Campaign to End Loneliness
We help people to maintain and create personal connections in their later life. We draw on research and inspiration from across the country to offer information and ideas to both individuals and those working with older people. We deliver projects and campaigns with a range of other organisations. Together, we aim to end loneliness in older age.
Helpline: 0800 169 6565
The new Age UK website is for you. It’s been designed with you in mind to provide you with the information you want‚ to allow you to express your opinions‚ and to give you a simple way to get involved with everything we do. The Age UK Group works to improve later life for everyone by providing life-enhancing services and vital support. Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
Counsel and Care
Helpline: 0845 300 7585
Counsel and Care's independent, dedicated and sympathetic Advice Service offers information and support to around 250,000 older people, their families and carers a year. We can advise on a range of community care issues, including finding and paying for care, welfare benefits, and hospital discharge.
General Enquiries: 020 7605 4200
Independent Age is unique in providing lifelong support to older people on very low incomes. We provide information and advice, practical help and emergency financial aid through our network of staff and dedicated volunteers across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Just as importantly, we offer friendship and the chance to socialise to those who are lonely and isolated. Supported by Independent Age, thousands of older people are able to maintain their independence, contribute to their communities and enjoy a good quality of life, secure in the knowledge that our help lasts as long as they need it.
Helpline: 0845 434 9585
Our mission is to improve the lives of children by working with and for all grandparents especially those who have lost or are losing contact with their grandchildren because of divorce, family feud or other problems., are caring for their grandchildren on a full time basis or have childcare responsibilities for their grandchildren.
National Association of Widows
Phone: 0845 838 2261 (local rate)
The National Association of Widows is run by the widowed for the widowed - men and women. They offer support, friendship and understanding to men and women who have lost their partners through bereavement. They do this with the help of people who know how you feel - other widows and widowers.
The Way Foundation
Telephone: 0870 011 3450
WAY offers support and friendship to young bereaved people, whatever their circumstances, however long ago their partner died. We help men and women up to the age of 50, parents and those without children.
National Council for the Divorced and Separated (Phoenix)
NCDS Phoenix provide a safe environment for you to go out and socialise with others in a similar position as yourself and help you to make new friends. We know how difficult it is to go out and meet new people; it is not easy starting again after a divorce, a split or your partner passing away. It may have been years since you went out alone and you are not looking for a relationship, but may look like you are and you don't know anyone else who is single. It can be just as difficult to go out and meet new people for men as well as women and we understand this. If you would like to come to one of our branches but do not want to attend alone, bring a friend or contact us and we can arrange for one of our committee members from the branch to meet you outside the venue.
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Carer’s Direct Helpline: 0808 802 0202
www.carers.org and www.youngcarers.net
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in the UK.
Helpline: 0808 808 7777
Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm
Carers UK provides information and advice to people who provide unpaid support to their relatives, partners or friends who are chronically ill, disabled or frail.
Helpline: 0856 450 6555
Crossroads service is about giving time - improving the lives of carers by giving them time to be themselves and have a break from their caring responsibilities.
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Information and support for parents under stress
One Parent Families/Gingerbread
Single Parent Helpline: 0808 802 0925
One Parent Families / Gingerbread is the leading national charity working to help lone parents and their children.
A unique local network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once registered, you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go etc.
Families Need Fathers
Helpline: 0300 0300 363
Help with shared parenting issues arising from relationship breakdown whether you’re the mum or dad, married or unmarried.
Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.
Helpline: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Free, confidential 24-hour helpline staffed by counsellors specially for children and young people to talk about any issue that is worrying them. Lines can be busy so keep trying. You can talk to a counsellor online as well as other young people via the message boards. The ChildLine website also contains a lots of information and advice on various topics including abuse, domestic violence, bullying and exam stress.
Papyrus HOPElineUK – 0800 068 4141
Support for those dealing with suicide, depression or emotional distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.
Freephone: 08 08 80 84994 (1pm - 11pm)
Confidential National helpline for young people under 25 helps them work out what they need most. Can put them in touch with places that can help - whatever the issue
Campaign Against Living Miserably
Helpline: 0800 58 58 58
Support for young men suffering from depression.
Students Against Depression
Developed in consultation with students who have been affected by depression, low mood or suicidal thoughts. Many of their stories and suggestions are included on the site.
Helpline: 0808 800 5678
It is not unusual to feel you need help with a problem. Even with support from family or friends, you may feel they are just too close to help or understand you.
Maybe you just don’t ever really feel heard. We provide help and emotional support by listening to all your family problems.
24 hour helpline: 08457 90 90 90
Provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day to people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.