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49 Epilepsy


EPILEPSY ACTION New Anstey House, Gate Way Drive, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7XY .......0113 210 8800 Helpline - Freephone ......................0808 800 5050 www.epilepsy.org.uk.


Provides help and support for people who suffer from this condition and for their families.


Family Support


HOME-START SOUTH HAMS, PLYMOUTH AND TAVISTOCK ....................................01752 346039 homestart.shpt@gmail.com


A voluntary organisation in which volunteers offer regular support, friendship and practical help to young families under stress in their own homes helping to prevent family crisis and breakdown. Home-start is available to any family with at least one child under five years of age. They would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in becoming a volunteer.


Headway Plymouth


Information, support and friendship for head injured people, their families and carers. DAY CENTRE Headway House, Park Avenue, Plymouth..........................................01752 550559 National Helpline.............................0808 800 2244 headwayplymouth@hotmail.com


Help Lines for Children


Children in trouble or danger; those who think it might be better to run away – or who have already done so; those who just want to speak to someone who cares about their problems, or have their rights explained to them should contact:


CHILDLINE free on ...............................0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk


NSPCC Helpline ..............................0808 800 5000 24 hour service for children with problems or people who are concerned about children. www.nspcc.org.uk


Homelessness CORNELIUS FUND


Providing rent and deposit guarantees. Shop: Mill Street, Kingsbridge ...........01548 857313


SHELTER NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR THE HOMELESS ............................0344 515 2399 devon@shelter.org.uk; www.shelter.org.uk


Leukaemia BLOODWISE


Monday to Friday 9am–9pm............0207 504 2200 info@bloodwise.org.uk


LEUKAEMIA CARE One Birch Court, Blackpole East, Worcester WR3 8SG .........................01905 755977 Care line .........................................0808 801 0444 care@leukaemiacare.org.uk www.leukaemiacare.org.uk


Marriage Care TORBAY CENTRE Torquay ..............01803 200830


Meningitis


MENINGITIS NOW Head Office ......01453 768000 9am-10pm .....................................0808 801 0388 info@meningitisnow.org; www.meningitisnow.org


Mental Health


THE DONKEY SANCTUARY ASSISTED THERAPY CENTRE .......................01752 690200 Filham Park, Godwell Lane, Ivybridge, PL21 0LE ivybridge@thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk Providing donkey-assisted therapy for children and adults with additional needs.


MIND (the National Association for Mental Health) has the following aims: To be an advice force in the promotion of positive mental health care in the South Devon area. To initiate and encourage schemes to prevent mental health illness. To liaise and actively co-operate with statutory and voluntary bodies in the mental health field. To monitor existing services. To act in an educational capacity to inform the public of the needs and rights of the mentally disordered. To recruit, train and support volunteers to help in the care and concern for the mentally ill. Mind info line..................................0300 123 3393 or text ............................................................86463 www.mind.org.uk


COOL RECOVERY LTD Cool House, 17 Morgan Avenue, Torquay TQ2 5RP ................01803 299511 info@coolrecovery.org.uk www.coolrecovery.org.uk


Cool Recovery is an independent, mental health charity working with people of all ages who are affected by mental illness; depression; bipolar disorder; Psychoses. No referral is needed.Open Mon–Thurs 10am–4pm, Weds for carers only. info@coolrecovery.org.uk www.coolrecovery.org.uk


Purpose of the service: Support for carers and those recovering from mental health problems by providing information, practical and emotional support, volunteering opportunities and a space for people to meet informally, make friends, and help each other on their recovery path. A number of Cool Recovery groups meet in the South Hams, Teignbridge and Torbay. We work together in belief that recovery and change are possible for everyone.


Mentally Handicapped / Learning Disability


THE GORDON CARLING FOUNDATION www.gordoncarling.com


Providers of housing for adults with learning diabilites.


KINGSBRIDGE FULFILING LIVES CENTRE Ropewalk, Kingsbridge ...................01548 853163


KALEIDOSCOPE SOUTH HAMS LIMITED 115 Fore Street, Kingsbridge.............01548 856501 Supports adults with learning disabilities living in the community. Provide courses and accomodation for people wishing to run courses at our community hub.


Migraine


MIGRAINE TRUST.........................0207 631 6970 www.migrainetrust.org


Motor Neurone Disease Association


HELPLINE ........................................0345 762 6262 www.mndassocation.org


Multiple Sclerosis


MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY HELPLINE .......................................0808 800 8000 www.mssociety.org.uk


The Multiple Sclerosis Society has worked for years to care for sufferers of MS and to raise money for research into a cure. Local branches of the society, run entirely by voluntary personnel, provide a point of contact for sufferers to help dispel the sense of loneliness and isolation the disease often brings.


Muscular Dystrophy


MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CAMPAIGN 61A Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BU .......................................................020 7803 4800 info@muscular-dystrophyuk.org www.muscular-dystrophyuk.org


HELP LINE .......................................0800 652 6352


N.C.T. (formerly known as National Childbirth Trust)


.......................................................0300 330 0770 Provides classes and support for men and women expecting a baby or caring for a child under 2. Monday–Friday 9am–7pm; Tuesday 9am–6pm www.nct.org.uk; enquiries@nct.org.uk


NSPCC


NATIONAL HELPLINE.......................0808 800 5000 help@nspcc.org.uk www.nspcc.org.uk


Osteoporosis Society (National)


NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS SOCIETY Camerton, Bath, BA2 0PJ .................01761 471771 HELPLINE ........................................0808 800 0035 Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm. Supports sufferers from and promotes information about the preventable disease of osteoporosis (porous and brittle bones). www.nos.org.uk


Parkinsons UK www.parkinsons.org.uk


HELPLINE Freephone ......................0808 800 0303 An information and advice service seeking to look after the patients and the people who care for them.


PARKINSONS DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP Creeks End, Squares Quay, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1HZ ..........................0344 225 3695 / 0808 800 0303 Meets 3rd Wednesday of month at 11.30am. Friendly people, interesting speakers, trips etc.


Raynaud’s and Scleroderma www.raynauds.org.uk


RAYNAUD'S AND SCLERODERMA ASSOCIATION 112 Crewe Road, Alsager, Cheshire ST7 2JA ........................................................01270 872776 HELPLINE ........................................0800 917 2494


Relate (Marriage Guidance) ...................................................0300 100 1234 www.relate.org.uk


PLYMOUTH AND DISTRICT CENTRE ........................................................01752 213131 SOUTH DEVON CENTRE................01803 299001


Retinitis Pigmentosa


RP FIGHTING BLINDNESS Office ...01280 821334 PO Box 350, Buck ingham MK18 1GZ info@ rpfightingblindness.org.uk www.rpfightingblindness.org.uk


RP Fighting Blindness aims to raise funds for scientific research to provide treatments leading to a cure for retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP Fighting Blindness provides information and support services to people with RP and their families


Help Line.......................................0845 123 2354 The society exists to help RP sufferers and to work towards finding a treatment and cure for the disease.


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