Clear and simple guidance to help older people find their way through the care maze

information for care Care Information Line

LEGAL MATTERS

 

If you would like help with wills, Powers of Attorney or other legal matters relating to older people then we believe  Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) would be a good place to start. It is an independent, national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers, and legal executives who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.

You can find a local legal adviser through them. 

 

 

 

 

Gov.UK has a useful website

LOOKING FOR A CARE HOME OR OTHER CARE SERVICES?

 

There are a number of websites where you can search in your local area. The following are probably the better ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They have a website where you can search care homes and other care providers. You can find inspection ratings for care providers here.

Age UK Bristol

Canningford House

38 Victoria Street

Bristol

BS1 6BY

 

Age UK Bristol works to improve the lives of older people in Bristol through a range of different services.

 

Tel 0117 929 7537

 

Bristol Care Information

LOCAL HELP & SUPPORT

IMPORTANT - HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY YET?

 

Adult Social Care

Bristol City Council

City Hall

College Green

BRISTOL BS1 5TR

 

Your local authority has a responsibility to keep its residents safe and to support their general wellbeing. Whether you believe you will have

to pay for care, or not we recommend you contact your local authority's social service department ASAP and request a needs assessment.

 

Tel 0117 922 2700

email adult.care@bristol.gov.uk

Website Website carehome.co.uk HousingCare.org Care Quality Commission SFE GOV.UK homecare.co.uk

SPECIALIST CARE FEES ADVICE

 

Are you worried about about paying for care and the consequences of your money running out?

 

Care Fees Advice, or care fees planning, is a specialist type of financial advice, provided by financial advisers, which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Usually this type of advice is sought when someone is moving into a care home;

sometimes people seek advice when looking for ways to fund care at home.

 

We believe the most experienced care fees advisers are to be found through the Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA). All their members must adhere to a code of practice and full members must be fully accredited. You can search for an adviser local to you here.

 

You may also want to search the "Paying for Care" and "Symponia" websites.

SOLLA Paying for Care Symponia broken link care fees advice

Paying for Care

Independent Care Advice Specialist

Other sources of help & advice

Factsheet Website

NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care

 

To find out more - Age UK have an excellent factsheet

CARE TO BE DIFFERENT

Helping you secure NHS funding for care fees

 

An excellent website that can help you understand NHS Continuing Healthcare