Social Services Lancashire
Social Services Lancashire Care Assessments 0300 123 6701
An information line for North West Regional Health Authority-are able to inform you of self help services, support groups, information on patient rights and NHS Services.
NB Website no longer live, but click to find link to the Archive
Benefits & Work
A private website that provides information on filling in benefit forms. The group is a member but anyone can access some of the information.
Benefit Enquiry Line
Existing DLA 03457 123 456
PIP 0800 917 2222
ESA 0800 055 6688
Lancashire 0300 0530013
Blackburn with Darwen 01254 583 350
Burnley/Nelson 01282 470 570
Blackpool 01253 477 488
Action for ME
(9am-5pm) 0845 123 2380
Look for local registered counsellors
ME CONNECT Helpline open every day 10am-12noon; 2-4pm and 7-9pm 0844 576 5326 (calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)
Blackpool 01253 476 451
Burnley 01282 450 684
Chorley 01257 280 888
Preston 01772 204667
Association of Young People with ME (AYME )
Tymes Trust (The Young ME Sufferer)
01245 401 080
25% ME Group
For Those Severely Affected With ME
Disability Equality NW (Formerly D.I.S.C.)
Information on Benefits and Tax Credits / DLA/AA Form Filling. Sympathetic Listening Ear.
Run by and for Disabled People
Open Monday To Thursday 10am-3.00pm
Helpline M-Th 9.30am-3.30pm
ME Research UK
ME Research UK is a national UK charity funding biomedical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as ME/CFS). Our principal aim is to commission and fund high-quality scientific (biomedical) investigation into the causes, consequences and treatment of ME, but we also have a mission to Energise ME Research.
The Invest in ME community
We are an independent UK charity campaigning for bio-medical research into Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), as defined by WHO-ICD-10-G93.3.
We have links nationwide and also internationally.
Our aim is to bring together like-minded individuals and groups to campaign for research and funding to establish an understanding of the Aetiology (causes), Pathogenesis (harmful effects) and Epidemiology (the pattern of distribution of a disease through a population) of ME. This should lead to the development of a universal “Thumb-Print Test” that can confirm the presence of ME and, subsequently, medical treatments to cure or alleviate the effects of the illness.
Invest in ME want to establish a national strategy of biomedical research into ME.