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Home-Start UK

2 Salisbury Road
Leicester LE1 7QR

(0116) 233 9955

In Northern Ireland:
133 Bloomfield Avenue
Belfast BT5 5AB

(028) 9046 0772

A voluntary home-visiting scheme. Volunteers visit families with children under five and offer friendship, practical help, and emotional support. Write for list of local schemes.

Institute for Complementary Medicine
PO Box 194
London SE16 1QZ

(020) 7237 5165

Charity providing information on complementary medicine and referrals to qualified practitioners or helpful organisations.*

Labour Relations Agency (NI)

2–8 Gordon Street
Belfast BT1 2LG

(028) 9032 1442

Advice on maternity rights in Northern Ireland.*

Minority Ethnic Health Liaison Project (NI)

Multi-Cultural Resource Centre (MCRC)
12 Upper Crescent
Belfast BT7 1NT

(028) 9024 4639

As part of MCRC, promotes two-way communication between minority ethnic groups and health service providers. Provides translation and interpreting services, multilingual materials and a reference library.

The Multiple Births Foundation

Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital
Goldhawk Road
London W6 0XG

(020) 8383 3519

For professional support of families with twins and multiple births.

Parent Network (E)

Room 2
Winchester House
11 Cranmer Road
London SW9 6EJ

(020) 7735 1214 (10am–4pm Mon–Fri)

Runs classes in parenting skills, which offer a listening ear and ideas on handling recurring daily situations that all parents face. Local support groups, newsletters and videos.

Patients’ Association

PO Box 935
Middlesex HA1 3YJ

(020) 8423 8999

Advice service for patients who have difficulties with their doctor.*

Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA)

Harnott House
309 Chester Road
Ellesmere Port
Cheshire CH66 1QQ

(0870) 1214000 or
(0151) 3480020
(01732) 868000 (Helpline 7pm–11pm Mon–Fri, 10am–11pm weekends)

Information and support for parents of multiples. Network of local Twins Clubs.*

Women’s Health

52 Featherstone Street
London EC1Y 8RT

(020) 7251 6580 (10am–4pm, except Tues)

Information and support on many aspects of women’s health. Provides a network of individual women who support others with similar health problems.*

We are indebted to Health Promotion England for their help in compiling this section.