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After Trauma

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After Trauma

W: aftertrauma.org

After Trauma is a web-based service that aims to provide a community for patients and families to rebuild lives and support each other after experiencing a traumatic injury. The website also contains information and resources to help survivors and families on the recovery journey.

Age UK

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Age UK is a charity dedicated to supporting people in later life. They offer an extensive range of advice on a wide variety of issues such as accessing healthcare, housing, residential care and finances.

A national network of local groups offer more localised support.

Bereavement Advice Centre

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Bereavement Advice Centre

T: 0800 634 9494
W: bereavementadvice.org

Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service to help with the many issues and procedures that face people after the death of someone close.

They give helpful information and advice on many practical issues, such as how to deal with the coroner’s office, death certificates, probate, tax issues as well as coping with grief.

Citizens Advice

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Citizens Advice

T: 0344 499 4134
W: citizensadvice.org.uk

Citizens Advice is a national charity that provides free, confidential and independent advice, to help people overcome their problems. The Citizens Advice service helps over 2.7 million people each year via its face to face, telephone and website based support services.

There is a national network of 300 offices where you can visit to receive support and information on a broad range of issues. Common reasons why people contact Citizens Advice are debt, housing, benefits, immigration, problems at work, consumer or legal issues.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

T: 0300 003 3601
W: gov.uk/criminal-injuries-compensation-authority

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is designed to compensate blameless victims of violent crime in Great Britain. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, CICA, administers the Scheme and decides all claims. Applicants do not need paid representatives such as a solicitor or claims management company to apply for compensation. For most people the application process should take no longer than 20 minutes.

You must apply within 2 years of the event taking place, and have reported the crime to the Police.

Debt Advice Foundation

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Debt Advice Foundation

T: 0800 043 40 50
W: debtadvicefoundation.org

Debt Advice Foundation is a registered national debt advice and education charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about loans, credit and debt. The advice they provide is impartial and based solely on what is best for the individual.

Disability Rights UK

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Disability Rights UK

E: [email protected]
W: disabilityrightsuk.org

Knowing your statutory and legal rights is relevant to everyone, but when you have a disability, knowing what you are entitled to receive financially, your employment rights and being treated fairly can be very complicated.

Disability Rights UK is an organisation that provides independent advice on your rights and entitlements. They have a comprehensive website with lots of information and guides on specific topics and they also lobby and push for change to help improve the rights of disabled people in the UK more generally.

Disabled Living Foundation

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Disabled Living Foundation

T: 0300 999 0004
E: [email protected]
W: dlf.org.uk

DLF is the UK’s leading source of impartial information and expert advice on independent living. A national charity, they have built up over 50 years an unparalleled range of information on daily living equipment and other useful advice for people who might need some help in living their live to the full.

With a huge range of equipment available, sometimes it can be confusing. How do you know what is available? Where do you go to buy equipment? How do you know what is right for you? How do you know if a supplier is reputable? DLF provides all the answers to these questions.

Independent Age

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Independent Age

T: 0800 319 6789
W: independentage.org

Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms. As well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter, such as:

  • care and support
  • money and benefits
  • health and mobility

Independent Age is a national charity that was formed over 150 years ago.

People Hub

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People Hub

W: peoplehub.org.uk
Online Form

People Hub works to ensure that people with long-term health conditions and disabilities have the chance to shape their lives by making the decisions about their health and wellbeing that matter most to them. Personal health budgets are a powerful way of achieving this, enabling the patient to choose what, when and where healthcare is provided. This can be a confusing process and one that many people need help with. People Hub provides a lot of information and help in supporting you to understand the process.

The Charity for Civil Servants

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The Charity for Civil Servants

T: 0800 056 2424
E: [email protected]
W: foryoubyyou.org.uk

If you are a civil servant, past or present, or you work for an organisation that is sponsored by a government department, you may be eligible to apply for help from The Charity for Civil Servants.

It is estimated that there are up to 4 million people eligible to apply for help from the charity who provide assistance with debt, care, and general wellbeing.

The Lighthouse Charity

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The Lighthouse Charity

T: 0345 609 1956
W: lighthouseclub.org
E: [email protected]

The Lighthouse Charity is dedicated to providing financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families who have suffered an injury or long term illness or simply need a helping hand.

The charity receives no public funding and relies on the generosity of those within the industry to help it continue. As well as providing an emergency financial aid service, the charity also provides advice and support on issues such as stress and addiction, tax related issues relating to employment, support with career changes and occupational health and wellbeing issues.

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