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Links for older people

Links to websites giving Social Care information

Older People

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  • Abbeyfield Society - UK wide volunteer-led charity providing housing with support or care for older people.
  • Age Action Alliance - working to improve older people's livesby ensuring they are valued and heard
  • Age UK (Leicestershire & Rutland) - Information and advice, home help, care services, hospital transport and other services for older people in Leicestershire.
  • Age UK - Information and support for changing and choosing housing and care arrangements.
  • Age UK - General information and advice on a range of topics.
  • Ageing Well in Leicestershire - Contains links to helpful organisations for all older people
  • Age Positive - Government campaign to tackle age discrimination in the workplace.
  • Alzheimer's Society - An organisation that provides information and support for people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • At Dementia - Information about Assistive Technology for People with Dementia.
  • British Association of Occupational Therapists - The British Association of Occupational Therapists offers information, advice and directories of suppliers and services.
  • British Red Cross - Help for people in crisis and with independent living.
  • CareAware - CareAware provides information, advisory and advocacy services, specialising in elderly care funding advice
  • Care Homes - Provides a national search facility for finding care homes and related products and services.
  • Care Quality Commission Directory of Care Services - Search by location for care homes, care agencies, domiciliary care, residential care etc.
  • ChooseMySupport - Allows people to research and purchase support services and products to help them live independent lives.
  • Independent Age- National charity providing information, advice and support for older people, their families and carers
    Department of Health - Department of Health's information.
  • Department of Work and Pensions (formerly DSS) - Information regarding Pensions and Retirement.
  • Directory of Care Providers in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland - Gives useful information to help you look for care homes in the area.
  • Friends of the Elderly - FOTE is a charity that supports older people by offering help and friendship.
  • Grandparents Plus - Aims to raise the profile of grandparents and the extended family as providers of essential care, especially to vulnerable children.
  • Housing Care - A website run by a registered charity and includes details of all care homes across the UK and other helpful information
  • HM Revenue and Customs (formerly the Inland Revenue) - check the individuals section.
  • Infolinx - Information about local services for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
  • Information Prescriptions - NHS website which allows you to create your own set of information about different health conditions
  • Leicestershire CareOnLine - Provides easily accessible information and services to carers, disabled and older people.
  • Leicestershire Community Projects Trust - Contracted by Leicestershire County Council to provide advocacy for carers of adults receiving adult social care services.
  • NHS  - Pages on dementia
  • My Guide - Offers a simplified interface to the internet through which users can set up email accounts, browse the web and search for information.
  • No Cold Calling Zone - Information from Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards on door step callers.
  • Office of the Public Guardian - Provides financial protection services for people who can’t manage their finances because of mental incapacity.
  • Over 50's - Government site with information for the over 50's.
  • Social Care Online - An enormous range of free information and research on all aspects of social care.
  • Telecare Services Association - The TSA works to promote understanding and awareness of telecare and telehealth and help people find a service locally.
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Page Last Updated: 19 July 2011