16. Other useful organisations
Tŷ John Pathy
13/14 Neptune Court
Cardiff CF24 5PJ
Provides information and advice for older people in the UK.
Your local Citizens Advice can provide information and advice in confidence or point you to further sources of support. Trained advisers can offer information on benefits 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. Opening times vary.
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
Welsh Government Office
Rhydycar Business Park
Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1UZ
Regulates, inspects and reviews all adult social care services in Wales.
Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC)
3rd Floor, 89 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP
EAC is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs. They offer two services: the EAC firststop advice line, offering information and advice to people about housing and paying for care, and the housingcare.org site, which enables people to search for care homes and for domiciliary care in their area.
6 Avonmore Road
London W14 8RL
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-to-one and group befriending schemes.
Society of Later Life Advisers (SOLLA)
PO Box 590
Kent ME10 9EW
A not-for-profit organisation which can provide information on accredited financial advisers who specialise in later life matters.