We aim to provide you with information here and point you in the right direction to find out more on as many topics as possible.
Here are some websites that have come to our attention which may be useful.
Age UK. The biggest charity working with older people and a provider of services as well as information.
Independent Age. Charity that offers advice, a helpline and a telephone service to keep in touch with older people.
Hospice UK National charity for hospice care, supporting over 200 hospices in the UK. Parent of Dying Matters.
Care Quality Commission. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve. Inspects and reports on a wide range of care organisations in the UK.
Carers UK. Campaigning and support group for carers at every stage of life.
Centre for Ageing Better Campaigning group with interesting reports on facilities and aids to improve life as we age.
Older people ageing and caring. Healthy ageing and caring advice from the NHS.
Alzheimers Society. Helpful on all aspects of dementia.
Lewy Body organisation. Charity focusing on Lewy Body dementia.
Patient Highly regarded UK website offering articles and advice on a wide range of medical issues
NHS Wales Advice on medical topics and living well, plus finding local services
NHS Inform in Scotland Helping you to make the right healthcare choices
NHS Behind the Headlines Great site analysing health stories appearing in the media and advising whether there’s really something to worry about
BeaconCHC Social enterprise offering consumers free advice, clear info & expert casework on NHS continuing healthcare funding Working in partnership with key charities and the NHS.
Care UK. UK’s largest independent provider of care. Search locally for care providers.
Home sharing living. Matching homeowners and sharers. Fee chargeable.
Jewish Care. The largest health & social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London & the south east of England.
Tax help for older people An independent charity working for older people on low incomes to manage their taxes.
Local authorities and health trusts
Finding the information you need for your particular circumstances and location can be difficult. Local trust and authorities have different ways of approaching health and social care, so often generic advice can only be a starting point. If any elderly person is leaving hospital, they may well be contacted automatically by social services to assess whether they are able to safely go home and what help they might need.
Please note that When They Get Older is not responsible for content on third party websites or the advice they may offer.