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Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate…
Area:
National
Website:
nosycrow.com/
Address
Online, 
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and…
Area:
National
Website:
www.gov.uk/.../about
Free, friendly, confidential advice on alcohol and drugs, smoking and addiction. The website has an A-Z of drugs including slang and related terms used for them. Talk to Frank if you are 'under the influence' or worried about a child, family member or friend that…
Area:
National
Telephone:
03001 236600
Mobile: 82111
E-mail:
frank@talktofrank.com
Website:
www.talktofrank.com
The RNIB Library is the largest of its kind in the UK, and it's completely free with over 60,000 items in the collection. Our website is your gateway to the entire collection in one place, including audio, braille, giant print and music – there is…
Area:
National
Telephone:
03031 239999
E-mail:
helpline@rnib.org.uk
Website:
www.rniblibrary.com/.../www.main.cls
Address
105 Judd Street,  London,  WC1H 9NE
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) are a leading source of information on sight loss and the issues affecting blind and partially sighted people. Whether you’re losing your sight, blind, or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the…
Area:
National
Telephone:
03031 239999
E-mail:
helpline@rnib.org.uk
Website:
www.rnib.org.uk/.../england
Address
105 Judd Street,  London,  WC1H 9NE
Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair including those which may lead to suicide, which could be related to relationship and family problems, loss of a job, a friend or…
Area:
National
Locality
West Dorset
Telephone:
01935 476455
E-mail:
jo@samaritans.org.uk
Website:
www.samaritans.org/
Address
25 the Park,  Yeovil,  Yeovil,  Somerset,  BA20 1DG
We are The Leading Children’s Healthcare Charity in the UK. Our mission is to ensure that healthcare in the UK meets the unique needs of all children and young people and their families. With over 50 years’ experience, Action for Sick Children campaigns on all…
Area:
National
Telephone:
08000 744519
E-mail:
enquiries@a4sc.org
Website:
www.actionforsickchildren.org
Address
Action for Sick Children, 10 Ravenoak Road,  Cheadle Hulme,  Stockport,  SK8 7DL
DLF - Disabled Living Foundation, is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969. It is a founder member of the Information Standard, a certification scheme for health and social care information. They are the UK’s leading source of…
Area:
National
Telephone:
03009 990004
E-mail:
helpline@dlf.org.uk
Website:
www.dlf.org.uk
Address
Unit 1 Chatfield Road, Wandsworth,  London,  SW11 3SE
The KSA offers support and information to all affected by, or having an interest in, Klinefelter’s Syndrome (KS) and XXY. The aims of the KSA are: to offer support and information to all affected by KS and XXY; to raise awareness of KS and XXY…
Area:
National
Telephone:
03001 114748
E-mail:
webadmin@ksa-uk.net
Website:
www.ksa-uk.net
Address
56 Little Yeldham Road,  Little Yeldham,  Halstead,  Essex,  CO9 4QT
SWAN UK (Syndromes Without a Name) is the only dedicated support network available for families of children with undiagnosed genetic conditions in the UK. Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund the project has 3 aims: Develop and support a community of…
Area:
National
Telephone:
02078 310883
E-mail:
info@undiagnosed.org.uk
Website:
www.undiagnosed.org.uk/
Address
Level 3¬ Barclay House 37 Queen Square,  London,  WC1N 3BH