Paying for care in England - useful resources
Find out more about organisations that can give further information on paying for care in England.
- Paying for care and support in England
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Paying for care and support in England
0800 055 6112 (advice line, 8am–7pm)
www.ageuk.org.uk/contact-us/information-and-advice (contact form)
Wales – Age Cymru
Northern Ireland – Age NI
Age UK, Age Cymru and Age NI provide information and advice for older people in the UK.
Carers UK gives advice, information and support about caring. This includes information on paying for care.
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.
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.
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.
NHS Help with health costs
The NHS website provides information on how you can get help with health costs, including the different phone numbers you can call.
Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)
0333 2020 454
The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) is a not-for-profit organisation that can provide information on accredited financial advisers who specialise in later life matters.
Last reviewed: March 2019
Next review due: March 2022
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Reviewed by: Jill Manthorpe, Professor of Social Work, Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London
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