Health and social care

Department of Health Dementia Challenge (archived content)
The Department of Health wants every person with dementia, and their carers and families, to receive high quality, compassionate care from diagnosis through to end of life care.

Dementia Friends
Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. This website provides a searchable database of health and social care services and care homes.

Carers Trust
Carers Trust is a major new charity for, with and about carers. We work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Dementia UK
Dementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia. They run the Admiral Nurses service which provides practical and emotional support to family carers of people with dementia. provides information about public services and links to all county, metropolitan, unitary, borough and district authority sites.

Elderly Care: A Guide for Families New to Caring
This actionable starter guide on the Super Carers website aims to provide you with an overview of elderly care, from what’s available to the more practical financial and legal issues.

Guideposts Trust is a charity which exists to provide direct services for people with dementia, with or recovering from mental health problems and those with learning disabilities.

Help for Carers: The Complete Guide
A helpful summary of information for carers on the website.
This site provides a hypnotherapy support network, enabling those in distress to find a hypnotherapist close to them and appropriate for their needs. A free, confidential service.

The NHS website provides information on local NHS services.

NHS 111
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

This website has a useful page on Dementia Care - Providing the Best and Avoiding Burnout. It includes tips for caregivers on how to deal with communication challenges, changes in behaviour, daily activities (eating, bathing, sleep problems) and aggression.

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