access for community health and social care support, advice and information for residents in North East Lincolnshire.
www.focusadultsocialwork.co.uk

GOV.UK

Government website with information on benefits, employment, housing, education, etc. It also has a section for disabled people.
www.gov.uk

Independent Age
Independent Age provides an information and advice service for older people, their families and carers, focusing on social care, welfare benefits and befriending services.
www.independentage.org

Macmillan Cancer Support
Provides practical, medical and financial support for people affected by cancer and pushes for better cancer care.
www.macmillan.org.uk

Mencap
Information, advice, support and services for people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
www.mencap.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation
Leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems.
www.mhf.org.uk

NAViGO
Provides mental health and associated services in North East Lincolnshire.
http://navigocare.co.uk

NHS Choices - Your Guide to Care and Support

Guide for people who have care and support needs, Carers and people who are planning for their future care needs.
www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide

North East Lincolnshire Council
Information about services provided by North East Lincolnshire Council.
www.nelincs.gov.uk

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Information about local hospitals.
www.nlg.nhs.uk

Prostate Cancer UK
Provides information and support for people affected by prostate cancer.
http://prostatecanceruk.org


Rethink Mental Illness

Works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness reover a better quality of life. Has a good range of factsheets on all issues related to mental illness.
www.rethink.org

RNIB

UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sign loss.
www.rnib.org.uk

Scope

Supports disabled people and their families, especially those affected by cerebral palsy.
www.scope.org.uk

Services4.me.uk
A one-stop directory of adult social care, health care, wellbeing, voluntary and community services and related events and activities available in North East Lincolnshire.
www.services4.me.uk

Stroke Association

Charity concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. Provides information about all aspects of strokes.
www.stroke.org.uk

Young Carers Project

Services and activities for children and young people who look after, or help look after, someone at home who has a long-term illness or disability.
www.nelincs.gov.uk/children-and-families/send-and-local-offer/sen-social-care