Support and Information for Specific Disabilities and Conditions

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society offers a range of services for Carers of people with dementia of all ages.  For more information of services in Nottingham City and County you can call them on 0115 934 3800 email Nottingham@alzheimers.or.uk or visit the website www.alzheimers.org.uk

Autism

Autism East Midlands offer services to families affected by autism and can provide support in the form of telephone advice, counselling, access to a play and leisure activity programme for children and young people and to training workshops for parents and professionals.  We also provide a number of residential and day services for young people and adults, as well as supported living and outreach services. For more information contact Autism East Midlands on 01909 506 678 or visit  www.norsaca.org.uk

Nottingham City Aspergers Service (NCAS) Provide specialist multidisciplinary diagnostic assessments for adults suspected of having Asperger syndrome; post diagnostic support; and sign posting to other services;

To find out more about the Nottingham City Asperger Service and how a referral can be made phone: 0115 854 2207

Nottingham City Asperger Service
c/o Department of Learning Disabilities
Highbury Hospital
Highbury Road
Bulwell
Nottingham
NG6 9DR

Nottingham City Autism Team   Nottinghamshire Autism Support Groups,

Dementia

Age UK Notts is a local charity providing direct services and support for older people from all communities and backgrounds across Nottingham & Nottinghamshire.  They also provide a carers’ support service which offers respite support either by trained staff or by volunteers depending on the need of the individual.  For more information contact the Home Support Service.

For Nottingham City you can call 0115 952 5331
For services in the County call 01623 488 219 or email info@ageuknotts.org.uk or visit www.ageuk.org.uk

Stroke

Stroke Association For information, Advice, and Support Services In the Nottinghamshire Area please call 0115 871 2460 or email EastMidlands@stroke.org.uk or visit www.stroke.org.uk

Head Injury

Headway Headway House in Nottingham was founded in 1996 by carers and people with brain injuries. The centre provides a diverse range of social, leisure and educational activities. The outreach service offers practical support to families, supporting people to come to terms with the change in lifestyle following brain injury.
For more Information on their services please call Michael Tansley Thomas on 0115 9679669 or visit www.headway.org.uk

Cancer Care

Maggies Nottingham Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and emotional support to people with cancer and their families and friends.  Help is offered freely to anyone with any type  of cancer. Simply drop in anytime they are based at Nottingham City Hospital NG5 1PH or call 0115 924 6210

Nottingham Cancer Patients Support Group This group meets at  6pm in ´A´ Floor CLASSROOM – SCHOOL OF NURSING, QUEEN´S MEDICAL CENTRE NOTTINGHAM. All meetings and refreshments are free of charge.
The aim of these monthly meetings is to provide an opportunity for people affected by cancer, family carers, their friends and healthcare professionals involved in providing services to people with cancer, to meet in a friendly, supported, social setting, to share their knowledge, skills and experience in a positive way, whilst seeking to promote maximum health and well-being. For more Information email: fredaingall@aol.com  a.clark@nottingham.ac.uk

Macmillian Cancer Information and Support Centre for Nottingham City
Information, practical advice and support for people with cancer, their families and friends. For more information please call 0115 840 2650

Multiple Sclerosis

MS Society for information about support in your area call 0808 800 8000 or visit www.mssociety.org.uk
Multiple Sclerosis Society Support Group, Mansfield For anyone effected by multiple sclerosis (MS), in Mansfield and district.  Professional support, advice, information and grants on all issues. www.mssociety.org.uk/mansfield

Parkinsons

Parkinson’s UK offers information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. They also organise regular events and social activities.  You can and meet other people affected by Parkinson’s in your area. To find out about groups in your area contact Francis Highfield on 0808 108 8335 or visit www.parkinsons.org.uk

Huntington’s Disease

Nottingham Carers Support Group For more information call Kirstine McDaniel 01773 769 606 or email Kirstine51@hotmail.com
www.hda.org.uk

Motor Neurone

Motor Neurone Disease Association, Nottingham and Retford For people with motor neurone disease and their families and carers, in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.  Associated with the national Motor Neurone Disease charity, To find out more visit www.mndassociation.org

Carers’ Group: Long Term Neurological Conditions, Nottingham A professionally-facilitated group offering support to, and led by the needs of, people who care for someone with a long-term neurological condition (including multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, motor neurone disease and stroke).  Welcomes carers who live in south Nottinghamshire. For more details call Community Neurology Service on 0115 883 4830 or Community Stroke Service on 0115 883 4990 or email jassent.powell@nottinghamcitycare.nhs.uk

Learning Disabilites

Mencap dedicated to the service of people with a learning disability or difficulty, and their families and carers. They operate within the City of Nottingham and the surrounding area

Mental Health 

MIND – help you make choices about treatment, understand your rights and reach out to sources of support

Empowerment Plus – providing support for people with mental health needs across Nottingham City

Rethink – for everyone affected by mental illness, carers, families and friends – for practical mental health information call 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm)

ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

To find out what support may be available and for useful information visit www.meassociation.org.uk

Self Help Nottingham

Self Help Nottingham An independent charity offering support, training, advice and practical services to self help groups in Nottinghamshire. Self help groups support people who experience health problems, have long-term medical conditions, disabilities or who face difficult life situations. Information is available on groups throughout Nottinghamshire as well as local and national support organisations. To Find out about Groups in your area or to list a group call 0115 911 1662 or email info@selfhelp.org.uk or visit www.selfhelp.org.uk

Disclaimer – Carers Federation are not the experts on specific condition-related queries, so please speak to your GP, use Notts Infoscript (County only), or use the list below to find out where to get more specialist information and advice;

If you have any difficulties accessing the services listed above, or need to find about a condition that isn’t listed, please get in touch with your local Carer Support Worker