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Posted By Donna Wicks, October 1, 2012

In addition to the organisations listed in our links database, a number of other bodies have been very helpful to members. To obtain more information and contact details, click on the category you are interested in from those listed below:

Pain Management

Pain Concern UK
Pain Concern,
PO Box 13256,
Haddington,
EH41 4YD,
United Kingdom
Telephone: 01620 822572
Mon-Fri 9-5pm, Fri evening 6.30-7.30pm
Fax: 01620 829138
Email: info@painconcern.org.uk
Website: www.painconcern.org.uk

 

 

BackCare (formally the National Back Pain Association)
The Old Office Block
16 Elmtree Road
Teddington
Middlesex
TW11 8ST
Telephone: 020 8977 5474
Fax: 020 8943 5318
Helpline: 0845 130 2704 (local rate)
Website: www.backcare.org.uk

Disability Agencies

AA Disability Hotline
0800 262050
Mon–Thurs 24 hours, Fri–Sun 7am–11pm

Disability Living Foundation
380-384 Harrow Road
London
W9 2HU
Helpline: 0870 603 9177
Textphone: 020 7432 8009
Mon – Fri 10am to 4pm
Email: advice@dlf.org.uk
Website: www.dlf.org.uk

Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR)
12 City Forum
250 City Road
London
EC1V 8AF
Tel: 020 7250 3222
Fax: 0870 141 0337
Minicom: 020 7250 4119
Email: radar@radar.org.uk
Website: www.radar.org.uk

BT Age & Disability Action

BT Age & Disability Action
PP38/15 Lea Valley Telephone Exchange
Britannia Road
Waltham Cross
Herts EN8 7NR
Telephone: 0800 800 150 (freephone)
Textphone: 18001 0800 800 150
Fax: 01332 822839
Email: disability@bt.com
Website: www.btplc.com/age_disability

Benefits

Benefit Enquiry Line
For help with all queries to do with sickness and disability benefits.
Freephone: 0800 882200.
For people with speech and hearing difficulties
Textphone: 0800 243355
Fax: 01772 23 89 53
Email: Bel-Customer-Services@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Citizen’s Advice Bureaux
Citizen’s Advice Bureaux provide free and confidential advice. They can help with benefit claims and advise on legal, money and housing problems, and also help in courts and at tribunals.

See your local phone book, the website or contact:
The National Association of Citizen’s Advice Bureaux
Myddleton House
115-123 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9LZ
Tel: 0207 833 2181
Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Mobility

Motability

Motability Operations
City Gate House
22 Southwark Bridge Road
London
SE1 9HB
Telephone: 0845 456 4566
Minicom: 0845 675 0009
Mon – Fri: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Website: www.motability.co.uk

Forum of Mobility Centres

The Forum of Mobility Centres
c/o Providence Chapel
Warehorne
Ashford
Kent
TN26 2JX
Phone: 0800 559 3636 (freephone)
Mon – Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Email: mobility@rcht.cornwall.nhs.uk
Website: www.mobility-centres.org.uk

Support Agencies

Age Concern England

Age Concern England
Astral House
1268 London Road
London SW16 4ER
Telephone: 020 8765 7200 (reception)
Helpline: 0800 00 99 66 (freephone)
open 7 days a week from 8am – 7pm.
Website: www.ageconcern.co.uk

Age Concern Scotland

Age Concern Scotland
Causewayside House
160 Causewayside
Edinburgh EH9 1PR
Telephone: 0845 833 0200
Fax: 0845 8330759
E-mail: enquiries@acscot.org.uk
Website: www.ageconcernscotland.org.uk

Arthritis Care
18 Stephenson Way
London
NW1 2HD
Tel: 020 7380 6500
Email: Info@arthritiscare.org.uk
Website: www.arthritiscare.org.uk

Carers UK
20/25 Glasshouse Yard
London
EC1A 4JT
Tel: 0207 490 8818
Fax: 0207 490 8824
Email: info@carersuk.org
Website: www.carersuk.org

Continence Foundation Charity
The Helpline Nurse
The Continence Foundation
307 Hatton Square
16 Baldwins Gardens
London ECIN 7RJ
Tel: 020 7404 6875
Helpline: 0845 345 0165
Mon to Fri: 9:30am to1:00 pm
Email: continence.foundation@dial.pipex.com
Website: www.continence-foundation.org.uk

The Samaritans
The Samaritans offer emotional support to anyone going through a crisis.

Chris
PO Box 90 90
Stirling
FK8 2SA
Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (UK, Local rate)
Phone: 1850 60 90 90 (ROI)
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

Health Professionals

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
14 Bedford Row
London
WC1R 4ED
Tel: 020 7306 6666
Email: enquiries@csp.org.uk
Website: www.csp.org.uk

NHS Freephone Helpline
Any questions answered on the Patients’ Charter, health services, common diseases, complaints procedures, operation waiting times, improving health.
Freephone: 0800 665544

British Acupuncture Council
63 Jeddo Road
London
W12 9HQ
Tel: 020 8735 0400
Fax: 020 8735 0404
Email: info@acupuncture.org.uk
Website: www.acupuncture.org.uk

Alternative Therapies

The Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique (STAT)

Grove Business Centre
Unit W48
560-568 High Road
London
N17 9TA

Tel. 020 8885 6524 / 020 8808 2135
enquiries@stat.org.uk http://alexandertechnique.co.uk/

International Federation of Aromatherapy
The IFPA
82 Ashby Road
Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE10 1SN
Tel: 01455 637987
Email: admin@ifparoma.org
Website: www.ifparoma.org

The British Chiropractic Association
59 Castle Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 7SN
Tel: 0118 950 5950
Fax: 0118 958 8946
Email: enquiries@chiropractic-uk.co.uk
Website: www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk

The Institute for Complementary Medicine
For details of practitioners in your area please send an SAE to:
PO Box 194
London
SE16 1QZ
Telephone: 020 7231 5855
Fax: 020 7237 5175
Email: info@i-c-m.org.uk
Website: www.i-c-m.org.uk

General Osteopathic Council
Osteopathy House
176 Tower Bridge Road
London
SE1 3LU
Tel: 0207 357 6655
Fax: 0207 357 0011
Email: info@osteopathy.org.uk
Website: www.osteopathy.org.uk

Pilates Foundation UK Ltd
PO Box 58235
London
N1 5UY
Please send SAE
Tel: 07071 781859 (mobile)
Fax: 0207 739 7866
Website: www.pilatesfoundation.com

Yoga Therapy Centre
Royal London Homeopathic Hospital
60 Great Ormond Street
London
WC1N 3HR
Tel: 0207 419 7195


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