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The Leveson Centre
for the study of Ageing, Spirituality and Social Policy
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Advice and support | Counselling | Policy organisations |
Church related organisations
| Government Departments

Advice and support

Action on Elder Abuse
Aims to prevent abuse by raising awareness, encouraging education, promoting research and collecting and disseminating information

Address Astral House, 1268 London Road, London SW16 4ER
Tel 020 8765 7000
Helpline 0808 808 8141

Age Concern Local Branches
Provide information and advice and a varied range of services for older people
Website Click on ‘Find your Age Concern’ for details of local branches

Alzheimer's Society
Provides information and local support to help people with dementia and their carers. cope with the day-to-day realities of dementia. It funds research and campaigns on issues connected with dementia.

Address Devon House, 58 St Katharine’s Way London  E1W 1JX
Tel 020 7423 3500
Helpline 0845 300 0336

See also

Alzheimer Scotland
Address 22 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7RN
Tel 0131 243 1453

Alzheimer’s Society Wales
Address 4th Floor, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5FH
Tel 029 2043 1990

Alzheimer’s Northern Ireland
Address 86 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast BT9 6EU
Tel 028 9066 4100
Helpline 0845 300 0336

Arthritis Care
A user-led organisation supporting people with arthritis

Address 18 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD
Tel 020 7380 6500
Helpline 0845 600 6868

British Heart Foundation
Invests in pioneering research and provides support and care for heart patients

Address 14 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6DH
Tel 020 7935 0185
Helpline 08450 7080 70

Carers UK
Improves carers’ lives through research, information, provision of services and campaigning

Address 20-25 Glasshouse Yard, London EC1A 4JT
Tel 020 7490 8818
Helpline 0808 808 7777

Cinnamon Trust
A specialist national charity for older people and their pets. Has a register of pet-friendly care homes

Address 10 Market Square, Hale, Cornwall TR27 4HE
Tel 01736 757900

Counsel and Care
Provides advice, information and financial support for those looking for the best care and support for older people. Influences national policies on services and funding

Address Twyman House, 16 Bonny St, London NW1 9PG
Tel 020 7241 8555
Helpline 0845 300 7585

Crossroads Association
Provides breaks for carers to meet their individual needs. Branches in most parts of England and Wales

Address 10 Regent Place, Rugby, Warwickshire CV21 2PN
Tel 0845 450 0350

Cruse Bereavement Care
Promotes the wellbeing of bereaved people, providing counselling and support

Address PO Box 800, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1RG
Tel 020 8939 9530
Helpline 0844 477 9400

Diabetes UK
Helps people with diabetes, funding research and campaigning

Address Macleod House, 10 Parkway, London NW1 7AA
Tel 020 7424 1000
Helpline 0845 120 2960

Elderly Accommodation Counsel
Helps older people to make decisions about housing and support needs. Keeps registers of housing with care and care homes

Address 3rd Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7PT
Tel 020 7820 1343

Hospice Information Service
Provides advice and information service for health professionals and members of the public on UK and international palliative care

Address St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, London SE26 6DZ
Tel 020 7520 8232
Helpline 0870 903 3903

Macular Disease Society
Provides information and support for those  with central vision impairment and funds research

Address PO Box 1870, Andover, Hants SP10 9AD
Tel 01264 350551
Helpline 0845 241 2041

National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux
Provided free advice from over 300 locations which helps people resolve their legal, financial and other problems

Address Myddleton House, 115-123 Pentonville Road, London N1 9LZ
Tel 08451 264264

National Association of Providers of Activities
Develops expertise in activity provision for older people, through training, setting and disseminating standards and supporting activity providers

Address Bondway Commercial Centre, Unit 5.12, 5th Floor, 71 Bondway, London SW8 1SQ
Tel  020 7078 9375

Nursing Home Fees Agency
Helps people to understand methods of funding long-term care

Address St Leonard’s House, Mill Street, Eynsham, Oxford OX29 4JX
Tel 01865 733000
Helpline 0800 99 88 33

Parkinson’s Disease Society UK
Provides support, information  and advice for people with Parkinson’s Disease

Address 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EJ
Tel 020 7931 8080
Helpline 0808 800 0303

Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Provides comprehensive care support services through an independently managed network of 129 Carers Centres

Address 142 Minories, London EC3N 1LB
Tel 020 7480 7788

A Christian organisation which aims to tackle isolation and social exclusion amongst older people, by reaching and engaging isolated older people in positive activities. Currently operates in SW London but has plans to extend to five other locations including Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham and Kingston.

Address The Platt Centre, 22 Felsham Road, Putney SW15 1DA
Telephone 020 8780 9330

Relatives and Residents Association
Supports older people finding or living in care homes and their families and friends 

Address 24 The Ivories, 6-18 Northampton Street, London N1 2HY
Tel 020 7359 8148
Helpline 020 7359 8136

Royal National Institute for Deaf People
Campaigns, provides advice and training and supports research into hearing loss

Address 19-23 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8SL
Tel 020 7296 8000
Helpline 0808 808 0123
Textphone 0808 808 9000

Royal National Institute of the Blind
Provides information, advice and support for people with sight loss

Address 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE
Tel 020 7388 1266
Helpline 0845 766 9999

Stroke Association
Combats stroke through funding research and helping stroke patients and their families

Address Stroke House, 240 City Road, London EC1V 2PR
Tel 020 7566 0300
Helpline 0845 303 3100

University of the Third Age
A network of self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people

Address Unit 3, Carpenters Court, 4a Lewes Road, Bromley BR1 2RN
Tel 020 8466 6139

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Provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing

Address PO Box 9080, Stirling FK8 2SA
Helpline 08457 90 90 90

Promotes health, respect and justice in couple and family relationships through counselling, therapy and relationship assistance using professionally trained counsellors

Address  Relate, Premier House, Carolina Court, Lakeside, Doncaster DN4 5RA
Tel  020 7387 3127
Helpline 0845 456 1310

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Policy organisations

Age Concern England
A national charitable movement concerned with the needs and aspirations of older people. Produces an excellent series of information leaflets on matters of concern to older people 

Address Astral House, 1268 London Road, London SW16 4ER
Tel 020 8765 7000

See also

Age Concern Cymru
Address 13/14 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ
Tel 029 2043 1555

Age Concern Northern Ireland
Address 3 Lower Crescent, Belfast  BT7 1NR
Tel 028 9024 5729
Helpline 028 9032 5055

Age Concern Scotland
Address Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH9 1PR
Tel 0845 833 0200
Helpline 0845 125 9732

Composed of a broad range of organisations that work in alliance locally, regionally and nationally. Provides members with impetus and practical support to bring about the changing public service agenda for older people

Address 25-31 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QP
Tel 020 7553 6530

Bradford Dementia Group
Part of the University of Bradford and has a mission to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families through excellence in research, education and training

Address School of Health Studies, 25 Trinity Road, Bradford BD5 0BB
Tel 01274 236367

The British Society of Gerontology
Aims to promote the understanding of ageing and later life through research and communication between different disciplines

Address See website for current officers’ contact details

Centre for Policy on Ageing
Focuses on enhancing the exchange of knowledge and information to keep policy makers, practitioners and researchers better informed about current issues affecting older people.

Address 25-31 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QP
Tel 020 7553 6500

Coalition for Quality in Care
Promotes the well being of older people receiving long term care in a range of settings 

Address Twyman House, 16 Bonny St, London NW1 9PG
Tel 020 7241 8521

Continuing Care Coalition
An independent coalition of commercial, charitable and public service organisations that have a common interest in improving the care of older people in the UK

Address CCC Secretariat, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ
Tel 020 7222 1265

English Community Care Association
A representative body for community care in England working on behalf of small, medium and large providers in the independent sector (private and voluntary)

Address 4th Floor 145 Cannon Street, London EC4N 5BQ
Tel 020 7220 9595

Help the Aged
A leading charity for and concerning older people with a research and policy department

Address 207-221 Pentonville Road, London N1 9UZ
Tel 020 7278 1114

The King's Fund
An independent charitable foundation working for better health, especially in London. It is involved in research, policy analysis and development and has an important library which is open to the public

Address 11-13 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN
Tel 020 7307 2400

National Care Forum
Represents the views of not-for-profit health and social care organisations who provide careservices for older people

Address 3 The Quadrant, Coventry CV1 2DY
Tel 0247 624 3619

The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education
Exists to encourage adults to engage in learning of all kinds and has an Older and Bolder programme which focuses on the learning needs and achievements of older adults

Address Renaissance House, 20 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TP
Tel 0116 204 4200

Social Care Institute for Excellence
Collects, synthesises and disseminates knowledge about what works in social care

Address Goldings House, 2 Hay’s Lane, London SE1 2HB
Tel 020 7098 6840

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Church related organisations

Christian Council on Ageing
Aims to assist churches and individual Christians to respond to the pastoral needs of older people

Address 3 Stuart Street, Derby DE1 2EQ
Tel 0845 094 4161

Church Army’s Research Unit
Includes work exploring evangelism, spiritual needs and fresh expressions of church among older people

Address The Sheffield Centre, Wilson Carlile Campus, Cavendish Street, Sheffield S3 7RZ
Tel 0114 272 7451

Faith in Elderly People, Leeds
A local ecumenical group concerned with the needs, including the spiritual needs, of older people

Address  29 Silverdale Avenue, Guiseley, Yorks, LS20 8BD.
Tel 01943 879320

Faith in Older People
Aims to celebrate the lives of older people and support them in their various needs by using a network provided by faith communities throughout Scotland and  offering support and training to lay and ordained members of all faith communities.

Address 21a Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EL
Tel  0131 364 7981

Leveson Centre for the Study of Ageing, Spirituality and Social Policy
A local and national focus for practical education, training and research on the role of older people in the 21st century

Address Temple House, Fen End Road, Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull B93 0AN
Tel 01564 778022

MHA Care Group
Provides care, housing and support services for older people throughout Britain and promotes the importance of the spiritual needs of older people

Address Epworth House, Stuart Street, Derby DE1 2EQ
Tel 01332 296200

Outlook Trust
An interdenominational body dedicated to evangelism among the over 55s

Address The Wycliffe Centre, Horsleys Green, High Wycombe, Bucks HB14 3XL
Tel 01494 485222

Parche (Pastoral Action in Residential Care Homes for the Elderly)
An ecumenical project which aims to meet the spiritual needs of older people in residential care in Eastbourne through providing regular services and visits in care homes and retirement housing schemes

Address St Elizabeth’s Church Centre, 268 Victoria Drive, Eastbourne BN20 8QX
Tel 01323 438527

Pastoral Care Project, Nuneaton
Focuses upon spiritual care and demonstrates that effective care of people with dementia requires the input of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and volunteers with the contribution of family, friends and church

Address St Gerard’s, Father Hudson’s Campus, Coventry Road, Coleshill, B46 3EB, Tel 01675 434035

Psalm (Project for Seniors and Lifelong Ministry)
Develops opportunities for continuing work and ministry by and for older people in London. It includes training programmes and seminars and a developing network of parish workers/volunteers

Address The Gallery, St Pancras Chruch, Euston Road, London NW1 2BA
Tel 020 7388 1461

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Government Departments

Department for Work and Pensions
Responsible for benefits and the Government welfare reform agenda

Address The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6HT
Tel 020 7712 2171

Department of Health
Improves health and well being and promotes health and social care policy

Address Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS
Tel 020 7210 4850

Arms of Lady Katherine Leveson

The Leveson Centre
is part of
The Foundation of Lady Katherine Leveson
Registered Charity no. 213618
Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands B93 0AN

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