Diabetes UK

Website: https://www.diabetes.org.uk
Email: info@diabetes.org.uk
Telephone: 020 7424 1000
Address: Wells Lawrence House, 126 Back Church Lane. London E1 1FH
Diabetes Careline:

Email: careline@diabetes.org.uk,

Telephone: 0345 123 2399 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm)  Fax: 020 7424 1001

Contact Form: https://forms.diabetes.org.uk/contact-us

 

Diabetes UK Midlands (includes West Midlands)

Website: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/In_Your_Area/West_Midlands/
Email: midlands@diabetes.org.uk

Contact Form: https://forms.diabetes.org.uk/midlands-information
Telephone: 01902 916444
Address:  Diabetes UK Midlands Suite 2C, St David’s Court,,Union Street,,Wolverhampton WV1 3JE

 

There are local groups at Telford -contact 07950 237328 & Shrewsbury (please complete form on website to make contact)

SKiD (Shropshire Kids Voluntary Group)

Contact Form: https://shrewsbury-kids.diabetesukgroup.org/contact

Roberta Hill (Chair) – 07756 780008 or rkjm26@gmail.com

Tina Williams (Treasurer) – 07793 679059 or howard726@aol.com

Ann Griffiths (Secretary) – 01743 791351 or ann.griffiths1610@gmail.com

Shrewsbury Kids Diabetes UK Group (previously known as S.K.I.D. – Shrewsbury Kids Insulin Dependent) was initially set up in 2005 and was formerly set up as a charity affiliated to Diabetes UK in 2007/08, thus allowing the Group to fund-raise to support the various activities we aim to provide each year.  We send out quarterly newsletters to the families registered with us and these newsletters sets out our aims and also gives details of meetings, events and activities, together with contact details.  We meet four times a year as a committee.  These meetings are important to planning events and fundraising but they can be, in themselves, an opportunity to chat and discuss some of the frustrations or successes you may be facing in caring for a child with diabetes.

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition. Services offered include:

  • Advice on Diabetes and information on research, recipes, etc.
  • My life – for young people with diabetes, with separate websites for children, teenagers and young adults
  • Diabetes Awareness Training for health professionals not specialising in diabetes
  • Balance magazine for diabetes sufferers, Diabetes Update magazine for professionals, On the Level magazine for teenager, Tadpole Times magazine for young children and Diabetes Lifestyle magazine for black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
  • Advocacy Service provides advocacy to people with diabetes as well as friends, family and carers. The Advocacy Service will prioritise people who may be potentially vulnerable. This means people who:
    – Have a learning disability
    – Have physical or sensory impairments; or are very seriously ill
    – Have a mental illness including dementia
    – Are older (over 60)
    – Are a child (under 17)
    – Are in a form of institution; this includes hospitals, care homes, prisons
    – Have very poor spoken or written English
    – Financial Service, including information on all types of insurance
    and financial planning

Diabetes UK Midlands offers the following services:

  • Events for children with diabetes, adults with diabetes, and families where a child has diabetes. These include children’s holidays, adult weekends and family weekends.
  • Measure Up campaign Roadshow
  • Fundraising events
  • Walk the extra mile 2010 events
  • Diabetes Awareness events
  • Volunteering

There are local groups in Shrewsbury & District, Shrewsbury Kids Group and Wrekin Parents (WiKiD) – details from Diabetes UK Midlands and email voluntarygroups@diabetes.org.uk

 

Find us on Face Book @diabetesUK and Twitter @diabetesUK

Diabetes UK, a charity registered in England and Wales (no. 215199) and in Scotland (no. SC039136)

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