Health/Medical

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021. At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.
British Heart Foundation We are the UK's number one heart charity and through 50 years of funding cutting edge research we have already made a big difference to people's lives. But the landscape of heart disease is changing. More people survive a heart attack than ever before, and that combined with an ageing population means more people are now living with heart disease and need our help. As a result we have been reviewing our strategic approach with the help of staff, supporters and stakeholders. Our new strategy will give us powerful focus in our fight for every heartbeat, and enable us to lead the fight against cardiovascular disease more effectively.
Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening inherited disease, affecting over 10,000 people in the UK. You can't catch or develop cystic fibrosis, it's something you're born with and most cases in the UK are now diagnosed soon after birth. If you or someone you know has been recently diagnosed with cystic fibrosis it can be overwhelming, but we can help with information and support. Find out what causes cystic fibrosis, what it's like living with the condition and how care is delivered in the UK. Read our Frequently Asked Questions, publications and factsheets, and links to other websites for more information.
Empowering younger stroke survivors and families to reclaim lives and ambitions through active peer support: There are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK each year. At least 1 in 4 strokes happen to someone of working age or younger. Total people having strokes aged 20 to 64 increased by 25% from 1990 to 2010 worldwide.
"Expert Patients Programme Self-Management Courses Make a change this year and join over 80,000 others who have taken control of their health. Our FREE self-management courses provide tools and techniques to help you to take control of your health and manage your condition better on a daily basis. Expert Patients Programme courses offer the confidence, skills and knowledge to manage chronic health conditions such as Arthritis, Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Email: get.info@eppcic.co.uk"
Influencing policy National Voices brings the voices of patients, service users and carers to bear on national health and social care policy in England. We work with our large and varied membership to influence government ministers and departments, professional bodies, and other organisations, seeking always to ensure that policy focuses on delivering what matters most to patients and service users, their families and carers. Since the coalition government came to power in 2010 much of this work has focused on its health reforms, through the White Paper, the subsequent Health and Social Care Bill 2011 and the listening exercise conducted by the NHS Future Forum.
"Established for over 20 years, Neurosupport provides non-medical advice, information and support to people with a neurological condition, their families and health and social care professionals. There is a comprehensive library with information on a large number of neurological conditions and related disability issues; an enquiry service, bi-monthly newsletter and website. The Employment and Community Service offers support and advice to people with neurological disorders on issues surrounding employment, work retention, retraining and alternatives to work. Neurosupport is also concerned to raise the awareness of neurological conditions in the community at large and holds events and meetings throughout the year. Reg Charity No. 1114999 For more information contact the Information Officer at: Email: info@neurosupport.org.uk

"Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss, their friends, family and carers.
Through our website and Helpline, we offer:
advice about living independently and making the most of your sight

eye health information

emotional support

help to get you the benefits you are entitled to

advice about your rights and dealing with discrimination

grants for household items

access to our National Library Service

over 1,000 products and publications through our shop

links to voluntary groups and social services that can support you and your family

We run schools and a college which help blind, partially sighted and multiply disabled children and young people learn a range of skills, and we also provide residential care homes for older people with sight problems.

website: www.rnib.org.uk
email: helpline@rnib.org.uk
telephone: 0303 123 9999"
Registered Charity No: 226227

"Working for a world where there are fewer strokes and all those touched by stroke get the help they need. Every year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke. Of all people who suffer from a stroke, about a third are likely to die within the first 10 days, about a third are likely to make a recovery within one month and about a third are likely to be left disabled and needing rehabilitation."
About LDN Research Trust The primary aim of the Trust is to initiate Clinical Trials of Low Dose Naltrexone, help and support those who have a condition where LDN could be of benefit obtain a prescription around the world. Download the LDN Information Pack which can be printed, to show your doctor. Whilst working to raise funds for trials, we have helped over 19,500 people to obtain LDN from a General Practitioner or Neurologist, either through the National Health Service or by private prescription. We have also been able to help people, not just in the UK but in countries throughout Europe, as well as USA, Canada, West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, and others.
Thyroid UK is a charitable company working primarily within the United Kingdom. Formed in 1998, we became a company limited by guarantee in 2007 and in 2008 we became a registered charity. The provision of quality information for people with both diagnosed and undiagnosed thyroid disorders is the primary concern of Thyroid UK, and we work effectively in this field through dialogue with NHS departments, networking with other voluntary organisations, and providing services direct to patients.