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Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Many of their 25,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform our work.
Association of Charity Officers
The Association of Charity Officers (ACO) is the umbrella body for benevolent charities, which exists to promote its membership of over 200 benevolent charities. Member funds are specific to particular trades, professions or industries.The Associations aim is to improve co-operation between funds for the benefit of beneficiaries and to work towards common standards in grant making.
Age Concern provide wide ranging advice including an extensive range of factsheets on subjects relating to the elderly.
BT Benevolent Fund
The charity for all BT people.
The Fund was renamed BTBF in 1981 when British Telecomm and Royal Mail separated (formerly GPO). If you are a BT pensioner then you should contact the BTBF for help
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Adviceguide website is the main public information service of Citizens Advice, providing people with round-the-clock access to CAB information on their rights - including benefits, housing and employment, and on debt, consumer and legal issues.
They aim to empower people by providing them with the information they need to solve their own problems and to signpost them to appropriate advice when necessary. Adviceguide helps you to have a better understanding of your rights and entitlements, and also to take the first steps in resolving your problems.
Civil Service Insurance Society
(CSIS) is a not for profit organisation offering discounted Home and Motor Insurance to all serving and retired Royal Mail people, and their partners. All their surplus income is donated to public service charitable causes, and the Rowland Hill Fund has been a long standing beneficiary.
Community Legal Advice
A free and confidential advice service paid for by legal aid.
They have been helping people deal with their legal problems since 2004.
Theyhelp some of the most vulnerable people in society tackle their problems - those who are on low incomes or benefits.
Theygive advice through their:
• helpline - 0845 345 4 345
• series of leaflets.
They are different from most helplines and websites -they do not charge for their services andthey make sure people get the help they need. This could be fromtheir helpline operators,their specialist advisers or ifthey can't help,they will refer people to the right organisation that can.
Consumer Credit Counselling Service
The Consumer Credit Counselling Service is a national debt charity that has been providing free Debt Advice and support for over 18 years. To find out how they can help you, phone 0800 138 1111 or visit CCCS Debt Remedy their anonymous, on line debt counselling service.
HELP is the confidential helpline provided by Royal Mail Group to all staff and pensioners.
HELP provides a wide range of advice on health and well being, employment, legal services and financial and other practical advice.
It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their Freephone contact number is 0800 6888777.
Bankruptcy-Insolvency.co.uk – debt advice service ( http://www.bankruptcy-insolvency.co.uk)
If you are considering bankruptcy or seeking money advice you may wish to contact bankruptcy-insolvency.co.uk debt advice service on 0800 074 6918 or online. The service advice on all aspects of money advice and budgeting including debt management, IVA, Bankruptcy and budgeting advice.
National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP)
Has more than 100,000 members who formerly worked for either of the 2 organisations. It is the largest campaigning group for pensioner rights in the UK
Confidential counselling to achieve realistic solutions to debt problems.
Post Office Orphans BenevolentInstitution (POOBI)
POOBI provides financial help tochildren of Royal Mail Group employees facing hardship
Shelter has more than 200 specialist housing advisers. They can give you advice, information and help with legal and practical issues. All of their services are free, professional and independent. Don't wait until things get to crisis point. It's never too late to get advice, but the earlier you do so, the better your chances are.
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association(SSAFA)
The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association - Forces Help.
The national charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families in need.