Fulham Good Neighbour work towards a community where neighbours look out and care for each other. They mainly support older people, including those with dementia, with practical tasks at home such as basic DIY, gardening and decorating. They do what any good neighbours would: collect medication, escort to appointments, accompany shopping and take care of pets to name a few of their free services delivered by over 50 volunteers.
Phab inspires and supports children, young people and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together – breaking down community barriers, reducing social isolation and creating opportunities for disabled people to enjoy the same activities and challenges as, and alongside, those without a disability.
This charity supports adults with learning disabilities to strive to reach their aspirations and make choices about how they want to live their lives through three interlinked services, based near Tonbridge in Kent.
This is a human rights and welfare charity providing humanitarian aid, advice and emotional support to people affected by overseas imprisonment. It assists British citizens during their incarceration, when they return to the UK and need access to resettlement services, and also supports their family and friends throughout the trauma. The Prisoners Abroad Resettlement Service ensures that British citizens who arrive in the UK after completing a sentence overseas are able to start the path to rehabilitation.
This charity provides specialist long-term psychological and practical support to around 1,000 survivors of torture each year from its centres in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow. The majority of people supported are asylum seekers and refugees from countries where human rights abuses are widespread. They include men, women, families, unaccompanied children, and young people, who are extremely traumatised resulting from the crippling psychological and physical consequences of torture.
ChAPS is a user-led charity, based in Runcorn. It was founded in April 2010 by a group of parents of children with Autism Spectrum Condition. They all knew from personal experience that there was an acute lack of services available to support the children and their wider families and they had a desire to improve the situation for themselves and for others. They provide a wide range of support and activities for some 450-member families (around 2,000 individuals), throughout Cheshire and Halton.
This charity supports independent living in East Northamptonshire, through its mission to ensure that everyone who wishes to remain in their own home, irrespective of their age or disability, is enabled to do so. They provide a range of services to help people stay fit and health and enjoy the independence that living in their own home provides. These services include help with personal and domestic care, community transport, day trips and a therapy centre.
This charity promotes emotional, mental and physical well-being through a horticultural rehabilitation project for adults who are challenged by mental health issues and/or acquired brain injury. It provides a safe, empathetic and enjoyable environment within which individuals suffering from depression or anxiety, recovering from physical illness, or experiencing specific individual challenges, are supported through Horticultural Therapy.
Caring for people with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities and offering support to their families. Martha Trust offers life-time residential care, respite care, and day care for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities at three residential homes in Kent and East Sussex.
The Birmingham Settlement supports those who are disadvantaged, whether through personal circumstances, financial hardship or social exclusion. Working primarily in the Aston and Shard End wards of Birmingham it helps those most marginalised by society to address life’s challenges and to achieve their potential by providing practical advice and enabling them to gain new skills and confidence. They focus on empowering not only individuals but communities too, bringing local people together to tackle the issues that affect their community. In providing these services the charity helps to create stronger, more integrated communities where people understand and support one another.
This is a professional theatre company which improves the lives of the homeless and displaced people through theatre and performing arts. They offer a type of interactive theatre that empowers participants and audiences to explore issues relevant to their lives and look for new ways of overcoming them.
DEMAND designs and manufactures bespoke items of equipment, unobtainable elsewhere. For multiply disabled people, enabling them to gain greater access to opportunities in many fields, including art, education, employment, music and sport, etc.
The charity provides help for people living with Huntington’s Disease enabling them to live a better life through improved care and support services, education of families and professionals, and championing people’s rights.
Working in over 330 care settings across the South and South West of England Alive enriches the lives of older people in care and trains their carers. They do this by running meaningful activity sessions which strengthen older people’s personal identities by connecting with their individual life stories, passions and interest.
This Children’s charity provides unique therapeutic recreation camps. These camps are designed and proven to complement the ongoing treatment cycle of children with serious illnesses, to increase their confidence and self-esteem, to enhance their ability to copy and to enable to achieve their true potential.
Based in Edinburgh this charity aims to encourage older and vulnerable people to retain their independence and stay at home for as long as possible by providing a range of practical services and adaptation that reduces their risks of trips and accidents and makes them feel safer and more comfortable in their home.
This Hertfordshire charity collects, refurbishes and resells furniture and other household items to prevent them going to landfill. They then distribute the items at heavily subsidised prices to people identified as most in need by other local charities and agencies. They also provide training and work placements for people with learning disabilities and mental ill-health, helping to build their skills and confidence.