Useful Links and Resources

The Alzheimer's Show Newsletter

The Alzheimer Show

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. 

Age UK

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64. This is a link to the Government website.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a tax-free benefit for disabled people who need help with mobility or care costs. This is a link to the Government website.

Disability Living Allowance

When The Get Older recognise that there are an increasing number of people, just like us, who are having to squeeze in time to support ageing and elderly parents as well as run their professional lives and their families. They want to help.

When They Get Older

You can search all of the NHS service directories from here:

NHS Service Search - Location

NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website. Learn more about what they do and the services they offer.

NHS Choices

A PDF publication from the Department of Health  "Putting People First: Personal budgets for older people – making it happen."

Personal Budgets

The National Autistic Society are the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.

National Autistic Society

A PDF publication from the Alzheimers Society which explains the discharge process and looks at the different options following discharge from hospital.

Hospital Discharge Factsheet

A PDF publication from the Department of Health which explains direct payments. If you or someone you care for get help from social services, you can apply for direct payments. These let you choose and buy the services you need yourself, instead of getting them from your council.

Department Of Health - Guide To Easy Payments

The Stroke Association is the only UK-wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages.

Stroke Association

The Alzheimer's Society are the UK's leading dementia support and research charity, here for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Alzheimers Society

CHATTERBOX cards work by creating opportunities for people to enjoy each other’s company across the generations, by encouraging interaction, communication and connection, for everyone's pleasure and benefit.

Many Happy Returns - connecting the generations

This PDF publication from Skills for Care sets the standard of conduct expected of all adult social care workers and healthcare support workers in England.

Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England