External Links

GAIN – Support and information on GBS, CIDP and associated inflammatory neuropathies

Head Office: 01529 469910 (Mon- Fri, 9am-3pm)
Outside hours: 0800 374803 (UK) 1800 806152 (RoI)
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/gaincharity
Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/727400487277814/
Facebook for Parents – https://www.facebook.com/groups/GuillainBarreKids/
(Online support & information through Facebook)

Direct Gov – Info on benefits, DVLA, etc

Citizens Advice – Free independent and confidential advice including fact sheets, sample letters and budget calculator

Tel. (Wales) 08444 77 20 20
Tel. (England) 08444 111 444

Cruse (bereavement) – Support and advice for people who have lost someone close

Citizens Information Board (ROI) – Information on public services and entitlements in Ireland

Department of Social Protection (ROI) – Welfare services in Ireland

Scope/Dial – Local disability information and advice

Tel. 0808 800 3333

Turn2us – Helping people to access welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help

Carers Trust – Support and services for carers

Tel. 0844 800 4361

Disabled Living Foundation – Impartial advice and information on daily living aids

Tel. 0300 123 3084

Carers UK – Support and services for carers

Tel. 0808 808 7777

Age UK – Information, advice and support for older people

Helpline: 0800 169 6565

Disability Rights UK – Promoting independent living for disabled people

Office: 020 7250 3222 (helplines listed on website)

Befriending Networks – UK-wide directory of local befriending services

Emotional and Mental Wellbeing – providing lots of information and advice on how to look after your emotional and mental health.

My Involvement ProfileKeep a list of your access and support requirements so you don’t have to keep repeating them when completing online forms. A really useful tool to record interests, skills, and involvement activities. Having a place to jot down interests and skills is a useful thing to have if you’re thinking about getting involved with an organisation as part of their board, public feedback forums, or research groups.