North Hertfordshire and Stevenage Branch


Parkinson's UK National Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 0303 - Monday to Friday, 9am – 7pm, Saturday 10am-2pm (Closed Sundays/Bank Holidays)

Carers’ Information Service:  Carers Direct

The Department of Health has a telephone advice line and online information service for carers in England. Carers Direct has information on a range of topics, from benefits to local services and support. For more information have a look at their website:


The freephone Carers Helpline: 0300 123 1053 (available seven days a week).

Help With Care Choices

Carechoice is a useful website with lots of information about the availability of Care of all types in Hertfordshire.  Visit the website ( ) and enter your postal code to see what is available.

Care Choices provides free public information services to assist in your search for care information. After the completion of a short questionnaire, they will be able to provide you with a short-list of appropriate care providers that meet your requirements and preferences. This service can be accessed on their website or by calling the helpline on 0800 389 2077.



Unity Lottery – Parkinson's UK has formed a partnership with Unity, the nation’s charity lottery, offering the chance to win £25,000 every Saturday from only £1 a week. There are currently 597 Parkinson's UK supporters playing the Unity Lottery and so far 48 of them have won prizes in February and March!  For more information about the Unity Lottery please call the Unity Helpline 0870 050 9240 of visit


In Celebration Giving – Why not celebrate your next special occasion by asking your friends to pledge donations as an alternative to traditional gifts?  For more information or to request a pack of ten donation cards, please contact Donor Services on 020 7932 1303 or email


In Memoriam Giving – Making a donation in tribute to someone close to you is a positive and lasting way to remember your loved one.  For more information or to request a pack of ten donation cards, please contact Donor Services on 020 7932 1303 or email - is a search engine with a difference.  It works just like any other major search engine, but the difference is that you can raise money for Parkinson's UK!  Whenever you search the web with you will be raising funds for Parkinson's UK, without any cost to you.  So far Parkinson's UK have raised £312.76 through the site and would like your help to increase this even more!  Visit and enter Parkinson's in the search box for more information.