We do not necessarily endorse the organisations listed here and we cannot take responsibility for the content on external websites. However, we endeavour to ensure that websites we link to are a reliable source of information.

If you need to contact social services, your local authority or council will be able to give you the area contact details.


Carers Centres and Services

Allows you to search for carers centres, groups and services in your area.


Carers Rights and the Care Act

Information from the NHS about your rights under the Care Act.


Carers Direct

Part of the NHS Choices online service, with information for carers.


Carers Trust

Support for carers including a wide network of Carers’ Centres and a service for young carers.


Carers UK

Carers UK works to uphold the rights of the many carers in the UK today and provides advice and support.


Carers from other Cultural Backgrounds


Afiya Trust

Support for people concerned with black and minority ethnic group health and social care issues. 


Asian Health Agency

Offering support services for Asian elders, disabled people and carers.


Chinese National Healthy Living

Support for carers in the Chinese community


Work, Benefits and Social care


Age UK

Dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Website includes information about a wide range of subjects including financial and care subjects.



Independent advice about NHS Continuing Healthcare . Beacon provides free consultations of up to 90 minutes with an independent NHS continuing healthcare adviser. This is funded by NHS England. A free ‘Navigational Toolkit’ is designed to help you navigate your assessment or appeal.


Care to be Different

Care To Be Different provides practical information about care fees, NHS Continuing Healthcare and care funding assessments.


Care Quality Commission

Independent regulator of health and social care in England.


Citizens Advice Bureau

Provides free, confidential and impartial advice. To help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.


Counsel and Care

National charity whose aim is to get the best care and support for older people, their families and carers.


Disability Rights UK

Information, products and services developed by and for disabled people.



Government website offering a wide range of public services information.


National Debt Line

Helpline for people with debt problems in England, Wales and Scotland, offering free confidential advice.


The Relatives and Residents Association

Providing support for people needing or living in residential care and their families and friends.



Independent advocacy services to help people resolve issues or concerns about health and social care services, including support during an NHS complaints procedure.



Grants and benefits search engine.


Planning ahead for future care


Help the Hospices

The hospice information service provided by Help the Hospices has a directory of hospice and palliative care services in the UK.


Hospice UK

Website providing information on hospice and palliative care services in the UK.


The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC)

The umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Compassion in Dying

Website with information to help make decisions about your healthcare, understanding your rights ,and planning in advance . Online facility to complete Advance Decision


The Office of Care and Protection

The organisation that handles applications of Enduring Power of Attorney in Northern Ireland.

End of Life and Bereavement


Arranging a funeral

Guidance and support when arranging a funeral.


Bereavement Advice Centre

This organisation provides a booklet called ‘What to do when someone dies, A practical guide’.


British Humanist Society

Guidance and support when arranging a funeral where no religious content is required.


Childhood Bereavement Network

Bereavement support for children and young people.


Cinnamon Trust

The only specialist national charity for people in their last years and their much loved, much needed companion animals.


Cruse Bereavement Care

The largest bereavement charity in the UK, offering information, advice and support.


Dying Matters

Aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, and to make plans for end of life.


Lasting post

Helps people following the death of a loved one with free independent advice on all the tasks that will need to be completed.


National Association of Funeral Directors

Advice on funeral arrangements and location, of registered funeral directors.


Natural Death Centre

Information and advice about arranging a funeral without a funeral director and using a natural burial ground.


Sue Ryder Care

Charity providing a range of services for people who are terminally ill, in their own home, day centres and care centres.


Tell Us Once

Enables someone to inform government departments that a person has died in order to stop benefits and related support, without having to make contact.