Carers Organisations Newsletters

I am including newsletters from other
organisation's as I feel that we (UK Carers)
need to show we aren't an 'insular' group.

So if any Carers organisation wants to send
a newsletter for inclusion OR one of our
members feels that a newsletter warrants
inclusion then please contact me and I will
be only too happy to include them.

Tower Hamlets Carers Centre Newsletter


This site is not only dedicated to a brother
and son but to all the people who have had
similar experiences with the unlawful denial
by the NHS for Continuing Health Care.

NHFA provide advice and information on
obtaining and paying for care to all regardless
of means. Combining specialist financial
advice to illustrate the affordability of chosen
care together with the many other complex
issues older people and their families should
consider including local authority charging
procedures, health authority responsibilities,
DWP benefits and legislative matters. NHFA
aims to enable older people meet the cost
of their chosen care for life whilst as far as
possible, preserving their original capital and
with that their independence, dignity and choice.

Vitalise (formerly Winged Fellowship Trust)
is a national charity providing essential
breaks for disabled people and carers. Vitalise
also runs holidays for visually impaired
people. We aim to offer choice through
our enabling environment and inspirational
opportunities for volunteers


Disability doesn't stop you from wanting a holiday; nor does it make it impossible.

Many people with disabilities find that cruising is one of the most convenient and enjoyable holidays they have ever taken with an outstanding choice of ships and itineraries available to choose from. The biggest advantage is that all details can be taken care of before you travel ensuring that there are no unpleasant surprises once onboard.

At Cruising Holiday we specialise in making some of the 2000 plus cruises available and accessible to those of us that have specialist requirements. Few competitors can match our expertise with regard to accessible cruising holidays, or our knowledge of the many cruise ships and their individual facilities. We have faced mountainous challenges and are yet to be beaten, we can even provide fully qualified care staff to accompany you on your cruise.

You can rest assured that we will take care of all of your travel arrangements, completely free of charge, to ensure your holiday is thoroughly enjoyable and hassle free.

Cruising Holiday specialise in arranging cruises for people with all
types of disability including wheelchair users, guests with sensory
impairments and guests requiring oxygen, haemodialysis or CAPD

Alternative Healing site does fun tarot readings, etc, info on all sorts of remedies

British Legion will help financially with bills, accomodation, respite , and support services to all ex-service people and their dependants.


Because we have made the site private no one is able to do a search or view. So you will need to have a Microsoft Net Passport to join the group. We ask that anyone interested in joining emails us at and tells us a little about their caring duties and then we will send the MSN invite out to them.

Crossroads is the largest charity in the world, providing 'in the home care' for Carers and we've been doing so for 30 years! Yes that's right it's our thirtieth anniversary this year and Crossroads continues to offer the high quality of service our Carers have come to associate with us

Mission Statement
To promote, offer, support and deliver high quality services for Carers and people with care needs

Core Values
Crossroads considers that Carers should be entitled to practical support to reduce the stress of caring, giving Carers time to be themselves

Crossroads schemes for England and Wales

Crossroads (Scotland) is the national organisation established in 1978 to develop local services for Carers throughout Scotland. There are now 49 local schemes providing over 1 million hours of care and short breaks for Scotland's Carers.

Community Legal Service Direct has links to welfare benefits advice websites, etc:

Citizens Advice Bureaux online advice guide has advice on welfare benefits

Entitled To has benefits calculators for under 60 and over 60 claimants and links to further information:

Family Fund will give financial help for holidays, supply washing machines, tumble dryers, driving lessons, and other help unavailable from the dss to families of disabled children under 16.

Incontinent will send out a card that lets you use any Public toilet

Headway, very good helpline, will send out info and a card for traumatic brain injury (tbi) survivors

Headway ireland excellent site full of info

Leonard Cheshire offers a range of services including Care At Home, Respite Care and Day Services.

My Invisible Disability Advocate

beyond barriers

Selfish Pig's Guide to Caring by Hugh Marriott who is The Carer for his wife who has Huntingdons Disease

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association. Welfare Services

Irritated, mad as hell want to to do something about it Go TO
That's Really Getting on My Nerves


Traumatic Brain Injury forum

Disabled facility grants can now be used to put forward to stairlifts in homes