YOU NEED ADVICE/MAKE A COMPLAINT?

 

ICAS - The Independent Complaints Advocacy Service

 

 

Your Local HEALTHWATCH ENGLAND group [see  yellow box  for further info]

 

 

Patient Advisory Liaison Service

 

 

 

Care Quality Commission

 

 

 

LEGAL, EMPLOYMENT & MONEY HELP

 

ATOS  Disability Assessment info  

 

Jobcentres

 

Unions                    

 

ACAS

 

Bullying                                                                    bullying online  

 

Kidscape  

 

Harassment

 

Money advice

 

 

Benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELFARE BENEFITS

 

 

 

ATOS  re DLA & ESA ASSESSMENTS/APPEALS

 

Appealing against benefit decisions? PLEASE first see yellow  DWP Benefits guide button above and Benefits Rules etc button  for regulations   

                                                                                       

 

Disabled benefits & fitness to work tests

 

Employment and Support Allowance - ESA

 

Caring for someone – Carer’s rights etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DWP Benefits guide

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE HELP

 

HOW TO FIND A DENTIST, DOCTOR OR HOSPITAL IN UK

 

 

SPECIALISTS SECOND OPINION/REFERRALS

 

Transport help to appointments

 

P,A,L,S. PATIENT ADVISORY AND LIAISON SERVICE

Need help or advice, or to make a complaint! PALS are in every hospital - ask at Reception!  

 

 

DECISION MAKING RE SOCIAL CARE - WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A CARE HOME

 

 

PAYING FOR RESIDENTIAL OR NURSING HOME CARE

 

The payment of care is dependent upon whether its considered a CARE or a HEALTH issue -   PALS would know if they need to be involved as a Health problem.  

 

 FEEDBACK your experiences with health, dentists, care homes, GP and hospitals - good and bad - and Volunteer on the scrutiny groups with your local HEALTHWATCH -  use your postcode or town name to find your local Healthwatch team on the Healthwatch England map.  Via feedback from the public they report to the Care Quality Commission  the Ombudsman and signpost you to support groups

      

Complain about health services to local city councillor or  your MP,  you can contact them easily via their webpages, email, They Work For You   or Write to Them websites [links right side of this page, Elected/Governement Contacts] which track your complaints emails, or you always have local/national media - newspapers, radio or tv stations!

Forest Farm

Peace Garden

 

 

 -  the Medical Foundation which assists victims of torture, say this could be a good answer to learning useful skills, social fun and sharing the produce sustainable food production guide and info

Sustainablefood.com

ELECTED/

GOVERNMENT CONTACTS

 

Need to write to your MP or city councillor with a problem or complaint about anything that affects your health, home or wellbeing.

 

 

 

For your MPs/councillors use

 

 

 

 

These sites monitor responses and you just put your postcode in to find out who your representatives are.

 

Any problems use our Contact Page link at top of each page on this site.

PALS H&SE Social Care HEALTHWATCH ENGLAND Care Quality Commission Theyworkforyou.com

This will not be a comprehensive page, just basic info that can help you find more info elsewhere, on professional sites which specialise in the topics:  housing problems, better quality food, natural and NHS healthcare and social support when disabled or infirm,  info on  anti discrimination /bullying support  and signposting -

 we welcome suggestions so please use the Contact Page top of each page on this site  

NHS UK NHS Symptom Checker

Advice from NHS Direct on 0845 4647     (24 hour)

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Confidential emotional help  & support - Samaritans [email protected]  and

UK  0845 790 90 90

Republic of Ireland

1850 60 90 90

 

 

HOMELESS??

Free housing advice helpline

0808 800 4444

 

 

Free to mobile DWP numbers ESA Carer's info Find your benefits! TUC Direct.gov -Unions ACAS Bullying.co.uk Bullyonline.org Kidscape.org.uk Harassment-law.co.uk A-Z central government UK Jobcentre Plus info

Find out your rights and choices

one-stop page of NHS info on mental & physical health provision

Appeal forms, time limited

KEEP WARM, SAVE MONEY!

Grants info Helpline fuel payments Save energy!

Health & Wellbeing

Sacred Grove Western Isles

Health & Wellbeing rights Forest Farm "peace garden" SAMARITANS Write to them.com SHELTER Transition networks

Find out about Transition Town projects and networks

transition logo Transition support info Specialist Info.com DrFoster

UK STATUTE LAW DATABASE

this will be updated onto a new site but the first link will remain until all transferred.

 

These are the basis of our laws - useful for making relevant objections or appeals etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK PARLIAMENT

  BILLS & ACTS

keep track of discussions and changes in our law by email

Statutelaw.gov.uk Legislation.gov.uk Free Money Advice Health info A-Z Common health questions Patient Self Help Carers uk support Carers' useful links Moneymadeclear

GENERAL INFO ON CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

[from ACAS to the Zoos Forum!]

Need to find an Ombudsman to complain about something, find Equality and Human Rights Commission, HM Courts or what  Parliament is up to, try this link to track them down - complete A to Z of those who work for us!

Mobility equipment National debtline

National Debtline 0808 808 4000 free financial help and information pack, use email contact form on this link

 

 EQUALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

 

Contact details for help:

 

 

 

What is the Human Rights Act - how does it work?

equalityhumanrights HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

ECO AND ENVIRO CAMPAIGNING LAWYERS

EARTHRIGHTS

 

 

GYPSY & TRAVELLER RIGHTS  & LEGAL INFO

 

 

Roma, Irish, New Age, Circus or Show  or homeless - its often a problem being on the road - for HELP with health  & dental services try Healthwatch and Care Quality Commission links to feedback complaints or the other welfare buttons on here

 

LEGAL HELP SPECIFICALLY FOR TRAVELLERS WE HAVE FOUND SO FAR, LET US HAVE MORE INFO IF YOU HAVE IT - SEE SHELTER & HUMAN RIGHTS OR EMERGENCY INFO ABOVE

 

Community Law Partnership The

Tel. 0121-685 8595

Ruskin Chambers/191 Corporation St, BIRMINGHAM B4 6RP

LEGAL AID LAWYER

 

 

 

Traveller Advice Team

0121 685 8677

TAT's service includes a dedicated Gypsy and Traveller Helpline, which is available on 0121 685 8677 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. Solely for emergencies concerning Gypsies and Travellers,  out-of-hours emergency number which is 07768 316755.

 

Davies Gore Lomax

63 Great George St

LEEDS LS1 3BB

Telephone

 0113 242 2797

 Fax  0113 245 1117

LEGAL AID LAWYER

 

 

 

SOUTH WEST LAW (LEGAL SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY) LIMITED - Phone Number: 0117 314 6400  Fax Number: 0117 314 6400

 

 

 

USE THE UK LAW SOCIETY SITE, CHOOSE ON 'AREA OF LAW' CIVIL LIBERTIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS & PUT POSTCODE OR TOWN

 

 

 

 

 

 

gypsy-traveller.your-rights Davies Gore Lomax FIND A SOLICITOR Southwestlaw Parliament.uk/bills CITIZENS ADVICE ICAS/SEAP PALS Only pay what you can

DEBTS!   ONLY PAY WHAT YOU CAN - ITS THE LAW! CHECK THIS OUT IF HAVING PROBLEMS

FREE LEGAL HELP LINKS

 

FREE ENVIRO LEGAL HELP - FRIENDS OF THE EARTH WEDS EVENINGS ONLY 6.30 TO 8.30PM

0808 801 0405

 

ALL OTHER HELP

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