There are numerous charities and community groups aimed at supporting individuals in a whole range of circumstances from different backgrounds. You’ll find many local and national groups listed here but this list is far from exhaustive. For clarity we’ve divided them up between those services that operate locally, and those that are national organisations without a local branch.
Feel free to contact us if you can’t find what you’re looking for as our staff may be able to put you in touch with someone who can help.
British Red Cross
The British Red Cross provides valuable short-term support to vulnerable people in the UK, including lending medical equipment and care at home.
Telephone: 01905 425828
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers. Details of local branches are provided below or visit their website for more information.
44 High Street,
116 High Street,
34 High Street,
Upton Upon Severn,
Telephone: 0344 4111303 (From a landline)
0300 3300650 (From a mobile)
Advice Website: www.adviceguide.org.uk
Worcestershire Website: www.advicenetworkworcestershire.org.uk
Worcestershire ME Social Group
Social group for people affected by ME, CFS, PVFS, and FMS. People meet casually as a social group in locations throughout Worcestershire. Join them for a bite to eat, or just a cuppa and chat.
Telephone: 01886 888419
For assistance with hearing impairment contact Deaf Direct in Worcester
Telephone: 01905 746301
Droitwich Spa and Rural Council for Voluntary Services
Promoting, supporting and developing voluntary activity and services in the area surrounding Droitwich Spa.
Telephone: 01905 779115
Hereford and Worcester Dyslexia Association
The HWDA is a local charity which covers the two counties and provides specialist teaching for children with dyslexia, through its workshops in Bromsgrove, Hereford and Worcester and offers advice and support to parents.
Telephone: 01905 25511
Leukaemia CARE exists to provide vital care and support to all those whose lives have been affected by leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and the allied blood disorders. Their work extends to the welfare of families and carers, as well as that of patients themselves.
24hr Adviceline: 08088 010 444
Telephone: 01905 755977
The Parkinson’s support and research charity, working for more than 40 years to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s.
Helpline Telephone: 0808 800 0303
Telephone: 0844 225 3646
Relate – Worcestershire
Relate Worcestershire is located in the centre of Worcester City and work with couples or individuals who are experiencing relationship difficulties.
Telephone: 01905 28051
Remap is a charity, working through a nationwide network of dedicated volunteers who use their skills to help people with disabilities by creating bespoke equipment and aids to daily living.
Telephone: 01905 681035
Telephone: 01299 270397
Rethink works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.
Adviceline Telephone: 0300 5000927
Samaritans aims to benefit society by improving people’s emotional health in order to create a greater sense of well being. Apart from being a 24-hour source of support on the telephone, by email, by letter or face to face, they also work in the local community.
24 hour Telephone: 116 123
Sight Concern Worcestershire
Sight Concern has a large display of aids and equipment which can greatly improve the quality of life of someone who has sight problems.
Telephone: 01905 723245
Disability Sport Events
Disability Sport Events (DSE) create participation opportunities for disabled people with all impairments.
Belle Vue Centre,
Pink Bank Lane,
Telephone: 0161 953 2499
Equality and Human Rights Commission
The organisation with a statutory remit to promote and monitor human rights; and to protect, enforce and promote equality across the nine “protected” grounds, including disability.
Adviceline Telephone: 0808 8000082
Family Planning Association
The FPA provide straightforward information, advice and support to all people across the UK on all aspects of sexual health, sex and relationships.
2-12 Pentonville Rd,
Telephone: 0300 1237123
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability supports over 21,000 disabled people in the UK and works in 52 countries. They campaign for change and provide innovative services that give disabled people the opportunity to live life their way.
Leonard Cheshire Disability,
66 South Lambeth Road,
Telephone: 020 3242 0200
Multiple Sclerosis Society
The MS Society is the UK’s largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). They are a membership organisation but provide services to all. The society funds MS research, runs respite care centres, provides grants (financial assistance), education and training on MS. It produces numerous publications on MS and runs a freephone specialist Helpline.
MS National Centre,
372 Edgware Road,
Helpline Telephone: 0808 800 8000
Outsiders welcomes people with physical and social disabilities to make new friends and, if they wish, find partners. They also support health care professionals who want to include the topics of loneliness, sex and relationships in discussions with their clients.
4S Leroy House,
435 Essex Road,
Telephone: 020 7354 8291
Disability Rights UK
Campaigning disability support organisation. Also run the Radar toilet key scheme.
Plexal, 14, East Bay Lane,
Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park,
Scope has been working with disabled people and their families for nearly 60 years, seeking to drive the changes that will make the UK the first country in which disabled people are able to realise their full civil liberties and human rights
6 Market Road,
Telephone: 0808 800 3333
Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.
8 De Salis Court,
Telephone: 01905 755313
Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing by giving advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good.
50-53 High Street,
Helpline Telephone: 0808 800 4444
The Stroke Association
The Stroke Association funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and also helps stroke patients and their families directly.
240 City Road,
Adviceline Telephone: 0303 303 3100
Turning Point provide services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability. They run a number of services within Worcestershire. Visit their website for more details