Useful national contacts

Useful national contacts

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA)
Works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults.
Helpline: 0808 808 8141
Web: www.elderabuse.org.uk

Age UK (the new, combined, Age Concern and Help the Aged)
National helpline: 0800 169 6565
Web: www.ageuk.org.uk

Association of Charity Officers
A national umbrella body for benevolent charities.
Tel: 01707 651777
Web: www.aco.uk.net

British Institute of Learning Difficulties (BILD)
Committed to improving the quality of life for people with a learning disability.
Tel: 01562 723 010
Web: www.bild.org.uk

Carers UK
The voice of carers.
Tel: 020 7490 8818
Web: www.carersuk.org

Counsel and Care
Advice and help for older people.
Tel: 0845 300 7585
Web: www.counselandcare.org.uk

Elderly Accomodation Counsel
Help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs.
Free advice line: 0800 377 7070
Web: www.housingcare.org

Friends of the Elderly
A charity that supports older people who have a range of practical needs.
Tel: 020 7730 8263
Web: www.fote.org.uk

IndependentAge
Pledges to tackle social isolation by getting older people online and supporting them in their homes.
Tel: 020 7605 4200
Web: www.independentage.org.uk

National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA)
Promotes the importance of activities for older persons.
Tel: 020 7078 9375
Web: www.napa-activities.co.uk

Pension Service, The
Provides information about pensions and other pensioner benefits.
Benefit enquiry line: 0800 88 22 00
Web: www.dwp.gov.uk

Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA)
Campaigns for high standards in nursing home care.
Tel: 0121 451 1088
Web: www.rnha.co.uk

Relatives and Residents Association, The
Exists for older people needing, or living in, residential care and the families and friends left behind.
Advice line: 020 7359 8136
Web: www.relres.org

United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA)
Professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors.
Helpline: 020 8288 5291
Web: www.ukhca.co.uk