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Ageing research and support

  • Beth Johnson Foundation - challenges age discrimination through pioneering initiatives that bring together research, policy and best practice.
  • Independent Age - charity providing lifelong friendship and practical support to older people on very low incomes, in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
  • NAACPS - UK network for small-scale and family-based services for older and disabled people, including Shared Lives. 


  • Grandparents Plus - national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives - especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances.


Special needs

  • Bliss - support and care for premature and sick babies.
  • CReSTeD (Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils) - publishes a register of schools each year.
  • HemiHelp - organisation supporting children and young people with hemiplegia, and their families.
  • National Deaf Children's Society - events, helpline support and one-to-one advice on childhood deafness.
  • SOS!SEN - provide help and support for children with special needs.
  • ASBAH - support for individuals and families of those with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
  • Special Kids in the UK - charity for families who have a child of any age with special needs.

Children's education


  • Migraine Clinic - research centre and outpatient service for people with migraine and other headaches.
  • Children's Heart Federation - information and campaigning forquality of life of children and young people living with congenital and acquired heart disease.
  • Epilepsy Action - support and advice for people with epilepsy and their friends and family.
  • ERIC - information and support for childhood bedwetting, daytime wetting, soiling and constipation.

Other organisations

  • Growing Old Disgracefully - a network of joyful and liberated older women, for friendship, support and fun.
  • RAF Families Federation - independent voice for the serving RAF and their families.
  • The Good Gym - getting people in Tower Hamlets and beyond off treadmills and into their communities to tackle isolation of elderly people.
  • Share History - a site for historical records to be brought together and shared with others in order to build up a picture of people, places, events.
  • Jubilee Time Capsule - tell the world your story from the last 60 years to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee.
  • Funeral Map - advice and information on local funeral services.

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