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Alzheimers Society
The leadingsss UK care and research charity for people with this disease and other dementias, their families and carers. It provides information and a network of support to help  with every aspect of living with dementia.

Aidis Trust
The Aidis Trust works in the area of disability computing to provide help, support and advice to disabled people, their parents, carers and supporters.

Age Concern
The UK’s largest organisation working with and for older people.

Age UK – West Cumbria
Age UK West Cumbria has made resources available aimed at those wishing to improve the wellbeing of older people.

Ask About Medicines
The independent campaign to increase people’s involvement in decisions about their use of medicines. 

Caring Sharing & Company
We specialise in dementia support, advice, consultancy and training as well as offering, on our website, FREE educational and comunication resources to support professional adn family  carers.

Coalition For Quality in Care
The Coalition for Quality in Care brings together a wide range of organisations and individuals with a common concern for the well-being of older people receiving long-term care in different settings and different circumstances.

Community Care
The website for everyone in social care.

Department of Health
Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications.

Public services all in one place.

Drug Science for Parkinsons
A national initiative to help raise awareness of new ways to help those suffering from Parkinson's Disease.

Guide2Care is a website devoted to the care of the elderly and disabled, featuring a public advice section and a care professionals section. The site also features a care home search facility to help you find the right care home for you.

Guide To Living With Dementia
Free guide that contains plenty of helpful information such as expert tips and advice about different care options for patients, including advice on how to live well and independently with dementia.

Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury

Health and Social Care Awards
Reward innovation and inspired thinking in the provision of care at the frontline in both health and social care sectors.

Health Professions Council
The Health Professions Council keeps a register of health professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health, so that you can check if they meet UK statutory requirements.

Help the Aged
An international charity fighting to free disadvantaged older people from poverty, isolation and neglect.

Key Care Solutions
Key Care Solutions is a simple yet effective website to enable you to search ‘Free’ for up-to-date information and ‘Live’ availability on Care Home Room vacancies, Nursing Homes Room vacancies and short stay Respite bed vacancies, throughout Day Centres, Care Homes & Nursing Homes in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, UK

The Local Government Association
The LGA promotes the interests of English and Welsh local authorities.

Think Local Act Personal Partnership
is comprised of over 30 national and umbrella organisations representing the broad interest in personalisation and community-based support. These organisations, through joining this Partnership, have committed to supporting a small central team in working to improve practice in six priority areas; as well as advising and influencing government and other bodies.

MS Society
The UK’s largest charity for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) about 85,000 people.

NAPA’s vision is that activity is at the heart of care for older people. NAPA’s purpose is to continue developing expertise in activity provision for older people.

Principal functions and activities: To promote and improve health and safety within care services and to provide a forum for individuals and organisations involved in any aspect fo health and safety to exchange and share information, experience and expertise.

NHS End of Life Care Programme
The EoLC programme was set up to improve care at the end of life for all wherever they live.
An impartial and comprehensive consumer website providing information on all aspects of care funding local authority assessments, charity helplines and access to professional, properly qualified financial advice.

Property in Retirement
When it comes to retiring, your home and where you settle is one of your biggest concerns. Here we discuss all the available options.

Scottish Care
The representative organisation of care home owners and care at home providers in Scotland

Skills Academy
The National Skills Academy is an employer-led membership organisation for anyone committed to excellence in adult social care in England.

Skills For Care
Working in consultation with carers, employers and service users, Skills for Care aims to modernise adult social care in England, by ensuring qualifications and standards continually adapt to meet the changing needs of people who use care services.

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
SCIE’s aim is to improve the experience of people who use social care by developing and promoting knowledge about good practice in the sector.

Social Care Bulletin from the Department of Health
A publication for all staff in social care services, whether in the public, private, voluntary sectors or the NHS.

Social Care Worker
Online magazine covering the latest news and views on developments in adult social care for all the professionals working in the sector.

Standards for Practice
Advice, support and consultancy on care home practice and management.
Advice to carers of all ages and professions

VoiceAbility are an award winning advocacy charity. They provide support services to people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions, as well as supporting carers and looked after children.

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