Resources & Links
Please find a list of resources and links where you can find information on elderly care, family support, finance and understanding dementia.
Elderly Care and Family Support
Age UK provides information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care and age discrimination.
Offers advice, information and support to people with dementia, their families and carers through its helpline and local branches.
Address: 43-44 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE or call on 0330 333 0804
The leading UK Care Home review website with 18,132 Care Homes, 16 million+ visits per year & 116,124 Care Home reviews
Organisation providing support and advice through Admiral Nurses to families caring for a loved one living with dementia.
A charity that gives advice and information to older people, their relatives and carers across the UK.
Kingston DAA (Dementia Action Alliance)
The Kingston Dementia Action Alliance is made up of organisations across Kingston upon Thames, working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
Relatives & Residents Association
An association that provides a consumer voice to promote the wellbeing and represent the interests of older people in residential care settings.
For more information on your NHS services and care providers.
Financial and Legal Advice
Citizens Advice Bureau
National network of free advice centres offering free, confidential and independent advice, face to face or by telephone. It can help you understand what your financial rights are when moving into a care home.
Phone: 03444 111 444 (England)
Address: Citizens Advice, 3rd Floor North, 200 Aldersgate, London EC1A 4HD
Royal borough of Kingston upon thames
Help and advice from Adult Social Service in the Royal Borough of Kingston
Government and Regulatory bodies
Care Quality Commission
An organisation that regulates, inspects and reviews all adult social care services in the public, private and voluntary sectors in England.
Department of Health
The government department responsible for public health issues.
Adult Social care
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Adult Social care and how to contact them:
Out of Hours Duty Social Worker
If you need to speak to someone urgently outside of office hours, please ring the Duty Social Worker.
Phone: 020 8744 2442
Address: Guildhall 2, High Street, Kingston Upon Thames KT1 1EU
Richmond Council Adult Access Team
Address: Adult Social Services, Civic Centre, 44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
Phone: 020 8891 7971
Minicom: 18001 020 8891 7971
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