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Charity directory

There are numerous charities in the UK that make an invaluable contribution to the British way of life.
 
With such a vast, bewildering choice, it can be confusing finding out exactly what they do and the right contact details. So, we have compiled a charity directory for you.
 
If you are involved in a charity not mentioned here and would like to be featured, simply get in touch by emailing heretohelp@abilitysuperstore.com, and we will ensure your charity is included.

Action Aid

ActionAid is an international charity that works with girls and women who are living in poverty.  

ActionAid works across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 01460 238000
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Action Mental Health

Action Mental Health (AMH) promotes the mental health and well-being of people in Northern Ireland.

From counselling to employment initiatives, AMH offers a wide range of support for all types of mental health issues.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 028 9182 8494
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Age UK

Age UK is the UK’s leading charity wholly dedicated to helping everyone make the most of their later life. They provide companionship, advice, and support for older people.

Age UK has offices all over the UK, and the Age UK website is a fantastic resource of help, guidance and news.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0800 055 6112
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Alzheimer’s Society

The purpose of the Alzheimer’s Society is to raise funding for research into the cause, cure, care, and prevention of dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society website is a treasure trove of resources, news, and advice.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0330 333 0804
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Asthma UK

Asthma UK is the UK’s leading asthma charity devoted to, ‘Stopping asthma attacks and, ultimately, cure asthma by funding world-leading research and scientists, campaigning for change and supporting people with asthma to reduce their risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack’.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0300 222 5800
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Barnado’s

In 1867, Thomas Barnado set up a school for disadvantaged children. Today, Barnado’s are helping hundreds of thousands of children, young people, carers and parents throughout the UK. 

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0800 008 7005
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Bowel Cancer UK

 

Bowel Cancer UK originally started in 1987 by Patrick Dolan, as The Britta Dolan Memorial Cancer Fund, after his wife, Britta Dolan, died from bowel cancer.
 
Bowel Cancer UK is now the UK’s leading bowel cancer charity. They are, ‘Determined to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer’. Their vision is a ‘future where nobody dies of the disease’.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 020 7940 1760
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

British Deaf Association

Celebrating their 130th birthday, the British Deaf Association is the leading organisation and registered charity run by deaf people, for deaf people, in the UK. They provide a wide range of services with the aim of empowering deaf people to overcome the difficulties they face every day.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 020 7697 4140
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation invest over £100 million for research every year into all heart/circulatory diseases and their causes.

There are British Heart Foundation shops all over the UK, and you can see their latest news here.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0300 330 3311
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Cancer Research UK

Probably one of the most well-known charities in the country, Cancer Research UK have, since 2002, been raising funds and awareness to help beat cancer.

Recent high-profile examples of their fundraising include Race For Life and the increasingly popular Stand Up To Cancer.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 020 7242 0200
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Carers UK

Carers UK is the only national membership charity for carers in the UK. They are both a supportive community and a movement for change.

For the past 50 years, they have helped the carers’ community by sharing experiences and providing help and advice.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 020 7378 4999
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Dementia Friends

The Dementia Friends charity aims to ‘Raise awareness and understanding of dementia so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want’.

As they say, a Dementia Friend, ‘Is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community’.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0300 222 5855
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Dementia UK

Dementia is the umbrella term that covers a range of progressive neurological disorders (conditions that affect the brain). The most common being Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia, and mixed dementia.

The aim of Dementia UK is, ‘To provide the specialist and compassionate support for all families that need it’.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0800 888 6678
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is, ‘Leading the fight against the UK’s biggest and growing health crisis'. 

You can read the Diabetes UK strategy for the next five years here.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0345 123 2399
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Great Ormond Street Hospital

One of the most famous children’s hospitals in the world, Great Ormond Street Hospital was founded in 1852, with the simple mission to, ‘Put the child first – always’. 

You can find out more details about the work they do and their fascinating history here.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 020 7405 9200
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs' aim is for, ‘A future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full’.

Guide Dogs provide a vast range of support and resources for all ages. If you do have some spare time, we recommend watching their video on the fascinating history of guide dogs.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0800 781 1444
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Help For Heroes

Help For Heroes has become one of the most well-known charities in a relatively short space of time. Focussing mainly (although they have diversified and work with other charities) on helping current servicemen and women after they leave their armed forces career.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0300 303 9888
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Kidney Research UK

The mission of Kidney Research UK is to, ‘Prevent kidney disease by finding ways to see it coming, and developing interventions to stop it happening’, and to ‘End kidney failure by learning how to spot disease early, how to identify and slow down or stop progression, and how to reverse or repair kidney damage’.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0300 303 1100
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Macmillan Cancer Support

Probably best known for their coffee mornings, Macmillan Cancer Support offers emotional, physical and financial support for people who are suffering from cancer.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0808 808 00 00
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Marie Curie

A name that has been synonymous with nursing for generations, the Marie Curie Association are, ‘Here to support everyone in the UK through all aspects of dying, death and bereavement – and to fight for a society where everyone gets to lead the best life they can, right to the end’.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0800 716 14
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Mencap

One of the most recognisable charities in the UK, Mencap is the ‘Leading voice of learning disability. Everything we do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers’. They provide an extensive range of services, including round-the-clock care, to offering advice and information on subjects, such as employment and education.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0808 808 1111
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

MIND

MIND is the UK’s leading mental health charity. They offer advice and support to help empower anyone who is experiencing a mental health problem. MIND also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and to promote understanding.

MIND won’t 'give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect'

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0300 123 3393
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

MS Society

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. In MS, the coating that protects nerves (myelin) is damaged, which causes a range of symptoms, such as blurred vision and problems with movement and balance.

The MS Society is a community of people living with MS, along with scientists, campaigners, volunteers, and fundraisers.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0808 800 8000
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

National Autistic Society (NAS)

Started in 1962, the National Autistic Society (NAS) are the leading charity in the UK for people on the autism spectrum and their families, providing support, guidance, and advice. They also campaign for improved rights, services and opportunities for a society that works for autistic people.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0808 800 1050
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

National Trust

The National Trust celebrated its 125th birthday in 2020.

The National Trust are, ‘Carrying on the ambition set out by their founders to care for nature, beauty and history’.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0344 800 1895
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

NSPCC

The National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) are the leading children’s charity in the UK.

They have been looking after children for 130 years, preventing abuse, helping to rebuild children's lives, and support families.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0808 800 5000
For 18 and under: 0800 1111
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Oxfam

One of the most recognisable names in the charity world, Oxfam is a, ‘global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn’t inevitable’.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0300 200 1300
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK is a group of scientists, supporters, fundraisers, families, carers and clinicians, all working together to help raise funds for research into treatments for those who have Parkinson’s.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0808 800 0303
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Prince’s Trust

Probably most famous for their televised fundraising concerts and free courses, the Prince’s Trust was started by Prince Charles in 1976 and, ‘Believe that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. So, we help 11 to 30-year-olds find the tools and confidence to try free courses and start careers’.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0800 842 842
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Prostate Cancer UK

Prostate Cancer UK's main aim is to, ‘Fund research to stop prostate cancer killing men’.

Prostate Cancer UK helps raise funds to invest in finding better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early that could be used in screening programmes to save thousands of lives.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0800 074 8383
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

QED Foundation

The Quest for Economic Development (QED) Foundation was created with a mission to, ‘Help to build a peaceful and cohesive society where everyone can contribute and be rewarded for their efforts’.

QED do this by supporting ethnic minorities to find jobs and help people to progress in their careers.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 01274 545000
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

RDA (Riding For The Disabled Association)

The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) and their horses benefit the lives of over 25,000 disabled adults and children. They perform fun activities, like riding and carriage driving. They also provide therapy, fitness and developing skills with 18,000 dedicated volunteers and qualified coaches at RDA centres throughout the UK.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 01926 492915
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

RNIB

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) are one of the leading sight loss charities in the UK. They are also the biggest community of blind and partially sighted people.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0303 123 9999
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

RNLI

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) started back in 1824 intending to provide a twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, search and rescue lifeboat service run, when possible, by volunteers and funded by voluntary donations.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0300 300 9990
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is the largest Armed Forces charity in the UK. They have 235,000 members, 110,000 volunteers, and help support the Armed Forces community whenever needed.

It is probably best known for the annual poppy appeals for Remembrance Day. The Royal British Legion also has an ever-growing number of ways to help support their community. Check out their latest updates here.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0808 802 8080
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

RSPB

You may think of the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) as just a bird charity, but in 2030, you couldn’t be further from the truth. 

The RSPB now has a ten-year mission, ‘From now until 2030, we’ll be focusing on some ambitious plans and targets – working together with you and our partners to collectively change the fate of nature’.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 01767 680551
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

RSPCA

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is the UK's largest animal welfare charity.

The RSPCA specialise in animal rescue and helping the welfare of all animals. 

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0300 1234 999
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Salvation Army

One of the oldest charities in the UK, the Salvation Army started in 1865 and are a Christian based organisation offering help for a wide range of causes.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 020 7367 4500
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Samaritans

The Samaritans’ simple aim is that 'fewer people die by suicide'. 

Every year, The Samaritans answer more than 5 million calls for help, through their 24-hour phone service, email, letter and face-to-face services.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 020 8394 8300
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Save the Children

The mission of Save the Children is, ‘To help every child reach their full potential. We make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning. We find new ways to reach children who need us most, no matter where they’re growing up’.

For more information, they have over 1,000 blogs written by their staff across all areas of the organisation, ranging across a diverse set of topics.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 020 7012 6400
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Scope

Scope is the leading disability equality charity in England and Wales. They offer practical information, emotional support when it is most needed, and campaign for the creation of a fairer society.

Scope is also the main charity in the UK, helping people with cerebral palsy and their families.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0808 800 3333
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Shelter

The leading help for the homeless in the UK, Shelter helps people who are struggling with inadequate housing, or homelessness.

Shelter offer advice, support and legal services. Their mission is to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn them for help. 

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0808 800 4444
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance started in 11th century Jerusalem when the first Knights of St John created a hospital to provide free medical care to sick pilgrims. 

St John Ambulance delivers first aid services and first aid training all over the country, and their website has a comprehensive section with advice on first aid treatments.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 08700 104950
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Teenage Cancer Trust

The Teenage Cancer Trust aim to have ‘world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone’. 

The Teenage Cancer Trust website has a wealth of resources with advice and guidance for those who have cancer and their families.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 020 7612 0370
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society’s motto is, ‘Fight child poverty and neglect, and help all children have a better chance in life’. 

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0300 303 700
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

The Silver Line

Founded by Esther Rantzen in 2012, The Silver Line helps older people who become isolated and lonely. Just having someone at the end of the phone can make someone’s day so much better and brighter, especially through the long and dark winter months.

You can read more about The Silver Line here in this article.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0800 470 80 90
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

The Stroke Association

The Stroke Association was created to support people in rebuilding their lives after a stroke. They provide specialist support, fund research and campaign to ensure that people affected by a stroke get the very best care and support.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0303 3033 100
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust started in 1997, and they work to stop UK hunger and poverty.

The Trussell Trust now have a network of over 1,200 food bank centres across the UK, providing emergency food and support to people in crisis.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 01722 580 180
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis was formed in 2018 following a merger of Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK to create the leading arthritis charity in the UK. Their website contains a considerable amount of invaluable advice and guidance to look through

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 0300 790 0400
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE

WaterAid

Incredibly, in the year 2020, there were 785 million people living without clean water and 2 billion people without a decent toilet. 

WaterAid’s mission is to, ‘reach everyone, everywhere, with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene within a generation – and change normal for good’.

To find out about this charity and the work they do, CLICK HERE

Telephone: 020 7793 4594
To contact the charity directly, CLICK HERE