Other helpful services

Links to other national services that support older people with their housing, care and financial needs.

Please note that inclusion on this page is not an endorsement or recommendation by EAC, nor do we have any responsibility for the content of these external websites

Care related services

Alzheimer's Society

The UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia and those who care for them.

Care Quality Commission

Regulates, inspects and reviews all adult social care services in the public, private and voluntary sectors in England.

Compassion in Dying

A national charity that supports people at the end of life to have what they consider to be a good death.

Contact the Elderly

Helps people aged 75 or older who are lonely, live at home on their own and are unable to easily get out of the house unaided. Small local groups use volunteer drivers who each pick up 1 or 2 elderly people from their own homes. They take them to the home of a volunteer host where the volunteers and older people spend a few hours together with afternoon tea, usually on a Sunday.

Independent Age

A charity giving advice and information to older people, their relatives and carers on home care, care homes, NHS services, housing and other issues.

UKHCA 

The professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. They publish general advice about homecare such as the type of questions you may wish to ask a homecare provider that you plan to purchase care from, as well information on comments and complaints. Members of the public can also access a list of homecare providers in their local area who are UKHCA members.

Housing related services

Home Heat Helpline

A free service to help people who are worried about paying their energy bills and keeping warm.

Housingcare.org

A website run by EAC providing advice on elderly care, including specialist directories and information on nursing homes and residential care homes, as well as sheltered housing, extra care housing, assisted living, close care housing and retirement villages, across the UK.

Money related services

Benevolence Today

A coalition of benevolent charities. It aims to raise the awareness and understanding of benevolent charities, and to embed benevolent services with other services and advice available to people in need. A large group of the coalition’s beneficiaries / service users are older people.

Turn2us

A charity established to help people access money available to them through benefits and grants.