Further support and advice
The following organisations provide invaluable help, support and advice for anyone needing or providing long term care.
Age UK aims to improve later life for everyone through their information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.
0800 169 2081
Offers advice, information and support to families of sufferers from Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
0300 222 1122
Arthritis Research UK
Finances research into the cause and cure of rheumatic diseases. Publishes many excellent handbooks for sufferers together with a magazine containing articles on research and treatment.
0300 790 0444
Care & Repair
National co-ordinating body for home improvement agencies which help people who are elderly, disabled and/or living on a low income to repair or adapt their homes to accommodate their needs.
0115 950 6500
0207 378 4999 (CarersLine: Mon-Fri 10-4pm)
Disabled Living Foundation
Gives practical, unbiased information and advice on all aspects of disability (especially equipment and solving problems of daily living). Displays and demonstrates equipment and runs study days.
Tel: 0207 289 6111 / Helpline: 0300 999 0004
Elderly Accommodation Council
Nationwide register providing detailed information on all forms of accommodation for the elderly (sheltered housing and accommodation, residential care homes, nursing homes). Also advises on possible funding for those needing help with fees.
0800 377 7070
First Stop Advice is an independent free telephone service offering advice and information to older people, their families and carers about housing and care options for later life.
0800 377 7070
Society of Later Life Advisers
Assists consumers and their families in finding trusted accredited financial advisers who understand financial needs in later life.
Conducts research into preventing and treating strokes, and offers practical help to stroke sufferers and their families..
Helpline: 0303 303 3100