Relevant Links

To help with your research on how to care for your loved ones, please find below some useful links for your information


Action on Elder Abuse - works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults.

Age Concern - information and advice for older people, their relatives and anyone else interested in older people's issues.

Alzheimer's Society -works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

British Deaf Association - latest news, information and services for the Deaf and signing communities.

Care Aware - advice on issues relating to long term care for older people.

Carers UK - the voice of carers.

Citizens Advice - The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice.

Counsel and Care - help and advice for older people, their families and carers.

Department for Work and Pensions - is here to promote opportunity and independence for all, help individuals achieve their potential through employment work and to end poverty in all its forms.

Department of Health - provides health and social care policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals.

DIAL UK - Disability Information and Advice Line run by and for disabled people.

Directgov - find your public services all in one place.

FirstStop Care Advice - an independent, free advice and information service on all aspects of care and support for older people.

Help the Aged, care homes - everything to do with care homes.

Help the Aged, care at home - dedicated to care in the community issues.

Mind - the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.

Mencap - the leading UK charity for people with a learning disability and their families.

National Centre for Independent Living - a resource on independent living, direct payments and individual budgets for disabled people.

NHS, Social care - find your nearest social services.

RADAR - the UK's largest disability campaigning network.

RNIB – supporting blind and partially sighted people.

RNID – support for deaf and hard of hearing people.

The Pension Service - government advice about paying when going into a home.

Princess Royal Trust for Carers - information, advice, discussion and support for carers.

WRVS - offers a range of practical services to help and support older people to live well, maintain their independence and play a part in their local community.


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