Community & Voluntary Support

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.

For organisations within Worcestershire click here.

For national organisations click here.

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.


Local Organisations


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 450 400

Website: www.redcross.org.uk

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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.

Droitwich

44 High Street,
Droitwich Spa,
WR9 8ES

Evesham

116 High Street,
Evesham,
WR11 4EJ

Malvern

The Grange,
Grange Road,
Malvern,
WR14 3HA

Pershore

34 High Street,
Pershore,
WR10 1DS

Upton-Upon-Severn

The Library,
School Lane,
Upton Upon Severn,
WR8 0LE

Worcester

Telephone: 0344 4111303 (From a landline)

0300 3300650 (From a mobile)

Advice Website: www.adviceguide.org.uk

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Worcestershire Website: http://www.advicenetworkworcestershire.org.uk

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Deaf Direct

For assistance with hearing impairment contact Deaf Direct in Worcester

Telephone: 01905 723245

Website: www.deafdirect.org.uk

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Disability Action

Disability Action is an organisation that seeks to improve the quality of life for local disabled people by focusing on practical ways of improving services and facilities for the disabled locally.

Wyre Forest

c/o 35, Hayes Road,
Kidderminster,
DY11 5UF

Telephone: 07985 210041

Website: www.disabilityactionwf1.co.uk

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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

Website: www.worcestershirevoices.org.uk/droitwich-spa-cvs

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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

Email: info@hwda.org.uk

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Leukaemia Care

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

Website: www.leukaemiacare.org.uk

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Parkinson’s UK

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

Website: www.parkinsons.org.uk

Worcestershire

Telephone: 0844 225 3646

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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

Website: www.relate-worcestershire.org

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Remap

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.

Worcestershire

Telephone: 01905 681035

Wyre Forest

Telephone: 01299 270397

Website: www.remap.org.uk

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Rethink

Rethink works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life.

Adviceline Telephone: 0845 456 0455

Telephone: 01905 23061

Website: www.rethink.org

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Samaritans

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: 08457 909090.

Local Telephone: 01905 21121

Website: www.samaritans.org

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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

Website: www.sightconcern.co.uk/aidsandequipment

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National Organisations


Disability Sport Events

Disability Sport Events (DSE) create participation opportunities for disabled people with all impairments.

Belle Vue Centre,
Pink Bank Lane,
Manchester,
M12 5GL

Telephone: 0161 953 2499

Website: www.disabilitysport.org.uk

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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: 0845 604 6610

Website: www.equalityhumanrights.com/

Email: info@equalityhumanrights.com

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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,
London
N1 9FP

Telephone: 0845 122 8690

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

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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,
London,
SW8 1RL

Telephone: 020 3242 0200

Website: www.lcdisability.org

Email: info@LCDisability.org

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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,
London,
NW2 6ND

Helpline Telephone: 0808 800 8000

Website: www.mssociety.org.uk

Email: helpine@mssociety.org.uk

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Outsiders

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.

The Outsiders,
4S Leroy House,
435 Essex Road,
London,
N1 3QP

Telephone: 020 7354 8291

Website: www.outsiders.org.uk

Email: info@outsiders.org.uk

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Radar

Radar is the UK’s largest disability campaigning organisation, with a membership of over 800 disability organisations and individual campaigners.

12 City Forum,
250 City Road,
London
EC1V 8AF

Telephone: 020 7250 3222

Website: www.radar.org.uk

Email: radar@radar.org.uk

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Scope

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,
London,
N7 9PW

Telephone: 0808 800 3333

Website: www.scope.org.uk

Email: response@scope.org.uk

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Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.

Ground Floor,
8 De Salis Court,
Hampton Lovett,
Droitwich Spa,
WR9 0QE

Telephone: 01905 755313

Website: www.shaw-trust.org.uk

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Shelter

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.

4th Floor,
Gateway House,
50-53 High Street,
Birmingham,
B4 7SY

Helpline Telephone: 0808 800 4444

Website: www.shelter.org.uk

Email: info@shelter.org.uk

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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,
London,
EC1V 2PR

Adviceline Telephone: 0303 303 3100

Website: www.stroke.org.uk

Email: info@stroke.org.uk

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Turning Point

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

Telephone: 020 7481 7600

Website: www.turning-point.co.uk

Email: info@turning-point.co.uk

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