The 3rd Sector Care Awards
Recognises the innovation and excellence happening throughout the not-for-profit care and support sector.
All Party Parliamentary Group on Carers
The Group brings together Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum to promote awareness, share knowledge, and understanding of the needs of unpaid carers in Parliament.
Offers group profile, details of membership, skills and knowledge exchange, and contacts.
Provides information and advice about care options, with online directories of providers of adult care and support by English county.
Representative body for independent care services. Membership includes single care homes, local groups, national providers and not-for-profit organisations. They provide a variety of services for older people and those with long term conditions, learning disabilities or mental health problems including dementia.
Care Home Open Day
A UK wide initiative inviting care homes to open their doors to their local communities.
Independent scrutiny and improvement body for social care and social work services in Scotland.
Care Protect Limited
Combines the use of latest camera and secure cloud technology with monitoring undertaken by their team of experienced, independent experts.
Care To Be Different
A specialist information resource, providing practical information about NHS Continuing Healthcare funding and other care matters.
Operators of residential care homes for children in Scotland; across the UK they also run fostering services and care worker recruitment as well as providing social workers to local authorities.
A charity supporting adult and young carers, a carer being anyone who provides unpaid support to a loved one.
CCPS - Community Care Providers Scotland
Association representing voluntary sector organisations providing care and support services in Scotland; includes a list of members, news, publications, and contacts.
Works to stimulate and support the development of sustainable local enterprises including Shared Lives schemes and Homeshare programmes in the field of social and health care; with newsletters, events, case studies, and other resources.
Community Integrated Care
A national social care charity which provides care and support to thousands of people across England and Scotland.
Care and support for families living with incurable conditions.
Creative Support Ltd
A provider of person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs.
Dignity in Care
Campaigns to put patient dignity at the heart of all elderly care services and runs an annual National Dignity Day in February. Includes many resources plus news, information on becoming a champion and details of how to support the campaign.
Offers a range of movement-based physical activity sessions for residents of care/nursing homes, sheltered housing schemes and retirement villages.
Good Care Guide
Provides customer ratings on care homes and care providers.
Hospice at Home Volunteers
Support offered to families caring for someone with a life-limiting illness, allowing carers a break and patients some new companionship.
Independent Living in Scotland
The project aims to grow and strengthen the Independent Living Movement in Scotland and support disabled people to have their voices heard.
National respite centre specialises in providing short breaks for people and their families living with MS, Parkinson's and other long term conditions.
Maintains care homes and provides a range of flexible care services across the UK.
My Home Life
Aims to celebrate existing best practice in care homes and promote care homes as a positive option for older people.
National Care Association
Intended for members, care professionals and members of the public, to provide easy access to information about the independent care sector and issues that affect them.
NCF - National Care Forum
Represents the interests of not-for-profit health and social care providers; includes details of membership and benefits, resources, industry news, and contacts.
PSSRU - Personal Social Services Research Unit
Carries out research in three universities to inform and influence policy and practice in social and health care. Includes a guide to their programmes, publications, locations, news, and contacts.
SCIE - Care Act 2014
Resources, training and consultancy to help local authorities and care providers to analyse, develop, deliver and evaluate Care Act implementation programmes.
Scotland's National Care Standards
A public information website about standards of service users can expect from providers of care services for adults, and children and young people.
Represents independent providers across Scotland delivering residential care, day care, care at home and housing support. Includes details of membership and regional branches, news, events, activities, and contacts.
Self-directed Support in Scotland
One-stop-shop for information about self-directed support for people who use social care services and health and social care professionals.
Share & Care
A homeshare organisation which places live-in sharers or live-out carers with homeowners in London, often widows, widowers or elderly couples) who need help and companionship; describes the scheme and its benefits, with contacts.
A network for family-based and small-scale ways of supporting adults with a range of needs (including learning disabilities or mental health problems; describes their membership and benefits for carers and schemes, homeshare programmes, and micro-enterprises.
Skills for Care
Ensures that England's adult social care workforce has the appropriate skills; includes information about qualifications and training, entering social care as a career, and workforce development programmes.
Skills for Care and Development
The sector skills council for people providing social work, social care and children's services to the people of the UK; provides information about careers, training, qualifications and apprenticeships, and contacts.
Social Care Association
A professional membership association for anyone who works in social care; includes information about their education and training, services, and contacts.