Family and Carers

There is a great wealth of information, advice and assistance available to older people, families and carers. We have put together some links to articles and other websites which might be useful.

 Admiral Nurse talking to an older woman in a Friends of the Elderly residential care home

Admiral Nurse

We were the first independent organisation to employ our own dedicated Admiral Nurse, Cheryl Rothschild.  Cheryl provides advice and support to families and carers of those experiencing dementia.

How do I fund Residential/Nursing Care?

Care Homes Guide, Age UK, Independent Age

Choice of care home when you/your relative will be local authority funded

Age UK

What should I be looking at in a care home?

Age UK, Independent Age  

Am I/is my relative entitled to attendance allowance?

Direct Gov, Independent Age

How do I find out about an advocacy service?

Action for Advocacy

What services are there to support me caring for my relative at home?

Help with care in your home

Finding help at home

Paying for care and support at home

Financial help with repairs and adaptations

Staying in your own home

Meals on Wheels

As a carer, where can I get support from?

Carers UK

What is a lasting Power of Attorney?

Direct Gov

What are Personal Budgets?

Age UK

Other related links

Age UK works to improve later life for everyone by providing life enhancing services and vital support.

Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The British Heart Foundation’s vision is a world where people don’t die prematurely from heart disease.  They aim to achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.

Dementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia.

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of Type 2 Diabetes as a ctritical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.

Independent Age is a national charity providing advice and support to older people and their families. They offer regular phone calls and visits to older people, as well as free, impartial information and advice on the issues that matter.

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. a website aimed at helping family and carers to help older people, whether it is their older parent, older friend or relative. Packed full of information, it is a proactive site, which helps people find the answers to all the questions they might have.

Parkinson’s Society looks at why the disease occurs, the wide variety of symptoms the condition may cause and the range of treatments and support available.

The Stroke Association funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation, and helps stroke
patients and their families directly through its Life after Stroke Services. These include Information, Advice and Support, Communication Support and Life after Stroke grants.