We are the national charity for older people needing care and the relatives and friends who help them cope.
For better quality of life of older people needing care
The Relatives & Residents Association champions the rights of older people needing care in England. We provide information, advice and support to empower older people and their families/friends, and use their unique perspective to raise awareness and to influence policy and practice.
Independent: we are dependable, we are trusted, we are knowledgeable
Compassionate: we listen, we care, we empathise
Supportive: we inform, we advise, we empower
Inclusive: we are open, we are accessible, we give voice
Versatile: we are resourceful, we are adaptable, we are responsive
We are often told by people who come to us how difficult it is to find any real help or knowledgeable advice.
So far as we know the R&RA is the only charity currently providing an independent, expert service of the kind we offer – ever more vital in a time when the future of adult social care is anything but settled and secure.
You can help. If you are interested in being a member of the R&RA or supporting its work in other ways such as volunteering or giving, please get in touch and we will always be delighted to hear from you.
We have no endowments or guaranteed funding so rely on the loyalty of our members and the support of our generous donors to continue our work.