Welcome to our ‘Helpful Websites’ page, a library of links to informational resources across the world wide web. Each link you see below has been carefully selected and approved to provide our blog visitors with all the top quality information they could ever need.
Government and NHS Resources
The NHS Choices site is an absolute hive of information. Find our local GP, browse information about medical conditions, watch NHS produced videos and view over 100 topics on healthy living.
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) monitor, inspect and regulate health and social care services. The watchdog publishes its findings, including ratings to help people choose good quality care services.
Gov.uk – Disabled People
The gov.uk site has a section designated for providing information for the disabled. Visitors to this section can browse a wide range of informational reports and regulation guidance on aspects on disabled life such as, benefits and financial help, disability rights and buying equipment for disabilities.
HSE – Health and Social Care
The Health and Safety Executive site provides information about managing the risks in health and social care that can affect employees and users of these services. Information includes assessments on care equipment and reports on care-related safety issues.
The Carers Trust is a site packed with information about carers and caring, centring around an active online community. The Carers Trust’s vision: ‘A world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives’.
Scope Disability Community
The Scope online community is a place where members can collaborate with each other, professional advisers and dedicated Scope volunteers. Scope is a long-established charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else, providing information and advice for anyone with any disability.
Charities and Not-for-Profit Organisations
The Disabilities Trust
The Disabilities Trust is a leading national charity, providing innovative care, rehabilitation and support solutions for people with profound physical impairments, acquired brain injury and learning disabilities as well as children and adults with autism.
Contact the Elderly
Contact the Elderly is the only national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst older people, through regular face-to-face contact. This charity arranges socialising activities such as Sunday tea parties and activity sessions aimed at keeping the elderly included in society.
Friends of the Elderly
Founded in 1905, Friends of the Elderly are one of the UKs oldest charities supporting older people. The charity’s vision is to create a society where all older people are treated with respect and have the opportunity to lead fulfilled lives, achieving this by providing support for all older people, particularly those in need due to mental or physical frailty, isolation or poverty.
A comprehensive directory of nursing and residential homes (groups and independents), care home suppliers and day care centres. Users of this directory have the ability to review the services listed, watch videos and view images on each service showcase page, and also browse care industry news.
A relatively new but extensive directory of all things related to home care. Users of this site can browse home care news and topics, search for home care providers, find suppliers who will equip their home, and look at helpful information such as a home care fees guide.
The Care Directory
The Care Directory contains a wealth of material relating to care and care provision in older age. It is intended to help people be fully informed about all aspects of care and also contains a nationwide listing of care providers.