Relatives & Residents Association

We support, inform and speak on behalf of older people in care


Care Briefings

Funded by Comic Relief and developed in partnership with Action on Elder Abuse (AEA), two sets of Care Briefings were published in 2008. Their success led to R&RA’s Keys to Care and Keynotes. All share the central message that there are many relatively simple aspects of care that can make all the difference to the daily lives of older people.

Also republished here in response to requests is the R&RA’s briefing guide on Setting up a Relatives’ Group, originally produced in 2008 and still full of practical good sense for care homes and relatives alike:

Setting up a Relatives Group

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Our Helpline advisers are real experts in the care field and happy to cope with referrals from other advice or befriending lines when more in-depth knowledge is needed.

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