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Age UK London act as the regional voice of independent Age UKs and Age Concerns in London and work hard to support and enhance local work and champion the voices of older people on a regional level. Age UK London also host Healthwatch City of London.

My Health London provides information about health services that should be available to all Londoners. Patients can access information and make comparisons that enable them to decide which service is right for them.

VoiceAbility supports people who face disadvantage or discrimination to have a voice that counts. Thier vision is of a society in which everyone’s voice, views and hopes can be heard loudly and clearly, in which rights are understood and respected, and in which everyone is able to lead a full and enjoyable life.

Toynbee Hall Advocacy hosts The Advice Information and Advocacy Forum (AIA), a group of voluntary organisations delivering advice, information and advocacy support within the City of London.

City50+ project, hosted by Toynbee Hall, provides a support and signposting service on a range of concerns to Square Mile residents aged over fifty.

City Health and City Advice provide health information and signposting services. Individuals can phone, email or go onto the website to find health and wellbeing services in the area.

Carers Network provide practical and emotional support for carers in the City of London, including advice and information.

NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.

You can find information about hospitals, GPs and dentists and urgent care. As well as basic contact details, you can also find feedback from other people about what they think about these services.

It’s not just limited to NHS information. You can also find information about other services in your area (often provided by charities) that can help you with conditions from Alzheimers through to weight loss.

The Care Quality Commission checks all hospitals, dentists, care homes and care services to see if they meet national standards. You can find out what they have to say about these services in your area by visiting their website.

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.

East London NHS Foundation Trust has launched a 24 hour mental health crisis response helpline for residents in Hackney and the City of London. The helpline will support people with expert advice and guidance in times of mental health distress. The service is staffed by mental health professionals who can provide callers with confidential support, referrals to local services if they want this, and aims to empower and encourage callers on their road to recovery. Further details can be found here.

Age Concern City of London provides help, support, and new opportunities – for learning, volunteering, socialising, and enhancing health and wellbeing.

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