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Useful Resources

ADVICE/INFORMATION

Motor Insurers Bureau
The website of the Motor Insurers Bureau
http://www.mib.org.uk/

National Council for One Parent Families
Offers practical help, information and free publications on key issues such as benefits, money, legal rights, childcare, holidays, work etc.
www.loneparenthelpline.info

The Bereavement Register
Stopping unwanted mail for the deceased
http://www.the-bereavement-register.com/uk

The Telephone Preference Service
Stopping unwanted telephone calls.
http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/

Transport 2000
Transport 2000 is the independent national body concerned with sustainable transport. It looks for answers to transport problems and aims to reduce the environmental and social impact of transport by encouraging less use of cars and more use of public transport, walking and cycling.
http://www.transport2000.org.uk/

Your Rights
Liberty’s online guide to human rights law for England and Wales.
http://www.yourrights.org.uk

GOVERNMENT SITES

Criminal Justice System Online
The ‘Citizens’ Arena’ has been developed for members of the public, to help remove some of the mystery surrounding the CJS whilst providing practical advice when they are directly involved in the system and require support, whether as a victim or a witness.
http://www.cjsonline.org

Department of Transport
www.dft.gov.uk

Department of Work and Pensions
Offers a guide to available benefits
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/lifeevent/benefits/index

Office of Fair Trading
http://www.oft.gov.uk/

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
www.dvla.gov.uk

The Home office Online
Useful information on legislation
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/

The Home Office Online
Useful information on legislation
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk

UK National Statistics
A link to the UK’s official National Statistics database that provides the reader with information on road accidents per year, deaths per year etc.
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/CCI/nscl.asp?ID=8094

 

 

 

SUPPORT FOR THE INJURED PERSON

Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link (APRIL)
For those concerned with collision caused by adverse drug reactions, interactions and over-prescribing.
http://www.april.org.uk

BASIC-Brain and Spinal Injury Charity
Emotional support, information and advice for patients recovering from brain surgery and their carers.
http://basiccharity.org.uk

Brain and Spine Association
Information and publications for patients, carers and professionals about diseases and injuries affecting the brain and spine.
http://www.brainandspine.org.uk

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust
Centres providing brain injury services nation-wide.
http://www.birt.co.uk

Brainwave
Therapy for Brain Injured Children
http://www.brainwave.org.uk

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Provide a list of counsellors and psychotherapists in your area.
http://www.counselling.co.uk/

Changing Faces
Counselling organisation for people who have suffered disfigurement.
http://www.changingfaces.co.uk

Child Brain Injury Trust
CBIT aims to improve the quality of life for all children and young people who have an acquired brain injury.
http://www.cbituk.org

Counselling Directory
Lists counsellors and psychotherapists  who are members of a recognised professional body
http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

First Steps to Freedom
Support and advice on all sorts of anxiety disorders and phobias.
http://www.first-steps.org

Headway
The brain injury association – provides information, support and services to people with brain injury, their family and carers.
http://www.headway.org.uk

Let’s Face It
Network for the facially different
http://www.letsfaceit.force9.co.uk

Limbless Association
Founded in 1983 to enable individuals with acquired and congenital limb absence and their carers to achieve and sustain their independence.
http://www.limbless-association.org

Pain Concern
Provide literature, advice and support for sufferers.
http://www.painconcern.org.uk

Pain Society of Great Britain and Ireland
The representative body for all professionals involved in the management and understanding of pain.
http://www.painsociety.org

RoadPeace
Supporting those bereaved or injured in a road crash. Working for Real Road Safety.
http://www.roadpeace.org

SCARD
Support and Care After Road Death and Injury. Supporting all people effected by road death and injury
http://www.scard.org.uk

Speakability
Around a quarter of a million people in the UK suffer from aphasia as a result of stroke, other illness or head injury.
http://www.speakability.org.uk

Spinal Injuries Association
Leading Charity which offers practical support and provides services and information for people paralysed through spinal cord injury
http://www.spinal.co.uk

Spinal Injuries Scotland
Provides a range of information as well as emotional support and advice.
http://www.sisonline.org/

SpinalNet
This site is dedicated to sharing information on healthcare, day to day life issues, personal experiences and much more.
www.spinalnet.co.uk

The British Institute for Brain Injured Children (BIBIC)
seeks to help children who suffer from a variety of brain injuries.
http://www.bibic.org.uk

The Children’s Trust
Specialist care for children with physical disabilities, acquired brain injury, learning difficulties and complex medical needs.
http://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk

The Pain Relief Foundation
Aims to relieve chronic pain through research. Provides information leaflets for pain sufferers.
http://www.painrelieffoundation.org.uk

The Retreat (York)
An independent charitable hospital with a psychological trauma service. The majority of those seen have survived a road traffic accident. There is a description of this service on the Retreat website, and an online article about the psychological effects of accidents.
http://www.retreat-hospital.org

The Samaritans
A listening ear for anyone in distress.
http://www.samaritans.org.uk

SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILY OF SOME SERIOUSLY INJURED.

Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information
For those concerned with collision caused by adverse drug reactions, interactions and over-prescribing.
http://www.april.org.uk

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Provide a list of counsellors and psychotherapists in your area.
http://www.counselling.co.uk/

Campaign Against Drinking and Driving
Provides support for the families of victims killed and injured by drunk and irresponsible drivers.
http://www.cadd.org.uk

First Steps to Freedom
Support and advice on all sorts of anxiety disorders and phobias.
http://www.first-steps.org

RoadPeace
Supporting those bereaved or injured in a road crash.
Working for Real Road Safety.
http://www.roadpeace.org

SCARD
Support and Care After Road Death and Injury
Supporting all people effected by road death and injury
http://www.scard.org.uk

The Samaritans
A listening ear for anyone in distress.
http://www.samaritans.org.uk

SUPPORT FOR THE CARERS OF A SERIOUSLY INJURED PERSON

Carers UK
The voice of carers in the UK.
http://www.carersonline.org.uk

Caring Matters
Needing the right advice at the right time to make the best long-term care decisions
http://www.caringmatters.dial.pipex.com

Crossroads (England)
Caring for carers.
http://www.crossroads.org.uk

Princess Royal Trust for Carers
For information, local contacts and support for carers.
http://www.carers.org.uk

MOTORING GROUPS/SAFETY INITIATIVES

AA Foundation for road safety research
Providing general information about safe motoring.
http://www.aaafoundation.org/home

Institute of Advanced Motorists
http://www.iam.org.uk/

Living Streets
An organisation that works on practical projects to create safe, vibrant and healthy streets for all
http://www.livingstreets.org.uk

Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety
PACTS is a registered charity and associate parliamentary group. It aims to inform Government on air, rail and road safety issues.
http://www.pacts.org.uk/

RoSPA
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
http://www.rospa.com/CMS/index.asp

Slower Speeds Initiative
Campaigns for lower and better enforced speed limits.
http://www.slower-speeds.org.uk/

 

ROAD COLLISION ABROAD

European Commission road safety unit
http://europa.eu.int/comm/transport/index_en.html

European Federation of Road Victims
European Federation of Road Victims. Includes free legal information for road traffic victims on legal procedures and administrative rules for the various European countries.
http://www.fevr.org

DRIVERS/WITNESS

Criminal Justice System Online
The ‘Citizens’ Arena’ has been developed for members of the public, to help remove some of the mystery surrounding the CJS whilst providing practical advice when they are directly involved in the system and require support, whether as a victim or a witness.
http://www.cjsonline.org

The Home Office Online
Useful information on legislation
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk

TTC 2000
Largest provider of alcohol awareness courses for convicted drink drivers in England and Wales. Aim to promote safer driving, stop re-offending of drink drivers.
http://www.ttc-uk.com

UK online
Easy access to government information and services online
http://www.ukonline.gov.uk

Victim Support
Victim Support is the independent charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime. Victim Support also works to promote and advance the rights of victims and witnesses.
http://www.victimsupport.org