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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

Age UK provides information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care and age discrimination.
www.ageuk.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society 

Offers advice, information and support to people with dementia, their families and carers through its helpline and local branches.
www.alzheimers.org.uk
Address: 43-44 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE or call on 0330 333 0804
Email: enquiries@alzheimers.org.uk

Carehome.co.uk

The leading UK Care Home review website with 18,132 Care Homes, 16 million+ visits per year & 116,124 Care Home reviews
www.carehome.co.uk

Dementia UK

Organisation providing support and advice through Admiral Nurses to families caring for a loved one living with dementia.
www.dementiauk.org

Independent Age

A charity that gives advice and information to older people, their relatives and carers across the UK.
www.independentage.org

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.
www.dementiaaction.org.uk

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.
www.relres.org

NHS

For more information on your NHS services and care providers.
www.nhs.uk/

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.
www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
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
www.kingston.gov.uk

Surrey County Council

The amount you have to pay is determined through a financial assessment. You can now do your financial assessment online where you'll be able to see what you may have to pay towards your care and support.
www.surreycc.gov.uk

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.
www.cqc.org.uk

Department of Health

The government department responsible for public health issues.
www.gov.uk/

  Adult Social care

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Adult Social care and how to contact them:
richmondcareandsupport.org.uk

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
Email: adultsocialservices@
richmond.gov.uk

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

www.kingston.gov.uk
How to contact Adult Social care
Contact Your Healthcare for advice.
www.kingston.gov.uk
Phone: 020 8339 8000

Other

Two articles from Harvard Gazette

The importance of good relationships can have on your ageing and happiness
news.harvard.edu

An article on the latest research on causes of Alzheimer’s from Harvard Gazette
news.harvard.edu

Article from Western University (London, Ontario)

An inspiring story of a senior citizen who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s four years ago decided to start attending lectures at Western University (in London, Ontario) to combat memory loss. 
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