Useful people to contact

This section has a list of useful people you can contact about your health. There are websites to look at and telephone numbers to call.

Advocate 4 Health

The Advocate 4 Health project covers the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Sutton and Wandsworth. We work with people with a learning disability. We want to help people to be healthier. Telephone: 020 8300 9666 Website: www.Advocate4health.org.uk

BILD

BILD are committed to improving the quality of life for people with a learning disability. Telephone: 01562 723010 Website: www.bild.org.uk

British Medical Association

Public and patient information. Telephone: 0300 123 1233 Website: www.bma.org.uk

CHANGE

CHANGE is a national organisation run by disabled people. They campaign and work for equal rights for all people with a learning disability. Telephone: 0113 388 0011 Website: www.changepeople.co.uk

Clear Thoughts

The Clear Thoughts website gives clear information on lots of issues about mental health and learning disability. Website: www.clearthoughts.info

Community Living

Community Living is a magazine committed to equal citizenship for people with a learning disability. Telephone: 01643 841101 Website: www.communityliving.co.uk

Contact a Family

Contact a Family provides advice, information and support to families with disabled children across the UK. Parents can telephone their freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm, and Monday 5.30-7.30pm. E-mail: helpline@cafamily.org.uk Website: www.cafamily.org.uk

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory: Search for a counsellor or psychotherapist near you. http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk

 

Down's Syndrome Association

Their aim is to help people with Down's syndrome lead full and rewarding lives. Telephone: 0845 230 0372 (10am to 4pm) Website: www.downs-syndrome.org.uk

Everyman Project

The Everyman Project aims to help men to change their violent or abusive behaviour with respect and dignity for every man, every women and every child. Telephone: 020 7263 8884 Website: www.everymanproject.co.uk

Fair Multimedia

Fair Multimedia produce award-winning information for people with a learning disability. Telephone: 0131 662 1962 Website: www.fairadvice.org.uk

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

The Foundation for People with Learning Difficulties supports the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with a learning disability and their families. Telephone: 020 7803 1100 Website: www.learningdisabilities.org.uk

HAFAD

Hammersmith and Fulham Action on Disability. Telephone: 020 7471 8510 Website: www.hafad.org.uk

Heart and Soul

Heart 'n' Soul is an arts organisation led by artists with a learning disability. Telephone: 020 8694 1632 Website: www.heartnsoul.co.uk

icount register services

Designs and manages registers for children with disabilities and special needs and adults with a learning disability, as well as other related services. Telephone: 020 8544 6164 Website: www.i-count.org.uk

In Control

In Control's aim is to change the organisation of social care in England so that people who need support can take more control of their own lives and fulfil their role as full citizens. Telephone: 0156 482 1650 Website: www.in-control.org.uk

Intellectual Disability

A web-based learning resource for medical and health care students and practitioners. Telephone: 020 8725 5499. Website: www.intellectualdisability.info

Learning Disabilities Federation

Building better tomorrows for people with a learning disability in North Tyneside. Telephone: 0191 200 1100 Website: www.ldfnt.org.uk

Learning Disability Website

The Learning Disability Website provides services for adults with a learning disability, their carers, professionals, students and those who wish to enhance their understanding of working with people with a learning disability. Website: www.learningdisability.co.uk

Macintyre

MacIntyre's mission is to be recommended and respected as the best provider of services for children and adults with a learning disability throughout the United Kingdom. Telephone: 01908 230100 Website: www.macintyrecharity.org

Mencap

The voice of learning disability. Mencap is the leading UK charity for people with a learning disability and their families. Telephone: 020 7454 0454 Email: help@mencap.org.uk Website: www.mencap.org.uk

NHS South West London Breast Screening

NHS South West London Breast Screening. Breast screening information in easy read and other languages. Telephone: 020 8725 2723 Website: www.swlbreastscreening.co.uk

Paradigm

Paradigm is a consultancy and development agency working with different groups including people with a learning disability. Telephone: 0870 0104933 Website: www.paradigm-uk.org

People First

People First is an organisation run by people with a learning disability for people with a learning disability. Telephone: 020 7820 6655 Website: www.peoplefirstltd.com

Speak Up

Speak up self-advocacy Telephone: 01709 720462 Fax: 01709 374129 Email: team@speakup.org.uk Website: www.speakup.org.uk

Stars in the Sky

A dating and friendship service for adults with a learning disability. Telephone: 020 8809 8363 Website: www.starsinthesky.co.uk

The Elfrida Society

Elfrida Society's aim is to make it possible for people with la earning disability to manage as much of their lives as they want and feel able to do. Telephone: 020 7359 7443 Website: www.elfrida.com

The King's Fund

The King's Fund is working for better health, with a focus on London. Telephone: 020 7307 2400 Website: www.kingsfund.org.uk

Unique

Unique - the rare chromosome disorder support group. Telephone/Fax: 01883 330766 E-mail: info@rarechromo.org Website: www.rarechromo.co.uk

Valuing People

This website tells you about the government's plan for making the lives of people with a learning disability and their families better. Telephone: 020 7972 3929 Website: www.valuingpeople.gov.uk

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