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image Age UK is a National Charity that stands up and speaks for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.

The Alzheimer’s Society
 is a charity membership organisation that works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.
Care England Care England works on behalf of small, medium and large providers. Care England is a registered charity, and the leading representative body for independent care services in England.

CSIS Charity Fund Logo The CSiS Charity Fund aims to use the trading surplus donation of the Civil Service Insurance Society to help relieve need, hardship and distress amongst serving, former and retired civil and public servants and their dependants by making grants to charities and not for profit organisations who can help them achieve their aims.

Dementia UK
image is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia. The charity provides Admiral Nurses – specialist dementia nurses who give expert, practical and emotional care and support for family carers, as well as the person with dementia.

imageThe Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. Many older people in or out of care have their quality of life affected by age-related macular degeneration (“AMD”), and the Society gives practical information and help on living with this condition as well as funding research for a cure.

Which? Elderly Care
image is a free website created by Which? to provide independent information on all aspects of care for older people. It contains a large amount of well presented information on many care topics that R&RA members, relatives and carers will find useful.
imageScams and Frauds are often targeted at older and vulnerable people, as they can be too trusting to resist, and then too proud to admit they have been taken in – even to the extent of refusing to believe their own families or the police while the criminals continue to fleece them.

Action Fraud , the UK’s national fraud and scam reporting centre, provides a central point of contact for information about fraud and cyber crime.

The Little Book of Big Scams , compiled by the Metropolitan Police and now in its 3rd edition, gives plain-language advice on many current criminal scams to watch out for and what to do: an essential read if you suspect an older person is at risk.

image Department of Health   are responsible for leading, shaping and funding health and social care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need.

Department of Communities and Local Government is the UK Government department for communities and local government in England


image The National Activity Providers Association is a registered charity consisting of volunteers with a keen and active interest in promoting high quality activity provision for older people.

image The Social Care Institute for Excellence  is a UK resource of good practice and knowledge aimed at improvement of social care services with focus on central role of people who use services.


imageSkills for Care  Ensuring that England’s adult social care workforce has the appropriately skilled people in the right places working to deliver high quality social care.


imagethe Care Quality Commission is the statutory independent regulator of health and social care in England.

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