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The Survivors' Trust

The Survivors Trust is a national umbrella agency for over 125 specialist voluntary sector agencies throughout the UK and Ireland providing a range of counselling, therapeutic and support services working with women, men and children who are victims/survivors of rape, sexual violence and sexual abuse.

Website: https://www.thesurvivorstrust.org/
 
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Tide

Tide is a UK wide network connecting carers and former carers of people with dementia to create real change together.

They believe that carers and former carers have the experience and knowledge to improve health and social care, research, and policy development throughout the UK.

Website: https://www.tide.uk.net/
 

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Life Changes Trust

The Life Changes Trust is a Glasgow-based charity. It invests in and supports the empowerment and inclusion of three groups: young people with experience of being in care, people living with dementia and unpaid carers of those with dementia.

Website: https://www.lifechangestrust.org.uk/
 

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Turn2us

Turn2us is a national charity providing practical help to people who are struggling financially. They help people gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help - online, by phone and face to face.

Website: https://www.turn2us.org.uk/
 

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Tax Help for Older People

Tax Help for Older People is a charity service providing free, independent and expert help and advice for older people on lower incomes who cannot afford to pay for professional tax advice. With over 420 volunteers and a national call centre, they can help you wherever you are if you're based in the UK.

Website: www.taxvol.org.uk
 

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PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service)

What PALS is and how they can help:


Equivalent of PALS in Scotland:

 

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Carefree

Transforming vacant hotel rooms into vital short breaks for full-time, unpaid carers. Offers short breaks at minimal cost for full-time unpaid carers in need of some time off.

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More information and how it works:

 

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Hourglass
The UK’s only charity focused on the abuse and neglect of older people which staffs a free-to-call helpline.

https://wearehourglass.org/


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Handyperson services from Age UK

More than 70 local Age UKs operate handyperson services across much of the country. These services offer older people extra help with small practical jobs to make their lives easier and safer around the home.

A handyperson is usually a charged-for service and the cost will vary dependent on the work being undertaken.

Exact services differ from place to place, but these are the sorts of jobs they can usually help with:
  • Small repairs - putting up curtain rails, shelves and pictures
  • Safety measures - fitting smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and grab rails
  • Home security - door and window locks, door chains and door viewers
  • Energy efficiency checks - installing draught excluders, radiator heat reflectors and energy efficient lightbulbs
Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/services/in-your-area/handyperson-services/
 
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