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Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)

Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) provides free, independent advice and support to people affected by medical accidents.

0845 123 2352 (helpline)

Updated: 24th June 2019

Action on Hearing Loss Information Line

The Information Line provides expert information and support on all issues relating to deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss, including:

  • What to do if you think you may have hearing loss
  • What can help if you’ve just been diagnosed with hearing loss
  • Getting hearing aids and making the most out of them
  • What benefits and services you may be entitled to

0808 808 0123

informationline@hearingloss.org.uk

actiononhearingloss.org.uk/how-we-help/information-and-resources/information-line/

 

Updated: 10th July 2018

Buckinghamshire Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau are local organisations operating under the umbrella of a national organisation, Citizens Advice.

They provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

01494 545991 (Chiltern)

0344 245 1289 (Buckingham and High Wycombe)

Updated: 24th June 2019

Buckinghamshire Disability Service (BuDS)

Buckinghamshire Disability Service (BuDS) is a user-led pan-disability charity operating primarily in Buckinghamshire. They focus on fixing the big issues facing disabled people.

BuDS is an independent charity which speaks up for the interests of all disabled people in Buckinghamshire, whatever their impairment or age.

BuDS tries to fix the big issues which affect all disabled people, like employment, discrimination, transport, accessibility, benefits and attitudes to disability.

07811 142935

 

Updated: 6th August 2019

Buckinghamshire Mind

Independent charity working to support and represent people with mental health needs in the local community. We do this through providing high quality services including:

  • Activity Groups and Peer Support
  • Older People’s Services
  • Befriending
  • Employment Support
  • Counselling for Adults
  • Counselling for Children & Young People

We work to provide a voice for people with mental health needs, to fight stigma and campaign to influence policy and decision making locally. We are committed to making sure our services are inclusive and meet the diverse needs of people in Buckinghamshire.

01494 463364

info@bucksmind.org.uk

 bucksmind.org.uk

Updated: 12th June 2018

Bucks SEND IAS Services

Buckinghamshire Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support (SEND IAS) Service (formerly Parent Partnership).  All local authorities, by law, have to provide children and young people with SEN or disabilities, and their parents, with information, advice and support. Buckinghamshire SEND IAS Service is the information, advice and support service here. Our service is free, confidential, impartial and at arm’s length from Buckinghamshire County Council.

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/education/bucks-send-ias/

Updated: 12th June 2018

Bucks Sexual Health and Wellbeing

Easy access to free and confidential sexual health services for all.

Find a clinic or service near you

0300 303 2880

www.sexualhealthbucks.nhs.uk

Updated: 4th May 2018

Bucks Vision

Bucks Vision is a local charity helping people with sight loss across Buckinghamshire.

They offer a wide range of services delivered by a small staff team and volunteers. Services include:

  • Practical Courses
  • Social & Sporting Activities
  • Support at Home
  • Eye Clinic Patient Support
  • Equipment Information

01296 487556

reception@bucksvision.co.uk

www.bucksvision.co.uk

 

Updated: 15th April 2019

c-App PIP Assessment Support

The c-App PIP Assessment Support is a web app created by seAp. The app offers guidance, advice and support on
most aspects of the PIP (Personal Indepedence Payment) application process.

Updated: 24th June 2019

Care Advice Buckinghamshire

Directory of community activities and care services for adults in Buckinghamshire.  You can register your organisation, service or event free of charge via their website.

If you are looking for a directory of activities and services for families, children and young people aged under 19, and up to 25 years with special needs, or to register a relevant service please visit the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service.

careadvicebuckinghamshire.org

Updated: 12th June 2018

Carers Bucks

Carers Bucks exists entirely to support and promote the wellbeing of family carers. We support carers of all ages and in different caring roles, including young carers, parents of children with a physical or learning disability, older carers,carers from the black and minority ethnic community [B2]  and those looking after someone with mental health problems, including depression.

0300 777 2722

carersbucks.org

Ardenham Court, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8HT

Updated: 12th June 2018

Chiltern Music Therapy

Not-for-profit organisation that provides a music therapy service to people of all ages. Music Therapy enables a wide range of people, of all ages, to develop skills and improve their health and well-being. We take referrals for babies, children, adults and older people with:

  • Learning disabilities, including Autism and Asperger’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dementia
  • Mental-health and emotional difficulties, including post traumatic stress disorder
  • Neurological conditions, including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntingdon’s disease
  • Behavioural difficulties, including ADHD
  • Sensory impairments
  • Cancer, life-threatening illnesses and those in palliative care
  • Anyone for whom traditional talking therapies are not suitable or appropriate

01442 780541

info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk

chilternmusictherapy.co.uk

Chiltern Music Therapy, 71-79 Waterside, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1PE

Updated: 12th June 2018

Chiltern Samaritians

Chiltern Samaritans provide emotional support to people in our local area. They give people time and space to express their feelings in a safe and confidential environment. They listen, don’t judge and never tell people what they should do.

They aim to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. We mainly support the following areas.

  • Amersham
  • Chesham
  • High Wycombe
  • The Chalfonts
  • Great Missenden
  • Beaconsfield
  • Aylesbury

 01494 432000

jo@samaritans.org

 www.samaritans.org/branches/chiltern-samaritans

Updated: 18th December 2018

Choosing Wisely UK

Choosing Wisely UK is part of a global initiative aimed at improving conversations between patients and their doctors and nurses.

They have launched BRAN (Benefits, Risks, Alternatives, [Do] Nothing) to encourage patients to ask their clinician questions about proposed treatments.

choosingwisely.co.uk/

Updated: 15th June 2018

Counselling Directory

Confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. Use it to find a local qualified counsellor or psychotherapist.

counselling-directory.org.uk

Updated: 12th June 2018

Cruse Bereavement Services

Cruse offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies.

This support can be given face-to-face, over the phone, via email or through their website.

Ayelsbury: 01296 425757

Chiltern and Beaconsfield: 01494 766455

High Wycombe: 01494 511117

Updated: 21st January 2019

DrugFAM

Provides safe, caring and professional support to families, friends and partners who are struggling to cope with a loved one’s addiction to drugs or alcohol and to those who have been bereaved by addiction or related causes.

 drugfam.co.uk

Updated: 21st May 2018

Equipment, adaptations and improvements to the home to help those living with dementia

Most people with dementia wish to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, but as a person’s dementia progresses they may find everyday tasks more difficult. Using equipment and making adaptations to the home environment can help someone to continue to do things for themselves for longer.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/staying-independent/equipment-adaptations-improvements-home

Updated: 10th July 2018

FACT Bucks

FACT Bucks, short for Families and Carers Together in Buckinghamshire, is a group of parents and professionals who meet to discuss real issues that affect children and young people with additional needs and disabilities in Buckinghamshire.

  factbucks.org.uk

Updated: 12th June 2018

Getting informed, getting prepared

Lots of people find that they need more help or support as they get older. Starting to look for care and support can feel overwhelming, but there are lots of people and organisations that can help.

This website contains a short film and some information to help people who are starting to look for care and support for themselves or someone else, now or in the future.

gettinginformed.net/

Updated: 14th June 2018

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