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

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There are a range of benefits available for carers and for those they care for. Age UK, Independent Age and Firststop should be able to advise you. Alternatively the GOV.UK website (DWP, DSS) has a section dedicated to relevant benefits.



The BBC has a care calculator you may find useful. It is on an external link and we suggest you just use it as an informative tool.

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Age UK

Age UK is the largest charity in the UK dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. They provide a wealth of information around care, paying for care and other issues relating to older people. They have a free advice line.


They also have a range of detailed factsheets. Tel 0800 055 6112

Independent Age


Independent Age is a charity that works on behalf of older people. They  provide information and a national advice service for older people, their families and carers. They also have a range of guides. Tel 0800 319 6789



FirstStop Advice is an independent, impartial and free advice service provided by a national charity Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) in partnership with other organisations. The service is for older people, their families and carers.


They have an advice line open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, to offer the best independent information and advice available on all aspects of care and housing for older people. Tel 0800 377 7070




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