Useful links

National organisations

Age UK (opens new window)

Information and advice on a wide range of subjects relevant to older people.

Alzheimer’s Society (opens new window)

Support and advice for people living with Alzheimer’s and their family and carers.

Care Quality Commission (CQC) (opens new window)

Regulate health and social care.

Dementia UK (opens new window)

Support and advice for people living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s and their family and carers.

Diabetes UK (opens new window)

For everyone affected by diabetes.

Gov.uk (opens new window)

Benefits and financial support if you're disabled or have a health condition

Macmillan Cancer Support (opens new window)

Support for people with cancer and their loved ones.

Mind (opens new window)

Mental health advice and support.

NHS Coronavirus / Covid 19 advice (opens new window)

NHS advice on symptoms, testing, vaccination and self-isolation.

Parkinson’s UK (opens new window)

Information and support for people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

Royal Osteoporosis Society (opens new window)

Awareness and information about osteoporosis.

Samaritans (opens new window)

Telephone and written support if anything is troubling you.

Scope (opens new window)

Provide practical information and emotional support for disabled people.

Stroke Association (opens new window)

Support people to rebuild their lives after a stroke.

The Silver Line (opens new window)

24 hour friendship and support helpline.

Versus Arthritis (opens new window)

Information and advice helpline for those with arthritis.

Local organisations

Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees (opens new window)

Activities, events and information about mobility and living aids.

Andy’s Man Club (opens new window)

Talking groups for men.

Calderdale Carers Project (opens new window)

Help and advice for carers. May be able to offer a small amount of financial support.

Calderdale Council Gateway to Care (opens new window)

Services to help people live independently in their own home.

Calderdale Forum 50+ (opens new window)

Support and representations for people over 50.

Community Transport Calderdale (opens new window)

Transport and outings for people who have difficulty accessing other forms of transport.

Healthy Minds Calderdale (opens new window)

Support groups, workshops and courses.

Maurice Jagger Centre (opens new window)

Events and support groups for the elderly.

Overgate Hospice (opens new window)

Parkinson’s UK Halifax Branch (opens new window)

Friendship and support locally for people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. May be able to offer a small amount of financial support.