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Support Directory 

We know how hard it can be to find the support you need sometimes, so we have put together a directory of organisations in UK that might be able to support you. Happy searching...

Action for People has put together this directory for individuals and families to use to help signpost you to information you may need or may be looking for, we know how hard it is to find support sometimes so we have put key organisations and topics you might be looking for support on in one place. This directory is for public use and is updated monthly. All information, advice and resources that are published here are in no way affiliated with Action for People please read our DIRECTORY DISCLAIMER

We hope you find this directory useful, put a key word in the search facility or you can use the directory categories to search for what you are looking for. 

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This site publishes inspection reports on services which care for children and young people (day nurseries, schools etc).

Here they offer information and support support to families with a deaf child from initial diagnosis through to adulthood.
0808 800 8880

This is a charity offering support and information relating to heart conditions associated with Down’s Syndrome.
0300 102 1644
0300 102 1645

Resources and helpline support for those dealing with suicidal feelings or emotional distress.
0800 068 41 41

Here there are lists of registered childcare providers (nurseries, childminders, etc) and can help you finding and choosing childcare.

Here they provide information to help with problems related to hyperactivity.

Breakthrough UK aims to promote the independence and integration of disabled people into society. We are a disabled people's user led organisation – this means that 75% of our Board are disabled people and currently 65% of our staff.
0161 234 3950

They are the global voice on dementia keeping you up-to-date with the latest information, solutions and knowledge.

Provides a network of local support and information to those affected by dementia and a national demential helpline.
0300 222 11 22

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations.
0300 123 1100

Action Deafness aims to improve quality of life by promoting independence and equality of opportunity for Deaf, Deafened, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing people
0844 593 8440

Provides help for parent carers of disabled children under the age of 18.

01483 302748

We support the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people throughout the UK and we’ve been doing so for 145 years.
01923 361500

Here they have lots of information for families with member in prison.
0808 808 2003

Here they offer care and support for people with hearing loss.
0808 808 0123

Provides a helpline and referral service and provide information to anyone affected by pre-eclampsia including friends and family of those affected.
0208 427 4217

Provides information, local support groups and helplines for anyone affected by someone else’s substance use.

Adoption UK is a national charity run by and for adopters, providing self-help information, advice, support and training on all aspects of adoption and adoptive parenting.
0844 848 7900

Advicenow is an independent, not-for-profit website. It provides accurate information on rights and the law.

This is the online CAB service that gives you information on your rights for all four UK countries, and on a wide range of topics, including benefits and employment, and debt and legal issues. Some content is in Welsh, and also ethnic community languages.

An independent national service centre for parents of children in state-funded education. They operate a dedicated advice line. The key topics on which ACE can provide further advice, information and support are: exclusion from school, school admissions, special educational needs and all other education-based issues with particular focus on the legal position/rights of parents and how to take unresolved matters further.
0300 0115 142

Here they provide information on attendance allowance which can be claimed by people over 65 if you need help with personal care due to an illness or disability.

Offer a bereavement guide that includes quotes and stories from other people who have gone through a bereavement plus some useful information on things like registering the death and arranging a funeral.

Provides information and advice on all aspects of dementia.

Are you a carer? Whether you care from a distance or a live in carer for a partner or relative, find out about your rights, the support available to you and how to continue your caring role while keeping yourself in good health

0800 169 6565 FREE

Promotes information, education and action in order to prevent HIV infections and to improve the lives of those affected by HIV and AIDS.

Provides support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.
020 7403 0888

Alateen is for teenage relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen is part of Al-Anon.

020 7403 0888

Providing advice, ideas, support and resources for local anti knife crime.

This is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.