Royal National Society for the Deaf
RNID is the largest charity working to change the world for the UK’s 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people.
They do this with the help of their members, by campaigning and lobbying, raising awareness of deafness and hearing loss, providing services and through social, medical and technical research.
Their vision is a world where deafness and hearing loss are not barriers to opportunity and fulfilment.
Web – https://www.rnid.org.uk
Royal National Society for the Blind
The RNIB are the UK’s leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight loss.
Our pioneering work helps anyone with a sight problem – not just with braille and Talking Books, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.
Our projects such as Talk and Support and Parents’ Place make a difference to people’s lives. We need your support to fund our vital work. As a charity we rely on your generosity.
People are still losing their sight unnecessarily. We campaign to eliminate avoidable sight loss and support research into the causes and latest treatments of eye disease.
Web – https://www.rnib.org.uk
Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.
They have over 170,000 members and work for people with diabetes, their carers, family and friends. We represent the interests of all people with diabetes by lobbying the government for better standards of care and the best quality of life.
Motor Neurones Association
The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is the only national organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to the support of people with MND and those who care for them.
Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the only UK charity focusing on all muscular dystrophies and related muscle diseases. More than 60,000 people in the UK are affected.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has pioneered the search for treatments and cures for nearly 50 years, and are dedicated to improving the lives of all those people affected. We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to fund our groundbreaking and vital work.
The Stroke Association
The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. It funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke patients and their families directly through its Rehabilitation and Support Services. These include Communication Support, Family and Carer Support, information services and welfare grants. We also campaign, educate and inform to increase knowledge of stroke at all levels of society, and we act as a voice for everyone affected by stroke.
The Stroke Association produces a number of publications including patient leaflets, Stroke News (a quarterly magazine) and information for health professionals.