About Us

Local Organisations and Services

Listed on this page are a number of organisations we have worked with in the past and those which we feel deserve a mention. Feel free to contact any of the organisations listed.


Sickle Cell Society

The Sickle Cell Society was first set up as a registered charity in 1979. It was formed by a group of patients, parents and health professionals who were all concerned about the lack of understanding and the inadequacy of treatment for sufferers of sickle cell disorders.

Merton Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Group

Merton Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Group (MSCTG) was established in 1991 and "it is the only group of its kind in the London Borough of Merton which offers information and support to people suffering from Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia Disorders". WSCTSG works closely with the Group.
Croydon Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre

Croydon Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre (CSCATS) Group's main aim "is to help improve the quality of life for affected individuals, their families and carers. We also promote awareness of sickle cell and thalassaemia in the community".
St Georges' Hospital

St George's University Hospital is located close to WSCTSG. Most people living in the Borough attend St Georges for paliative and in-patient care. Consultants of people with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia run regular clinics to review care and support services.
Full Circle charity is established by Suzanne Ruggles, to "enhance the Quality of Life of adults and children living with, through and beyond leukaemia, cancer, bone marrow failure, sickle cell disease and bone marrow transplant".

The charity has worked with Merton Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Group (MSCTG) and WSCTSG to run a pilot course to teach reflexology and relaxation techniques to people with Sickle Cell Anaemia / Thalassaemia and their carers.

Viridian (Servite) Housing

Viridian Housing is a Housing Association set up to help people with their housing needs. Viridian Housing are helping our members and others with Sickle Cell Anaemia and Thalassaemia into supported accommodation in one of their 3 sites specifically set up for this purpose.


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