Our mission is to change lives through reminiscence, improving health and wellbeing. We work with people of all ages on creative projects, especially with people living with dementia and carers; both of these demographics can access 1:1 support from us. Our Goals: 1. To reduce isolation and loneliness 2. To promote intergenerational understanding 3. To improve the quality of life and care for older people and those with dementia 4. To support carers to maintain their own health and wellbeing Our values Age Exchange strives to be person-centred, creative, open and inclusive in all that we do, including activity groups for people with dementia and their carers where they can access support; and community groups for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy physical activity, art, languages and short educational courses. We believe that focusing on the individual using reminiscence-based practices in dementia care, their stories and experiences are the cornerstone of reducing loneliness, making way to improving wellbeing. We want to create an environment where everyone feels valued and included. We recognise that differences exist and thus respond to individual need.
Age UK is the UK's largest organisation working with and for older people. We provide information and advice on various issues concerning later life including benefits, care, health and housing. We also campaign nationally on issues affecting older people.
Age UK Stafford provides a range of services & activities for older persons & their carers. We relieve loneliness by offering friendship & support. We relieve worry by offering practical help & information. We increase awareness of all ages to the problems and difficulties which older persons may face & to the potential for joy in later life. We work with the statutory agencies to improve the quality of care provided for older persons.
Alcohol Change is the national agency on alcohol misuse. It works to reduce the incidence and costs of alcohol-related harm and to increase the range and quality of services available to people with alcohol-related problems. If you wish to contact our Information Line above, that only operates between 1-5pm, Monday to Friday, otherwise call our Switchboard number, featured on our Website.
ALD Life is dedicated to spporting families affected by the rare and terminal genetic disorder, adrenoleukodystrophy. ALD strips boys of all their faculties within months leaving them blind and completely helpless and dependent with no communication. Sadly, affected boys usually pass away within two years of diagnosis.
The foundation’s mission is to mobilize and empower cancer patients to be brave, active patients, seeking the best treatments, doctors and hospitals, the shortest queues for diagnostic tests and any other information that can improve their treatment outcomes and health. Our mission is to educate cancer patients and give them the tools and means to make decisions regarding their own health, based on reliable information. We run the Piggy Bank Programme, a financial help programme for those struggling to cover the costs associated with cancer treatment.
Allergy UK is the leading national charity providing support, advice and information for those living with allergic disease.
AVP Britain is a national charity delivering weekend workshops to help people find ways of handling conflict without using, or being the victim of, violence in any of its many forms. The workshops draw on people’s own experiences, and definitions of violence, and use group exercises, activities and discussions, to explore non-violent ways of working with conflict. The workshops are facilitated by trained volunteers, and aim to develop and strengthen: • Listening and communication skills • Self-esteem and affirmation of others • Trust of self and others • Self-awareness and empowerment • Awareness of personal choice and responsibility • Respect and empathy • Cooperation and community building • Problem solving and conflict resolution In Britain, AVP workshops are delivered in a number of different settings including prisons, in partnership with other organisations, and in the general community. Whilst the setting, format and workshop participants might differ, the aims of the workshop remain the same.