Paying for care - more resources

Find out more about organisations who can help with paying for care. 

Other useful organisations

Age UK

0800 687 1602 (advice line 8am–7pm)

[email protected]

www.ageuk.org.uk

Age UK provides information and advice for older people in the UK.

Age Cymru

08000 223 444 (advice line Monday–Friday 9am–5pm)

[email protected]

www.agecymru.org.uk

Age NI

0808 808 7575 (advice line 8am–7pm)

[email protected]

www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland

Carers UK

0808 808 7777 (advice line, Monday and Tuesday 10am–4pm)

[email protected]

www.carersuk.org

Carers UK gives advice, information and support about caring. This includes information on paying for care.

Citizens Advice

Various locations

03444 111 444 (advice line 9am–5pm)

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Citizens Advice provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities. Trained advisers offer information on finances in a way that is easy to understand. To find your nearest Citizens Advice, look in the phone book, ask at your local library or look on the website. Local opening times vary.

Disability Rights UK

0330 995 0400 (general enquiries line)

www.disabilityrightsuk.org

Disability Rights UK is an organisation of disabled people working for equal participation for all.

Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC)

0800 377 7070 (advice line)

[email protected]

www.eac.org.uk

www.housingcare.org

Elderly Accommodation Counsel is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices housing and care. They offer two services. The EAC Firststop advice line offers information and advice to people about housing and paying for care. The housingcare.org site enables people to search for care homes and for domiciliary care in their area.

GOV.UK

www.gov.uk

The website for finding information and services from the UK government, including information about paying for care.

Independent Age

0800 319 6789 (advice line Monday–Friday 8.30am–6.30pm; Sunday 9am–1pm)

[email protected]

www.independentage.org

Independent Age provides an information and advice service for older people, their families and carers, focusing on social care, welfare benefits and befriending services. They also offer local support, including one-toone and group befriending schemes.

NHS Help with health costs

www.nhs.uk/using-the-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

[email protected]

www.societyoflaterlifeadvisers.co.uk

The Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA) is a not-for-profit organisation which can provide information on accredited financial advisers who specialise in later life matters.

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