Health & Disability Advice
At Citizens Advice South Derbyshire we can advise you on a
whole range of Health and Disability issues.
Fact Sheets from Adviceguide
Alcohol and Drugs
- Alcohol Concern
Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse. They work to
reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase
the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related
DrugScope is the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs.
HIV and Aids
- AVERT (Aids Education
and Research Trust)
AVERT is an international HIV and AIDS charity based in the UK, with the
aim of AVERTing HIV and AIDS worldwide.
Positively UK is a national charity championing the rights of people living with HIV.
- Terrence Higgins Trust
One of the first charities to be set up in response to the HIV epidemic
and has been at the forefront of the fight against HIV & AIDS ever
Committed to maintaining, improving and promoting its unique knowledge
and understanding of dementia.
Depression Alliance is the leading UK charity for people affected by depression.
Their web site contains information about the symptoms of depression,
treatments for depression, as well as Depression Alliance campaigns and
SANE is one of the UK's leading charities concerned with improving the
lives of everyone affected by mental illness.
- Mental Health Foundation
Committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.
- Action on Hearing Loss
The new name for RNID, working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.
Deafblind UK is a national charity which provides a range of support services
to deafblind adults and their carers. It also campaigns on behalf of deafblind
Listening Books is a charity that provides audio books in cassette format
via the post to people who have difficulty reading in the usual way.
- RNIB (Royal National
Institute of the Blind)
RNIB offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.
Sense offers a wide range of support and services across the UK to help
sensory impaired people of all ages to reach their full potential despite
the many challenges facing them.
The Talking Newspaper Association of the UK is a registered charity which
provides national and local newspapers and magazines on audio tape, computer
disk, e-mail and CD-ROM for visually impaired and disabled people who
find reading a strain.
The charity for healthier backs, is dedicated to educating people on how
to avoid preventable back pain, and supporting those living with back
- British Heart Foundation
The aim of the BHF is to play a leading role in the fight against heart
disease so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature
- Bladder and Bowel Foundation
UK wide charity that provides information and advice on a range of symptoms and conditions related to the bladder and bowel.
For People with Bladder and Bowel Problems
- Consumer Health Information
An advice service set up to help you to understand more about health,
including hints and tips to say healthy and ways to get back on your feet
when illness strikes.
- Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is the leading charity working for people with diabetes. They
fund research, campaign and help people to live with the condition.
This site aims to be the best resource for anyone looking for useful information
on disability in the UK today
- Equality and Human Rights Commission
An independent body, established
by Act of Parliament to eliminate discrimination against disabled people
and promote equality of opportunity.
for People with Learning Disabilities
Find the latest news and events on learning disability issues, as well
as information on topics such as advocacy, accommodation and employment
The Haemophilia Society is working to secure the best possible care, treatment
and support for people with haemophilia or a related bleeding disorder
and their families.
Works to improve comprehensively the quality and delivery of infertility
Cares for sufferers of the leukaemias, Hodgkin's and other lymphomas,
myelodysplasia, myeloproliferative disorders, Myeloma and aplastic anaemia.
- Lungs (British Lung
Provides a complete package of support for people living with lung disease
and the people who look after them, in hospital and at home.
- Marie Stopes
Responsible for establishing and managing family planning centres, nursing
homes and referral centres in the UK and other developed countries.
The only non-profit making, registered charity providing a life-saving
identification system for individuals with hidden medical conditions and
Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people
with a learning disability and their families and carers.
- Migraine Action
Bridges the gap between the migraine sufferer and the medical world by
providing information on all aspects of the condition and its management.
- Multiple Sclerosis
The MS Society is the UK's largest charity for people affected by Multiple
Sclerosis (MS) - about 85,000 people in the UK.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the only UK charity focusing on all
muscular dystrophies and allied disorders.
- National Blood
Information on how to become a blood donor
- National Osteoporosis
The NOS offers support to people with osteoporosis, their families and
carers through a range of information booklets, a national telephone helpline
and a network of regional support groups.
- National Society
The National Society for Epilepsy (NSE) is the largest medical charity
in the field of epilepsy in the UK. It has been providing services for
people with epilepsy for more than 100 years.
Scope is a disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is
people with cerebral palsy. Scope's aim is that disabled people achieve
equality: a society in which they are as valued, and have the same human
and civil rights, as everyone else.
- Stroke Association
The Stroke Association is a national charity which is solely concerned
with stroke. Every year about 100,000 people in this country suffer first
strokes - 10,000 are under retirement age. Stroke is the largest cause
of severe disability with 350,000 people affected at any one time.