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The 3rd Sector Care Awards

Recognises the innovation and excellence happening throughout the not-for-profit care and support sector.

The Alliance

Offers group profile, details of membership, skills and knowledge exchange, and contacts.

Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO)

Represents retirement community providers in the UK.

Association for Care Training and Assessment Networks (ACTAN)

Established to promote and develop good practice with regard to the training delivery and assessment of health and social care staff; with details of membership, events, FAQ, and contacts.

The Association of Independent Care Advisers

Represents organisations based in the UK dedicated to helping people identify the most appropriate type of care service and care provider for their individual needs.

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Regulate and inspect to improve adult care, childcare and social services for people in Wales.

Care Choices

Provides information and advice about care options, with online directories of providers of adult care and support by English county.

Care England

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.

Care Inspectorate

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.

Care Visions

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.

Carers First

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.

Community Catalysts

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. CommCats

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.

The Good Care Group

Offers home care services both 24 hour live-in care and respite services.

Good Care Guide

Provides customer ratings on care homes and care providers.

Home Angels Healthcare Services Ltd

Offers skilled care workers to enable people who live in their own homes to achieve their optimum state of health and well-being.

Mears Group

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.

Picker Institute Europe

An international charity in the field of person centred care. PickerInstitute

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.

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)

Northern Ireland's health and social care regulator. rqianews

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.

Scottish Care

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.

Simple Needs

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.


Information and guidance notes on a wide range of topics related to caring.

Supportmatch Homeshare Service

Match people in need of companionship and support with someone that needs affordable accommodation.

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.

Voyage Care

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.

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