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Useful Websites for Almoners


 

 

Useful Websites for Almoners
The organisations featured in this list are for information only, and are in no way endorsed by The Freemasons' Grand Charity or Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire. Please note that The Freemasons' Grand Charity or Provincial Grand Lodge of East Lancashire does not accept responsibility for the content of external sites.

Charities

AdviceUK
The UK's largest support network for free, independent advice centres.  AdviceUK does not offer advice, but provides a gateway to member organisations able to offer support on specific issues.
http://www.adviceuk.org.uk/home

Age Concern
The leading authority on ageing related issues and deals with the needs and aspirations of older people.
http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/

Challenging  Behaviour Foundation
Support for families caring for children and adults with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.
http://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk/

Citizens Advice Bureau
Offers free, confidential, impartial and independent advice to solve problems including debt and consumer issues, benefits, housing, legal matters, employment and immigration.  Advisers can help fill out forms, write letters, negotiate with creditors and represent clients at court or tribunal.
http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Consumer Credit Counselling Service
A registered charity that assists people who are in financial difficulty by providing free, independent, impartial and realistic advice.
http://www.cccs.co.uk/

Counsel and Care
Provides telephone advice about welfare benefits, charitable sources of financial help, care homes, community care, home care services and leaving hospital.
http://www.counselandcare.org.uk/

Credit Action
A money education charity that offers a range of resources, tools and training to help everybody handle their money well and help others to do likewise.
http://www.creditaction.org.uk/

Debt Advice Trust
A not-for-profit organisation with fully trained counsellors providing expert, honest and impartial advice about getting out of debt.
http://www.debtadvicetrust.org/

The Disabilities Trust
A leading national charity providing quality care, rehabilitation and support for people with complex disabilities across the UK. 
http://www.disabilities-trust.org.uk

Elderly Accommodation Council
Provides information and advice to older people and their relatives and carers to help them make informed choices about meeting housing and caring needs.
http://www.eac.org.uk/

Help the Aged
Help the Aged provide community services for older people and publishes information on finance, how to stay healthy and guidance on choosing a care home.
http://www.helptheaged.org.uk/

National Debtline
Provides free confidential and independent advice on dealing with debt problems.
http://www.nationaldebtline.co.uk/

Princess Royal Trust for Carers
The largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in the UK  Through independent centre and websites it provides information, advice and support services.
http://www.carers.org/

The Relatives & Residents Association
http://www.relres.org
The Relatives & Residents Association exists for older people needing, or living in, residential care and the families and friends left behind.

Rethink
The largest national voluntary sector provider of mental health services, spanning high care and long-term care through to practical help and advice.
http://www.rethink.org/

SCOPE
Provides information and advice for people with cerebral palsy, their families and carers.
http://www.scope.org.uk/

Shelter
Provides free, professional and independent advice to homeless and badly housed people.
http://www.shelternet.org.uk/

SSAFA
Provides financial, practical and emotional services to serving men and women in today's armed forces and for those who have served.  SSAFA also care for the needs of their families and dependants.
http://www.ssafa.org.uk/

Government


Direct.gov.uk
A government portal to all UK public services.  Features a range of information and resources and is a good starting point for research into benefits, housing policy etc.
http://www.direct.gov.uk/

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