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ABD Care offer expert legal advice about recovery of care home fees, protecting your assets in old age and other legal issues for older people. The firm is a managed division of Awdry Bailey and Douglas solicitors and runs regular free seminars in Wiltshire.
Action on Addiction's Families Plus team offers support groups for families, partners and friends of substance misusers: counselling and a brief residential programme (the Family Programme) for friends and relatives.
Age UK Wiltshire offers information, advice and services to older people living in Wiltshire. This includes a very useful Traders List of trustworthy professionals to employ for jobs around the home.
Alzheimer's Support is an independent Wiltshire charity which aims to enhance the lives of people with dementia in East and West Wiltshire.
ASK supports parents and carers in Wiltshire through the provision of information, advice and services.
They have a Parent Partnership Service to provide you with information and support to help you make informed choices and decisions regarding your child.
Wiltshire Citizens Advice Bureau helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, on the following subjects: Debt, Housing, Employment, Welfare Benefits, Family and Personal Matters, Consumer Contracts, Legal Procedures, Education and Health.
They have a very useful A-Z of information on their website.
Swindon and Wiltshire Neurological Alliance aims to help improve the lives of those affected by neurological conditions in Swindon & Wiltshire.
Turning Point are a leading provider of substance misuse services in England and Wales - and their experience has taught them how to help you leave your addictions behind. They'll provide the right support for you, wherever you are on the journey to recovery.
The Wiltshire Addiction Support Project (WASP) is a Wiltshire based support organisation, staffed by service users who have moved on, after a life which involved an addiction to drugs or alcohol dependancy, or a combination of both. They give support and sign posting to other service users, in to a long term and continuing addiction recovery.
Wiltshire Blind Association supports over 1,800 registered blind and partially-sighted people throughout Wiltshire, helping them to life to the full. They offer social groups, talking books, specialist holidays and other activities.
WCIL is a user controlled organisation committed to promoting and supporting independent living by assisting and enabling disabled people to challenge barriers, access services and make informed choices.
Wiltshire Good Neighbours enable and empower older and vulnerable residents to access the services, information and support they need to live safe, comfortable, fulfilling and independent lives.
The Wiltshire Involvement Network (WIN) is a network of people, organisations and community groups working together to improve health and social care services for the people of Wiltshire.
The Wiltshire Money website includes information about advice providers, basic banking services, credit uniions, debt advice organisations, financial education services and initiatives relating to fuel poverty and energy efficiency.
An initiative which aims to get more people online and part of the 'digital world'. Communities will be supported through the use of volunteers to provide hands on support for digital literacy.
Wiltshire Parent Carer Council is a group of parents and carers in Wiltshire, who have children or young people with some type of disability or additional need, who unite together to help influence changes in the services (health, social, education) they have access to.
Wiltshire Racial Equality Council are committed to eliminating discrimination and promote equality of opportunity throughout the County of Wiltshire.
Wiltshire & Swindon's User Network supports the empowerment of Service Users, enables Users to act as agents of change, is proactive in facilitating learning amongst Community Care professionals, voluntary, statutory and private bodies both county-wide and nationally and develops and managers user-controlled projects.
Youth Action Wiltshire supports Young Carers aged 18 and under in Wiltshire.
Adfam is the only national umbrella organisation working specifically with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol.
Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Carer Aware is a free online training resource for those providing extra care and support to a family member or friend as well as for professionals who come in to contact with carers and would like to find out more.
Carers Direct provides information, advice and support for carers.
Carers Trust is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in the UK. The Trust currently provides quality information, advice and support services to over 400,000 carers, including approximately 25,000 young carers.
Carers UK is the voice of carers. They aim to improve their lives by providing information, advice, support and by campaigning for change.
Contact A Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children no matter what their condition or disability.
Counsel and Care is the national charity working with older people, their families and carers to get the best care and support.
Cura is a free online tool designed for family members and friends to use to share the responsibilities of caring for a loved one to eliminate endless phone calls and reduce the struggle felt by so many primary carers.
Department of Health provides health and social care policy, guidance and publications. Direct Gov provides easy access to government information and services relating to caring for someone including a guide to financial support for carers.
Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury.
Help Guide provides easy access to supportive health information. It is focused on providing articles that are motivating, balanced and ad-free.
Social network for informal mentoring, where everyone can give and gain. You can search for a mentor, be a mentor, or simply browse the inspirational profiles and stories on the site. It's safe and it's free.
Job Centre Plus can offer support to carers who were previously unable to access employm ent programmes. Work Focused Support for Carers (WFSC) is a voluntary scheme which provides the carer with tailored help and support.
Motor Neurone Disease Association offers advice, practical and emotional support and directing to other services and agencies, for people living with MND, carers, family members, Health and Social Care Professionals and Association staff and volunteers.The MS Society is the UK's largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) - about 100,000 people in the UK.
My Parent Care features useful directories to find care homes, home care agencies and warden care in your area.
The National Autistic Society aims to support families with a child with additional needs. They offer events, support groups and help to raise awareness.
You can get an Autism Alert card; a mini-information pack for situations when communication may be difficult. Developed by the NAS in consultation with people with autism or Asperger syndrome and their families. The pack includes a key facts leaflet about autism and a credit-card style insert for emergency contacts.
Parkinson's UK is a charity that looks at why Parkinson's occurs, the wide variety of symptoms that the condition may cause and the range of treatments and support available.
Paying for Care is an advice website launched in 2011 designed to help individuals make more informed decisions about the arrangements and funding for their long term care. The site is equally useful for Powers of Attorney and family members and friends.
The Respite Association strives to assist those caring for a relative and in need of urgent short-term Respite Care. They help fund respite care for disabled, sick, elderly or terminally ill persons, so that their regular Carers can take a break. Rethink is the leading national mental health membership charity that works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.
The Stroke Association provide services for those who have experienced a stroke and their relatives. This includes social clubs, information and support.
Tax Help for Older People gives free professional advice on personal tax available to older people who otherwise could not afford to pay for it.
Voyage Options offer flexible individual support to enable you to live the life you choose. Voyage has over 20 years of experience of providing support to individuals with a range of needs across most of the UK.
Young Carers is a supportive, online-based community for young carers to chat and discuss with others similar to them or to speak with a qualified youth worker.