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Support at a stressful time

Support at a stressful time

We know that finding the right care can be quite a challenge. We’re here to provide whatever help you need.

If you’re looking for a care home for yourself or a loved one do get in touch with us and we’ll help you to identify exactly what services are right for you.

You can contact us with your query, or call us on 0333 321 8305. This line is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am to 5pm at weekends. Calls may be recorded for quality and training purposes.

Get the right advice

Whatever your care needs, there are many organisations – ranging from the NHS to charity groups – that can provide expert guidance and useful and reliable information. We have suggested some sources of advice and support to help get you started on finding this information. We have also provided some suggestions for things to consider when you are choosing a care home.

Remember that you can always draw upon your own network of support and talk things through with your family and friends. It’s often surprising how many people have been in a similar situation and have practical ideas and advice to offer. 

Concerned about the cost of care?

Concerns about the costs can weigh heavily on the minds of those who are in need of care and support. Many of the organisations listed in our sources of information and support can provide guidance on how best to fund your care, and we have also included information on your funding options to help you better understand your options and entitlements.

Caring for carers

If you’re caring for a loved one, remember to look after your own needs. Many carers often tell us that they feel stressed or depressed, so looking after yourself is vital. If you’re caring for someone full time, you are entitled to a carer’s assessment with your local social services to help identify what support you might need. We can assist full time carers by providing respite care in one of our care homes. If you care for someone for more than 35 hours a week, you may be eligible for Carer’s Allowance or similar benefit. You can find out more about this directly from the Directgov website.

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Senior nurse urges people to look out for others at risk of dehydration during hot weather

Senior nurse urges people to look out for others at risk of dehydration during hot weather

July 26 2016

A Care UK nurse is urging people to look out for older friends, relatives and neighbours who might be suffering as a result of the hot weather. And a helping hand has been extended to family carers with top tips for keeping loved ones hydrated as the mercury rises.

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Care UK and Metnor start work on £5.6 million Edinburgh care home

Care UK and Metnor start work on £5.6 million Edinburgh care home

July 26 2016

Care UK and specialist construction partner Metnor Construction Ltd have celebrated the start of work on a new £5.6 million care home in Portobello, Edinburgh.

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Stroud care home unveils ‘Stroudwater Scarlet’ wall hanging

Stroud care home unveils ‘Stroudwater Scarlet’ wall hanging

July 25 2016

Ian Mackintosh, founder member of the Stroudwater Textile Trust, historian and lecturer, was given the honour of unveiling a wall hanging created by residents at Scarlet House with help from community artist Anna Thornhill.  

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Green space and gardens are good for our health

Green space and gardens are good for our health

July 28 2016

A report produced by the Kings Fund on behalf of the National Gardens Scheme has found that gardens and gardening are very good for us.

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