Age Concern is the UK's largest charity working with and for older people. Their web site www.ageconcern.org.uk contains a wealth of useful information.
The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia. To contact the society you can either email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7423 3500 or visit www.alzheimers.org.uk
Carers UK provide high quality advice and information to Care Givers and the professionals who support Care Givers. There website is www.carersuk.org or they can be contacted through their helpline - Carers Line. They provide information and advice on, for example benefits and tax credits, and how to complain effectively and challenge decisions. Their free phone number is 0808 808 7777 and they are open on Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm.
Fatigue, Stress and depression are common side effects of family care giving. Caregiverstress.com is an informative website offering ways to cope with caregiver stress. Visit Caregiverstress.com to complete an online stress assessment test and identify resources allowing you to cope with any care related stress levels. www.caregiverstress.com
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulate, inspect and review all adult social care services in the public, private and voluntary sectors in England. Any organisation that provides care is required to be registered by CQC and their inspection reports of these businesses can be viewed at www.cqc.org.uk
Counsel and Care
Counsel and Care is a national charity getting the best care and support for older people, their families and Care Givers. They do this by providing advice, information and financial support and by influencing policies, services and funding. They have a very informative website www.counselandcare.org.uk and also provide an advice line 0845 300 7585.
Help the Aged
Help the Aged was set up in 1961, and is now the leading international charity for older people. Visit their website at www.helptheaged.org.uk
Huntingdons Disease Association
The HDA is a UK charity that supports people affected with Huntingdon's disease. It provides information and advice to families, friends and health care professionals whose task it is to support Huntingdon's Disease families Website www.hda.org.uk
Marie Currie Cancer Care
Marie Currie Cancer Care employs many nurses, doctors and other health care professionals. It provides care to in excess of 25,000 people with cancer every year, along with supporting their families. Their website is www.mariecurie.org.uk
MENCAP is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and careers. Their website is www.mencap.org.uk
The MS Society is the charity dedicated to helping people affected with MS. Across the UK information and support is available to anyone affected by MS from a network of 350 local branches. Their website is www.mssociety.org.uk
Parkinson' Disease Society
The Parkinson's disease Society is the leading charity dedicated to supporting all people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and careers. Their website is www.parkinsons.org.uk
The Stroke Association
The Stroke Association is the only national charity solely concerned with combating strokes in people of all ages. It funds research into prevention, treatment and better methods of rehabilitation; helps stoke patients with their families directly through its community services. Their website is www.stroke.org.uk
The United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA) is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. The Association represents over 1,600 members across the United Kingdom, in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their website is www.ukhca.co.uk.
Counselling Directory provides a huge support network of professional counsellors and has a powerful search facility, allowing you to find a professional in your local area who is suitable for your needs www.counselling-directory.org.uk