Links

Information and advice

(In the sections on this page you’ll find links to various government and not-for-profit organisations.)

Age UK
Information and advice for elderly people

Alzheimer’s Society
Care and research charity for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, their families and carers

Alzheimer Scotland
Help advice and local services in Scotland for people with dementia and their Carers

Care Directions
Guide to Care and the rights of older people

Independent Age
Advice and information to older people, their relatives and carers

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
Free information and advice to help people resolve legal, financial and other problems

SAGA
Information and advice for the over-50s, including on Long-Term Care

Action on Elder Abuse
Works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults

Care Information Scotland
Specific care information for Scotland

Help for carers

Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Housing Care
Information and advice on Elderly Care in the UK, in particular Retirement Homes and Care Homes

First Stop
Information service for Carers and older people, providing advice on Care and housing

Compassion in Care
Helping stop elderly abuse and mistreatment

Care fees and benefits

Care Aware
Information and advisory service specialising in Elderly Care Funding advice

Turn 2 Us
Help with Benefits and grants – matching people’s circumstances with sources of Care Funding

Money Advice Service
Free and impartial money advice, set up by government

Care homes and accommodation

Registered Nursing Home Association
Campaigns for high standards in Nursing Home Care

The Relatives and Residents Association
Support and information for older people in care

Championing care home residents

Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) Housing Care
Information and advice on Elderly Care in the UK, in particular Retirement Homes and Care Homes

First Stop
Information service for Carers and older people, providing advice on Care and housing

Compassion in Care
Helping stop elderly abuse and mistreatment

Information for people with disabilities

National Council on Independent Living
Advocates for the human rights of, and services for, people with disabilities

Disability Alliance
Leading authority on social security benefits for disabled people

ABLEize
Disability directory of information

Holidays

NBFA (National Benevolent Fund for the Aged)

The League of the Helping Hand

The 3H Fund

Holidays with Help

Transport

Motability
Helps people with disabilities purchase or lease new or second hand cars or powered wheelchairs

WRVS (Women’s Royal Voluntary Service)
Community services and volunteers, including transport help

Blue Badge Scheme
Parking concessions for people with mobility problems

British Red Cross
Can provide volunteers

Miscellaneous

Talking Newspapers Association
National newspapers and magazines in audio format and in digital full-text format or visually impaired and print disabled people

Listening Books
Audio book library service

Emergency Cards
Handy wallet-sized cards to help people quickly identify you and your medical needs in an emergency

Pets – The Cinnamon Trust
Care for pets when their owner can no longer look after them or when the owner needs full-time care.

Personal and campaign blogs and sites

NHS Continuing Care Disgrace
A passionate and personal view of the maladministration that takes place in the NHS Continuing Healthcare assessment process

Free healthcare for elderly people in nursing home
Petition to force the NHS to abide by the law in providing free healthcare and nursing care to older people in care

Primary Health Need concept in NHS Continuing Healthcare
Petition to better define the Primary Health Need approach in NHS Continuing Healthcare

Malpractice in NHS Continuing Healthcare
Petition on the subject of exposing malpractice in NHS Continuing Healthcare

Strength in Numbers
Blog focused on sharing information about and personal experiences of NHS hospital care

Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign
Norman McNamara’s campaign to raise awareness of the impact of dementia