ABLEize
Directory of disability, mobility and health-related websites.
www.ableize.com

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.
https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/people-health-and-care/adult-information-service/

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 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

Dementia UK
Provides support, information and advice about living with dementia. It offers a helpline is for anyone with a question or concern about dementia.
https://www.dementiauk.org/

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

Family Information Service
The Family Information Service provides free, impartial information and advice to families in North Lincolnshire. They have a wide range of information for children and young people aged 0 to 20 and their families.
https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/people-health-and-care/family-information-service/

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

Headway
A UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury. Through its network of more than 125 groups and branches across the UK, it provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families and carers, as well as to professionals in the health and legal fields.
https://www.headway.org.uk/

Healthwatch North Lincolnshire
Healthwatch North Lincolnshire works to help you get the best out of your local health and social care services. Whether it’s improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow.
www.healthwatchnorthlincolnshire.co.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/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

Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society
Lincoln & Lindsey Blind Society’s aim is to enhance the quality of life for blind, partially sighted and visually impaired people whatever their age or personal circumstances in life. They give practical help, advice and assistance to those experiencing sight loss and their carers. You do not have to be registered with a visual impairment, or even have a referral from your doctor or optometrist.
https://llbs.co.uk/

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

Myeloma UK
Provides information, support, research, advocacy, education and understanding about myeloma. There is also an information line and a local support group.
www.myeloma.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

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

Nothern Powergrid
Offering a tailored services and guidance to ensure you get the support you need if there is a power cut. As a Priority Services Customer, the Powergrid Care team will make sure you receive extra help and peace of mind if there is a power cut.
www.northernpowergrid

Parents Involvement & Participation (PIP)
A forum for the views of parents and carers of disabled children, those with special needs young and families. PIP is made up of parents and carers who know on a practical daily basis just how challenging caring for a child.
https://northlincspipforum.co.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

Samaritans
Offering a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you.
https://www.samaritans.org/

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