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Care Resources: On the BBC

Care in the UK 2010: A month long season from the BBC - how do we pay and provide social care?

Care in the UK 2008: In January 2008 You and Yours took a month long look at the world of social care.

Care of the Elderly: Jon Manel has compiled a series of special reports for the Today programme based on listener's stories and concerns.

Living Longer: A special report by BBC local radio on the problems of an ageing population.

BBC Headroom – Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia: Learn more about the symptoms of Dementia and Alzheimer's disease by downloading our factsheets.

Understanding Alzheimer's Factsheet. (736 Kb - Adobe Acrobat is required to download PDF files).

Dementia Care factsheet. (982 Kb - Adobe Acrobat is required to download PDF files).

Care Resources: Government

Department of Health: Policy, guidance and publications for NHS and social care professionals.

NHS Scotland: The Scottish Government Health Directorate is responsible both for NHS Scotland and for the development and implementation of health and community care policy.

Health in Wales: NHS Wales is the publically funded National Health Service of Wales providing healthcare to some 3 million people who live in the country.

Northern Ireland Social Care Council: NISCC is the regulatory body for the Northern Ireland social care workforce. It is an independent public body, established to increase public protection by improving and regulating standards of training and practice for social care workers.

Directgov: How to find your local council.

Care Resources: Public and Regulatory Bodies

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS): The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) represents all the directors of adult social services in England.

Commission on the Funding of Care and Support: The Commission for the Funding of Care and Support is an independent body responsible for the review of the funding system for care and support in England.

Care Quality Commission: The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care: is responsible for making sure that care service providers meet the Scottish Government's National Care Standards and works to improve the quality of care.

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales: Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales encourages the improvement of social care, early years and social services in Wales.

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (NI): It is the Department's mission to improve the health and social well-being of the people of Northern Ireland.

The Local Government Ombudsman: The Local Government Ombudsman looks at complaints about councils and some other authorities and organisations, including education admissions appeal panels and adult social care providers (such as care homes and home care providers).

Care Resources: Charities (General)

Care and Repair England: Care and Repair England is a charity set up in 1986 to improve the housing and living conditions of older people and disabled people.

Care and Repair Scotland: Care and Repair offers independent advice and assistance to help homeowners repair, improve or adapt their homes so that they can live in comfort and safety at home in their own community.

Care and Repair Wales: Care and Repair Cymru is the national body that actively works to ensure that all older people have homes that are safe, secure and appropriate to their needs.

Counsel and Care: Counsel and Care is the national charity working with older people, their families and carers to get the best care and support.

Counsel and Care: Counsel and Care is the national charity working with older people, their families and carers to get the best care and support.

Housing Advice Northern Ireland: This website has been developed by Housing Rights Service and aims to provide reliable independent housing advice and information to the public in Northern Ireland.

In Control: In Control is a national charity. Its mission is to create a fairer society where everyone needing additional support has the right, responsibility and freedom to control that support.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation – Better Life: A five year programme focusing on a how to ensure quality of life for the growing number of older people with high support needs in the UK.

The King's Fund: The King's Fund seeks to understand how the health system in England can be improved.

National Centre for Independent Living: Campaigning for the rights and equality of disabled people.

RADAR: a national network of disability organisations and disabled people.

RADAR's Briefing on Shaping the Future of Care Together: (.doc format, requires Microsoft Word to view).

Social Care Institute for Excellence: The Social Care Institute for Excellence's (SCIE) mission is to identify and spread knowledge about good practice to the large and diverse social care workforce and support the delivery of transformed, personalised social care services. We aim to reach and influence practitioners, managers and the sector leadership who have responsibility for service delivery in adults' and children's services.

The Strategic Society Centre: is a London-based public policy think-tank applying evidence-based strategic policy analysis to complex societal problems.

Care Resources: Charities for Specific Conditions

Alzheimer's Society: Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Alzheimer Scotland: Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families. Our members include carers, relatives, people with dementia, professionals, groups and organisations.

Dementia UK: Dementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia.

Leonard Cheshire Disability: Leonard Cheshire Disability exists to change attitudes to disability and to serve disabled people around the world.

Mencap: Mencap is the voice of learning disability.

Mind: Campaigns to create a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all - a society where people with experience of mental distress are treated fairly, positively and with respect.

Motor Neurone Disease Association: The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association is the only national organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to the support of people with MND and those who care for them.

Multiple Sclerosis Society: An orange MS Society balloonThe MS Society is the UK's largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) - about 100,000 people in the UK.

Royal National Institute of Blind People: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.

Royal National Institute for Deaf People: The Royal National Institute for Deaf People is the largest charity in the UK tackling hearing loss and making hearing matter.

Parkinson's UK: The Parkinson's support and research charity. For more than 40 years we've been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson's.

SANE: SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness following the overwhelming public response to a series of articles featured in The Times newspaper entitled The Forgotten Illness.

Scope: Scope is a charity that supports disabled people and their families.

Sense: Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.

Spinal Injuries Association: The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national charity for spinal cord injured people.

Care Resources: Charities for Older People

Age UK: Age UK supports and assists a network of over 330 local Age UKs and Age Concerns, which between them provide an extensive network throughout England.

Age Scotland: Age Scotland is the new force combining Age Concern Cymru and Help the Aged in Wales.

Age Cymru: Age Cymru is the new force combining Age Concern Cymru and Help the Aged in Wales.

Age NI: Age NI is the new charity combining Age Concern NI and Help the Aged in Northern Ireland.

Action on Elder Abuse: Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults.

First Stop: First Stop provides information and advice on care and housing for older people.

Care Resources: Information for Carers

Carers UK: Carers UK is the voice of carers.

Crossroads Care: Crossroads Care is Britain's leading provider of support for carers and the people they care for.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers: Aims to meet the diverse needs of carers through excellent local and national services.

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    Why is heating oil so expensive? We hear from a family who suffered badly when prices rose
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  5. Call You and Yours: Do you get what you want from your bank?
    Winifred Robinson asks, are you happy with the service you receive from your bank?

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    Consumer phone-in with Winifred Robinson.
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