14. Useful organisations
32–36 Loman Street
London SE1 0EH
Works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
20 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4LX
Carers UK provides information, advice and support for carers.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Your local CAB can provide information and advice in confidence or point you to further sources of support. Trained CAB advisers can offer information on benefits in a way that is easy to understand. To find your nearest CAB, look in the phone book, ask at your local library or look on the website (above). Opening times vary.
Cruse Bereavement Care
PO Box 800
Surrey TW9 1RG
Cruse is the leading national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and works to enhance society's care of bereaved people.
Dying Matters is a broad-based and inclusive national coalition led by the National Council for Palliative Care. It aims to change public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours towards dying, death and bereavement. They produce information to help people talk about death, dying and bereavement, including a 'Preferred priorities for care' form to complete. You can search for local services via the website.
National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC)
The Fitzpatrick Building
188–194 York Way
London N7 9AS
The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end-of-life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They work with government, health and social care staff and people with personal experience to improve end-of-life care for all. They also produce information to help people talk about death and dying.