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Useful Websites & Telephone Numbers

Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital: http://www.uhbristol.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/your-hospitals/bristol-royal-infirmary/

Great Western Hospital, Swindon: http://www.gwh.nhs.uk/

My Fitness Pal: https://www.myfitnesspal.com/

NHS Choices: www.nhs.uk

NHS Choices "Get running with Couch to 5k" programme: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/get-running-with-couch-to-5k.aspx

Patient Advice Leaflets: http://patient.info/

Royal United Hospital, Bath: http://www.ruh.nhs.uk/

Southmead Hospital, Bristol: https://www.nbt.nhs.uk/our-hospitals/southmead-hospital

Rehab 4 Alcoholism. A matter of fact guide by Paul from Rehab 4 Alcoholism explaining the cancer risks associated with drinking alcohol:  Guide to Alcohol and Cancer.

Counselling directory: Please see this link below for additional counselling services provided outside the NHS: http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

Cancer Survivorship videos.  These videos are for people who need support and are living with and beyond cancer: www.medic.video/swe-cancer

Chronic Pain Videos.  These videos are available for guidance and support for anyone who suffers from persistent pain: www.medic.video/swe-pain

Your Care Your Support Wiltshire: https://www.yourcareyoursupportwiltshire.org.uk/home 

Post Trauma Advice Leaflet for those affected by the Salisbury poisoning: 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/617321/nhs_trauma_leaflet.pdf

Young People Support Links

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people - Kooth

Developing Health & Independence: Motiv8

Signposts children and young people in Wiltshire to sources of support for good mental health and emotional wellbeing - On Your Mind

A safe online community of people who are anxious, down or not coping who support and help each other by sharing what’s troubling them, guided by trained professionals. The Big White Wall

Useful Telephone Numbers:

Age UK - Befriending service, benefits application support – help completing forms, advice around life events (losing a partner, planning a will, financial hardship). This is for people over 65 yrs. only - 01380 735500

Attendance Allowance application line - the form will be sent through the post – 03456 056055. (If support is required to complete the form use DWP or Age UK instead).

Blue Badge team - application line for a disabled parking permit – 01225 713002

Carers Support - help for people caring on an informal basis (unpaid caring role). Counselling, phone support, carers assessment, carers break voucher, carers card alert, benefits screening, social opportunities, sitting service. - 0800 181 4118

Department of Work and Pensions - benefits enquiries for any age group - 0843 487 1838

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) - People under 65 who have care and mobility needs - 0800 181 4118

Homes 4 Wiltshire - Housing applications – 0300 456 0104

Lifeline -Aster living Telecare – Installation of a lifeline alarm unit and pendent. Patients should also discuss with this service the possibility of having a key safe fitted at the same time (which makes the equipment cheaper), there is also a response service which can be requested as a part of the package. The response service will attend call outs rather than relying on family and friends - 01380 735555

Personal independence Payment (PIP) - Currently taking over from DLA (original DLA applicants may choose to remain on DLA) – 03434 550087

Social services - self referral line for a care package or an long term equipment need – 0300 456 0111



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