Admiral Nurses work together with families to provide the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need to live more positively with dementia.
Your local Admiral Nursing service is based at GWH - please phone Hannah Rogers or Tim Allen on 01793 607214.
This website provides information explaining what facial palsy is and its various causes, as well as the emotional and physical issues that affect people living with facial palsy.
They have various guides available with useful advice about a range of issues which may be experiences by people living with facial palsy and their families and details of local support groups.
FND Action aim to do everything they can to raise awareness of functional neurological symptoms both among the general public, healthcare professionals and service providers/other charities.
They aim to encourage and help people to achieve a better quality of life and improved wellbeing.
Their website provides information on living with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) and support both online and locally.
Huntington's Disease Association
The Association exists to support people affected by Huntington's disease.
It is committed to supporting people affected directly or indirectly by Huntington's disease.
Literature is produced on many aspects of the disease for families and professionals.
Awareness raising events, such as conferences, are organised nationally and locally, together with social fun events, fundraising activities and summer camps for young people.
Lift Psychology Swindon
Lift Psychology Swindon have been providing psychological services to the people of Swindon for the past 25 years and pioneered Primary Care Psychology services.
They offer a high quality service that includes traditional Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) interventions plus additional support.
You can also attend one of their psycho-educational courses.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan offer support for people dealing with all types of cancer and have a wealth of information on all aspects of cancer diagnosis, treatment and after care.
They offer specific information about the various types of head and neck cancers and the issues faced by both patients and their loved ones, whether physical, emotional, financial or social.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
The Society offers a wide range of information to those living with MS in order to live life to the fullest and work with your care professionals to make informed decisions about your health.
They provide a wide range of support, a Helpline and lots of resources to view online or print at home.
Prospect cares for thousands of patients every year across the community and all their services are free of charge thanks to charitable donations.
They aim to provide the best possible end-of-life care for everyone, whenever and wherever they need it.
They care for patients at home, at the hospice, in hospital and in care homes.
They also run a programme of courses for patients to help them cope with their illness, and offer specialist support to their families and carers.
Rare Dementia Support (RDS)
RDS is a world-leading, UK-based service provided by the UCL Dementia Research Centre (DRC) and partners and funded by The National Brain Appeal.
It supports patients, carers and bereaved carers affected by six of the rare dementias:
- Familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD)
- Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)
- Familial frontotemporal dementia (fFTD)
- Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA)
- Primary progressive aphasia (PPA)
- Lewy body dementia (LBD)
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
The RCSLT supports speech and language therapists by providing leadership, setting professional standards, facilitating research and promoting better education and training.
Patients may wish to view this site to access policies, fact sheets and information regarding the Giving Voice campaign.