Online Reference Library (OnRL)
Our Online Reference Library is a selection of 100s of websites chosen, organised and maintained by library professionals to answer your questions. Resources marked with * can only be accessed within a Lancashire Library.
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Blue parking badges allow cars carrying people who are registered blind or who have severe walking difficulties to park near shops, stations and other facilities.
The Database for Children with Disabilities and their families website provides a wide range of information for families which include a child or young person with disabilities, special or additional needs and professionals who provide a service to these families.
Help Direct is a new service being developed for all adults in Lancashire. Help Direct will provide the practical support, guidance and information you need to get the most out of life.
The Care Home and Domiciliary Care Preferred Provider Scheme was introduced to help raise the standards of care available in residential and nursing care homes within the county, and also to assist those care homes committed to continuous improvement and provision of a quality service. Check the list of providers in your area.
Volunteer with one of Lancashire's largest employers - probably the best volunteering opportunities in Lancashire.Volunteering is about giving your time to do something useful. In return you get the satisfaction of time and effort well spent.Volunteering builds transferable skills, opening doors into employment, education, confidence and friendship. Have your questions answered and apply online here. Volunteer oppurtunities are currently for work in social care and Lancashire Libraries.
Lancashire Young Carers website has been set up to help and support young carers across the county.A young carer is a person under 18 years of age, who is significantly affected by caring for a person with a long-term illness or disability - including mental health issues and substance misuse. The site includes details of available support, contact details etc
NHS Choices provides a single 'front door' for the public to all NHS online services and information through the country’s biggest health website. It includes a Health A-Z, a service finder (GPs, Hospitals, Dentists, Opticians, Pharmacies), a hospital comparison, a Carers Support service and Medical Advice Now, an online enquiry service: submit questions and receive answers by email on non-urgent health matters.
Freely available, the NHS Clinical Knowledge Summaries (formerly PRODIGY) are a reliable source of evidence-based information and practical 'know how' about the common conditions managed in primary care. Through this site Library members can aslo have free access to Dynamed - a point-of-care reference resource designed to provide doctors and medical researchers with the best available evidence to support clinical decision-making. Access is possible at any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Lancashire Library card.
This section of Oxford Reference Online includes works on food, drink, diet and nutrition. Access is possible at any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Lancashire Library card.
Reference books on medicine, drugs, nursing, psychology, sports science and biology from Oxford University Press. Access is possible at any Lancashire Library People's Network PC or from any PC using the barcode from your Lancashire Library card.
Nappies - Do you know that there is an alternative to disposables? Every day we throw away the equivalent of 4.5 double-decker bus loads of nappies into landfill in Lancashire, where they may take up to 500 years to decompose! Modern real nappies are convenient and easy to use. They come in all sorts of trendy and colourful styles to suit every baby and every budget.Lancashire County Council's Bottom Line Real Nappy Project, in conjunction with local nappy businesses are offering you £45 towards the cost of real nappies or £70 for 2 or more children, making them more affordable to try. We'll also give you all the information, support and advice you need to get started.
The Lancashire Childcare Information Service aims to provide quality, accessible and impartial advice and guidance on a full range of childcare services, resources and issues led by the needs of children and their families, carers, employers, professionals and local and national Government and their agencies. Information and advice is available via our freephone helpline on 0800 195 0137
This is the web site of AbilityNet, an organisation that strives to make ICT usable for people with disabilities through the use of adaptive technology. The site includes a list of fact sheets and details of specific products
Advises and supports people who believe they may have suffered during medical care; referring them to a specialist solicitor if legal action is a possibility
This site provides help with resources, skills and expertise to engage and reach blind and partially sighted people. Podcasts, publications, support and advice are available.
Give support to people with learning disabilities who want to live in the community
Support and information for children and young people up to age 25 who are unable to communicate effectively because of a speech or language impairment
The Web Site of the charity Age Concern containing information, advice, news and contact details.
Aims to provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience in order to solve their common problems. An international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Alcohol Concern is the national agency on alcohol misuse. Their web site includes information on alcohol-misuse issues, practical advice and sources of help.
ASBAH aims to improve services for people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, to work with them to extend their choices, and maximise opportunities for independence and achievement.
APDA's aim is to provide a full range of the highest level of services to disabled people, their families and their carers, based on their specific personal, cultural and community needs. It works in the UK and Internationally. Set up in 1988, it is led and managed by Asian People with disabilities. APDA also has Special Consultative Status with the UN's Economic and Social Council.
Support for children and young people with ME. Advice on education issues.
Another good web site from the BBC. It includes a database of recipes searchable by ingredients, recipe title, programme title or chef's name.
This comprehensive and accessible site comes highly recommended by Broadband and Internet Advisor magazine. It includes an extensive directory of ailments, information on healthy living and links to useful external sites
BeGrand.net is a website for grandparents where they can: Find information, advice and support on everything from fun, free things to do with their grandchildren, to serious issues like grandparents’ legal rights; Make friends with other grandparents and share their expertise, knowledge and ideas online; Get answers to their questions from several trained advisors.
Contact details for the Benefit Enquiry Line which provides advice and information for disabled people and carers on the range of benefits available.
This Directgov site gives advice on benefits, tax credits and pensions entitlements, for you, your family or for someone else. Just answer a few questions anonymously online about your savings, income and outgoings. There is a separate site for Jobseekers' Allowance
This is an excellent site from the BMJ Publishing Group Ltd which publishes the British Medical Journal. It provides comprehensive advice on a range of medical conditions and outlines treatment options. There are separate areas for patients and doctors.
Bettercaring describes itself "a comprehensive care home search engine and a source of vital information on care". The database currently contains information on 20,000 care homes in the UK.
The BMJ is a well-established medical publication and is used to publish research in the field. On their website the full-text versions of research articles are avilable going back to 1994
The BCA describes itself as "the largest and longest-established association for chiropractors in the UK". The site allows you to search for a registered chiropractor and provides details of the history and practice of the profession.
The BCMA has been in existence since 1992 and their website provides a means of finding practitioners on their register all of whom should adhere to their voluntary code of conduct. The regsiter coveries the whole range of complementary therapies.
The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Their aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society. promotes early identification and support in schools to ensure opportunity to learn for dyslexic learners.
This site uses audio-visual aids which may not function fully with some web browser or slow connection (internet explorer users - use the refresh button to initiate chosen changes).
The British Herbal Medicine Association (BHMA) was founded in 1964 to advance the science and practice of herbal medicine in the United Kingdom and to ensure its continued statutory recognition at a time when all medicines were becoming subject to greater regulatory control. Their web pages contain statements and press releases, contact details, other useful links and contacts etc.
Independant organisation committed to improving the quality of life of all people with a learning disability. Services promote good practice in health and care services.
The British Medical Acupuncture Society was formed in 1980 as an association of medical practitioners interested in acupuncture. There are now over 2300 members who use acupuncture in hospital or general practice. The web site includes a patients section which includes a "Find a Practitioner" link.
The public website of the professional organisation for doctors and student doctors containing professional information, news, careers, working arrangements, ethics, fees, contracts etc.
It details all medicines that are generally prescribed in the UK, with special reference to their uses, cautions, contra-indications, side-effects, dosage and relative costs.
The British Naturopathic Association, Originally established in 1945, is the professional body for practicing naturopaths who are registered with the General Council and Register of Naturopaths in the UK. Their website provides contact details, provides information on courses of study and allows you to find details of a registered Naturopath.
The web site of the BOA contains a "Find an Osteopath" link, information about the history of the association, a suppliers directory etc.
The web site of the society has a search facility which allows you to search for a psychologist or expert witness. It is searchable by various categories such as area of work and geographic location.
The British Reflexology Association was founded in 1985 to act as a representative body for persons practising the method of Reflexology as a profession and for students training in the method. Their web site contains a brief history of reflexology, a directory of practitioners, details of publications etc....
Hosted by Video Jug, this site site has twenty video tutorials to help you communicate in BSL and talk about everyday topics with your hands.
The BSCH is a body whose aim is to promote and assure high standards in the profession of hypnotherapy. Their website enables you to find a registered hypnotherapist in your area and shows the BSCH Code of Conduct.
Care Choices is a publisher of care information for identifying care options and care providers for older and disabled people.
Formerly the Healthcate, Social Care and Mental Health Commissions, the Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. We regulate health and adult social care services, whether provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies or voluntary organisations. It includes a directory of care homes and social care services.
Membership organisation of carers, led by carers to provide information and advice and to campaign for change.
Millions of people are caring for an elderly relative, a sick friend or a disabled family member. They do it unpaid and often without support. Carers UK is the voice of carers. We improve their lives by providing information, advice, support and by campaigning for change.
Information for people and the families of people with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.
Run by disabled people representing all people with a learning disability including those who have a hearing or visual impairment. Aim to make information as easy to understand as possible.
Change 4 Life is a campaign to help families eat well, move more and live longer, happier lives. Join today and get FREE help and resources. Enter your postcode to find activities in your area.
The Charity Commission is established by law as the regulator and registrar for charities in England and Wales. This site provides information on its role as well as a database of registered charities
Choose and Book, part of the Patient Choice programme, is a national service that allows patients to choose hospital or clinics and book appointments. For NHS staff it combines electronic booking and a choice of place, date and time for first outpatient appointments. Use the booking reference and password given to you by your GP when your referral was made.
Aims to support people who are isolated through disability or long term illness, to become included in community life. Helps people develop circles of support of people who will assist them to achieve their ambitions.
Free independent advice on a wide range of problems.
The Cumbria and Lancashire Sexual Health Network website (CLASH). Provides help and advice on range of topics including Young People, LGBT, Teen Pregnancy, HIV/AIDs, Contraception, Sexual Health Strategies.
Local Authority Health Profiles are designed to show the health of people in local authorities across England. They include national and regional comparisons. They are part of the government's white paper “Choosing Health: Making Healthy Choices Easier”.
Organises volunteers to help young disabled people live more independent lives at college or in their own homes.
This web site provides background information on the whole range of complementary therapies and the "Directories" option allows you to search for practitioners and training establishments in all areas of the UK.
An Internet directory listing approximately 34,000 Medical Consultants and 37,000 GPs in the UK. There is only limited information available to the non-subscriber.
Supports families and children with special needs up to the age of 19, offering general advice and information.
Provide practical support to carers of disabled people including short-term breaks.
Services include accommodation for independent living for deaf-blind people aged 18+.
The website of the UK's largest circulation disability newspaper with News, Entertainment, Jobs, Holidays, Classified and Personal Ads.
The foundation has been in existence for 35 years and aims to promote independent living for the elderly and disabled. Its website contains detailed factsheets to help with choosing such things as baths, showers, wheelchairs, grab rails etc. It also contains a Supplier Directory for the makers of these products.
This is a national access guide for disabled people. It shows whether shops, stadia, lesiure centres, stations etc in specific locations provide access for disabled people. It currently covers over 50 towns and cities across the UK.
These pages from an indpendently produced website provides definitions and modern equivalents for obscure and antiquated names of diseases and medical conditions.
Volunteering made easy. At this site, run by the charity Youth Net, you can search through over 1,000,000 opportunities to volunteer and apply online.
UK seasonal food information, tips and recipe ideas. Reduce your food miles, eat fresh, support the local economy, reduce packaging and waste.
The eatwell website and the Saturated Fat Campaign tools have great advice to help you eat more healthily - and tips on how to eat less saturated fat. Take a look at the eatwell plate that helps make healthy eating easier to understand, and the recipes, which show you what’s in each portion.
This website is provided by Health Press Limited and covers a whole range of potentially difficult-to-discuss medical problems.
eMedicineHealth is an advertising sponsored first aid and consumer health information site written by physicians for patients and consumers. It includes slideshows and a medical dictionary.
A useful and informative site from the EFIC. This non-profit organisation provides information on nutrition, diet, food safety, food additives etc. It aims to encourage consumers to play an active role in food and dietary matters.
There are currently about 6,000 dentists listed on this site from the British Dental Association. You can find a dentist in your area and practices that specialise in particular areas of dentistry.
The Food Standards Agency is an independent food safety watchdog set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food. The web site includes links to information on nutrition, food labelling, safety and hygiene etc.
Test your fitness and see how you rank in the World Cup health league. Play daily World Cup challenges to boost your value and help get your chosen team to the top of the table. A fun tool provided by NHS Choices to help boost your health and lifestyle choices.
This website has an A to Z list of substances explains appearance and use, effects, chances of getting hooked, health risks and UK law, it also offers free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day.
The website of the General Council and Register of Naturopaths. There is an "Introduction" section, which gives a brief history of naturopathy and the GCRN. The "Education and Training" section provides details of courses etc and the "Find a Member" link enables you to find registered members in the UK and abroad.
The website of the organisation that regulates UK dental practitioners. All dental professionals must be registered before practising and this website provides access to enable to check whether some someone is on this register.
The website of the organisation that regulates UK medical practitioners. All medical professionals must be registered before practising and this website provides access to the List of Registered Medical Practitioners (follow the Medical Register
link). The site offers advice and information for medical professionals and patients.
Using this site you can search for pharmacists, pharmacy technician, and premises. The GPhC was established after the government decided the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) could no longer be both a regulator and a leadership body. As such, the establishment of the GPhC brings the pharmacy profession into
line with all other healthcare professions which are regulated by independent regulators.
Get Connected is a free advice and support site where you can obtain confidential advice and remain anonymous (no one will be able to trace your visit). There is also a telephone helpline.
Guidestar currently provides information on all the registered charities in England and Wales and hopes to expand to include Scotland and Northern Ireland. The base information about each charity is provided from the records of the Charity Commission . This is subsequently maintained and updated by the charities themselves.
Hands On Scotland is a Scottish NHS site concerned with the emotional health of children and young people, but it provides useful information presented in a clear and user friendly fashion, that could helpful to anyone in the UK.
This web site from the Department of Health provides health advice for travellers about specific health risks, health precautions health insurance etc. Other sources of advice are also listed along with links to other web sites.
This US website provides advice and links to the top 25 medical search engines which it feels provide reiable health information.
HealthSpace is a free, secure online personal health organiser supplied by the NHS. It can help you to manage your health, store important health information securely, or find out about NHS services near you. Anyone living in England, aged 16 or over, with a valid email address can register for a HealthSpace account.
Childhood is a great time to start eating healthily and keeping active. Establishing healthy habits early on can help to improve your child's quality of life in the future. Find out how you and your child are doing with this short quiz. Provided by NHS Choices.
Do you really know what eating healthily means? Find out whether you're a healthy eater or could improve your eating patterns. A short test provided by NHS Choices.
Helping you to give your kids the best start in life, this website from the NHS offers advice on to families receiving certain benefits on how they can get free milk, fruit, vegetables and vitamins.
The web site of the Help the Aged charity includes access to a range of leaflets giving advice on health, benefits, pensions, housing etc..
The web site of the Homeopathic Medical Association provides a register of practitioners, details of HMA approved colleges etc.
9 out of 10 of our kids risk growing up with dangerous levels of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Get a free Action Plan from Change4life, full full of handy hints to get the kids fighting fit and full of good stuff. You will need to complete this 5 minute questionnaire.
provides details of the complaints procedure and relevant links.
The ICM is a UK registered charity that was formed in 1982 to provide the public with information on all aspects of the safe and best practise of Complementary Medicine through its practitioners, courses and research. Their website includes information about the various branches of complementary medicine, details of courses, a database of practitioners etc
The Internet Health Library describes itself as "The UK's largest Alternative Medicine, Complementary Therapy and Natural Health Care Resource". It provides information on a range of therapies, treatments and health problems. There is also information on associations, training establishments and self-help organisations and a database to help you find a practitioner in your area.
If you’re a volunteer, or you work with volunteers, i-volunteer aims to enable people with a passion for their community to connect with, learn from, inspire and support each other in what they are trying to do. The site has already been dubbed “The Facebook for volunteering” and is fast becoming a leading source of news and opinion about all things volunteering.
This American site is run and maintained by Nemours, an American organisation dedicated to improving the health of children. It contains three sections for Parents, Kids and Teenagers and is recommended by Broadband and Internet Advisor magazine.
Volunteer Rangers form an integral part of the Lancashire Countryside Service. Volunteers need to be physically fit and keenly interested in the countryside. You should be able to talk freely with visitors and help them enjoy the countryside but you must also be able to deal firmly with those not treating the countryside with respect. Find full details and apply online here.
The Lancashire LINk (Local Involvement Network) is a network of local people, organisations and groups that wants to make Health and Social Care services better. Lancashire’s LINk gives everyone in the community – from individuals to voluntary groups – the opportunity to say what they think about local health and social care services and their experiences.
An interactive NHS tool designed to help improve you and your family's health. Includes actions you should take now and actions you should consider. NHS LifeCheck has been redeveloped as a single tool to replace the three former independent tools: BabyLifeCheck, TeenLifeCheck and MidLifeCheck. It is aimed at all sections of the population, including socially disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. There are also links to information on NHS Choices and Change4Life.
The Love Food Hate Waste campaign aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste. The campaign shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too. This site has lots of tips and recipes to reduce food waste, save money and still eat tasty food.
This is a site providing general advice on medicine and health. It also provides links to sites that give information about local NHS services.
A useful source of information on proprietary medicines published by Datapharm Communications Ltd . The eMC (electronic medicines compendium) pages give contact details on the drug companies, names of products, compositions of drugs, contraindications etc
The site is produced by the National Library of Medicine in the USA and is an authoritative source of medical information. It includes details on medical conditions and treatments.
An online medical dictionary published by MedicineNet.com.
The Mental Health Foundation is a registered charity. The web site provides information on the Foundation and comprehensive information and fact sheets on mental health problems.
American website of over 2,000 pages with some UK content that offers itself as a one-stop resource on all asbestos issues ranging from occupational exposure to mesothelioma treatment options.Particular emphasis on asbestos and shipyards.
The web site of the Millennium Commission which uses money raised by the National Lottery to encourage projects throughout the UK.
The web site of the mental health charity. The "information" link on the left-hand side gives access to a series of useful fact sheets on a range of relevant topics. You can also find information on a MIND association in your area.
The National Institute of Medical Herbalists is a professional body representing herbal medicine practitioners and was established in 1864. Their web site has a "Find a herbalist" link which will enable you to find a practitioner in your area.
Nationwide Access Register was developed, in partnership with RADAR and Employers Forum on Disability, and provides a guide to accessible facilities including transport and leisure, hotels and services. Searches may be refined according to disability type.
A web site giving general medical information and advice. Over 250 of the UK's and Europe's leading doctors and health professionals write, edit and update the contents of NetDoctor.co.uk.
Netmums describes itself as "a local network for mums by mums with a wealth of information and advice on being a mum with young children in your home town". Registration is required to use the site but there is no charge for this. Information and advice on toddler groups, baby groups, childrens' classes and lessons, family outings, activities for children, childcare, preschools, places to go, children's parties etc. Patrons of the network are Anita Roddick of Bodyshop fame and John Bird, founder of the Big Issue.
Packed with loads of information and advice to help you put away your 5 a day with no trouble. Fruit and vegetables can help keep your body fitter, healthier and happier, so to find out more about the benefits of eating 5 a day from this website.
The web site of the NHS Direct service. It includes a Health Encyclopaedia and a Local Information Database which can help you find doctors, dentists, opticians and pharmacists.
The North West Public Health Observatory is one of nine regional public health intelligence organisations forming a national network. This site is a good source of statistics relating to health issues in the north west.
Paul Hodgkin is founder and chief executive of Patient Opinion. He is a Sheffield GP and has worked for the Department of Health, South Yorkshire Strategic Health Authority and The King's Fund. The website allows patients to share their experiences of healthcare and rate it according to set criteria. You can use the site to see how others have rated hospitals and health care in your area.
Patient UK is a gateway to health information. Patient Information leaflets cover a wide area of subjects in a user-friendly format. Also a link to a searchable database of over 2015 UK patient support organisations, self help groups, health and disease information providers.
The Patients Association provides a voice for the users of health care in the UK. Their web site gives details of current issues, campaigns, publications and links to support groups.
The RCHM was set up in 1987 to regulate the practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) in the UK it now represents over 400 fully qualified practitioners of Chinese Herbal Medicine. The web site contains information about the register and the conditions that chinese herbal medicine can assist in treating.
Reiki is the name given to a system of natural healing which was developed in Japan by Dr Mikao Usui (d. 1926). This website provides information about the development of the association and the principles behind Reiki. There is also advice about choosing a practitioner.
The registered charity, Royal National Institute of Blind People supports blind and partially sighted people with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges. The Library Catalogue
gives you access to over 170,000 items available for loan and/or sale in audio, large and giant print, braille and Moon.
Since its beginning in1824, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has worked to promote kindness and prevent cruelty to animals. Find information on current campaigns, pet care etc. from their website.
This site provides a searchable database of over 1,000 self help organisations and support groups across the UK that provide support, guidance and advice to patients, carers and their relatives.
Shiatsu was developed in the early part of the 20th century by a Japanese practitioner, Tamai Tempaku. The society's website provides information about the development of the practice, details of the society and articles and leaflets available for download.
SmallSteps4Life is an interactive website designed to inspire and support primary and secondary school pupils to take their own small steps to improve their health and well-being, by setting themselves lifestyle challenges. SmallSteps4Life is based around the three themes of healthy eating, getting active and feeling good.
Speaking Up supports and empowers people with learning difficulties, disabilities and mental health problems to speak up for themselves, providing advocacy services, self advocacy based projects and resources.
The StartHere information service is a self-help facility that links you to a wide range of services that can help when you have a problem. It covers a broad range of issues — including health, caring, families, education, employment, benefits, wellbeing and welfare rights — giving a brief summary of the topic and signposting you to hundreds of national organisations, mostly providing FREE services. To point you in the right direction, we provide a map of the UK divided into its four parts, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. National organisations serving each part can be reached by clicking on the map. For information about local organisations, contact appropriate national organisations and ask for details of help available in your area.
Supercook is a new recipe search engine that finds recipes you can make with only the ingredients you have at home. To begin, simply start adding ingredients you have in the green box on the top left. The more ingredients you add, the better the results will be.
Developed by NHS Choices along with mySupermarket.co.uk this site makes it easier to make healthier choices. Use the supermarket health checker tool to cut the sat fat, salt and sugar in your weekly shop. The health checker keeps track of your trolley and suggests healthy swaps based on your favourite items.
A general guide to medical conditions and health-related issues. The "Research Your Health" link at the left of the page also gives access to more in-depth information via online textbooks and the Medline database.
The website of the Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom. This is a registered charity which provides access to talking newspapers on tape, CD ROM and via the internet. Their website gives details of the service and subscription rates.
An independently produces searchable list of phobias and their meanings. It claims that all the entries have been sourced from reference works.
TheSite.org provides over 2,000 factsheets and articles on all the important issues which young people face today: sex and relationships; drink and drugs; work and study; housing, legal and money issues; health and wellbeing; and travel and free time. Our editorial integrity and open approach means that young people can trust our content. The content is well-researched, balanced and non-judgemental. askTheSite puts you in direct contact with expert advisors across a range of topics. The Local Advice Finder lets you search for help in your own community by entering a postcode. TheSite is run by YouthNet the online support charity for young people.
TSL is a publicly funded consortium which seeks to co-ordinate advice and support across Voluntary, Community and Religious organisations, be an advocate for the sector and try to increase the level of collaboration between organisations to improve delivery.
TimeBank is a national campaign which aims to encourage people into volunteer work. Their web site aims to provide a link with people who want to give time and organisations who might need it. Full details of trustees and associated organisations are given on the site.
For nearly 30 years Tools for Self Reliance has helped to relieve poverty in Africa by supporting small businesses and by raising awareness in the UK. With the help of hundreds of dedicated volunteers in the UK we fund business skills and other training projects in six countries in Africa. And each year we put tens of thousands of refurbished tools and sewing machines into the hands of people who really need them.
The foundation is a registered charity. Their web site provides contact details, information about their campaigns and free access to reports. There are also several fact sheets that can be downloaded in PDF format.
The Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom is the oldest vegetarian organisation in the world. It is an educational charity promoting understanding and respect for vegetarian lifestyles. Their web site provides a database of approved products, contact details, resources for teachers and more.
WebMD is a site full of information on a very wide range of Health and Healthy Living topics. A large number of helpful slideshows and instructional videos are included, but be aware that this site is heavily supported by mainly US-related advertising.
The Wellcome Trust's mission is to foster and promote research with the aim of improving human and animal health according to the wishes of its founder Sir Henry Welcome. The website provides details of the organisation and its strategies along with links to Library catalogues and other electronic resources
Working Families is an organisation formed by the amalgamation of Parents at Work and New Ways to Work. Their web site provides information, advice and fact sheets for families and employers on flexible working, fathers' rights, childcare, rights at work etc
World Health Day is 7 April, and to mark this here are some informative but fun sites to check out your own and your family's health and fitness.
World Health Day is celebrated on
7 April to mark the founding of WHO.
Each year, the Organization selects a
key health issue, and encourages people
from all ages and all backgrounds to hold events that highlight the significance of this issue for good health and well-being.
The theme for 2011 is Antimicrobial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow.
WRVS is one of the UK's largest voluntary services providing practical support to older people in the home and the community.
This teenage section of the British Heart Foundation Website has free games designed to be fun whilst educating about various heart related health matters. They include Heart operation, Lifestyle quiz, Snack attack and Jam Slam.
YouthNet is the online charity for young people. We guide and support young people, enabling them to make educated life choices, participate in society and achieve their ambitions. YouthNet is helping young people in the UK make a difference to their own lives and their community. Everything YouthNet does supports young people. Whether they want information, advice or opportunities to contribute to their community, they can come to us. We are here to engage and inspire them, offer them trusted information, and support them through every stage of their lives.