Charities Your Visit Can Help
Use of this site helps support the charities listed below. They each receive a donation every month thanks to your visit with us and have done for the past six years. They were chosen as they deal with helping those for whom a compensation claim is not the help they need - such as children being trafficked, injured animals and victims of domestic violence.
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The victims of road accidents and their families are helped by the charity Brake. The charity aims to prevent road accidents, deaths and injuries through programmes of education, partnerships with corporations and organisations and by campaigning the government to make changes to road safety legislation. Brake have recently been focusing on reducing the road speed to 20MPH in built up areas, zero tolerance when it comes to drink and drug driving and driving test reform for young drivers.
Refuge is a charity aimed at helping women and children escape domestic violence. They run a network of safe houses to give emergency accommodation to the victims of this type of violence. If a woman feels she cannot leave, they will work with her in her own home and they continue to offer support when a woman starts to build a new life.
In addition to the refuge service, Refuge offer advice and support in conjunction with other services such as the National Domestic Violence Helpline. They also run education and prevention campaigns and lobby the government for changes to the laws surrounding domestic abuse.
For pets in need, the PDSA provides free treatment to sick and injured animals for those owners who cannot afford to pay for regular vet visits. The scheme is run by a teams of vets and is entirely funded by donors and the help of volunteers. In addition to providing care to sick animals, the charity also promotes the good treatment of animals by owners through a number of initiatives.
Pet owners are eligible to use the PDSA services if they are receiving housing benefit or council tax benefit and they live in the catchment area of a PDSA PetAid hospital. A small contribution will be expected.
Age UK: www.ageuk.org.uk
Help the Aged and Age Concern have joined together to start Age UK and are able to offer a wealth of information and advice to the older generation in the UK. As well as giving advice on getting insurance, health, benefits, working and education opportunities, the charity also encourages older people to get involved in campaigns to improve things for the elderly. Age UK run on the basic principle that older people are equal citizens with equal rights and should be able to have the same access to goods and services as other people do.
The Prostate Cancer Charity: www.prostate-cancer.org.uk
Men and their families who have been affected by prostate cancer can approach the Prostate Cancer Charity for help and advice. The charity saw a need for more research into this common disease and wanted to raise public and political awareness of this type of cancer. They offer information and support for those affected and run a research programs looking for the causes and treatments for prostate cancer. The charity also campaigns at a local and national level for more awareness and political support for those with the disease.
Women's Aid: www.womensaid.org.uk
The Women's Aid is a charity which supports a network of domestic and sexual violence services throughout the UK. Their main aim to to end sexual and domestic violence against women and children by influencing laws, policy and practice, raising public awareness with a view to preventing violent acts and by offering services to any woman or child who has been affected.
The main principles behind Women's Aid is the premise that women and children have the right to live their lives free of all forms of violence and abuse and that society should defend and recognise this right.
End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) are a charity which campaigns against the sexual exploitation of children in the UK and internationally. They do this by campaigning to raise awareness of the issue ad lobbying lawmakers to get new legislation and to ratify international conventions. ECPAT are also responsible for producing reports showing the scale of the problem and working with other organisations to protect children from this type of exploitation.
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