Assessment for care and support - useful resources
Find out more about organisations that can give further information on assessment and support in England.
- Assessment for care and support in England
- The care needs assessment: support for people with dementia
- The carer's assessment: support for carers
- Financial assessments
- Organising and reviewing care and support
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Assessment for care and support
0800 055 6112 (advice line, 8am–7pm)
www.ageuk.org.uk/contact-us/information-and-advice (contact form)
Age UK provides information and advice for older people in the UK.
Care Quality Commission
The CQC regulates, inspects and reviews all adult social care services in the public, private and voluntary sectors in England.
The Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone who is caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.
Carers UK provides information and advice for carers about their rights and how to access support. For example, see Carers UK’s factsheet about carers’ assessments.
Your local Citizens Advice can give you information and advice in confidence or point you in the right direction. To find your nearest branch look in the phone book, ask at your local library or look on the website. Opening times vary.
Disability Rights UK
0330 995 0400 (general enquiries line)
Disability Rights UK is an organisation of disabled people working for equal participation for all.
GOV.UK is the website for information and services from the UK government, including information about paying for care.
Independent Age provides an information and advice service for older people, their families and carers, focusing on social care, welfare benefits and befriending services. It also offers local support, including one-to-one and group befriending schemes.
Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is an independent organisation that investigates complaints about councils and care providers and looks for a resolution.
Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)
Solicitors for the Elderly is a specialist group of lawyers who support older and vulnerable people.
Reviewed by: Professor Jill Manthorpe, Professor of Social Work, King's College London, and Irene Chenery, Partner, Chenery Maher Solicitors, member of Solicitors for the Elderly
This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.
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