Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
National Osteoporosis Society
The National Osteoporosis Society is a UK-wide charity dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures.
Helpline: 0845 450 0230
NHS resources on osteoporosis, giving symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA
The 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.
National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 1122
Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK is a dementia research charity specialising in finding preventions, causes, treatments and a cure for dementia. For up-to-date information about dementia and dementia research, or to learn how to get involved in research studies across the UK, contact the charity’s Dementia Research Infoline or visit them online.
Infoline: 0300 111 5 111
Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families. It offers personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey.
24 hour Dementia Helpline: 0808 808 3000
Wales Dementia Helpline
The 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 also helps and supports those who have been diagnosed with dementia.
Phone: 0808 808 2235
Text ‘help’ to 81066
Playlist for Life
Playlist for Life encourages families and caregivers of a person with dementia to create a playlist of uniquely meaningful music and offer it at any time of the day or night. It is effective both at home and in residential care, at an early stage of the condition and later on.
Dementia UK provides Admiral Nurses – specialist dementia nurses – who expertly support families living with dementia. Admiral Nurses are available to support families from the point of diagnosis to post bereavement, provide advice on referrals to other appropriate services, and liaise with other healthcare professionals on behalf of the family.
Dementia UK also provides Admiral Nursing DIRECT, which is provided by experienced Admiral Nurses and is for family and professional carers, people with dementia and those worried about their memory.
Initial enquiries: 020 7697 4160
Admiral Nursing DIRECT helpline: 0845 257 9406
Admiral Nursing DIRECT email: email@example.com
Dementia Web is an all-age dementia information resource for the UK. It aims to help people with dementia, their carers and health professionals find empowering information about dementia and the support and care services available to them in the UK.
Phone: 0845 120 4048
NHS Choices: Behind the Headlines
Behind the Headlines provides an unbiased and evidence-based analysis of health stories that make the news.
The service is intended for both the public and health professionals.
GENERAL SUPPORT IN LATER LIFE
Age UK is a charity dedicated to improving later life for all. It provides free information, advice and support on the issues that matter to older people.
Age UK Advice (Age UK & Age Cymru): 0800 169 6565
Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575
Age Scotland Helpline: 0845 125 9732
Alternatively visit the Age UK site, which can put you in touch with your local Age UK.
Contact the Elderly
Contact the Elderly is a national charity that tackles acute loneliness and isolation among older people, aged 75 and above, who live alone without nearby family and friends.
Supported by a volunteer network, the charity organises free monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people in the homes of volunteers across England, Scotland and Wales.
Freephone: 0800 716 543
Royal Voluntary Service
Royal Voluntary Service is a charity that provides personal, practical support to older people such as good neighbours, befriending, home from hospital, community transport and meals on wheels help alleviate the loneliness that can set in when getting out and about is difficult.
Phone: 0845 608 0122
The Silver Line
The Silver Line is a confidential, helpline for older people across the UK open every day and night of the year.
It links callers to local groups and services, offers regular befriending calls and protects and supports those who are suffering abuse and neglect.
Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90
Carers UK is a charity set up to support the millions of people who look after an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend, providing support, information and advice about caring and campaigning to make life better for carers.
If you need advice about your caring situation you can call or email.
Advice Line: 0808 808 7777 (weekdays 10am-4pm)
Carers Trust provides comprehensive support services for both carers and young carers, through a unique network of independently managed carers’ centres, schemes and interactive websites.
Anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family members who could not cope without their support is a carer. Get in touch to find your nearest carers’ centre or scheme.
Phone: 0844 800 4361