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Tuesday 15 June 2021
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Useful Links

Here are a selection of agencies and organisations that you may find useful:


Help and information regarding employment issues.
Tel: 01252 811868
Website: www.acas.org.uk


B.A.S.I.C Brain and Spinal Injury Charity
The Neurocare Centre, 554 Eccles New Rd, Salford, M5 1AL.
Helpline: 0870 7500000
e-mail: enquires@basiccharity.org.uk
Website: www.basiccharity.org.uk


Department of Work and Pensions
Government agency responsible for benefits.
Public enquires Office: 020 7712 2171
For local offices see telephone book
Website: www.awp.gov.uk


British Brain and Spine Foundation Charity
Organisation providing information and a helpline.
Helpline: 0808 808 1000
Website: www.brainandspine.org.uk


British Epilepsy Association Charity
Organisation providing information and support about epilepsy.
Helpline: 0808 800 5050
e-mail: helpline@epilepsy.org.uk
Website: www.epilepsy.org.uk


Carers UK
Information and support for people who are caring at home.
Tel. 020 7490 8818
e-mail: info@carersuk.org
Website: www.carersuk.org


Citizens Advice Bureau
Independent advice on issues such as benefits, employment, debt etc.
Local office numbers in telephone directory (National Association of CAB Tel. 0207 8332181)
Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk


Bereavement care charity offering bereavement counselling and support-See telephone book for local branch.
Helpline: 0870 167 1677
e.mail: helpline@crusebereavementcare.rg.uk
Website: www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk


Different Strokes
Support for younger stroke survivors.
Tel. 0845 1307172
Website: www.differentstrokes.co.uk


Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority, Drivers Medical Group, DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DL.
Medical Enquiries Tel; 0870 6000301
Website: www.dvla.gov.uk


Charity providing information and support for individuals with brain injury.
See local telephone book for local branches.
Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 244
e-mail: enquires@headway.org.uk
Website: www.headway.org.uk


National Society for Epilepsy (NSE)
The National Society for Epilepsy (NSE), Chesham Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 ORJ.
Helpline: 01494 601400
Website: www.epilepsynse.org.uk


NHS Direct
Telephone and Internet advice on medical queries.
Tel. 0845 4647
Website: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk


Charity providing relationship counselling.
See telephone book for local branches.
Website: www.relate.org.uk


The Stroke Association
National Charity providing support and information.
Tel. 0207 5660300
Website: www.stroke.org.uk


Subarachnoid Haemorrhage & Cerebral Aneurysm Support Groups
Support groups for patients and families who have been affected by subarachnoid haemorrhage and/or cerebral aneurysms are held at:

  • Wessex Neurological Centre Southampton General Hospital Tel: 023 8079 8428
  • BASIC - Brain and Spinal Injury Charity The Neurocare Centre 554 Eccles New Road Salford Tel: 0870 7500000