It can be difficult for the families of our residents to know who to contact when it comes to advice about their loved one. However, there are lots of organisations around, including charities and government organisations, that could be providing the help or advice you are looking for.
To help you navigate this complicated field, we have compiled a list of useful organisations, with links for how to get in touch, so you can find the assistance you need quickly and efficiently if the need arises.
Age UK is a registered charity in the United Kingdom, which combines the operations of the previously separate charities Age Concern England and Help the Aged to form the UK’s largest charity for older people. The website is a treasure trove of information and advice, and it even has regional offices that advise and campaign for older people in specific areas – our local office is Age UK Stockport.
From improving care for older people, to how to age well, to advice to support those who are frail, to public health resources, the NHS website contains an amazing array of information about how to keep your loved one well, it is a vital source of information to help your loved one age healthily.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is a great place to find information about the latest Alzheimer’s research and policy, and has practical advice for interacting and caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s.
Across the UK today 6.5 million people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. Even if your loved one now lives with us in a Borough Care home and you no longer have full time caring responsibilities, this charity is an amazing resource for advice and information that could be vital to you.
For more information about adult social care services in Stockport, the Council’s website is the best place to go. You can find out more about assistance with paying for care, Council policies and guidance, as well important legal information such as the Mental Capacity Act and how to protect your loved one so they can make the right decisions for them.
This is just a selection of the many organisations available to you to offer advice and support when it comes to your loved one. But don’t forget; our friendly, knowledgeable and well-trained staff are always your first port of call. We will always do our utmost to help you, or put you in contact with the best people who can.