OUR PARTNERS & AFFILIATIONS
Pain UK is an alliance of charities providing a voice for people in pain. We were founded in November 2011 and registered as a charity in January 2012. Since then, our membership base has grown rapidly and we now support charities dealing with all manner of painful conditions, from head to toe.
Pain UK believes that the world of pain policy has suffered because the charities that support people in pain are small, diversified and focused on single conditions, whereas the medical professions and the pharmaceutical sector are able to speak with one voice when required. As the national umbrella body for UK pain charities we are able to provide a single point of contact for anyone wishing to understand what it is like to be a person in pain.
BLACTHFORD CLINICAL SERVICES
Blatchford is a multi-award winning manufacturer of some of the world’s most advanced prosthetic technology, bespoke seating solutions and orthotic devices.
Our evidence-based approach and commitment to continuously challenge possibilities ensures our mobility solutions prioritise the wellbeing and long-term health of our users.
Through science, technology, and a clear focus on people, we make mobility possible.
DISABILITY RIGHTS UK
Disability Rights UK is a UK pan-disability charity which was set up with the aim of representing the needs and expectations of disabled people in the UK. Disability Rights UK was formed as a result of several disability charities merging in 2012.
Disability Rights UK was formed through a unification of Disability Alliance, Radar and National Centre for Independent Living on 1 January 2012. RADAR was formed in 1977 as the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation and later renamed to Royal Association for Disability Rights (RADAR)
Remap is a UK charity with skilled volunteers who custom make equipment for disabled people, helping them achieve independence and a better quality of life.
Lasa: the social welfare law and tech charity Established in 1984, we're dedicated to using technology to support the delivery of social welfare law advice and information to disadvantaged communities across the UK. We do a whole heap of stuff to help everyone from frontline not for profit organisations to government departments (and everyone in-between) to deliver efficient, high quality services, as well as work for the direct benefit of people with social welfare law problems.
BENEFITS AND WORK
Benefits and Work, was launched in 2002 (and became a limited company in October 2006) by advice worker turned barrister Holiday Whitehead and benefits writer and trainer Steve Donnison, to provide just such information.
It is unique amongst benefits information providers in that it asks for no funding or support from the government, local authorities, grant making trusts or large companies. Every penny of Benefits and Work's revenue comes from its subscribing members.
THE HELPLINES ASSOCIATION
Helplines Partnership is the membership body for organisations that provide information, support or advice via phone, email, text or online.
We are committed to supporting organisations that provide non-face-to-face advice, support and information to improve general well being. We offer training, a Helplines Standard, and consultancy to help build sustainability and promote excellence, choice and accessibility for everyone.
THE NEUROLOGICAL ALLIANCE
The Neurological Alliance is a coalition of more than 80 organisations working together to transform outcomes for the millions of people in England with a neurological condition. We campaign for high quality care and support to meet the individual needs of every person with a neurological condition, at every stage of their life. Our work is shaped by the experiences of people with neurological conditions and aims to address the causes of poor care.
EUROPEAN POLIO UNION
The European Polio Union (EPU) is a European umbrella organisation for national organisations that support people who have had polio and for people that are currently coping with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS). The EPU aims, by bringing all those organisations together, to strengthen their force, to learn from each other and to help each other. In some countries in Europe the knowledge and treatment of PPS is (much) better than in others and the aim is to make this more equal all over Europe.
NORTHERN IRELAND POLIO FELLOWSHIP
Northern Ireland Polio Fellowship is intended to help polio survivors find out more information on the Late Effects of Polio and Post Polio Syndrome. If you go into links you’ll find many websites that have information on these subjects. Further links will be added as the site is developed.
THE PATIENTS ASSOCIATION
The Patients Association is an advocacy group operating in the UK that aims to improve patients' experience of healthcare. Established in 1963, it became a registered charity in 1991. The Patients Association works with patients directly: they are its members and supporters, and also the people who benefit from the organisation's help and advice services.
Euan's Guide makes it easier for disabled people to find great places to go. It's been described by Author Ian Rankin as 'Trip Advisor with wheels on.' It is a registered charity in Scotland.
Euan's Guide is used by thousands of disabled people to review, share and discover accessible places to go. "The aim of Euan's Guide is to empower disabled people by providing information that will give confidence and choices for getting out and about."
Craig Chesson and Alan Maher launched Signature Estates in Watford to offer a comprehensive moving service to Landlords and Homeowners in Watford and the Surrounding Areas. With a combined total of over 70 years' worth of property knowledge we provide a friendly and efficient service with a view to taking the stress away from moving home.
WATFORD FOOTBALL CLUB
Watford Football Club is an English professional football club in Watford, Hertfordshire. The club recognises its foundation as 1881, aligned with that of its antecedent, Watford Rovers, and was established as Watford Football Club in 1898.
Since our earliest days in 1992, Acorn has strived to set new standards in quality and innovation for the stairlift industry. Our pioneering designs and engineering excellence have led the way and helped Acorn grow to become the world's leading independent company specialising solely in the manufacture and installation of stairlifts.
For forty years, Fish Insurance has been providing specialist insurance in the UK , to those with pre-existing medical conditions, mobility issues and disabilities. Today we’re proud to be trusted with looking after over 80,000 insurance policies, making us one of the UK’s biggest disability and independent living insurance providers.
Every policy we offer has been specifically designed to meet the unique and specific requirements of disabled people whether they are looking to insure a manual wheelchair, powered wheelchair, mobility scooter, in-home products such as stair lifts and hoists or cover for a wheelchair accessible vehicle. We also provide liability insurance to protect people who employ their own personal assistants in the home.
Bespoke Orthopaedic Footwear Specialist. The Cordwainer is one of the UK's most experienced orthopaedic shoemakers. Our company has helped hundreds of people find mobility and comfort does not come at the expense of style and good looks.
We are proud of the reputation we have for helping clients with the most difficult feet and related problems finding shoes they can wear. Maybe we can help you too?
Rotary is one of the world's largest and most successful global membership and humanitarian service organisations, with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. Our impact starts with our members — people who see a world where we unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Our national and global partnerships allow us to maximise our impact. During the past 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects around the world.
ONE LAST PUSH
may think polio has gone for good, the fact is polio still infects children in hard to reach places in a few corners of the globe and until it is completely eradicated, there is always a risk it could come back.
We’re here to make the final effort to wipe it out completely.
We work closely with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative which was established in 1988 by the World Health Organisation. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a worldwide partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, Rotary International and the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s the biggest public-private health effort in history, involving 200 countries, 20m volunteers and 2.5bn children vaccinated.
WEST HERTS COLLEGE
West Herts College is a college in Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. The College has campuses in Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley.
Courses offered are vocational and apprenticeships. The College works with local secondary schools to offer entry to applicants of 14 years of age and older. Some school pupils may transfer their full-time education to the College in order to restart their education or to take some vocational subjects at Level 1, either as full subjects or as "tasters" (to judge suitability). A few GCSE subjects are offered to gifted pupils.