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Alzheimer's Society - Nottinghamshire (Bassetlaw)

Memory Group: This group meets at the Hallcroft Community Centre on Randall Way in Retford.  The group runs from 10.30am-12.30pm every second Wednesday of each month.

Carers' Information and Support Programme: This course runs for 5 weeks, comprising of 1 session per week lasting 2.5 hours.  The course covers a range of topics including coping with caring, financial and legal affairs, dementia as a condition.  There is no charge but booking is essential for this course.

Dementia Advice and Support Service: (01909 540354) this is an information provision service for anyone with a memory condition.  Information can be supplied by telephone, email, letter or by appointment to attend the office.  We can provide practical information and emotional support, as well as signposting to other agencies to arrange support (such as Attendance Allowance, adaptations and Adult Social Care Support).

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Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline

Trained helpline advisors are ready to discuss any of your concerns about any form of dementia.

We provide:

  • support and a listening ear
  • information to help you make decisions
  • contacts with services in your area
  • up-to-date information about treatments
  • help in understanding legal and welfare matters

Available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm.

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Talking Point

Do you have any questions about dementia?

Would you like to be in touch with people who may be in a similar situation to you?

Talking Point is a virtual support group for anyone who is affected by dementia. It's a place to ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and - most of all - feel supported.

Anyone with access to the internet can browse the information on Talking Point, but if you want to communicate with others and ask your own questions, you will need to register. Signing up is very easy, so you don't need to be a computer wizard to use Talking Point.

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Parkinson's UK, Nottingham

Self help group supporting local people with Parkinson's disease and their carers. Information, fact -sheets, benefits sheets, booklets, tapes and videos. Talks on health and on Parkinson's disease.  There are social activities and outings.

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Parkinson's UK

The Parkinson's Disease Society is the leading charity dedicated to supporting all people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and carers.

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Parkinson's UK, Bassetlaw Branch

An informal group of Parkinson's patients and family and friends.  Monthly meetings offer a warm welcome, friendship and support.  Also has speakers, outings and lunches.  We firmly believe no-one should be alone with Parkinson's.

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Parkinson's UK, Mansfield Branch

For sufferers of Parkinson's disease, their carers, family and friends, in Mansfield, Ashfield and Edwinstowe.  Social gatherings, including quiz night, pie and pea supper, talks on Parkinson's disease, slide shows etc.

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Parkinson's UK, Newark and District Branch

Offers support, advice and information to sufferers and carers, raising awareness in the local community and encouraging social events and outings amongst members.

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Aphasia Nottingham

Aphasia is a speech and language problem following a stroke, brain tumour or brain injury.  This can affect the ability to speak, read, write, read numbers and comprehend.  The aim of the group is to communicate in a supportive environment and give confidence to members.  Many activities are held each month, as well as some social get-togethers, workshops and raising awareness of aphasia.

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Parkinson's UK, Long Eaton and District Branch

Helps patients and relatives with the problems arising from Parkinson's Disease by offering companionship, comfort and support, speakers, newsletter and loan of tapes and videos.  Collects and disseminates information and encourages and provides funds for research.

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Continence Advisory Service

The continence service works closely with school nurses to provide advice and training.  If your child is aged between 3 and 18 years and attends a school in the city or lives in the city or has a city GP you can contact the service direct for advice.  Children’s continence clinics now run at Boots Victoria Centre Health Clinic, Bulwell Riverside, Clifton Cornerstone, Mary Potter Health Centre (Hyson Green), Sneinton Children’s Centre and Strelley Health Centre.  Clinics also run at Oakfield and Rosehill special schools. 

If you receive nappies or continence pads you will be sent a callback number with the delivery which explains where to phone for further supplies.  However if you have any problems with deliveries or have lost the number to call for more you can contact the Home Delivery Coordinator (8838900 option 2).  If you need a change of size or a different product contact the person who originally assessed your child for continence needs (Health Visitor or School Nurse). 

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British Heart Foundation

Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease.

We'll achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.

Read more here about who we are, find out about the BHF in your area, see our history of pioneering research - and check out how you could have a career with us.

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Breathe Easy, Nottingham

A support group for people with lung conditions, their carers, family and friends. Meetings provide an opportunity for social interaction with people sharing common problems.   A varied programme includes talks from medical practitioners, social activities and outings.  Quarterly newsletter.  Part of the British Lung Foundation (BLF).

Meeting

First Wednesday of the month from 12.30pm-2.30pm

 

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Breathe Easy, Bassetlaw

Breathe Easy is a support network for people living with respiratory illness, their family, friends or carers.  Meetings give an opportunity for social interaction, with speakers, on a variety of subjects.  Part of the British Lung Foundation (BLF).

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Breathe Easy, Nottingham West

A support group for people with respiratory disease, their carers, family and friends in Hucknall, Kimberley, Eastwood and Stapleford. Contacts are COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Nurse Specialists. Affiliated to Breathe Easy, The British Lung Foundation support network.

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Second Wednesday of the month, from 1.30-3.30pm 

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Breast Cancer Support Group, Nottingham

Offers support to all who have been treated for breast cancer, their partners, family and friends. Trained volunteers who have all been treated for breast cancer provide a listening ear.  Programme of speakers for meetings, promoting health and well-being, also time to chat over a cup of tea or coffee.

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Cancer Patients' and Carers' Support Group, Nottingham

Professionally run group offering information, advice and support to anyone affected by cancer: patients, carers, health care professionals. Craft sessions, social activities and access to a network of people involved in the provision of cancer care.  Free booklet, A Positive Approach to Cancer, is available from contacts or from the Patients' Advice and Liaison Service (PALS), Queen's Medical Centre campus.

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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Kidney Patients' Association

Supports local kidney patients. Provides free days out and a holiday home for kidney patients to use.

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Lung Cancer Support Group, Nottingham

For anyone affected in any way by lung cancer, including relatives and carers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The group is facilitated by lung cancer nurses. Aims to inform, support, educate and provide a forum for sharing experience.  Guest speakers on topics chosen by the group, are sometimes invited.  Supported financially by the Roy Castle Lunch Cancer Foundation.

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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centres

Information and support for people with cancer, including children, in a variety of languages.  Website includes section for teenagers and young adults.  Benefits advice and bereavement support, grants for adults, young people and children with cancer where family is on a low income to help with practial needs.  Hospitals treating children from north Nottinghamshrie with cancer (e.g. Sheffield Children's Hospital) should also be able to provide information.

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