Here are just a few of the organisations and websites we have found useful

Ageing

www.ageuk.org.uk
Age UK is one of the UK’s leading charities. Representing and supporting older people in our community. They provide direct help to over a million older people each year – allowing them to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.

www.elderlyparents.org.uk
Elderly Parents provides practical advice on many subjects, including care, financial matters, coping.

SeniorLine
A free, impartial and confidential service for the elderly and their families - Phone 0800 800 6565

www.elderhope.com
Elder hope provides support and information dedicated to care-givers in the US which still has some helpful resources for here in the UK.

Alzheimer’s Disease

www.alzheimers.org.uk
Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation working to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

www.alzinfo.org
The US Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation is one of the world’s largest research teams dedicated to addressing Alzheimer's. They take a 3-pronged approach to the cause, care, and cure for Alzheimer's disease as well as supporting the public with educational programs.

www.alz.co.uk
Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer associations around the world – their goal is to raise global awareness about Alzheimer's disease and all other causes of dementia.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alzheimersdisease.html
Medical information website from the US National library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health giving clear information on prognosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and underlying causes.

www.alzheimers.org.uk
Alzheimer's Research Trustis the leading UK research charity for dementia

Carers

www.carersuk.org
Carers UK is ‘the voice of carers’. They improve (paid and unpaid) carers' lives by providing information and advice on carers’ rights and by campaigning for changes that make a real difference for carers.

www.crossroads.org.uk
Caring for carers’, the Crossroads network provides a range of services intended to support carers of all ages and those they care for.

www.counselling-directory.org.uk
Online database of UK counsellors and psychotherapists, with information on their training and experience, areas of counselling covered, fees and contact details. This service is free and confidential.

Clothing & Warmth

www.adaptawear.com
Adaptawear, our sister website offering an alternative men's and ladies range of adapted clothing to help independent living to make getting dressed easier and less painful.    Includes a unique front fastening Corebra.

www.clootietree.com
ClootieTree, our sister website offering products providing warmth, comfort and aiding wound recovery.   Includes a range of ladies & gents bed jackets, nightwear, underwear, diabetic socks, pressure care and joint warmers.

Chronic fatigue syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)

www.afme.org.uk
Action for M.E. is the UK's leading charity dedicated to improving the life's of people with M.E. They provide a range of publications, telephone support services and representation at government level.

www.meresearch.org.uk
ME Research UK is a charity with the principal aim of commissioning and funding scientific (biomedical) investigation into the causes, consequences and treatment of ME/CFS. This website provides a plethora of research and information.

www.chronicfatiguesyndrome.me.uk
This site provide access to real life stories, practical tips on living with ME and details of support groups.

Diabetes

www.diabetes.org.uk
Diabetes UK is the charity for people with diabetes, their family, friends and carers, giving practical support and information and safety-net services to help people manage their diabetes.

www.eyescreening.org.uk
Retinal screening is an effective way to reduce or prevent visual loss from blood vessel damage due to diabetic retinopathy.

www.diabetes.co.uk
This website is a ‘global online community’ of diabetics – sharing experiences, resources and advice.

Disability & Mobility  

www.morethanmobility.com
Our sister company which offers a wide range of mobility & disability equipment including mobility scooters, rise & recline chairs, manual and electric wheelchairs, adjustable beds, rollators & walking aids, stairlifts, toileting & bathing equipment and daily living aids.

www.bcodp.org.uk
UK's national of the worldwide Disabled People's Movement run by Disabled people, providing practical and unique advice for people living with different disabilities.

www.assist-uk.org
Assist UK leads a UK wide network of locally-situated Disabled Living Centres. Each centre includes a permanent exhibition of products and equipment that provide people with opportunities to see and try products and equipment and get information and advice from professional staff about what might suit them best.

www.disabreg.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
The Disability Equipment Register is a not-for-profit organisation providing a service for disabled people and their families to enable them to buy and sell items of used disability equipment on a direct one-to-one basis.

www.dlf.org.uk
Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is a national charity that provides free, impartial advice about all types of daily living equipment and mobility products for disabled adults and children, older people, their carers and families.

www.radar.org.uk
Formed in 1977 as the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation , RADAR is a national advocacy and support organisation run by and working for disabled people.

www.focusondisability.org.uk
This website provides a wide range of information for disabled people and their carers in the UK.

Finding and financing care

www.nursing-home-directory.co.uk
The Nursing Home Directory allows you to search by County to find care homes, nursing homes (care homes with nursing) and care agencies throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

www.guide2care.com
Provides information about care home providers including care homes, nursing homes, homecare, domiciliary and nursing agencies.

www.housingcare.org
Providing advice on elderly care, including specialist directories and information on nursing homes and residential care homes, as well as sheltered housing, extra care housing, assisted living, close care housing and retirement villages, across the UK.

www.fundingcaring.co.uk
Funding Caring was formed to offer a unique reference point on financing the care of elderly or disabled relatives. If you care for an elderly relative, are unable to look after yourself, or you support a disabled relative, this site explains the financial options open to you.

www.aica.org.uk
AICA (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.

Incontinence

www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org
A UK Charity for People with Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction . Their website provide useful information and support on incontinence – causes and treatments.

www.incontinenceuk.co.uk
Incontinence UK offers a wide range of adult male and female incontinence products from leading brands with a professional, discrete and personal service.  Prompt next day delivery and regular auto deliveries available.


Parkinson’s Disease

www.parkinsons.org.uk
The Parkinson's Disease Society is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to supporting all people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and carers.

www.brainandspine.org.uk
A practical, downloadable booklet intended to provide some general information about Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonism. It has been written to answer some of the questions often asked by patients, as well as their families and carers.

www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG35/publicinfo/pdf/English
This NICE booklet provides in depth information about the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease in the NHS in England and Wales. It is written for people with Parkinson’s disease but it may also be useful for their families or carers or for anyone with an interest in the condition.

www.michaeljfox.org
Michael J Fox foundation is a high profile charity with a website providing clear and practical information for both patient and carer.

Other health product providers

www. medical-bracelets .co.uk Specialists in SOS Talisman medical bracelets and necklaces. Information, parts, sales and advice on your vital emergency health bracelet