Organisations

Christian Aid Resources Centre

UK

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35 Lower Marsh
PO Box 100
London SE1 7RT

Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland. It works wherever the need is the greatest, irrespective of religion. It supports local organisations to undestand local needs. It strives for a new world, transformed by an end to poverty, and campaigns to change the rules that keep people poor
The Christian Aid resources centre has a collection of more than 5,000 books and 90 journals, specialising in economic and social development. The subject areas covered include HIV/AIDS, agriculture, environment, poverty reduction, gender, conflict, emergencies, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PME), capacity building, trade issues and land reform. There is a fully searchable database of 17,000 records, including books, documents, journals, videos, articles, websites and archive materials (not available through the website). The services are targeted at Christian Aid staff, but visitors with an appointment are welcome. The library is open Monday - Friday, 10am - midday, and 2 pm - 4pm

Grandma's

UK

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PO Box 1392
London SW6 4EJ

Grandma's provides practical support to families and children affected by HIV/AIDS by building and maintaining relationships with the children concerned. The services provided include babysitting, support around hospital appointments, keywork visits on a weekly basis. Future plans incluse daycare and short-term respite facilities

IMPACT

UK

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151 Western Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex RH16 3LH

Impact's aim is that no-one should become disabled through disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services. With effective delivery of today's know-how, it believes that, given the will and resources, it should be possible to reduce by one third the incidence of avoidable disability in developing countries, while at the same time helping to break the link between ageing and disability in industrialised countries like their own

HOPEHIV

UK

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PO Box 44350
London SW20 8XR

HOPEHIV seeks to offer children in sub-Saharan Africa who have been affected or infected by HIV/AIDS protection, psycho-social support and learning opportunities. It supports innovative and creative approaches aimed at making children and their communities more self-sufficient. It provides life skills, vocational training and education to help children become the future leaders. Offers psycho-social support to orphans and street children, and supports projects whose aim is to place children in either adoption or foster care homes

Comic Relief

UK

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5th Floor
89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP
UK

Comic Relief exists to tackle poverty and promote social justice by helping disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa to realise their aspirations and potential. They do this by raising funds and awareness, and allocating funds donated by the public to charitable projects across the UK and Africa