Making choices about your care options in later life can be difficult, not least as many of us struggle to accept that we need help at all. Thankfully, there are many options including homecare, sheltered or almshouse housing, a care home or nursing home.
There is also a wealth of advice and information available, both online and via voluntary and statutory organisations. You can go on to the internet to find a whole host of information on what care services are available. There are also online tools that can help you choose what sort of care package you need to make your life that little bit easier.
If you have any questions about almshouse accommodation please contact Vanessa North on 01962 854226.
National Support Organisations
The national charity Age UK offers advice and information on a host of things, including funding. Their dedicated Advice Line is 0800 1696565.
National charity offering advice and support about dementia.
Citizen’s Advice Bureau
Offering free, confidential, independent advice on wide range of issues.
Reengage (formerly Contact the Elderly)
A national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people.
The independent regulator of health and social care in England.
Elderly Accommodation Counsel
FirstStop Advice is an independent, impartial and free service offering advice and information to older people, their families and carers about housing and care options for later life.
www.firststopcareadvice.org.uk or www.eac.org.uk
A charity site providing free advice on elderly care, including specialist directories and information on nursing homes and residential care homes, as well as sheltered housing, extra care housing and retirement villages, across the UK.
A wide range of advice and support for older age.
Money Advice Service
Free and impartial money advice, set up by the government.
Helping put you in charge of your healthcare.
The Relatives & Residents Association
A national charity for older people in or needing care and the relatives and friends who help them cope.
Local Support Organisations
Age Concern Hampshire
MHA Communities Winchester
Hampshire Fire & Rescue
Citizen’s Advice Winchester
Hampshire County Council Adult Social Care
Connect to Support Hampshire (Hantsweb)