Information and Support
If you or someone you know have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
The Scoliosis Association
The Scoliosis Association is the only independent support group for scoliosis in the UK. There is no cure for scoliosis, only corrective treatment for the twisting and curving spine. The association aims to provide information about scoliosis, eliminate fear and stigma, and offer contacts for shared experiences.
Helpline: 020 8964 1166
Dementia UK is a national charity committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia. Admiral Nurses are specialist mental health nurses who work within the National Health Service and other care settings and are supported by Dementia UK. They provide practical and emotional support to families affected by dementia. For further information contact the Admiral Nursing DIRECT helpline or send them an email.
Admiral Nursing DIRECT Helpline: 0845 257 9406
Wales Dementia Helpline
Wales Dementia Helpline offers emotional support to anyone of any age, who is caring for someone with Dementia as well as other family members or friends. The service will also help and support those who have been diagnosed with Dementia. For further information contact them by phone, text or visit their website.
Phone: 0808 808 2235
Text: Text ‘help’ to 81066
National Dementia Helpline
Alzheimer’s Society is a leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. The Society provides information and support to people with any form of dementia and their carers through its publications, National Dementia Helpline, website and local services throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For further information call the National Dementia Helpline or visit the website.
National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 1122
Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families. Their members include carers, relatives, people with dementia, professionals, groups and organisations.
24 hour Dementia Helpline: 0808 808 3000
Help the Hospices
Help the Hospices is the charity for hospice care, representing and supporting more than 200 local hospices. The charity champions the very best care for everyone facing the end of life. They work with hospices and other organisations as they strive to grow and improve hospice and palliative care throughout the UK and around the world.
Find out where your local hospice service is located
Dying Matters is a national coalition which aims to raise public awareness about the importance of talking more openly about dying, death and bereavement. They are working to encourage people to talk about their wishes before it is too late, including by writing a will, discussing where they want to die and setting out their funeral plans with friends, family and loved ones. Talking about dying makes it more likely that you, or your loved one, will be cared for and supported as you might have wished and it will make it easier for your loved ones if they know you have had a ‘good death’.