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Emma was just wonderful…

Thank goodness for Trevor and R&RA!

The R&RA’s highly praised telephone helpline offers information, comfort and support to callers on care issues affecting older people. People who find themselves having to deal with such things for the first time, perhaps arranging to help their relative move into care or raising concerns about the care they are already receiving, can often find the realities of the present-day “system” a shock: how little public provision there now is, and how hard it is for those fending for themselves to find reliable help or guidance.

Sympathetic, expert, confidential, impartial, and free, our helpline service is there to give you the one-to-one advice needed to support you through what can be a steep and unpleasant learning curve.

Our helpline staff are here to empower callers with the information they need to resolve their issues. Where this is not possible, or a greater level of support is required, we offer a more in-depth service which may include making calls or writing on a caller’s behalf.

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Despite the fact that I was half letting off steam/ half looking for advice, Emma listened patiently, offered quality advice, and was just wonderful from the very start. She is a credit to your operation.” – (feedback from helpline caller)

If you can’t find the answer you are looking for in our Frequently Asked Questions, get in touch with our Helpline.

 

Helpline

The Helpline is open from 9.30am – 1pm Monday to Friday

Tel: 020 7359 8136

Email: info@relres.org

Use our Online contact form or the webchat function at the foot of this page to seek help

View our Case Studies for an idea of the many ways the R&RA has been able to help people in the past.

 

COVID-19 – IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Following government guidance, R&RA staff are working from home. The R&RA Helpline remains open but we are operating it remotely. Therefore, it may take a little longer for us to answer your call, but if you cannot get through, please leave us a message. Thank you for your patience – we are here for you and will get back to you as soon as we can.

Please do not send us anything by post until further notice. As staff are working from home, we are unable to monitor our post as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

image He has made a very confusing matter clearer and given me important advice that will be able to be used moving forward with my Nan’s case. Thank goodness for Trevor and R&RA!” – (feedback from helpline caller)

If you have been helped by the R&RA please consider making a donation or becoming an R&RA member to help us continue this vital work. Thank 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

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