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Computer and technology support for people with disabilities.

Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) Scotland

Action On Depression

Specialise in providing a wide range of disability equipment, computer aids and visual impairment products.

Age Concern Scotland and Help the Aged in Scotland
Age Concern Scotland and Help the Aged in Scotland joined together to create a new charity in April 1st 2009.

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Art in Healthcare
Scottish charity that lends high quality, Scottish artwork to hospitals and other healthcare organisations throughout the country.

Assist UK
Assist UK is a UK wide network of locally situated Disabled Living Centres.

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Befriending Network Scotland
Provides a directory of befriending organisations across Scotland.

Benefit Enquiry Line
Offers confidential advice and information for people with disabilities about social security benefits and how to claim them.

Benefits Information

BIG Lottery Fund
BIG hands out half the money from the National Lottery. It has funded some of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)'s services.

Bladder And Bowel Foundation
Provide information and support to people with bladder and bowel control / incontinence problems. Run a nurse helpline.

Blue Badge Scheme
Provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport.

Breathing Space
A free and confidential phoneline service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Offer a 'client information service' which enables potential clients to find a suitable counsellor in their local area.

British Red Cross (Scotland)
Run local branches which can lend, or hire equipment, for people with disabilities. They also can help with transport and first aid training, special facilities and a holiday home.

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Can Stop Smoking
NHS Scotland site for help with stopping smoking including local smoking cessation services.

Carers Scotland
Carers UK is the voice of carers and the leading campaigning, policy and
information organisation for carers.

Citizens Advice Scotland

Counselling Directory
Support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Diabetes UK Scotland

Disability Employment Advisors

Disability Rights Commission Scotland

DisabledGo provides free access information for disabled people across the UK.

Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)
National charity that provides impartial advice, information and training on daily living equipment.

Disabled Parents Network
Provides information, advice and peer support to disabled parents, their families and supporters.

Drink Aware
Produces useful information about drinking, facts and tips about how to monitor your intake.

Drivers And Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
Provide clear information on the medical rules for drivers.

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Good Access Guide
Directory of accessible leisure pursuits, holidays and travel, transport, mobility products, and daily living services for disabled people, their families and friends.

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Health Talk Online
Database of personal and patient experiences. Formerly known as DIPEx.

Healthy Working Lives
Their Adviceline offers immediate, free and confidential help and information on any matter concerning health and wellbeing in the workplace, including health and safety, occupational health and health promotion.

Hypnotherapy Directory (Scotland)
Support network of hypnotherapists, with information on their training and experience, areas of hypnotherapy, fees and contact details.

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Learndirect Scotland
Provide information and support to help people in Scotland to get into learning.

Linking Education And Disability (LEAD)
Supports disabled young people, adults and carers to access post school education.

LTCAS is now the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)
Aims to bring together hundreds of voluntary and community organisations across Scotland to give a national voice to ensure the interests and needs of people living with long term conditions are addressed.

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My Condition My Terms My Life
LTCAS has launched the 'My Condition My Terms My Life' campaign to get across the message that living with a long term condition doesn't stop you being in charge of your own life. The campaign is designed to encourage individuals, their unpaid carers and professionals to adopt a self management approach to living with long term conditions.

Mobility Products
Website designed for children and adults who have impaired mobility or movement and to help in giving you what you need when you need it.

Momentum Scotland
Assists disabled and excluded people throughout Scotland to realise their goals and achieve their potential.

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NHS Health Scotland
National agency for improving the health of Scotland's population.

NHS inform
Provides a co-ordinated approach and a source of quality assured health information for the public in Scotland.

NHS 24
Emergency 24 hour medical advice for Scotland.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.

Nutritionist Resource
Provides details of nutritionists near you (by postcode).

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Obesity Learning Centre
The Obesity Learning Centre (OLC) aims to share best practice, and provide links to information, training and data on obesity. It has been developed by the National Heart Forum, with the support of the Department of Health and Department for Children, Schools and Families, as part of the Obesity Improvement Programme.

Optomery Scotland
Non profit making organisation who aim to develop, maintain and promote a world class eye health and primary eyecare service for the people of Scotland.

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Patients Association
The Patients Association Helpline offers a signposting service to independent information and advice on a range of healthcare issues.

Patient UK
A reliable and comprehensive source of health and disease information.

Provides information about physiotherapy. They are able to give you the names of chartered physiotherapists in your area who work privately.

Provides a national service to improve the life for people with bladder or bowel problems / incontinence by offering product information, advice and practical solutions to both professionals and the general public.

Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Provider of carer support services throughout the UK.

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Disability Rights UK
Disability network that campaigns for better lifestyles for disabled people and their families. They provide many services including information on holidays and accommodation, civil rights and social services.

Relationships Scotland
Offers relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other forms of family support across Scotland.

Disability Rights UK
Provides information on a range of disability issues, supports member groups and campaigns for the disabled.

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Scottish Disability Sport

Scottish Driving Assessment Service

Seagull Trust
Free canal cruising for disabled people in Scotland.

Search Scotland

Sexual Advice Association
Offers support to help people with sexual problems and their partners. Also raises awareness of sexual problems and conditions. They run a telephone helpline.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN)
Develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland.

Smokeline offers telephone advice and support to those who wish to stop smoking, as well as their family and friends. Smokeline also provides a free copy of their helpful guide to stopping smoking.

Steps For Stress
Scottish government initiative Healthier Scotland website which covers practical ways for you to start dealing with stress.

An online resource, backed by a team of advisors, that identifies the skills, talents and experience of disabled jobseekers and matches them with employers as part of an online recruitment service.

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Take Life on One Step at a Time
Campaign, run by the Scottish government initiative Healthier Scotland, which aims to promote everyday changes to diet and lifestyle which can provide significant health benefits and will help to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes, and can make you feel really good about yourself.

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Volunteer Centre Network Scotland
Provide details of volunteer opportunities, and local volunteer centres, throughout Scotland.

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Weight Concern
UK charity dedicated to fighting the UK's obesity epidemic.

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