Advice and information
Advice and information
You can get advice about care from many organisations. Charities such as Age UK Wandsworth and the Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS) offer general advice and information. Lots of national charities also offer advice and information, including about care services and paying for care. Also visit the Money and Legal area for more information and advice about paying for care and how you can get independent financial advice.
There are organisations that offer general advice and some that offer specialist advice. For example, Deaf people may be interested in advice from Action on Hearing Loss and people with a learning disability will find Mencap useful.
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Action on Elder Abuse
Action on Elder Abuse PO Box 60001 Streatham, SW16 9BY
Telephone: 0808 808 8141 (helpline), 020 8835 9280 (office)
Description: Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) is a registered charity and company that focuses exclusively on the issue of elder abuse.
Adult social care factsheets
Description: We provide a range of factsheets about adult social care to help people understand care and support in Wandsworth and to explain what help the council may be able to provide.
Adviceguide (Online help from CAB)
Telephone: 03454 04 05 06 / 03444 111 444 / 020 7042 0333 - Wandsworth residents telephone advice line
Description: The Adviceguide website offers 24 hour access to information and guidance from Citizens Advice Bureau.
Advising London - Wandsworth Hub
6-8 Westmoreland Road, SE17 2AX
Telephone: 020 3752 5520
Description: Advising London is a charity that educates, advises and supports people on various problems relating to debt and money issues, welfare benefits, housing, employment, immigration and consumer issues.
Care and support jargon buster
Description: The Care and Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean.
Care homes - independent information and guidance
Telephone: Age UK advice line: 0800 169 6565
Description: If you're looking for independent information and guidance about care homes, NHS Choices and Age UK are good places to start.
Care Quality Commission
CQC, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PA
Telephone: 03000 616161
Description: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.
Description: Care4me is a directory of voluntary and community organisations that provide services, information and activities in Wandsworth.
Child Death Helpline
Telephone: 0800 282 986 (or 0808 800 6019 from a mobile phone)
Description: This is a helpline for anyone affected by the death of a child of any age, from pre-birth to adult, under any circumstances, however recently or long ago.
Chinese Information and Advice Centre
Lower Ground Floor, 71-73 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0NE
Telephone: 08453 131 868
Description: The Chinese Information and Advice Centre (CIAC) is a registered charity and social enterprise that provides free information, advice and support to disadvantaged Chinese people living in the UK.