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Contacts for Care Organisations

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Details of organisations who can provide expert advice on the provision of care in the UK. 

General Organisations

The Care Quality Commission
http://www.cqc.org.uk/
03000 616161

Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care
www.carecommission.com
0845 603 0890

Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales
www.cssiw.org.uk

Department of Health
www.dhsspsni.gov.uk

Department of Health for Northern Ireland
www.dhsspsni.gov.uk

King’s Fund
www.kingsfund.org.uk

National Centre for Independent Living
www.ncil.org.uk
0207 587 1663

Social Care Institute for Excellence
www.scie.org.uk

Leonard Cheshire Disability
www.lcdisability.org

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DirectGov

How to complain about your council 
 
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
www.jrf.org.uk
01904 629241

Organisations for elderly people
Age Concern
www.ageconcern.org.uk
0800 00 99 66
Local Age Concerns offer free and confidential information and advice to older people, their carers and relatives.

Help the Aged
www.helptheaged.org.uk
Free advice via
SeniorLine
0808 800 6565 (Textphone-Minicom 0800 26 96 26)
Seniorline in Northern Ireland
0808 808 7575
Information about benefits
Information about paying for care

Counsel and Care
www.counselandcare.org.uk
0845 300 7585 or email advice@counselandcare.org.uk
A national charity which provides advice, information and financial support and influences future policies, services and funding.
Confidential Advice Line 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, except Wednesday afternoons – Free, easy-to-read factsheets are available to download or can be ordered on 020 7241 8522


Information for carers

Crossroads - help for unpaid carers.
www.crossroads.org.uk
0845 450 0350

Carers UK
www.carersuk.org/Home
CarersLine
0808 808 7777.

Princess Royal Trust for Carers
www.carers.org

Specific organisations
Action on Elder Abuse
http://www.elderabuse.org.uk/index.htm

Alzheimer’s Society
www.alzheimers.org.uk

Shaping Our Lives
www.shapingourlives.org.uk

Mencap
www.mencap.org.uk
020 7454 0454

Mind
www.mind.org.uk
Infoline 0845 766 0163

Sane
www.sane.org.uk
Helpline: 0845 767 8000

Multiple Sclerosis Society
www.mssociety.org.uk
Helpline 0808 800 8000

Parkinson’s Disease Society
www.parkinsons.org.uk
Freephone 0808 800 0303

Scope
www.scope.org.uk
Scope Response telephone 0808 800 3333.

Spinal Injuries Association
www.spinal.co.uk
0800 980 0501
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