External resources

Carehome.co.uk

Web: www.carehome.co.uk

Online search guide including over 21,000 care homes.

Autumna

Tel: 01892 335 330

Web: https://www.autumna.co.uk/

Offering a large directory of care service providers, to help families understand and find their best later-life care options.

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Tel: 03000 616161

Web: www.cqc.org.uk

A national organisation responsible for inspecting and regulating care services

Age UK (Information and Advice)

Tel: 0800 678 1602

Web: www.ageuk.org.uk

Provides information on issues affecting older people and their carers.

Alzheimer’s Society (National Dementia Helpline)

Tel: 0300 222 1122

Web: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Promotes knowledge and understanding of dementia, develops quality in care services to support people with dementia, their families and their carers.

Carers UK

Tel: 0808 808 7777

Web: www.carersuk.org

Providing expert advice, information and support to people caring for others. Carers UK are available by phone from Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm.

Dementia UK

Tel: 0808 888 6678

Web: www.dementiauk.org

Dementia UK is the only UK charity dedicated to caring for people with dementia and their families through dementia specialist Admiral Nurses.

Independent Age

Tel: 0800 319 6789

Web: www.independentage.org

Advice for people over 60, their friends and families.

Parkinson’s UK – Advice Line

Tel: 0808 800 0303

Web: www.parkinsons.org.uk

Provides support, advice and information to people with Parkinson’s Disease, their carers, families and friends.

NHS Choices

Web: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/social-care-and-support-guide

Care and support guide.

Advice regarding changes to care and support

Web: www.gov.uk/careandsupport

Providing details of changes to care and support from April 2016.

Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)

Tel: 0333 2020 454

Web: www.societyoflaterlifeadvisers.co.uk

Assists consumers and their families in finding trusted accredited financial advisers who understand financial needs in later life.

Solicitors for the Elderly

Tel: 0844 567 6173

Web: www.sfe.legal

A national association of solicitors, barristers and legal executives providing, and promoting, a range of legal services for older people.

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