When undertaking research it's useful to consult the expert in each area. To assist you the have put website links to organisations in the UK & Ireland that we feel offer expertise in their field of operation. Although we make every effort to ensure these links are accurate, up to date and relevant, HCB cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers. If you come across any external links that don't work, we would be grateful if you could let us know.
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Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this. We help more than 5m people every year providing support, companionship and advice for older people who need it most.
Association of British Insurers
The ABI does not sell insurance. We speak on behalf UK insurers. We provide consumers with general information on insurance and savings products and services. We promote best practice, transparency and high standards within the industry
Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss is the Royal national charity helping people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose. Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
Alzeimer's Research UK
We are the leading dementia and Alzheimer’s disease research charity. Find out about ARUK, our journey so far, and our vision of a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.
Ashwell Website Design
HCB's website & social media designer. Ashwell Website Design's approach is to offer you a solution that offers the most scope for design, works on all smart devices, is loved by search engines, and is easy to manage and update.
Aware was founded in 1985 by Dr. Patrick McKeon and a small but dedicated team of volunteers, many of whom had their own personal experience with depression, or bipolar disorder. The organisation developed in response to the clear need for information, understanding and support, both for individuals who had a diagnosis of depression or bipolar as well as family members supporting a loved one.
British Heart Foundation
We are the nation's heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Our pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
Caledonian Trustees is a privately-owned professional independent trustee company, based in Essex, UK. Our clients include household names and some that you may never have heard of but big or small we pride ourselves in offering a flexible, cost effective and relevant service each and every time . The Caledonians have many years of experience in pension, employee benefit consultancies and life companies which means we understand the challenges that you face.
Coeliac Society of Ireland
The Coeliac Society of Ireland (CSI) is a registered Charity that since 1970 has provided information and support to people diagnosed with coeliac disease throughout Ireland. We create awareness of coeliac disease, it’s symptoms and how to live healthy on a gluten-free diet. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with coeliac disease and others who benefit from a gluten-free diet for medical reasons.
We are the oldest and largest coeliac disease charity in the world and we have been working for people with coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis since 1968. We have over 60,000 Members and around 12,000 join us every year. We are not Government funded and rely on our Members and the generosity of our fundraisers and supporters to continue our work.
Cover is the premier publication for protection and health insurance news
Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.
Equality Act guidance
How to comply with equality law and implement good practice in all aspects of employment including recruitment, pay, working hours, managing staff and developing policies
Financial Ombudsman Service
Set up by Parliament, the Financial Ombudsman Service is the UK’s official expert in sorting out problems with financial services
Health and Safety Executive
It is over 40 years since the Health and Safety at Work Act received Royal Assent, providing a new regulatory framework for work place health and safety in Great Britain. This has helped make Britain one of the safest places in the world to work, saving thousands of lives, preventing many more injuries at work and reducing the economic and social costs of health and safety failures.
Irish Cancer Society
The Irish Cancer Society is the national cancer charity in Ireland with the mission to improve the lives of those affected by cancer. We do this by funding life-saving, collaborative cancer research, providing up to date information about cancer, delivering a range of services to improve the lives of people living with cancer and their families, and by influencing change and raising awareness of cancer issues at the government level.
Irish Heart Foundation
The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity fighting heart disease and stroke, funded 92 per cent by public donations. Our vision is that every person living in Ireland will live a long, active and healthy life free from heart, stroke and blood vessel disease. Our mission is to lead in improving the cardiovascular health of people living in Ireland so they do not experience disability or die from preventable heart, stroke and other blood vessel diseases.
Leading Rehab is an independent company committed to providing the highest quality assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of physical disorders with particular emphasis on function and workplace capabilities.
Macmillan Cancer Support
At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’re here to support you and help you take back some control in your life. From help with money worries and advice about work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here.
The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. With over 22,000 members we are the largest membership group in the sight loss sector and the voice of people with macular conditions. We provide free information and support to improve lives and ensure no one has to face macular disease alone. There are around 300 Macular Society support groups around the UK and beyond. We fund research so that one day we can overcome macular disease.
MetLife Employee Benefits - UK
MetLife is a leading provider of employee benefits, combining local insight and capability with global scale to deliver world class solutions to companies and their employees. With over 145 years of experience, MetLife brings both experience and expertise to support its customers. Globally, our product suite spans life, health, credit and retirement solutions. At MetLife Employee Benefits, we believe that employees can be their best when they have benefits plans that give them security and peace of mind, as well as physical and mental wellbeing. And when their employees are at their best, employers also thrive.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
MyMind Centre for Mental Wellbeing was founded in 2006 as a not-for-profit community based provider of accessible mental health care. We now have centres in Dublin, Cork and Limerick city, providing a wide range of clients with counselling and psychotherapy services. MyMind charges our clients fees based upon their employment status, allowing the unemployed or full time students to access our services at reduced rates.
NHS Choices is a comprehensive information service that helps to put you in control of your healthcare
Professional Disability Associates (PDA)
Professional Disability Associates (PDA), located in Portland, Maine, is an innovative disability services company and industry leader that provides specialty risk resources, including medical, vocational and claim management services, to major disability insurers, reinsurers and self-insured employers. PDA partners with clients to deliver customized solutions and is trained and focused on the nuances of disability insurance.
Royal National Institute of Blind People
We're RNIB and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you're losing your sight or you're blind or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.
Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke. In the last 20 years the number of people dying of stroke has halved while the number of major strokes has decreased by 40 per cent. More people than ever are benefitting from cutting-edge treatments and making full recoveries. And more people now understand the need to seek emergency treatment for stroke.
We’ve been at the heart of every one of these developments, championing the cause of stroke and stroke survivors.