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

information for care Care Information Line

NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care

 

To find out more - Age UK have an excellent factsheet

Factsheet

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?

 

You could start with your local authority mentioned above. You can search here

 

Alternatively 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. My NHS also has search facilities.

Age UK Norfolk, 300 St. Faiths Road, NORWICH NR6 7BJ

 

Age UK Norfolk offers help and advice on issues relating to ageing and they work for older people across Norfolk.

We  would recommend you contact them to see how they can help you. They also have an advocacy service. 

 

Tel 0300 500 1217

 

Age UK Norfolk have a "care home finder" which may help you. Click here

Norfolk Care Information

IMPORTANT - HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY YET?

 

Adult Social Care, Norfolk County Council, County Hall, Martineau Lane, NORWICH NR1 2DH

 

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 0344 800 8020

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

Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn, Thetford, Dereham, Wymondham, North Walsham,

Attleborough, Downham Market, Diss, Fakenham, Cromer, Sheringham, Swaffham, Aylsham, Harleston, Holt

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Paying for Care

Other sources of help & advice

CARE TO BE DIFFERENT

Helping you secure NHS funding for care fees

 

An excellent website that can help you understand NHS Continuing Healthcare

Website

SPECIALIST CARE FEES ADVICE

 

Are you worried about about paying for care, the possibility of your money running out and the problems involved?

 

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 specialist care fees advice specialist care funding advice

 

Specialist Care Fees Advice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialist Legal Advice

Solicitor for the Elderly