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

Adult Information Service

North Lincolnshire Council's Adult Information Service has a wide range of information on activities, leisure, and care and support services of interest to Carers and their families.
www.northlincs.gov.uk/ais

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 Quality Commission
Inspects and reports on care services, care homes and hospitals.

www.cqc.org.uk

Carers' Advisory Partnership
Group of Carers and ex-Carers helping to develop services and address common issues affecting Carers in North Lincolnshire.

www.carersadvisorypartnership.co.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

GOV.UK

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

Herbert Protocol – What would you do if someone you care for with a mental health issue went missing?
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme which encourages Carers, families, friends or neighbours, to print out and fill in a form with as much detail as possible, then keep it somewhere safe – along with a recent photo. That way, if the worst does happen, you can give the police all the information they need to start the search straight away – and you don’t have to think about significant dates or places when you’re worried and upset. Click the link below to print out and complete the form. If you don’t have access to a printer, pop into the Carers’ Support Centre and we will print it for you.
www.humberside.police.uk/protecting-vulnerable-people/herbert-protocol

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

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 Lincolnshire Council
Provides information about North Lincolnshire Council services as well as North Lincolnshire in general.
www.northlincs.gov.uk

North Lincolnshire Council's Community Wellbeing Hubs
Advice, activities and support for vulnerable adults and Carers.
www.northlincs.gov.uk/people-health-and-care/services-to-adults/staying-independent/community-wellbeing-hubs

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

Stroke Association

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