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JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation)

JDRF is the type 1 diabetes charity – a global organisation and the world’s leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research. Together, we have invested £1 billion in funding critical research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications. We are committed to eradicating type 1 diabetes and its effects for everyone in the UK with type 1, and at risk of developing it.

Who to contact

02380 616622 (South region)

Where to go

JDRF South
Leigh Road
SO50 9DF

JDRF South does not have full wheelchair access, however JDRF at 17-18 Angel Gate, City Road, London, EC1V 2PT does

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Time of day

Other Details


Referral required
Other notes
  • We fund world-class research approved and administered by our international research programme to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes making sure research moves forward and treatments are delivered as fast as possible
  • We provide information to all those living with and for those newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Helping them getting to grips with the condition, links to find help and support from others living with type 1, and an overview of our research programm
  • We give support and a voice to people with type 1 and their families, including support packs and events

Our users say:

'JDRF gives me hope, advice and support on a very personal level. Their friendliness and helpfulness have helped me through some difficult times.'

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