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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.
  • Royal Voluntary Service - Volunteers offer personal & practical support designed to allow older people to live independent and fulfilled lives. Our volunteers have been DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and all carry identification so you can be sure they're genuine.
  • 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.
  • Which? Elderly Care - The Site is aimed at relatives and friends of people in need of care advice.The content focuses on financing care, housing options and older people's needs, such as dealing with memory problems and accessing local authority and NHS care and support.
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Page Last Updated: 19 July 2011