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ABC

Action for Advocacy - A resource and support agency for the advocacy sector providing information, training and advice.

Link to external website www.actionforadvocacy.org/


Age Concern England - Promoting the Well-being of all older people.

Link to external website www.ageconcern.org.uk/


Alzheimer’s Society - The leading care and research charity for people with dementia.

Link to external website www.alzheimers.org.uk/


Association of Black Social Workers and Allied Professions - Improving the quality of health and social care for black users and staff.

Link to external website www.abswap.org/


Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS)

Represents:

  • The Directors of Adults Social Service (DASS)
  • The Directors of Children’s Services (DCS)

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Link to external website www.adss.org.uk/


British Association of Social Workers (BASW)

Represents:

  • Social Work
  • Social workers

Within the UK

Link to external website www.basw.co.uk/

British Medical Association (BMA)

Represents:

  • Doctors and Medicine all over the UK

Link to external website www.bma.org.uk/


Carers UK - Looking after family or friends requiring help due to illness, frailty or disability.

Link to external website www.carersuk.org/


Court Funds Office

Link to external website http://www.officialsolicitor.gov.uk/


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DEF

Department of Health (DH)

Responsible for:

  • Setting the English health and social care policy.
  • Setting standards and modernising the NHS.

Link to external website www.dh.gov.uk/


Down’s Syndrome Association - Provides information and support for people affected be Down’s syndrome and resources for professionals.

Link to external website www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/


English Community Care Association

Link to external website www.ecca.org.uk/


Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities - Improving the quality of life for people with learning disabilities and their families.

Link to external website www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/


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GHI

General Medical Council (GMC) - Registering doctors to practice within the UK.

Link to external website www.gmc-uk.org/


Headway – the brain injury association - Provides support and information for people affected by brain injury.

Link to external website www.headway.org.uk/


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JKL

Local Government Association (LGA) - Promotes interest in English & Welsh local authorities.

Link to external website www.lga.gov.uk/


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MNO

Making Decisions Alliance

Link to external website www.makingdecisions.org.uk/


Mental Health Foundation

Responsible for:

  • Providing information on mental health problems;
  • Improving services for people affected by mental health problems.

Link to external website http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/


MIND - Responsible for providing information on mental distress; and improving the quality of life for people affected by mental distress.

Link to external website www.mind.org.uk/


Ministry of Justice (MOJ)

Responsible for:

  • Running the courts
  • Improving the justice system
  • Human rights

Link to external website www.justice.gov.uk/


National Autistic Society (NAS) - Supports the rights and interests of people with autism and works on improving services for people affected by autism

Link to external website www.autism.org.uk/


National Care Association (NCA) - Provides services to support providers of social care across England and Wales.

Link to external website www.nca.gb.com/


National Care Forum - Represents the interests of not-for-profit health and social care within the UK.

Link to external website www.nationalcareforum.org.uk/


The National Family Carer Network - Provides a focal point for issues affecting families that include and adult with a learning disability.

Link to external website www.familycarers.org.uk/


The National Family Carer Support Service - Provides support and information for family carers.

Link to external website www.hft.org.uk/


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PQR

Patient Concern - Promotes choice and empowerment for all health service users.

Link to external website www.patientconcern.org.uk/


The Relatives and Residents Association

Provides:

  • Support for older people living in care;
  • Support for the families and friends affected by older people living in care.

Link to external website www.relres.org/


RESCARE - Provides support for children and adults affected by learning disabilities.

Link to external website www.rescare.org.uk/


RESPOND

Provides:

  • Support for both victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse who have learning disabilities;
  • Support for those affected by other trauma.

Link to external website www.respond.org.uk/


Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Represents:

  • Nurses;
  • Nursing.

Link to external website www.rcn.org.uk/


Royal College of Psychiatrists - This is the professional and educational body for psychiatrists within the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Link to external website www.rcpsych.ac.uk/


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STU

Social Care Association - Responsible for promoting positive practice within the social care service.

Link to external website www.socialcareassociation.co.uk/


Social Care Institute for Excellence - Identifies and spreads knowledge about good practice to the large and diverse social care workforce and support the delivery of transformed, personalised social care services. This site also provides a wide range of Link to external website Mental Capacity Act 2005 resources.

Link to external website www.scie.org.uk/


  Scope - Provides informational and support for people affected by cerebral palsy.

Link to external website www.scope.org.uk/


Sense

Provides:

  • Specialist information and advice to deaf blind people, their families and their carers;
  • Training material which addresses the advocacy issues for deaf blind people.

Link to external website www.sense.org.uk/


Turning Point - Provides support for people with complex needs, such as drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with learning disabilities.

Link to external website www.turning-point.co.uk/


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VWX

Welsh Assembly Government - Developing and approving Welsh legislation.

Link to external website www.wales.gov.uk/


YZ

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