Care for the family
A charity offering advice and support for parents who have lost a child.
Child bereavement charity
Leaflets, books and videos for the bereaved.
Tel: 01494 568900
Support and information for families who have miscarried.
Tel: 01924 200 799
SANDS(stillbirth and neonatal death society)
Support and information for bereaved parents and their families when their baby dies at or soon after birth.
Tel: 020 74365881
Association of breastfeeding mothers
Support for mothers who breastfeed
Tel: 08444 122949
The Breastfeeding Network
Information and support for mothers who breastfeed.
Tel: 0300 100 0210
Medela UK Ltd
Produces a range of breast pumps including hospital grade pumps for hire.
Tel: 0161 776 0400
Advice and support on breastfeeding your baby.
Tel: 0300 100 0212
Provides advice and information and details for your local bureau.
Information and factsheets about benefits and other money topics.
Early Support Programme
Information relating to the support of parents with disabled children, and their health, social care and
Financial help for families of disabled and seriously ill children, under the age of 16.
Tel: 08449 744 099
Free, confidential and independent advice about debt problems.
Tel: 0808 808 4000
Tax Credit helpline
Provides advice to families on tax credits.
Tel: 0845 300 4000
Information and details on employment rights, childcare and flexible working.
Tel: 0800 013 0313
Action on Postpartum psychosis (APP)
An organisation setup by women who have suffered postpartum psychosis, in order to raise awareness of and research into the condition.
The association for Post-Natal Illness
A support system for women suffering with postnatal depression.
Tel: 020 7386 0868
Birth Trauma Association
Support for all women who have had a traumatic birth experience.
Contact A Family
Offers advice and information for families
With disabled children.
Tel: 0808 808 3555
Information and support for lone parents through a
Network of local groups.
Tel: 0808 802 0925
Support for families with young children.
Tel: 0800068 63 68
MDF THE Bipolar organisation
Supporting individuals with bipolar disorder.
Tel: 020 7931 6480
Supporting anyone parenting a child.
Information for women who are affected by antenatal depression,
Stress and anxiety in pregnancy.
Supports families with children who suffer from
A life threatening or terminal illness.
Tel: 01372 363438
Confidential service offering emotional support
To those in need.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90
An organisation devoted to premature and sick babies,
Offering confidential help and advice to new parents of special
Tel: 0500 618 140
Irish Premature babies
Information and support for family’s in
the Irish Republic.
The sick Children’s Trust (SCT)
The SCT has seven homes from home offering clean,
Comfortable accommodation for families to stay close
To their sick baby’s bedside.
Northern Ireland’s premature and vulnerable baby charity.
Tel: 028 9081 5050
Action on Pre-eclampsia (APEC)
Support for those with pre-eclampsia
Tel: 0116 254 1999
The Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity and Related Diseases
ROPARD is an organisation dedicated to eradicating problems of sight which might occur as a result of premature birth.
Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on neurological disorders.
Tel: 0808 808 1000
British Heart Foundation
Support for those with heart conditions.
Tel: 0300 330 3311
British Lung Foundation
Support and advice as well as a network of breath easy support groups.
Tel: 0845 850 5020
British Red Cross
Private courses on first aid and resuscitation techniques.
Information and support for brain-injured children and young people.
Tel: 0800 328 1159
Children’s Liver Disease Foundation
Information and support for childhood liver diseases.
Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)
Information and support for those with Cleft lip and palate.
Tel: 020 7833 4883
Down’s syndrome Association
Support for people with Down’s syndrome their Families and carers.
Tel: 0845 230 0372
FAS Aware UK
Help and support offered to families affected by fetal alcohol syndrome.
Group B Strep Support
Promotes Awareness and prevention of group B Streptococcus in newborn babies.
Tel: 014444 416176
A website centred around ADHD, Asperger’s and other hidden impairments. Includes an information list of support groups located around the country.
Meningitis Research Foundation
Promotes education and awareness about meningitis and septicaemia.
Tel: 080 8800 3344
The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information And Support Service
Offers various resources for those affected by ADHD.
Help and care for sick and disabled babies, children and their families.
Nurse services: 0800 902 0095
Support for cerebral palsy and related disabilities.
Tel: 0808 800 333
The Multiple Births Foundation
Information and support for families with multiple children.
Tel: 020 3313 3519
Twins and Multiple Births Association (Tamba)
Helping parents to meet the challenges that multiple birth families face.
Tel: 0800 138 0509
Travel and Oxygen
Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)
General child safety advice.
Tel: 020 7608 3828
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)
Gives advice on purchasing, fitting and using car seats for children.
Tel: 0121248 2000
Information about where to go to get oxygen supplies.
Tel: 0800 136 603