Age UK is a charity dedicated to supporting people in later life. They offer an extensive range of advice on a wide variety of issues such as accessing healthcare, housing, residential care and finances.
A national network of local groups offer more localised support.
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.
Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms. As well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter, such as:
care and support
money and benefits
health and mobility
Independent Age is a national charity that was formed over 150 years ago.
There are certain times in life when you may need an advocate to speak up for you and help you make an important decision. OPAAL believes there are specific circumstances where all individuals must have a right to the support of an independent advocate to ensure their own interests and preferences are acknowledged and addressed. OPAAL believes that advocacy services should be available to all older people who are:
• At the point of discharge from hospital.
• Directly affected by a change in the management or running of their care service.
• At the point of accessing continuing care and community care services.
• At all reviews affecting care services in hospital and in the community.
Although OPAAL does not provide advocacy services itself, their website can be used to help locate an appropriate service locally.