Support Links — Burns and Scars

UK Support

Dan’s Fund for Burns – A national charity offering practical help to burns survivors in the UK. The charity identifies those most in need of help and provides it in a swift and practical way.

Fire Fighters Charity – has a confidential and impartial helpline service offering free advice, guidance and support on a wide range of issues, providing assistance to those who have suffered a burn-related injury.

Children’s Burns Trust – A national charity dedicated to providing rehabilitation support for burned and scald injured children and their families as well as prevention and awareness campaigns, for which there is little or no national funding.

London Area Burns Support Group – The Burns Family Group offers support and information or families who have a child that has experienced a burn or scald injury. The London Area Burns Adult Support Group is open to any adults (16+) who have experienced a burn of any sort and any size at any age and have been treated at any hospital.

B.U.G.S. Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury – Burns Unit Group Support is a small registered charity which supports patients and ex-patients who have been burned.

The McIndoe Burns Support Group – Provides friendship and reassurance to those who have suffered burns and their families. It is a registered charity.

Burns support group – Selly Oak and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham – Meets on the first Monday of each month, except August and December, in the Plastics Seminar Room at Selly Oak Hospital. For further information, please contact Chris Martin or Gill Window. Telephone: 0121 627 8779.

Changing Faces – A charity for people and families who are living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance.

International Support

Please note that we would encourage people living in the UK to seek treatment here first before going elsewhere, as the NHS provides excellent free treatment.

Face Forward – Face Forward’s mission is to provide emotional support and reconstructive surgery for women, children and men who have been victims of Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking or any Cruel Acts of Crime.

The Children’s Burns Foundation – Based the in USA, this is the only known foundation that offers the Full Recovery Program for child burn survivors aged 0-18, locally, nationally, and internationally – a unique blend of medical care, psycho-social support services, and daily living support to help young burn survivors achieve their full potential.

ASTI – A registered charity based in the UK operating as a centre of excellence supporting and working hand in hand with Acid Survivors Foundations (ASFs) in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Uganda and Pakistan.

Islamic Help – A registered charity based in Birmingham helping the people around the world.

Interplast send fully qualified Australian and New Zealand volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to the Asia Pacific region to provide free surgical treatment for patients who would otherwise not be able to afford access to such services.

ReSurge International provides free reconstructive surgery for the poor in 13 developing countries.


The British Burns Association – Burn prevention and propagating knowledge on the best treatment and rehabilitation following a burn injury.

The National Network for Burn Care

The Healing Foundation – A national fundraising charity championing the cause of people living with disfigurement and visible loss of function, by funding research into pioneering surgical and psychological healing techniques.

RAFT (the Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust)

CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy) – Supports those who deliver physiotherapy care, education and research through professional, educational and trade union services, as well as campaigning on behalf of the profession.