Useful contacts

Other useful groups and organisations:

Age Concern

www.ageconcern.org.uk

Age Concern supports anyone over 50 in the UK to ensure they get the most from life.  They provide essential services such as day care and information. They campaign on issues such as age discrimination and pensions, and work to influence public opinion and government policy about older people.

Cruse

www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved to understand their grief and cope with their loss.  The organisation provides counselling and support.  It offers information, advice, education and training services.

Gingerbread

www.gingerbread.org.uk

An organisation for Lone Parent Families with a system of local self-help support groups.  It is the leading and largest national charity providing help for 3.5million lone parents and their children.

Help the Aged

www.helptheaged.org.uk

One of the leading organisations providing advice and assistance to the elderly.

Relatives Remembered

www.relrem.com

An online memorial and rememberance site.  It is open to all who wish to remember someone special to them who has died.

Roadpeace

www.roadpeace.org

A national charity dedicated to supporting bereaved and injured road crash victims  Set up in 1992 to meet the need for a national organisation to represent and support this huge group of victims and their families, and draw attention to their almost non-existent rights.

S.C.A.R.D (Support and Care After Road Death and Injury)

www.scard.org.uk

A web site providing support for all people affected by road death and injury.

Self Help UK

www.self-help.org.uk

A web site providing a searchable database of over 1,000 self-help organisations and support groups across the UK that provide support, guidance and advice to patients, carers and relatives; it embraces many medical conditions, diseases and treatments.

WAY

www.wayfoundation.org.uk

The WAY Foundation provides self-help a social and support network for men and women widowed up to the age of 50.  The main aim is to help those widowed young to rebuild their lives by helping one another.