Aims to provide the UK with a huge nutrition support network, enabling those in need to find a nutritionist close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will provide those seeking support with all the information they need.
Useful and reliable information about giving medicines to your child – written and reviewed by children’s doctors (paediatricians), pharmacists, and parents and carers.
Providing support and at home care to families with babies and children under the age of 5 diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defects and / or feeding difficulties. Supported by Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust – Cardiac and Gastroenterology Departments.
Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England. Available online at www.nhs.uk/carersdirect and as a free, confidential helpline seven days a week on 0808 802 0202, it provides accurate, relevant information for carers and those who support them. Deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people who use a textphone can contact Carers Direct by textphone/minicom, on 0800 988 8657.
Make-A-Wish Foundation UK has a very simple objective – to grant magical wishes to children and young people fighting life-threatening illnesses. The charity was founded in the UK in 1986 and since then has granted over 5,500 wishes. With over 20,000 children in the UK living with life-threatening conditions at any one time, our work is never ending. Our aim is to ensure that every one of these children is able to experience the magic and joy of a Make-A-Wish wish. We receive no government funding or lottery grants, relying on the generous donations of the public and that’s why, for our charity, every donation really counts.
CardiacMatters is a public interest website focused on cardiac issues; the causes, symptoms and treatments. CardiacMatters contains over 80 articles all written by our team of experts and we add around 3 new articles each month.
The Children’s Heart Federation (CHF) brings together groups across Britain and Ireland so that they can share problems, ideas, approaches and educational materials designed to help heart children.
The SACHD is one of several groups which fall under the umbrella of the Children’s Heart Federation. All of the money they raise in Scotland is spent on research projects, equipment for hospitals and homes and family support grants. They publish information leaflets, books magazines and newsletters as well as providing weekend breaks for young adult and teenage groups.
The aim of the British Heart Foundation is to play a leading role in the fight against heart disease so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death.
The Cardiomyopathy Association is a charity that provides information and support to families affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy. This site has information on the main types of cardiomyopathy.