Support Organisations: Living with a terminal illness

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Specialist Organisations
Support Organisations

There are many local and national charities that can offer help and support to you and your family if you have become ill.

Alzheimers Support : Offer a range of services to people living with all types of dementia and their family carers across Wiltshire.

www.alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk

Tel: 01225 776481

 

Alzheimers Society Provide information and support services for people worried or affected by dementia, and local support groups.  

www.alzheimers.org.uk

Tel: 01249 443469

The Alzheimers Society have a set of pages about end of life care

 

We Hear You: Provide free professional counselling to anyone affected by cancer or other life threatening conditions. Services provided in Trowbridge, Warminster, Westbury, Bath and Frome.

http://www.wehearyou.org.uk

Tel: 01373 455255

Macmillan Cancer Support: If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, you’re not alone. Find out what to expect, get information, practical advice and information about local support groups from the national charity.

www.macmillan.org.uk

Tel: 0808 808 0000

Macmillan Wiltshire Citizens Advice Welfare Benefits Advisors: Provides comprehensive, independent, confidential welfare benefits advice and support to people affected by cancer in Wiltshire (based in Salisbury).

Tel: 01722 421277

Marie Curie Cancer Care:Offer expert care, guidance and support to help people living with any terminal illness. Provide a range of information leaflets. Contact them on their free national support line or view their website for further information about local services:

www.mariecurie.org.uk

Tel: 0800 090 2309

British Heart Foundation:Provides information and advice for people suffering from heart conditions as well as their family and partners. Healthy Heart Groups held locally which bring support to patients and carers. To find your local group call the Healthy Heart helpline or visit the British Heart Foundation website.

www.bhf.org.uk

Tel: 0300 330 3311

Positivity UK: Provides information and advice to women, men and young people living with HIV.

www.positivelyuk.org

Tel: 020 7713 0444

Wiltshire Mind:Wiltshire Mind is a local independent mental health charity based in Melksham. They provide information and advice along with support groups and professional 1-1 counselling.

www.wiltshiremind.co.uk

Tel: 01225 706532