Local Authority and Regulatory bodies
Lancashire County Council – http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/adult-social-care/older-people-services/
LCC website provides masses of information on Homecare and Residential care and there are online forms to fill in to make the process easier and more fluid.
CQC – http://www.cqc.org.uk/
The Care Quality Commission is a regulatory body for all care services in England and Wales. As a registered provider we are inspected regularly and graded on all aspects of our services. Our last inspection is available to view by clicking on the link.
The UKHCA – https://www.ukhca.co.uk/
The United Kingdom Home Care Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. The association represents over 1600 members across the UK.
Charities and general advice
Age UK – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/
Age UK was formed following the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged, this is the leading organisation to provide advice to older people, promoting independence and combatting lonliness.
Carers UK – https://www.carersuk.org/
Carers UK are focused on helping the people who do the caring, it offers help and advice and campaigns to for the recognition of carers.
Cinnamon Trust – http://www.cinnamon.org.uk/
The cinnamon trust offer help and support to the elderly and terminally ill and their pets.
Advice for Specific Conditions
Alzheimers – https://alz.org/
The official site for Alzheimer’s Disease offering information on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and memory loss symptoms, stages, treatment, care and support resources.
Diabetes UK – https://www.diabetes.co.uk/
Diabetes.co.uk is your resource for diabetes, research and diabetes education programs. Join the world’s leading support community for people with diabetes
Marie Curie Cancer Care Foundation – https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/
Marie Curie provide nursing support to cancer patients and the terminally ill.
Parkinson’s Disease – http://www.parkinson.org/understanding-parkinsons/
The Parkinson’s Foundation offers information on understanding and living with the condition.
The Stroke Association – https://www.stroke.org.uk/
A leading UK charity dedicated to conquering stroke.
MacMillan Cancer Support – https://www.macmillan.org.uk/
A charity set up for everyone effected by cancer, their family and friends.
Brain Injury – https://www.headway.org.uk/
Headway is a charity set up to improve life after a brain injury.