Losing a loved one can be one of the most difficult times in our lives. Sometimes it helps to talk with others going through a similar experience. Our bereavement support group: provides companionship offers insights into the grieving process allows the sharing of helpful startegies…
The Ralph site is a not-for-profit website that provides support to pet owners around the loss of a beloved companion. The site contains a variety of resources including advice on euthanasia and aftercare options and information on bereavement and grief management. There are forums for…
Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions provides books for adults on topics such as overcoming depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and managing worry and stress.  There is evidence from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) that self-help reading can help people…
Reading Well for dementia recommends books you might find useful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia, or want to find out more about the condition.  The books include information and advice, help after diagnosis, practical support for carers and personal stories.…
Reading Well Books on Prescription helps people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing using helpful reading available from public libraries. Reading Well for long term conditions has been developed for people with long term health conditions and their relatives and carers.  The titles…
Reading Well Mood boosting Books is a national promotion of uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction.  The books are all recommended by readers and reading groups. The Reading Agency have also worked with Macmillan Cancer Support to create a Mood boosting booklist.  Most of…
Financial support for the most vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis What is the Hardship Fund? The Hardship Fund was created by the British Red Cross with our partner Aviva and the Aviva Foundation to help those most financially impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.Official Referral Partners…
At Re-engage, we work within your local community to set up regular social gatherings for small groups of people over 75, on their own, and hoping to find new ways to get out and about that suit them at this time of life. We won't…
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we're offering a regular friendly phone call to anyone over 75 who lives alone and is feeling isolated during the current lockdown. Because a good chat means the world We know these past few months have been tough for…
At Refuge, we believe that no-one should have to live in fear of violence and abuse. On any given day Refuge supports almost 6,000 clients, helping them rebuild their lives and overcome many different forms of violence and abuse; for example domestic violence, sexual violence,…