Links and Useful Information
Uniscan provides this information as a useful guide for our web visitors.
Naturally we do not have any control over the content of websites listed or the services they offer.
Age UK
Growing older doesn't come with a manual, so if you need information or advice on anything from health to housing, call their free national information line on 0800 169 6565. It's open 365 days a year from 8am to 7pm.

They also publish impartial and informative fact sheets and advice guides, policy papers and a range of books.

Tavis House
1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Charity Number 1128267


Benefit Enquiry Line
A free, confidential helpline for people with disability or their carers.

Freephone 0800 882 200

Text Phone 0800 243 355




Royal Voluntary Service
WRVS has 75 years experience of helping people in hundreds of communities throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Our volunteers and staff work together to support people in need who might otherwise feel lonely and isolated, whether at home, in hospital, or in times of crisis.

Examples of the many projects that WRVS help older people with include: Meals on Wheels, Books on Wheels, community day centres and hospital shops.

If you have a general enquiry, want to find out about our services for yourself or a loved one or just want to get in touch, call 0845 600 5885
WRVS are always looking for more volunteers; visit if
you are interested in helping your local community.


Care Directions - A unique guide to care and the rights of older people
Finding appropriate care can be a complex and demanding task. You will need to know what rights you have, what range of services is available, how to choose, and not least, how to fund your choice.

This unique site is designed to give you access to a whole range of essential information, facilities and services making your task easier and providing you with the right tools to make informed decisions.
Use this link to visit the website



Assist UK Practical Solutions for Independence
Assist UK leads a UK wide network of locally-situated Disabled Living Centres. Each centre includes a permanent exhibition of products and equipment that provide people with opportunities to see and try products and equipment and get information and advice from professional staff about what might suit them best.

There are over 325 advisors throughout the network who respond to an average ¼ million enquiries made each year.

Disabled Living Centres also provide a valuable source of information relating to access, design and equipment for daily living. This can be especially useful to carers, older people and healthcare workers, students and manufacturers.

Telephone 0161 832 9757 / 0161 832 4014



Parkinson's UK
Provide information and support through their UK-wide team of information and support workers and other services and support networks.

Parkinson's UK bring people with Parkinson's, their carers and families together via local groups and an online community.

They can also provide details about different health and social care professionals and information on how they can help people affected by Parkinson's.

For direct and confidential help and support
Parkinson's UK is the operating name of the Parkinson's Disease Society of the United Kingdom.

A registered charity in England and Wales (258197) and in Scotland (SC037554)


MS Society
Can provide emotional support and information on: symptoms; current research; diagnosis; treatments; accessing services, support and benefits; and getting in touch with the MS community.

Whatever your question or connection to MS we're here to listen. The MS Society is not medically qualified or benefits advisors: but we can give you information and explore your options with you. The information we provide is always up to date and based on current evidence.

Free MS Helpline 0808 800 8000


The Stroke Association
The Stroke Association provides high quality, up-to-date stroke information for stroke patients, their families and carers.

Every year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke. That's one person every five minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke, including children and even babies.

Stroke changes lives. It can have a huge effect on you and your family. You will most likely want to know as much as you can about what practical, emotional and financial support is available.


Telephone: 0303 3033 100


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