Other Sources of Help & Advice

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 and 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

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia.

State Benefits

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

Funeral Plans

You maybe concerned about thinking of funding care at this time, well,

buying a funeral plan at this time can be a very good idea too. Find out more.

*This website currently covers the care system in England. There are differences in how care is delivered and funded in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. If you reside in either of these countries we would suggest a good starting point would be the Age UK offices for your country.  Please click the link Northern IrelandScotlandWales