Care home planning - other resources

Find other useful organisations and resources to support you with care home planning and decisions.

Other useful organisations

Age UK

Age Cymru (Wales)

Age NI (Northern Ireland)

Provide information and advice for older people in the UK.

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Regulates, inspects and reviews all adult social care services in the public, private and voluntary sectors in England.

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Inspects and reviews local authority social services and regulates and inspects care settings and agencies across Wales.

Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC)

A national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs.

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)

Independent body responsible for monitoring and inspecting the availability and quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland.

Relatives and Residents Association

Advises relatives and close friends of people in care homes on a range of topics, from how to get an assessment to what to do when problems occur in a home.

Young Dementia UK

National information and support charity focusing specifically on young-onset dementia. Includes a dedicated section on the website detailing care homes that support younger people with dementia.

More information

Last reviewed: December 2017
Next review due: December 2010

Reviewed by: Professor Jill Manthorpe, Professor of Social Work, Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King's College London and David Sinclair, Partner, Acorn Solicitors and Claire Davis, Partner. Howells Solicitors, both Directors, Solicitors for the Elderly

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