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Paying for social care (older people)

Resources and Information

Care Quality Commission - the independent regulator of health and social care in England. 
cqc.org.uk
Information to help find, choose and compare care homes and home care agencies. Includes advice on what to expect from a care home or home care agency, and how to make a complaint.

Citizens Advice
citizensadvice.org.uk
Free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems.

Money Advice Service
moneyadviceservice.org.uk  
Free and impartial money advice, set up by the government. Includes sections on paying for care, choosing care, and support for carers. Also includes a checklist of what to look for in a care home.

NHS Social Care and Support Guide
nhs.uk 
Search this site for ‘social care’ to find information about care options and where to get help, including paying for care and support, finding an advocate, and a list of telephone helplines and forums including Age UK, Carers UK and Independent Age.

SOLLA – Society of Later Life Advisers
societyoflaterlifeadvisers.co.uk
Search for a local financial adviser who specialises in later life advice and has Later Life Adviser accreditation.

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