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