Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today. Their wide range of support services ensures nobody should have to face dementia alone, including Dementia Connect which transforms the support people receive and provides the right support in the best way for each individual. This combines face-to-face support with telephone and online advice and information offered by specially trained Dementia Advisers. Their comprehensive directory allows you to find advice and information support services local to you.
The Housing Care site is run by the charity Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC). It provides comprehensive, impartial information to help people make plans for later life, including specialist directories and information on nursing homes and residential care homes, as well as sheltered housing, extra care housing and retirement villages, across the UK. It also provides over 2,000 sales and lettings vacancies every week.
My Home Life is a UK wide initiative that promotes quality of life and delivers positive change in care homes for older people. They provide a range of information and resources for older people and their family when they are looking for care homes.
The Older Peoples Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) believes that there are specific circumstances where all individuals must have a right to the support of an independent advocate to ensure that their own interests and preferences are acknowledged and addressed. Although OPAAL does not provide advocacy services itself, their website can be used to help you locate an appropriate service near to where you live.
The Red Cross offers a variety of practical, local and emotional support across the UK and internationally. This includes help with loneliness, cost of living or returning home after a hospital stay. The Red Cross also hire out wheelchairs or other practical equipment.
TeleCareline is a 24 hour service that provides and monitors a range of equipment and sensors. These can be worn, or put in a person’s home to help them remain independent. When alarms go off, support is provided, which can be from a neighbour or friend, a service organised by TeleCareline or the emergency services.