Alex, The Leukodystrophy Charity (Alex TLC) provides invaluable support and information to people affected by a genetic leukodystrophy. Established in 2004 as ALD Life, we are an internationally recognised centre of excellence for those affected by adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) and adrenomyeloneuropathy (AMN). There are around 50 different known types of leukodystrophy, including some so rare they only affect one or two individuals. The charity changed its name in 2019 to become the only charity in the UK that provides support for all those with a genetic leukodystrophy.
Formerly known as the Alexander Jansons Foundation, the charity was created in 2013 in memory of Alexander Jansons who died suddenly and unexpectedly from Myocarditis in 2013. He was 18 years old. We offer support to anyone who has been affected by myocarditis and our main aims are to raise awareness nationally for this little known condition and to fund the medical research into all forms of myocarditis.
The foundation’s mission is to mobilize and empower cancer patients to be brave, active patients, seeking the best treatments, doctors and hospitals, the shortest queues for diagnostic tests and any other information that can improve their treatment outcomes and health. Our mission is to educate cancer patients and give them the tools and means to make decisions regarding their own health, based on reliable information. We run the Piggy Bank Programme, a financial help programme for those struggling to cover the costs associated with cancer treatment.
Our dedicated Helpline is there for people who need our help and support. Our free Factsheets provide information that is often badly needed to explain the symptoms and triggers that people with allergy are dealing with every day of their lives. We are the leading national patient charity for people living with all types of allergy. We work with government, professional bodies, Healthcare Professionals and corporates towards our vision and to help improve the lives of the millions of people with allergic disease.
Allsorts Youth Project is a Sussex-based charity that listens to, supports and connects children and young people (5-25) who are lesbian, gay, bi, trans or unsure of their gender identity and/or sexual orientation (LGBTU+). Their three-pronged approach includes - Direct specialist youth services for LGBTU+ children and young people - Family Support Work for parents/carers & siblings of LGBTU+ children and young people - Training & Education to the wider community.
AVP Britain is a registered national charity, which delivers low cost workshops for people who want to learn how to manage anger, handle conflict, and build better relationships with others. The workshops use group exercises, activities and discussions to explore non-violent ways of working with conflict. They are facilitated by trained volunteers, who work to develop and strengthen a variety of skills. These include, problem solving and conflict resolution, listening and communication skills, self-esteem and affirmation, trust of self and others, self-awareness and empowerment, awareness of personal choice and responsibility. In Britain, AVP workshops are delivered in several different settings, including prisons, in partnership with other organisations, and in the community at large. Whilst the setting, format, and background of participants might vary, the workshop aims remain the same. We receive referrals from various agencies, including Social Services, Cafcass and MIND. For inmates who are unable to access our workshops in prison we offer ‘Facing Up to Conflict’, a six-week distance learning programme that is available entirely free of charge.