Useful Links

Links

Here we provide links, in alphabetical order, to other charities and not-for-profit organisations that offer independent information, advice or services which might be useful for people with Parkinson’s.

Click the title of a section to go to the organisation’s webpage.


Age UK

We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations. We work to ensure that as you grow older, wherever you live, however much money you have, however tough life is, you will have access to comfort and company, to care and support, and to a life worth living. We exist to make sure you will have opportunities, and something to look forward to every day. We are here to make sure your voice counts.


BuDS

Buckinghamshire Disability Services (BuDS) is an independent charity which speaks up for the interests of disabled people in Buckinghamshire. We focus on removing barriers and finding answers. Primarily run by disabled people for disabled people, we use our combined experience, specialist knowledge and a collaborative approach to make change happen.


Carers Bucks

Carers Bucks is a charity that works in partnership with family Carers to support them in their caring role by providing information, advice and advocacy.


Carers Trust Thames

We are an independent charity and part of the Carers Trust network – Britain’s leading provider of information, advice and practical support to carers across the UK. We support carers and the people they care for by delivering high quality personal care services to people of all ages, and with a range of disabilities and health conditions.


CETAL Living Lab

The CETAL* Living Lab at the University Campus, Aylesbury Vale comprises a fully furnished flat equipped with the latest telehealth technology. It’s used as a test bed for new products and services in telehealth / telemedicine and as a demonstration setting for members of the general public who act as carers, who may wish to use these technologies to help those with long term conditions maintain their independence. Free of charge demo sessions are available to small groups who wish to see the facilities and technologies in action.

* Centre of Excellence for Telehealth and Assisted Living


Enrych

Enrych helps people identify what would make a real difference in their lives (especially through leisure and learning opportunities) and then we find ways to help make it happen. This might be a volunteer partnership, an activity group, Enrych social events or through one-to-one support.


Grove Hotel, Bournemouth

The Grove in Bournemouth is a unique hotel offering a beautiful holiday retreat for cancer patients and those with life limiting illnesses. Carers, families and friends are all welcome. They say that it is used by many guests with Parkinson’s.

Non-profit making, The Grove is owned by Macmillan Caring Locally, a registered charity based in Christchurch Dorset.


Home Library Service

Buckinghamshire County Council’s Home Library Service will deliver books, DVDs, CD’s and books on tapes free of charge to people who are housebound because of poor mobility or ill health, or because they are carers.


Leuchie House

Set in the beautiful East Lothian countryside, there’s nowhere quite like Leuchie House.

We specialise in offering caring respite breaks for people with long term neurological conditions. Included in every Leuchie break is personalised 24 hour care, specialist physiotherapy sessions, a programme of fun activities, outings and entertainment, and delicious home-made food. In addition, because Leuchie House is an 18th century mansion, we are able to offer our guests a special country house hotel ambiance.


NRS Safe + Well

Safe+Well™ is a service run by NRS Healthcare and supported by Buckinghamshire County Council and the NHS.

Safe+Well™ is designed to help people who want or need to buy their own daily living aids. We can help you understand what daily living aids can help you and where you can go to buy them.


Revitalise

Revitalise is a national charity providing respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and carers for over 50 years. 

We currently run three accessible holiday centres in Chigwell in Essex, Southampton and Southport.


Voices & Choices

Voices and Choices is a Registered Charity and Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. It has been set up to provide information and advice to help people to remain in their homes with the help and support of community services and other agencies. It will also provide reassurance to family carers living outside Buckinghamshire.


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