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This page contains information that might assist you if you are caring for someone, or if someone is caring for you.   There is information from the Department of Health, on benefits that carers and those cared for are entitled to, on care homes and care home charging, from charities and support groups, and on elder abuse. 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: SOCIAL CARE: This website provides information about policy relating to social care and the social care system in the UK.

ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE: These web pages are provided by DirectGov, where the UK government provides information to the public. Attendance Allowance is a tax-free benefit for disabled people aged 65 or over who need care.  This website will explain to you how to decide whether you are eligible, and describe how to make a claim.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR DISABLED PEOPLE: These web pages are provided by DirectGov, where the UK government provides information to the public. Here you will find links to information about all types of financial support for disabled people. including sn introduction to financial support for disabled people, Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and other Benefits.     

CARERS ALLOWANCES: These web pages are provided by DirectGov, where the UK government provides information to the public. Here you will find information about Carer's Allowances, if you are caring for a disabled person.   

CARE HOMES:  This is a website run by Carehome.co.uk.  It allows you to search for a care home or nursing home, and also has advice for people who are seeking information about care homes, includign advice about payment, and what you are entitled to from the government.  

CARE HOME CHARGING: This is a weblink to the Department of Health's Guidance issued to Local Authorities about setting fairer charging policies for home care and other non-residential social services.  The document sets out key issues for the development of fair policies, particularly in relation to types of services, users' incomes, disability benefits, and incentives to work. It goes on to advise on issues relating to carers, direct payments, councils' powers to transfer funds, partnership arrangements, and management of charging policies. Annexes contain a good practice checklist.

CARING FOR SOMEONE: These web pages are provided by DirectGov, where the UK government provides information to the public. Here you can get information about caring for someone, services available, combining caring with employment, money matters, carers' rights and carers' health.  

ACTION ON ELDER ABUSE:  This is the website for Action on Elder Abuse (AEA), which is a charity working to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults.  Their website contains a great deal of information including a helpline which you can call.  They also have useful links to other websites which are helfpul to older people who may be suffering from abuse or where abuse is suspected.  

COUNSEL & CARE:  These are the web pages of Counsel and Care.  Counsel and Care is the national charity working with older people, their families and carers to get the best care and support. They provide personalised, in-depth advice and information.  

SOLICITORSThis is the website of "Solicitors for the Elderly".  This is a national organisation of lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers, and legal executives who are committed to providing and promoting robust, comprehensive and independent legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their family and carers. 

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