Thalidomide Community

Welcome to our online beneficiary community.

Connect with others who have been affected by thalidomide to share stories, find support and get helpful information.

Get Positively Connected

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Run by Trust volunteers, exclusively for beneficiaries and Trust staff

Join our inclusive MeetUp group – Positively Connected, to connect with other beneficiaries through a rich programme of events.  From social gatherings to supportive discussions and creative spaces there are many opportunities to engage with the beneficiary community.

Currently all events are online but we hope to be able to organise face to face events in time.

See our events and join in


Get Help With…

Hand holding a remote control device pointing at a blackboard with the words Take control of your money' on itManaging Finances

Our Finance team offers guidance and information helping you to manage your money

See finance information



Your Mental Health

Our Specialist Network scheme includes 6 free counselling sessions to support your mental health

Find out more about our scheme



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We’ve signposted a number of apps which may be helpful to you for daily living

Visit our App Corner



Your Stories

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Born To Be Wild

An inspirational story showing that it’s never too late to do what you’ve always wanted! […]

Read on


Get Volunteer Support

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Our Beneficiary Volunteers have gone through similar experiences and will know who to contact and where to get more support

Request volunteer support

Share Your Story

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If you have a story that may help other beneficiaries please get in touch.

I wish to share my story

Beneficiaries’ Books

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Read their inspiring stories