Useful Links

Useful Charities and Organisations

The Stroke Association

The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. It funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Rehabilitation and Support Services. These include Communication Support, Family and Carer Support, information services and welfare grants. They also campaign, educate and inform to increase knowledge of stroke at all levels of society, and act as a voice for everyone affected by stroke.

The Stroke Association produces a number of publications including patient leaflets, Stroke News (a quarterly magazine) and information for health professionals.
Stroke Helpline

If you would like information or advice about stroke contact the Stroke Helpline on 0845 3033 100 (calls charged at local rate) open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Email: or write to: Stroke Information Service, The Stroke Association, 240 City Road, London EC1V 2PR.

Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), is a national charity that provides free, impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for older and disabled people, their carers and families.

Their Helpine Number is 0845 130 9177 and is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

College Of Occupational Therapists (COT)

The British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) is the professional body and trade union for occupational therapy staff in the UK, with over 29,000 members.

The College of Occupational Therapists is a wholly owned subsidiary of BAOT and operates as a registered charity. It represents the profession nationally and internationally, and contributes widely to policy consultations throughout the UK.

The College sets the professional and educational standards for occupational therapy.

College of Occupational Therapists, 106-114 Borough High Street, Southwark, London SE1 1LB. Tel: 020 7357 6480

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional, educational and trade union body for the country's 47,000 chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 14 Bedford Row, London WC1R 4ED. Tel 020 7306 6666.

Alzheimer's Society

The UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.