Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Directory of Services

Advice Local is a postcode search engine for local support with benefits, work issues, money concerns, housing problems and more.

After Trauma is a web-based service that aims to provide a community for patients and families to rebuild lives and support each other after experiencing a traumatic injury. The website also contains information and resources to help survivors and families on the recovery journey.

Aftermath Support is a charitable organisation that provides support to anyone affected by road traffic collision in and around the Northwest of England.
Business Debt Line is a national Charity providing free debt advice to small businesses and self-employed people on how to deal with business and personal debts. Part of the Money Advice Trust.
Citizens Advice give people the knowledge and confidence they need to find their way forward; whoever they are and whatever their problem. Their network of charities offer confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. They can help with a vast array of issues including financial concerns, benefits, housing and immigration. Visit their website for information local to you.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme is designed to compensate blameless victims of violent crime in Great Britain. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, CICA, administers the Scheme and decides all claims. Applicants do not need paid representatives such as a solicitor or claims management company to apply for compensation. For most people the application process should take no longer than 20 minutes.

You must apply within 2 years of the event taking place, and have reported the crime to the Police.

Knowing your statutory and legal rights is relevant to everyone, but when you have a disability, knowing what you are entitled to receive financially, your employment rights and being treated fairly can be very complicated.

Disability Rights UK is an organisation that provides independent advice on your rights and entitlements. They have a comprehensive website with lots of information and guides on specific topics and they also lobby and push for change to help improve the rights of disabled people in the UK more generally.

DLF is the UK’s leading source of impartial information and expert advice on independent living. A national charity, they have built up over 50 years an unparalleled range of information on daily living equipment and other useful advice for people who might need some help in living their live to the full.

With a huge range of equipment available, sometimes it can be confusing. How do you know what is available? Where do you go to buy equipment? How do you know what is right for you? How do you know if a supplier is reputable? DLF provides all the answers to these questions.

The Lighthouse Charity is dedicated to providing financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families who have suffered an injury or long term illness or simply need a helping hand.

The charity receives no public funding and relies on the generosity of those within the industry to help it continue. As well as providing an emergency financial aid service, the charity also provides advice and support on issues such as stress and addiction, tax related issues relating to employment, support with career changes and occupational health and wellbeing issues.

National Debt Line is a charity providing free, confidential and impartial debt advice over the phone and online. They provide self help packs and useful factsheets covering a wide range of debt advice topics. Part of the Money Advice Trust.

People Hub works to ensure that people with long-term health conditions and disabilities have the chance to shape their lives by making the decisions about their health and wellbeing that matter most to them. Personal health budgets are a powerful way of achieving this, enabling the patient to choose what, when and where healthcare is provided. This can be a confusing process and one that many people need help with. People Hub provides a lot of information and help in supporting you to understand the process.

Shelter provides advice and information to those with housing or homelessness issues. Their website contains vast amounts of information and support and can help you find services local to you, including face to face advice.
The Disabilities Trust is a leading UK charity providing support for people with complex needs. This group includes the British Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT). BIRT provides residential and day services to meet the needs of individuals with Autism, Brain Injury, Physical Disability and Learning Disability. They also provide care and support to enable living in the community and support at home.

This app has been designed by the Survivor Recovery Services Team to aid trauma survivors in their path to recovery. Mr Vasireddy (a KCH Consultant Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon) alongside other international colleagues have created a free patient information app that provides background information on injuries, surgeries, and recoveries as well as information on the resources provided by the Survivor Recovery Services Team.

Search ‘Trauma Recovery Service’ in your App store

Turn2Us helps people living in poverty in the UK and Ireland. They provide information and support about welfare benefits and charitable grants and are able to help you with completing benefit calculations, finding grants and locating an adviser to help with benefits, debt, housing & legal issues.
The UK Care Guide has been created to help you and your loved ones answer a number of questions related to mid and later life. UK Care Guide acts as a one stop site for all your elderly care needs. Their mission is to help simplify these issues and explain them in simple and straight forward terms. Their help and guidance covers a range of issues from financial and legal issues through to helping you find care or to find products that can help make life more comfortable at home. Their advice covers: finance, legal, finding care, shopping and general well-being.