Useful Links

Access to British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters
BSL Health Access delivered immediate, on demand access to British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters for communication with Deaf people. The service sadly ceased in 2021, however their website remains live and contains details of alternative services.

Age UK - The UK's largest charity working with and for older people. It has information guides on a wide range of issues.

Alcoholics Anonymous - An international fellowship of men and women who share their experiences with each other, so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism -

Alzheimer's Society - Alzheimer’s Society is a care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers -

British Heart Foundation - The British Heart Foundation (or BHF) is a charity organisation in that funds research, education, care and awareness campaigns aimed to prevent heart diseases in humans -

British Red Cross - The heart of their work is providing help to people in crisis, both in the UK and overseas -

Cancer Research UK - As the world's largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease -

Care Choices - Guide to over 30000 Care and Nursing Homes, and other Care Providers in the UK, to help patients/relatives make informed choices on care -

Care Quality Commission (CQC) - Inspects and reports on care services, care homes and hospitals -

Carers UK - A national organisation, supporting Carers by giving them a voice and campaigning for changes that make a difference -

Carers' Support Centre - Carers provide unpaid care by looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member, friend or partner -

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services - NHS-provided services for children in the mental health arena in the UK -

The Cinnamon Trust - The only specialist national charity for people in their last years and their much loved, much needed companion animals -

Cruse Bereavement - the United Kingdom's largest bereavement charity, which provide free care and bereavement counselling to people suffering from grief -

Cystic Fibrosis Trust - It funds research to treat and cure CF and aims to ensure appropriate clinical care and support for people with cystic fibrosis -

Department of Health - The department of the government with responsibility for government policy for health and social care matters and for the National Health Service -

Diabetes UK - The leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes -

Dial UK - A national organisation for a network of 140 local disability information and advice services run by and for disabled people -

Direct Gov / UK Government - Directgov is the British government's digital service for people in the United Kingdom -

Down's Syndrome Association - 'The only organisation in this country focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's syndrome' -

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) - The organisation of the Government responsible for maintaining a database of drivers and a database of vehicles -

Emergency Dental Service - Contact details for the Emergency Dental Service in Scunthorpe - Rejuvadent, 37 Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7PN. Telephone 01724 858969

Epilepsy Research - Epilepsy Research UK is a British medical research charity dedicated to curing epilepsy -

FRANK (Talk to Frank) - FRANK is a national drug education service jointly established by the Department of Health -

Freedom to Speak Up Guardian Service -

Health & Care Professions Council - Protects the public by keeping a register of health and care professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health -

Incontinence in Children -

Kidney Research UK - The leading UK charity funding research that focuses on the prevention, treatment and management of kidney disease -

Lincolnshire Care Services Directory - Lincolnshire Care Services Directory can help you in your search for care and support in Lincolnshire - 

Lymphoma Association - A charitable organisation based in the United Kingdom that offers medical information and emotional support to lymphatic cancer patients -

Macmillan Cancer Support - One of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer -

More information regarding the support to patients that Macmillan offers can be obtained by calling 0808 808 00 00, which is open Monday to Friday, 9am until 8pm

Meningitis Now - Focuses on prevention and funding lifesaving research to eradicate all forms of Meningitis -

Mental Health Care - Provides information for family members and friends of people with psychosis -

Motor Neurone Disease Association - Care, support, and research for people affected by motor neurone disease -

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse - Focused on improving the availability, capacity and effectiveness of drug treatment -

NHS Choices - The National Health Service's online service for the public -

NHS 111 - Support via telephone, mobile and landline, available 24 hours a day -

NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) - The website for the ICB for our local area, which replaced the CCG in 2022 -

NHS North Lincolnshire CCG - The website for NHS North Lincolnshire (since 2022, CCGs have been replaced by Integrated Care Boards 'ICBs'. The CCG website remains live for the purposes of accessing information) -

NHS North Lincolnshire Talking Therapies - provides talking therapies to adults who are experiencing common mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and stress. Formerly known as IAPT -

NHS Smoke Free - Help and advice to people that smoke or are wishing to quit -

North Lincolnshire Council - The website for North Lincolnshire Council -

North Lincolnshire Council Healthy Lifestyles Team - North Lincolnshire-based smoking cessation service and healthy lifestyle advice -

North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals - The website for North Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust -

Parkinsons' UK - Parkinson's research and support charity in the United Kingdom -

Patient Transport - Savoy Ventures, 0800 1700 808,

Patient UK - Symptom checker, health information and medicines guide, as well as online service registration & access -

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers - The largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in the UK -

Prostate Cancer UK - A website for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, their families and their friends. Provides up-to-date, unbiased and accurate facts about prostate cancer -

Rethink - Works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. Has a good range of factsheets on all issues related to mental illness -

RNIB - UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight loss -

Safeguarding Adults - Contact details for services that can assist in safeguarding adults. If you suspect abuse you have a duty to alert someone to your concern.

  - Adult Social Services - 01724 297979 or 01724 298160 (out of hours only) -

  - Safeguarding Children - Child Concern, Child Protection and Single Point of Access for Child and Family Support

On-duty Social Worker - 0800 0853737
Police - 0845 60 60 222
Web address -

Saint John Ambulance - A volunteer-led, charitable non-governmental organisation dedicated to the teaching and practice of first aid -

Scope UK - Disability charity working with disabled people and their families in England -

Stroke Association - Charity concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. Provides information about all aspects of strokes -

Support and guidance for homeless patients

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) - A charity that meets the needs and breaks the isolation experienced by those bereaved by suicide.

Tourettes Action UK - Support and research charity for people with Tourette Syndrome and their families

Versus Arthritis - Versus Arthritis is the UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting people with arthritis -

We Are With You - a charity that offers free, confidential support to people in England and Scotland who have issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

Youth Information & Counselling Unit (YICU) - Free and confidential support for people up to the age of 25 (by appointment only) - (01724) 296679. YICU, Side by Side Children's Centre, Enderby Road, Scunthorpe, DN17 2JL -