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Action on Addiction

Action on Addiction brings help, hope and freedom to those living with addiction and those living with people who suffer problems of addiction. We are the UK's only charity working across the addiction field in treatment, professional education to honours degree level, support for families and children, research, and campaigns. Our team of experts offers life-saving treatment to individuals and support to families affected by addiction. Our ambition is to build and strengthen communities of recovery, and provide leadership to others in the addictions field in the form of research, innovation, and professional education. Action on Addiction is a member of the Alcohol Health Alliance, the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners and the Charities Forum.

Association for Care Training & Assesment Networks

ACTAN strives to promote and develop good practice with regard to the training delivery and assessment of health and social care staff, and those who support children and young people.

Autism Europe

Autism-Europe aisbl is an international association whose main objective is to advance the rights of persons with autism and their families and to help them improve their quality of life. Autism-Europe ensures effective liaison among more than 80 member associations of parents of persons with autism in 30 European countries, including 20 Member States of the European Union, governments and European and international institutions. Autism-Europe plays a key role in raising public awareness, and in influencing the European decision-makers on all issues relating to autism, including the promotion of the rights of people with autism and other disabilities involving complex dependency needs. To maximise our impact on EU policies, Autism-Europe works in strategic coalitions with organisations that share the same concerns and goals. These include the European Disability Forum (EDF), the Platform of European Social NGOs and the European Coalition for Community Living (ECCL). Autism Europe is a founder member of these organisations and currently holds the vice presidency of EDF.


We run over 800 UK projects that transform the lives of more than 190,000 children and young people every year. Our work includes: fostering and adoption services and support helping children break free from sexual exploitation supporting young carers helping children living in poverty.

BEAD: Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs

BEAD stands for Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs. It's a partnership between Cruse Bereavement Care and Adfam, providing practical and emotional support and information specifically for anyone bereaved through a loved one's drug or alcohol use.

Become: the Charity for Children in Care and Young Care Leavers

Since 1992 when we were established as a charity (born out of Who Cares? magazine which started in 1985), we've been working to improve the everyday lives and future life chances of young people who are unable to live with their birth families.

Better Health

While there has been progress in the equalities agenda over the last decade, there is evidence to suggest that inequalities persist in access to and the provision of health services. The Better Health briefing papers explore these inequalities, providing evidence and signposting practitioners towards good practice in health services.

Birmingham City Council Children

We work with partners across Birmingham to offer a range of support to children and families in need.

Blackpool Council

Health and Social Care


Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK) was established in 2006 to raise awareness and address the stigma associated with mental illness. The aim of our work is to see a reduction in the inequalities in the treatment and care of people from African Caribbean communities who use mental health services, and to inform these communities on how to influence the strategic development, policy design and implementation of services. BMH UK's focus is on empowering African Caribbean communities to improve the Black service user experience and reduce the over representation of Black people at the coercive end of psychiatric care.

Bolton Council

Health and Social Care

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