Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide.
Every six seconds, we respond to a call for help.
Every year, we answer more than 5 million calls for help by phone, ema
Whether it’s an ‘are you ok?’ at just the right moment, or the midnight support of a trained volunteer; whether it's better training in the workplace or campaigning for more investment in national and local suicide prevention – we're here.
Our charity works to make sure there’s always someone there, for anyone who needs someone. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.Call us for free on 116123.
Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today.
Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure.
We know it is scary facing up to it, but we must confront the biggest health and social care challenge of our time.
Thanks to your support, Alzheimer’s Society is facing dementia head on. Whether you’re a fundraiser, donor, partner, or affected by dementia in any way, we’re working with you to build a movement. Inspired by your voices, we’re leading the way in support, society and research.
Too many people face dementia alone. People with dementia have told us how difficult it is to find out who to turn to or where to go for information and support. Our wide range of support services ensures nobody should have to face dementia alone.
ROTARY DOCTOR BANK
In the UK there is one doctor for every three hundred and fifty people, in rural Uganda there is one doctor for between 10,000 and 20,000. Many people have no access to any form of healthcare and over half the women deliver their babies without any medical assistance or pain relief and without any pre-natal care.
The Rotary Doctor Bank of Great Britain and Ireland provides funding for volunteer healthcare workers to travel to developing countries to treat patients and to provide teaching to doctors, nurses and midwives. Most of our work is in Uganda in East Africa, but we have also supported assignments in Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Zanzibar, Ghana, Liberia, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Burma, the Philippines, Nepal and Kiribati (formally the Ellice Islands).
Carers in Hertfordshire are concerned first and foremost to support the carer, whatever the caring circumstances or the condition of the person receiving care.
We aim to ensure that all carers in Hertfordshire are recognised and valued; are informed and supported in their caring role; have an opportunity for a life outside caring; can exercise a collective voice; and can be involved in consultation and planning to ensure high quality support services for themselves and the people they care for.
Carers are first and foremost in our activity and we acknowledge the expertise of carers. We campaign effectively alongside carers to promote their rights, status and views and develop effective services relevant to carers' stated needs by promoting best practice in the planning, delivery and review of services relevant to carers.
We aim to raise the profile of carers' contributions to our community in partnership with other organizations for the benefit of carers.
Rotary in Harpenden uses money raised from Classics on the Common to support other good causes throughout the year.