Advice and information for elderly people.
Tel: 0800 169 6565 (free phone)
Tel: 0808 808 7575 (free phone)
Tel: 0845 125 9732 (local Rate)
Benefits Enquiry Line
Specialises in benefits for people with disabilities, their carers and their representatives. As it has no access to personal records it provides general advice only.
Freephone: 0800 602080
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The independent regulator of health and social care in England.
Use the social care services directory to find reports and quality ratings on all local care homes, home care and other registered adult social care services.
Counsel and Care for the Elderly
Advice service on care at home, residential care and nursing homes, community care and financial help.
Tel: 0845 300 7585 (local rate)
Elderly Accommodation Counsel
EAC is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs.
EAC's housing care advice and search website - Housing Care:
provides free information & advice for elderly people, their relatives, and carer/s, as well as professionals in the industry. Includes specialist directories of over 50,000 retirement homes & care homes in the UK, with over 1000 properties available to buy and to rent each week.
An independent, free service, offering advice on care, housing and financial options for older people and their carers.
Tel: 0800 377 7070
The Residents and Relatives Association
The Relatives & Residents Association exists for older people needing, or living in, residential care and their families.
Helpline: 020 7359 8136 (Monday - Friday 9:30 - 4:30pm)