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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  • Body & Soul

    Body & Soul, 99 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RE

    Telephone: 020 7923 6880

    Description: Body & Soul is a national registered charity that provides services for adults, children, teenagers and families affected by HIV.

  • British Deaf Association

    BDA Head Office, 3rd Floor, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

    Telephone: 020 7697 4140 SMS / FaceTime: 07795 410 724

    Description: The British Deaf Association is the largest Deaf organisation in the UK that is run by Deaf people.

  • British Heart Foundation

    Greater London House, 180 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7AW

    Telephone: Helpline: 0300 330 3311, Office: 020 7554 0000

    Description: The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is a charitable organisation that aims to play a leading role in the fight against heart disease.

  • British Institute for Learning Disabilities

    Birmingham Research Park, 97 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2SQ

    Telephone: 0121 415 6960

    Description: BILD offers a range of services to support learning by professionals, care staff, service users and their families.

  • Cancer Research UK

    Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London, EC1V 4AD

    Telephone: 0808 800 4040 (helpline), 020 7242 0200 (office)

    Description: Cancer Research UK is a national charity that offers information about cancer and is dedicated to saving lives through research into the causes, prevention and cure of cancer.

  • 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.

  • Care4me

    Description: Care4me is a directory of voluntary and community organisations that provide services, information and activities in Wandsworth.

  • CareAware

    PO BOX 8, Manchester, M30 9NY

    Telephone: 0161 707 1107 ( Helpline)

    Description: CareAware is a charity that offers independent public information, advisory and advocacy services which specialises in elderly care funding advice in the UK.