Information and Advice

We have sifted through much of what is out there and below we have identified a number of website resources we believe can help ease that task and get you the information and support you need more easily. If you come across other useful websites, let us know and we will take a look at them.

 

Home care providers, regulation and standards

The United Kingdom Homecare Association

A provider organisation raising and maintaining standards, but has a section on choosing care, including a list of home care providers local to you.
>> www.ukhca.co.uk

NHS Choices

provides much information, including overviews of most medical conditions, as well as the facility to locate home care services in your local area.
>> www.nhs.uk

Care Quality Commission

An independent regulator of health and social care in England, including home care.
>> www.cqc.org.uk

Later Life - General Information

Age UK

Provides useful information on a wide range of subjects important to the elderly, including health & wellbeing and money; it also sells products suited to later life.
>> www.ageuk.org.uk

Hidden Disabilities

The sunflower emblem represents a hidden disability such as dementia. More and more places are recognising that if a person is wearing the sunflower lanyard they may need extra help and consideration.

Recognised my British Airway and many train companies, the lanyards are also recognised and can be obtained from branches of Argos, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury and Tesco.

 

                                                                  

Specific Health Conditions

Alzheimer’s Society

Provides information and services for people affected by dementia in their communities; the website has an enormous number of resources.
>> www.alzheimers.org.uk

Arthritis

There are several sources of information and support for people living with arthritis.

Arthritis Action: www.arthritisaction.org.uk
Arthritis Care: www.arthritiscare.org.uk
Arthritis Research UK: www.arthritisresearchuk.org
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society: www.nras.org.uk

The British Heart Foundation

Provides helpful advice and guidance on preventing heart disease, how best to live with it, and how to administer first aid to someone with heart failure.
>> www.bhf.org.uk