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

information for care Care Information Line

Age UK Northumberland

The Round House

Lintonville Parkway

Ashington,

Northumberland

NE63 9JZ

 

Age UK Northumberland's services for older people are wide ranging and cover the whole of the area of Northumberland

 

Tel 01670 784800

Northumberland Care Information

LOCAL HELP & SUPPORT

IMPORTANT - HAVE YOU CONTACTED YOUR LOCAL AUTHORITY YET?

 

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF

 

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.

 

"Social care" support for adults in Northumberland is operated by

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust under its partnership with the County Council

 

Tel  01670 536 400

email socialcare@northumbria.nhs.uk

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Alnwick, Alwinton, Ashington, Bedlington, Berwick Upon Tweed, Blyth, Earle, Elsdon, Gilsland, Hexham, Morpeth,

Newbiggin, Ponteland, Prudhoe, Wooler

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Paying for Care

Other sources of help & advice

Independent Care Advice Specialist

LOOKING FOR A CARE HOME OR OTHER CARE SERVICES?

 

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.

carehome.co.uk HousingCare.org homecare.co.uk Care Quality Commission

NHS continuing healthcare and NHS funded nursing care

 

To find out more - Age UK have an excellent factsheet

Factsheet

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

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

SFE GOV.UK