NHS information on care and support. Call backs available via the helpline in 170 languages.
Helpline: 0300 123 1053 (lines open weekdays 9am - 8pm, weekends 11am - 4pm)
Webchat: advisors online (weekdays 9am - 8pm, weekends 11am - 4pm)
Offering support advice for all aspects of caring for someone.
Helpline: 0808 808 7777 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm)
Services for older people, their families and those who care for them.
Advice Line: 0800 169 6565 (lines open 8am – 7pm)
Support for anyone caring for someone with a terminal illness.
Helpline: 0800 090 2309 (lines open Monday – Friday 8am- 6pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm)
Later Life Care: advice on elderly care choices
For information on how to complain about a care home.
Relatives & Residents Association
Support and information in England for older people needing care, their relatives and friends. Webchat & surgery available online.
Care Inspectorate Scotland
Information on regulations for care in Scotland, includes making complaints and giving feedback.
Information on regulation of care homes in Wales, including finding a suitable home and making a complaint.
Information on regulation of care homes and Nursing Homes in Northern Ireland, including finding a suitable home and making a complaint.
Carers Trust works to improve support and services for anyone who is a carer.
Information from MIND on coping with the care of someone.
Government Information on carers allowance and disability benefits.
The Children’s Society
Helping children and young carers with a variety of issues.
Young Carers – Money Helper
Information on benefits available to young carers.
Living Made Easy - DLF
Offering impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products, helping to find disabled equipment solutions that enable independence.
Helpline: 0300 999 0004 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm)
Support information for anyone approaching the end of their life, as well as relatives, friends and carers.
Providing details for hospice and palliative care services, for patients, families and carers.
Care Quality Commission
The independent regulator of health and social care in England.
NHS – Euthanasia and Assisted suicide
NHS information on law in the UK and the definitions of euthanasia and assisted suicide.