The 3rd Sector Care Awards
Recognises the innovation and excellence happening throughout the not-for-profit care and support sector.
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 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.
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.
Live-in care specialists, providing the alternative to the care home.
Good Care Guide
Provides customer ratings on care homes and care providers.
Key Care Solutions
An online directory of care homes, supported living homes and adult day care centres.
Maintains care homes and provides a range of flexible care services across the UK.
My Care My Home
An information and advice service that offers free telephone and face-to-face guidance through home visits.
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.
The National Careline
Not for profit company offering information about care and support for older people, their carers and their families.
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.
Relatives & Residents Association
Provides support and up-to-date information to older people and their families on all aspects of moving into and living in a care home.
Remind Me Care
An APP aimed at helping people make a record of important things about themselves, friends and family, their life. Includes appointment reminders (e.g. GPs) or medication reminder.
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.
Online postcode search for carers and clients for help at home.
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.
Information and guidance notes on a wide range of topics related to caring.
Think Local Act Personal
A national, cross sector leadership partnership focused on driving forward work with personalisation, community-based social care.
United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors; with details of membership, services and resources, conferences, training, news, and a careers guide.
Provides personalised care and support to people who have learning disabilities, autism, head and spinal injuries and other complex disabilities.
Which? Elderly Care
Free online information resource to help people explore care options for an elderly relative or for themselves. Information on financing care, housing options and older people's needs. There is also advice on support available for family carers.