If you are affected by a blood cancer or blood disorder, the following organisations might be of interest to you:
Macmillan Cancer Support – www.macmillan.org.uk 0808 808 00 00-free 9am-8pm helpline.
Force – www.forcecancercharity.co.uk 01392 406151. Advice/complimentary therapies/coping with hair loss/counselling/benefits advice/support groups/exercise groups.
Leukaemia Care – www.leukaemiacare.org.uk 08088 010 444-free 24hr support line and nationwide support groups.
Lymphoma Association – www.lymphomas.org.uk 01296 619400. Information and support for lymphatic cancer patients, their friends, families and carers.
Lindsey & Sons – www.bi-care.com 0800 015 1014. Medical and surgical supplies, disability/mobility equipment, bathroom aids etc.
Carehome.co.uk - www.carehome.co.uk Comparison site for appropriate nursing home care. It gives professional inspection ratings and reviews of homes all over the country
The Silver Line – www.thesilverline.org.uk 0800 4 70 80 90-free 24hr confidential helpline. Information, friendship and advice for people in later life.
Independent Age – www.independentage.org 0800 319 6789-free 8am-8pm (Mon-Fri) 9am-5pm (Sat-Sun). Advice for older people, their families and carers.
Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund – www.kklf.org.uk 01752 507711. Plymouth based Citizens Advice and one off grants.
Exeter Citizens Advice Bureau – www.exetercab.org.uk 03444 111 444. Advice on benefits etc. Also signposting to Government offices from their website.
Marie Curie Hospice Care - www.mariecurie.org.uk 0800 090 2309-free support and practical advice on all aspects of terminal illness.
Cruse Bereavement Care – www.cruse.org.uk 0844 477 9400 (costs apply). Face to face support, information and publications for the bereaved.