The British Heart Foundation is the largest independent charity committed to the fight against heart disease. The Heart Helpline telephone number is 0300 330 3311. They can also be emailed on [email protected].
An interactive learning tool to help you learn more about your heart and explain what you can do to help keep your heart healthy.
A charity started by a heart failure patient to support others and also the heart failure medical and nursing teams. Offer booklets, advice, videos.
Cardiomyopathy UK is a charity offering support and information. You can get help from a cardiomyopathy support nurse on 0800 018 1024 (lines open 8.30 am – 4.30 pm). Website: www.cardiomyopathy.org
National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE)
NICE is an executive non-departmental body of the Department of Health. They publish information for people with heart failure, carers, the public and healthcare professionals. Once you have logged onto the site look out for the section on heart failure. www.nice.org.uk
Information about driving requirements and medical conditions. Website: www.dvla.co.uk
Claim for help with health costs
For help with health costs such as NHS prescriptions, NHS dental charges, travel costs to receive NHS treatment under the care of a consultant. You may be able to get help if you are receiving a Government benefit or credit, are pregnant, retired or on a low income. Telephone: 0845 850 1166, Website:https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Documents/2016/HC1-April-2016.pdf
Support with carers support, advice, exercise, coming home from hospital, dementia, bereavement. Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire Telephone number: 0345 450 1276
For support with long term conditions, anxiety, depression. Website: www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/talkingspaceplus Telephone number: 01865 901222
Online and face to face free advice to help you find a way forward, whatever the problem. Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk
Support for everyone, specialising in end of life care not only for cancer patients. Website: www.macmillan.org.uk Telephone number: 0808 8080000
Charity offering support for people ‘round the clock’. Website: www.samaritans.org Telephone number: 116 123
Information about various medical conditions from the patient’s perspective. Select the section on heart failure to watch videos from patients discussing their experiences of living with heart failure. Website: http://www.healthtalk.org/
Carers Oxfordshire is a free service which offers information, advice and support to someone aged 18 and over, who is looking after someone aged 18 and over, living in Oxfordshire, who could not manage without this help.
Reading and West Berkshire Carers Service
Carers Trust Thames (North Bucks and Milton Keynes)
- 01908 260444
Crossroads Care Oxfordshire
Crossroads Care is a registered charity and leading provider of home care services.
Telephone number: 01865 260280
Email: [email protected]