Care home planning – useful organisations
Find out more about organisations that can give further support with decisions around care home planning.
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Care homes: when's the right time and who decides?
England – Age UK
Wales – Age Cymru
Northern Ireland – Age NI
Age UK, Age Cymru and Age NI provide information and advice for older people in the UK.
Care Inspectorate Wales
0300 790 0126
The Care Inspectorate reviews local authority social services and regulates and inspects care settings and agencies across Wales.
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The CQC regulates, inspects and reviews all adult social care services in the public, private and voluntary sectors in England.
Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through its Admiral Nurse service. They also provide support for people with young-onset dementia.
Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC)
0800 377 7070 (advice line)
Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about housing and care. They offer two services. The EAC FirstStop Advice service uses an online questionnaire to help people with housing. This questionnaire is known as the Housing Options for Older People (‘HOOP’) tool. The EAC also provide advice and guidance via their website HousingCare.org – the site includes a search tool for people to find care homes in their area.
Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)
028 9536 1111 (9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
The RQIA is an independent body responsible for monitoring and inspecting the availability and quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland.
Relatives & Residents Association
020 7359 8136 (helpline, 9.30am–1pm Monday–Friday)
The Relatives & 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.
Last reviewed: December 2017
Next review due: December 2020
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.
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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