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Sources of advice and support

Sources of advice and support

Whether you are searching for care and support for yourself or a loved one, these websites offer guidance, advice and practical help.

Department of Health
The official website of the Department of Health providing information on latest policies, and development regarding all aspects of health and social care.

Care Quality Commission
The CQC is the health and social care regulator for England. You can use this to find the most recent inspection reports for providers of healthcare.

National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)
NICE provides guidance on current best clinical practice

Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales
The Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales website

UK Online
UK Online provides government information and services

Community Care Magazine
The website of Community Care magazine

Government Carer Information 
Government information specifically for carers.

Age UK 
Age UK has been helping older people across the UK for more than 60 years.

Alzheimer's Society

For support, information, advice and local services for those looking after someone with dementia.

Bettercaring
Bettercaring is dedicated to helping care professionals and consumers find care homes in the UK.

Careaware
A public information and advisory service specialising in the issues relating to long term care.

Care Directions
The internet's unique guide to care and the rights of older people. Register for a free, regular e-newsletter.

Care Info
The website for the long term care sector.

Centre for Policy on Ageing
An independent organisation promoting social policies that allow older people to achieve the full potential of their later years.

Action on Elder Abuse
Action on Elder Abuse aims to prevent the abuse of older people

Guide to Care
Guide to Care is a resource for carers of elderly people.

Help the Aged
Provides practical support to help older people to lead independent lives, especially the frail, isolated and poor.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Provides support for carers at carers' centres around the country.

Carers UK
Offers advice on benefits and services available to carers.

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