News and updates Information and advice Information and advice The following links point to external organisations that may be able to provide further information and advice on various queries. Please note: the following information is provided by external providers. Although we endeavour to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, TuVida cannot take responsibility for information contained on any pages maintained by external providers. A practical guide to Healthy Caring: A booklet containing advice to help you if you look after a friend or family member or have any form of caring responsibilities. This resource is written to be particularly relevant for those who are about 65 years or older and are new to caring. It provides hints and tips on how you can look after your own health as well as support the person you care for. Alzheimer’s Society: Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Anxiety UK: Information and support for sufferers Carer's Allowance: You can now claim Carer’s Allowance online as well as contact them for claim forms and decisions made on claims. Carers Direct: Carers Direct – information, advice and support for carers. Carers Emergency Plan: A document that can help carers plan for emergencies. Carers Together: Carers Together is a mentoring project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered by TimeBank & Carers UK. It is a free online support service for carers where you can chat online, privately & securely, to a trained volunteer with caring experience Carers Trust: Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring and unpaid carers Carers UK: Carers UK is the voice of carers and the leading campaigning, policy and information organisation for carers. Carers Line 0808 808 7777. Carers Week: An annual week-long event to raise the profile of Carers and the public’s awareness of them. Caring counts: A self-reflection and planning course which will help carers gain a clearer understanding of who they are and recognise the range of skills they’ve developed whilst caring. The resource was developed following research by the National Union of Students and national carers organisations which highlighted how many carers want to participate in learning and training opportunities but often face real difficulties in doing so. CEA Card: The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA), formerly the Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA). The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema; in particular it ensures a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them (approximately 90% of cinemas in the UK accept the CEA Card). Citizens Advice Bureau: The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has a network of advice centres across the UK. They offer advice on a wide range of subjects from housing and health, to debt and consumer issues. Contact a Family: Contact a Family is a UK-wide charity providing support, advice and information for families with disabled children. Counselling Directory: This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders and provides some useful statistics. CQC – Care Quality Commission: The CQC regulate, inspect and review all adult social care services in the public, private and voluntary sectors in England. Cruse Bereavement Care: Somewhere to turn when someone dies Directgov: Information for disabled people and carers. Directgov provides a single point of online access to government services and information – including employment, financial support, rights, education, independent living and much more. Health for teens. A website for teenagers to access information and advice about various health and wellbeing topics. Incontinence guide: This comprehensive guide explains incontinence in greater detail to help you understand more about what causes it. It also covers the various products that are available to help remedy and manage your incontinence. It's Good To Talk: Details of counsellors and psychotherapists Macmillan – Cancer Support: Macmillan are a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. Making Sense of Dementia: A programme of special support sessions for carers of people with dementia. Mind: Information and materials on depression and manic depression NHS Choices: The NHS Choices website has a range of information and advice on mental health including tips for good mental health. ParentlinePlus: Help for Parents. Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. Pinpoint: An independent information, support and parental involvement network run by parents for parents. Power of Attorney: Information on the different types of Power of Attorney, how to register and other advice. Rethink: Support for sufferers of severe mental illness and their carers. Riprap: Young Carers of People with Cancer. Especially for teenagers who have a parent with cancer. In riprap, you can learn more about cancer and its treatment and through individual stories you can see how this might affect you and your family. Samaritans: Support and someone to talk to. Sane: Out of hours helpline providing support and information. VoiceAbility: VoiceAbility, formerly Speaking Up, supports and empowers people with learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health problems to speak up for themselves. Tel: 01223 555800. Support our work There's many ways you can help us – from becoming a TuVida volunteer to giving our Facebook page a follow. We're always grateful for anything you can do to support our work. If you'd like support us through a charitable donation, please click the button below: Make a donation.