HEALTH

USEFUL CONTACTS

We have searched the country to find all the useful contacts that you might need relating to your child. From finding a homeopath, to support organisations for single parents, you'll find them all in this section.
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AFASIC – Speech, Language and Communication.
69-85 Old Street
London
EC1V 9HQ
www.afasic.org.uk
Helpline – 08453 55557
Tel - 0207 541 8900
Fax - 0207 8418901
Afasic is a UK charity representing children and young adults with communication difficulties. You can get details of Afasic activity weeks together with local support groups and useful publications.

The Anaphylaxis Campaign
Anaphylaxis Campaign,
PO Box 275,
Farnborough,
Hampshire
GU14 6SX.
www.anaphylaxis.org.uk
Tel: 01252 542029
Thousands of people in the UK have life-threatening allergies. The condition is known as anaphylaxis. The Anaphylaxis Campaign was set up to help them.

Association for Post-Natal Illness
145 Dawes Road
Fulham
London
SW6 7EB
www.apni.org
Tel - 0207 386 0868
Fax - 0207 386 8885
A site providing support for mothers suffering post-natal illnesses and to increase awareness. Includes advice for parents, partners and friends.

Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus
Asbah House
42 Park Road
Peterborough
PE1 2UQ
www.asbah.org
Tel - 01733 555988
Fax - 01733 555985
A voluntary organisation providing support and information for people suffering from these conditions, their carers and pregnant people concerned about the illnesses. The site provides comprehensive information and links to other useful sites.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support Group
45 Vincent Close
Broadstairs
Kent
CT10 2ND
www.adders.org
Helpline - 01843 851145
A site promoting awareness of AD/HD and providing information as well as practical help to those suffering from the condition. Includes a chat room for over 16’s and educational games and software.

Barnardo's
Tanners Lane
Barkingside
Ilford
Essex
IG6 1QG
www.barnardos.org.uk
Telephone: 020 8550 8822
Fax: 020 8551 6870
This is a fantastic site, designed to give up-to-date information on the charity's recent acheivements and creative ways that you can help, as well as a details of their shops and current job vacancies.

British Allergy Foundation.
30 Bellegrove Road
Welling
Kent
DA16 3BY
www.allergyfoundation.com
Helpline - 0208 303 8583
Providing information on allergies and allergy testing as well as where to get help for those who have allergic reactions. Includes a support network and details of the “Seal of Approval” scheme.

British Complimentary Medicine Association.

249 Fosse Road South
Leicester
LE3 1AB
www.bcma.co.uk
Tel - 0116 282 5511
This organisation operates a system of self regulation, a code of conduct and a complaints and disciplinary procedure for all of its member practitioners. On this site you are able to search 23 different alternative therapies for a practitioner near you.

British Deaf Association
1-3 Worship Street
London
EC2A 2AB
www.britishdeafassociation.org.uk
Minicom - 0207 588 3529
Tel - 0207 588 3520
Fax - 0207 588 3527
This is a comprehensive site for deaf people, providing news, health and counselling, BDA and deaf related events and even job vacancies at the BDA.

British Dental Health Foundation

Eastlands Court
St Peters Road
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21 3QP
www.dentalhealth.org.uk
Minicom - 0207 588 3529
Tel - 0207 588 3520
Fax - 0207 588 3527
The BDHF is a charity dedicated to raising public awareness of dental health. Includes a watchdog scheme for dental products and information on national smile week.

British Diabetic Association
British Diabetic Association
10 Queen Street
London
W1M 0BD
www.diabetesuk.co.uk
Tel - 0207 323 1531
Fax - 0207 637 3644
This site includes information on managing diabetes, the latest research, news and a magazine.

British Dyslexia Association

98 London Road
Reading
Berks
RG1 5AU
www.bda-dyslexia.org.uk
Helpline - 0118 966 8271
Tel - 0118 966 2677
Offering advice, information and help to families, professionals and dyslexic individuals. Includes online donation services, conference information and details of the Dyslexia Handbook 2001.

British Epilepsy Association
New Antsy House
Gate Way Drive
Yeadon
Leeds
LS19 7XY
www.epilepsy.org.uk
Helpline - 0118 966 8271
Tel - 0118 966 2677
This site is a support network for epilepsy sufferers. It includes “Beach Park” - a children’s page, chat sessions, the BEA shop and an e-mail helpline, as well as many personal testimonials.

British Pregnancy Advisory service
Austy Manor
Wootton Wawen
Solihull
West Midlands
B95 6BX
www.bpas.org
Actionline - 08457 30 40 30
Advice on unplanned pregnancies and the options available. Includes facts, statistics and comments on abortion.

British Stammering Association
15 Old Ford Road
London
E2 9PJ
www.stammering.org
Tel - 0845 605 2001
Support and advice for stammerers. With information for all age groups, discussion forums, events, the BSA’s quarterly magazine.

Cleft Lip and Palate Association
3rd Floor
235-237 Finchley Road
London
NW3 6LS
www.clapa.com
Tel - 020 7431 0033
CLAPA is a partnership between parents and health professionals. It is the only UK wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with and affected by cleft lip and palate. Includes CLAPA publications and merchandise as well as news and articles.

Croydon Children's Education Service
www.croydonchildcare.com
Croydon Children's Information service aims to make childcare information easily accessible to parents. They offer practical advice and have up-to-date details on all types of childcare, in the Croydon area. The website also features; Childcare job vacancies in Croydon, Leisure services for children, Information on tax credits and local Parent & Toddler groups

Daycare Trust
Shoreditch Town Hall Annexe
380 Old Street
London
EC1V 9LT
www.daycaretrust.org.uk
Tel - 0207 739 2566
Fax - 0207 739 5579
Has information on choosing and paying for childcare, help for students and the national childcare week.

Defeating Deafness
The Hearing Research Trust
330-332 Gray's Inn Road
London
WC1X 8EE
www.defeatingdeafness.org.
Information Service Freephone 0808 808 2222 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
Tel: 020 7833 1733
Fax: 020 7278 0404
The UK's only national medical research charity for hearing impaired people.Supported entirely by voluntary contributions, Defeating Deafness aims to encourage and finance research into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of hearing difficulties. As well as providing information and advice.

Gingerbread
7 Sovereign Close,
Sovereign Court,
London E1W 3HW.
www.gingerbread.org.uk
Helpline - 0800 018 4318 (Freephone, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)
Tel - 020 7488 9300
Fax - 020 7488 9333
Advice and help with lone parenting, with a chat room to meet other lone parents. Gingerbread runs groups in which children and their parents can get together with people in similar situations.

Mencap

123 Golden Square
London
EC1Y 0RT
www.mencap.org.uk
Tel -0207 454 0454
Fax - 0207 608 3254
Mencap is the leading charity working with children and adults with learning disabilities in England, Wales & Ireland. The site has details of the latest Mencap projects as well as information on Gateway clubs around the country.

National Asthma Campaign
Providence House
Providence Place
London
N1 0NT
www.asthma.org.uk
Helpline - 0845 701 0203
Tel - 0207 226 2260
Fax - 0207 704 0740
An independent charity working to conquer asthma in partnership with sufferers and all who share their concern, through a combination of research, education and support. Includes news, research and a Kids Zone.

National Autistic Society
393 City Road
London
EC1V 1NG
www.nas.org.uk
Tel - 0207 833 2299
Fax - 0207 833 9666
The UK’s foremost autism organisation, instigating National and International initiatives and providing a strong voice for autism. This site has comprehensive information as well as a link to the Grange Hill story line on autism.

National Childrens Bureau
8 Wakely Street
London
EC1V 7QE
www.ncb.org.uk
Tel - 0207 843 6000
Promoting the well-being of all young children and young adults in every aspect of their lives. Has details of current projects and events as well as a useful list of contacts.

National Council for the Divorced and Separated
101 Anson Road
Southtown,
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR31 0EG
www.ncds.org.uk
Tel: 07041 478 120
This site is designed especially for the separated, divorced and the widowed. Provides social contacts for those who have, for whatever reason, lost a partner. Has an extensive contact section including e-mail addresses.

National Deaf Children's Society
15 Dufferin Street
London
EC1Y 8UR
www.ndcs.org.uk
E-mail: helpline@ndcs.org.uk
Helpline: 0207 250 0123 (Voice & Text)
This site is run by an organization of families, parents and carers which exists to enable deaf children and young people to make the most of their skills and abilities. It aims to provide information and advice on many issues relating to childhood deafness and equipment.

National Deafblind & Rubella Association (Sense)
143 Clifton Terrace
London
N4 3SR
www.sense.org.uk
Minicom - 0207 272 9648
Tel - 0207 272 7774
Fax - 0207 272 6012
A site that aims to give people suffering from deafblindness the support they need to develop their talents and choose the way they wish to live. They Have a useful quick find section to help direct you to your chosen area.

National Eczema Society
Hill House
Highgate Hill
London
N19 5NA
www.eczema.org
Tel - 020 7281 3553
Helpline - 0870 241 3604 (Open Mon-Fri, 1-4pm)
A large site dedicated to the needs of people with eczema, dermatitis and sensitive skin. Has a lot of links and useful telephone numbers and addresses.

National Fertility Association (ISSUE)
114 Lichfield Street
Walsall
WS1 1SZ
www.issue.co.uk
Tel - 01922 722888
Allows you to concentrate on the area that you live in. Has a list of local hospitals and clinics in your area.

NCH Action for Children
85 Highbury Park
London
N5 1UD
www.nchafc.org.uk
Fax - 0207 226 2537
A charity site that has three main sections: children, young people and families. Has contact addresses and links.

National Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Children
42 Curtain Road
London
EC2A 3HN
www.nspcc.org.uk
Helpline - 0800 800300
Tel - 0207 825 2500
Fax - 0207 825 2525
A large, comprehensive site. Has information on how to make donations and how to help the charity. Has a large section that explains the charity and gives details and telephone numbers.

National Infertility Support Network (Child)
Charter House
3 St Leonards Road
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex
TN40 1JA
www.child.org.uk
Tel - 01424 732 361
Fax - 01424 731 858
Offers support and information to people facing infertility, also those who have faced infertility. Has many addresses and phone numbers that can be of use.

Royal National Institute for the Deaf (RNID)
RNID Helpline
PO Box 16464
London
EC1Y 8SL
www.rnid.org.uk
Textphone - 0870 603 3001
Tel - 0870 605 0123
Fax - 0207 296819
Has a whole section of links dedicated to children with hearing problems. Also has a section on welfare benefits.

Play Matters
68 Church Way
London
NW1 1LT
www.charitynet.org/~NATLL/
Textphone - 0870 603 3001
Tel - 0207 3879592
Fax - 0207 383 22714
Information on Toy Libraries. Offers information on training and publications. Has many links to useful sites.

The Cambridgeshire Real Nappy Network
Cambridgeshire Real Nappy Network
www.realnappy.net
Tel: (01223) 509837 Email: tami@realnappy.net
'Real nappies for the real world'

The Nappy Lady
Arcady
16 Hill Brow
Bearsted
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 4AW
www.thenappylady.co.uk
Tel - 01622 739034
A useful site developed to provide comprehensive information on every aspect of reusable fabric nappies and dispel the common myths surrounding them! The easy to use site also boasts an online shop and newsletter.

The Who Cares? Trust
Kemp House
152-160 City Road
London
EC1V 2NP
www.thewhocarestrust.org.uk
Helpline - 0500 565 570
Tel - 0207 251 3117
Fax - 0207 2513123
A site dedicated to improve public care for young people in residential or foster care. Has information on may different programmes designed to help young people.

Tommy's The Baby Charity
1 Kennington Road
London
SE1 7RR
www.tommys.org
Tel: 020 7620 0188
Fax: 020 7928 6628
E-mail: mailbox@tommys.org
Tommy's is determined to end the heartache caused by premature birth, miscarriage and stillbirth. They fund a national programme of research, education and information aimed at understanding and preventing these tragedies. They have produced two free leaflets about healthy pregnancy, which are available from their website along with lots of other information.

Trading Standards
www.tradingstandards.gov.uk
A site with deals with many different issues. Also has a section where you can find your local trading office.

Tumble Tots
Bluebird Park
Bromsgrove Road
Hunnington
Halesowen
B62 0TT
www.tumbletots.com
Tel - 0121 585 7005
Fax - 0121 585 6891
An Organisation that runs classes for children to participate in physical activities. Helping them to increase their confidence. Provides information on local classes.

Wellbeing
27 Sussex Place
Regents Park
London
NW1 4SP
www.wellbeing.org.uk
Helpline - 0114 242 4084
Tel - 0207 262 5337
Fax - 0207 724 7725
Charity designed for women and babies work with many main stream companies. Organises fundraising events, targeting women’s and babies health issues.

Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA)
Harnott House
309 Chester Road
Little Sutton
South Wirral
L66 1QQ
www.tamba.org.uk
Helpline - 0870 121 4000
Tel - 0151 348 0020
Fax - 0151 348 0765
Provides information and support for families with multiple births. Brings together the latest news reports and financial benefits available to parents with twins, triplets, quads, quins, sextuplets or more!