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Self Help Groups

  • La Leche League

    breastfeeding support and information for anyone interested in breastfeeding
  • Lactose Intolerance

    The UK's first site for Lactose Intolerance sufferers and the milk allergic. Useful information and a bookshop.
  • LAM Action

    LAM (lymphangioleiomyomatosis) mainly affects the lungs, where it causes an overgrowth of smooth muscle cells. This overgrowth can lead to various problems. LAM Action provides support and information for LAM patients and their families and its annual meeting provides a chance to meet up with...
  • LAMP

    Closely involved in consultation and development of local services, LAMP is a registered charity promoting mental health in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. LAMP works primarily with people experiencing mental distress and with carers. Its advocacy services empower people to make informed...
  • Lancashire Centre for Independent Living

    We are an organisation helping those with impairments to live more independently. We have a distinct service in offering support, information and advice and a peer support that offers experienced users of indivdual budgets or direct payment to offer advice on their care packages.
  • Landau Kleffner Syndrome Support Group

    We are a UK registered charity for children with Landau Kleffner Syndrome, their families, and interested professionals
  • Lane-Fox Respiratory Unit Patients' Association

    The Lane-Fox Respiratory Unit provides highly specialised care for patients from throughout the United Kingdom, who are dependent on ventilators to breathe, due to an accident; illness or neuro-muscular disease such as polio, scoliosis, muscular dystrophy, motor neurone, and Guillain-Barré...
  • Language Direct (Interpreters & Translators)

    LANGUAGE DIRECT (Interpreters & Translators) Tel: 020 8539 5142 Fax: 020 8539 9588 email: languagedirect@onetel.com At LANGUAGE DIRECT we serve the language needs (translate and interpret to and from) of Businesses and private and public service organisations nationwide. We offer a high...
  • L'Arche

    L'Arche is a registered charity which creates residential communities which welcome people with learning disabilities. By this means L'Arche seeks to respond to the distress of those who are too often rejected and to give them a valid place in society. L'Arche seeks to reveal the particular...
  • Latex Allergy Support Group

    The Latex Allergy Support Group is a charity with the following aims: To raise awareness of latex allergy amongst the general public and in particular, healthcare workers. To provide a national support network for those affected by latex allergy. To push for investigation into the increased...
  • Laura Centre

    The Laura Centre is a family bereavement counselling centre which provides confidential counselling and group support, free of charge to: Anyone affected by the death of a child at any age and from any cause. Any school age child/young person up to 25 years of age affected by the death of a...
  • Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl Society

    Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl (LMBB) syndrome is a rare, recessively inherited disorder which affects approximately 1 in 100,000 babies born. The LMBB Society is a group of parents, affected individuals and interested professionals with a wide range of experiences and knowledge to share. It supports...
  • Lauren's Link

    • Lauren's Link aims to: • Support families and carers affected by someone else's substance misuse. This will be done by either a one to one meeting or at the weekly self help group, which is held every Tuesday evening 6pm - 8.30pm. • Raise awareness of the difficulties of living with drug...
  • LawCare

    For advocates in Scotland 0800 279 6869 For barristers, judges & barristers clerks in England and Wales 0800 018 4299 For solicitors and legal executives in England and Wales 0800 279 6888 For judges in Northern Ireland 0800 018 4299 For solicitors in Scotland and Northern Ireland 0800...
  • Lead Scotland

    Lead Scotland enables disabled adults and carers to access learning opportunities. Services seek both to stimulate the demand for learning and to create awareness among learning providers about the barriers to inclusion for many disabled people and carers. Features of the service include the...
  • League of Friends of Plymouth Cancer Centre

    Pcc LoF is a registered charity, No: 1057317 and is linked to PHNHST via Mr Chris Taylor, Cancer Services Manager. Tel: 01752 777111 ext:57704
  • Learn and Live

    Voluntary road safety organisation representing bereaved parents of young drivers or their passengers.
  • Learning Assessment & Neurocare Centre

    The Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre was established in 1993 by Dr G D Kewley, an Australian paediatrician. Dr Kewley and his consultant colleagues at the Centre have experience in their individual specialities and also in the assessment and management of children, adolescents and adults...
  • Learning Disability Wales

    Learning Disability Wales is the collective voice of the voluntary sector in Wales which promotes the right of people with a learning disability to have valued lives. They: Work in partnership with other organisations, service users and their parents, carers. Campaign to help people with...
  • Leber's Optic Neuropathy Trust

    Information, advice and support
  • Leeds Mind

    Leeds Mind aims to be an inclusive, dynamic and creative organisation which supports people experiencing distress. We seek to achieve this with Leeds MIND projects such as: · CATs (Counselling and therapy services) · SHIP – A survivor-led group work project · Housing...
  • Legal Advice Helpline Ltd

    The Legal Advice Helpline is an independent community orientated service providing free, impartial advice about claiming compensation for personal injury and clinical negligence. Working closely with a number of legal firms, the Legal Advice Helpline is able to assist accident victims who are...
  • Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Support Group

    The Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Support Group aims to provide parent-friendly information to all interested parties on Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS). The group also offers moral support to those families who feel devastated by news of a diagnosis of LGS by way of telephone contact and, if requested,...
  • Leonard Cheshire

    Leonard Cheshire is the UK’s leading voluntary sector provider of support services for disabled people.
  • LEOPARD Syndrome Support Group

    Support/Information for parents with children and young adults with the multi-faceted LEOPARD syndrome.
  • LEPRA

    Since 1924, LEPRA has been caring for and curing people of leprosy with the aim of eradicating this disease. The development of a simple and cheap treatment called MDT in 1982(multidrug therapy) now makes this objective possible. Early identification and treatment is essential in order to prevent...
  • Lets Face It

    A national mutual help organisation for people with any facial disfigurement.
  • Leukaemia CARE

    Leukaemia CARE provides vital CARE and support services to all those whose lives are affected by Leukaemia and allied blood disorders. Our work extends to the welfare and emotional support of carers as well as patients. Discretional financial assistance and holiday programme available.
  • Leukaemia Research Fund

    Provide information on all types of leukaemia and publish a wide range of booklets
  • Lewisham Association of People with Disabilities

    Umbrella organisation - offering advice & information on all aspects of disability. Representation,campaigning and policy consultation also.
  • Lewis's Medical Supplies

    Lewis's Medical Supplies is a first aid & medical supplies company. Their products are available to the general public but they specialise in supplying to Local Authorities, Schools, Colleges, Universities, Care Homes, Government Bodies, Hotels & Catering Trade, Food Manufacturing Industry,...
  • Liberty Child

    Liberty Child provides holidays for children and young people with disabilities, physical and mental. The objectives of Liberty Child are: 'To provide relief and support to persons, especially children and young people, with physical or mental disadvantage or disability or special needs, and...
  • Life Foundation School of Therapeutics

    Life Foundation School of Therapeutics is a group of therapists from a wide range of professional backgrounds including yoga therapy, Bowen technique, relaxation, meditation, goal setting and de-stress methods.We specialise in detraumatisation and self progression techniques. We have taken our...
  • Life Works

    Life Works is committed to providing the highest quality treatment in Europe for all addictions and eating disorders, compulsive behaviours, and related mental health disorders.
  • Lifeblood: The Thrombosis Charity

    Lifeblood was established in 2002 by a group of people who recognise the need to promote awareness about thrombosis and to increase understanding of its causes, effects and the treatment available. Lifeblood wishes to increase awareness of thrombosis among the public and health professionals and...
  • Lifeline

    Lifeline is a non profit-making organisation and a registered charity founded in 1971, based in the North of England, that helps people who use drugs and the families of people who use drugs. They have offices in Manchester, East Lancashire, West Yorkshire and Calderdale providing a range of...
  • Lifeline - Pregnancy Counselling and Care

    Lifeline is a charity which runs a drop-in centre at the above address. Lifeline offers the following services: Anyone facing a problem or unplanned pregnancy can get a free pregnancy test and free counselling. Professionally trained counsellors can help a pregnant woman to consider carefully...
  • Lifeline 4 Kids

    Originally known as the Handicapped Children's Aid Committee, we are a voluntary charity without paid staff, established in 1961 to support children aged 0-18 years with disabilities, by directly purchasing essential equipment. We also help schools, hospitals and respite centres etc. with...
  • Lifesavers

    Lifesavers The Royal Life Saving Society UK, is the UK governing body for Lifesaving and Lifeguarding and is the leading drowning prevention organisation in the UK. We train approximately 1million people a year in lifesaving, lifesupport and water safety techniques. This can range from...
  • Light (Living In Greater Hope Together)

    A non-judgemental self help group for both men and women survivors of child abuse, Looking at issues left behind after the abuse. We will meet weekly with qualified and experienced volunteers. There will be a weekly charge to cover costs as we are a non profit organisation. We take referrals from...
  • Limbless Association

    Advice, rehabilitation volunteer visits to home and hospital, magazine, representations to local and national government.
  • Lincoln Mood group

    Weekly group to discuss moods, such as depression, anger, anxiety.
  • Lindsay Leg Club Foundation

    The Foundation has been created to relieve suffering from leg ulcers and associated conditions through the implementation of a model that motivates and empowers patients to take ownership of their care, alleviate their suffering and reduce the stigma attached to their condition. It also seeks to...
  • Link Centre for Deafened People (The)

    LINK is the major organisation in the UK providing services exclusively for adults experiencing the trauma of acquired profound hearing loss. Our services include: - Intensive rehabilitation programmes - Deafened volunteer Information Officers around the UK - Self management programmes -...
  • Link Support Group

    A self-help patient support group for couples undergoing fertility investigations and treatment in and around the Merseyside area.
  • Linkage Community Trust

    Linkage Community Trust is a registered charity which provides high quality education, care and employment services to enable people with learning difficulties and other disabilities to realise their full potential. Linkage provides services for over 300 learning disabled people from all over the...
  • Linking Voices

    Linking Voices is a support website with local directory of support groups for people in Lincolnshire that have experience of mental illness
  • Lions Message In a Bottle

    The Lions Message In a Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location - the fridge. Contact the above or visit their website for further details.
  • Lipservice

    Lipservice is a company which sells two RNID approved videos for the hard of hearing, details as follows. An introduction to lipreading. How to overcome hearing loss. Contact Lipservice for ordering and price information. A leaflet is available which describes the videos in more detail and...
  • Lissencephaly Contact Group

    See www.lissencephaly.org.uk
  • Listening Books

    Listening Books provides a postal and internet based audiobook library service to people who cannot read in the usual way. It is a national audiobook charity offering MP3 CDs, internet streaming and audio tapes to a full range of print impairments. Membership is comprised of those with visual...
  • Listening Friends

    The Listening Friends scheme offers confidential help to pharmacists who are under stress and to their immediate family. The Listening Friends are a group of volunteer pharmacists living throughout the country, specifically trained in listening skills. On calling the helpline, the caller's name and...
  • Lithium Club

  • Little Hearts Matter

    Little Hearts Matter is the national voice for families where a single ventricle heart condition has been diagnosed such as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, tricuspid atresia, double inlet ventricle or pulmonary atresia . They work with medical and social care teams to offer a multi-disciplinary...
  • Livability

    Livability offers a wide range of services to around 8,000 disabled people and their families. They run residential care homes and services that support people in their own homes. Their school and two colleges provide education and therapy for young people with special educational needs. They...
  • Liver Transplant Support

    Liver Transplant Support is a website aimed at informing you by reading the experiences of others: what happens from being diagnosed with a potential life threatening liver situation to the expectation of a successful conclusion. They aim to offer on-line help to potential liver recipients to get...
  • LIVErNORTH

    LIVErNORTH is a regional adult liver patient support group based at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. The region includes Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, Tyne & Wear, Durham, Cumbria and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Whatever kind of liver disease you may have, they are...
  • Living Paintings Trust

    Living Paintings is a unique national charity that helps blind and partially sighted adults and children by offering a free library service. By providing pictures that can be “felt” in albums and books, with audio commentary, Living Paintings enables people who cannot see to enjoy a wide range...
  • Living Room

    The Living Room is an independent non-profit making charity offering a wide range of free addiction treatment services, mainly for people in the Stevenage area. Each year they work with around 250 people of all ages and from all walks of life to overcome their addictions and lead rich and...
  • Living with Reflux

    Living with Reflux is an online support site for people with reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease, often called GORD) and associated conditions.