Useful Links

Below are useful links to other websites, displayed in alphabetical order. Feel free to suggest more by sending us an on-line message.

Action for Blind People

Action for Blind People is a national charity that provides practical support to blind and partially sighted people through work, housing, leisure and support.

www.afbp.org

Age Concern England

Age Concern supports all people over 50 in the UK, ensuring that they get the most from life. They provide essential services, such as day care and information. They campaign on issues like age discrimination and pensions, and work to influence public opinion and government policy for older people.

www.ace.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

www.alzheimers.org.uk

Association for Continence Advice

The ACA is a membership organisation for health and social care professionals concerned with the progression of care for continence and, as such, does not provide direct personal advice on continence matters.

www.aca.uk.com

British Deaf Association

The BDA is the largest Deaf organisation in the UK that is run by Deaf people. They represent the Sign Language community, which is united by shared experiences, history and, most importantly, by British Sign Language (BSL).

www.bda.org.uk

City & Guilds

City & Guilds is the leading provider of vocational qualifications in the United Kingdom. The qualifications assess skills that are of practical value in the work place. They are recognised for their quality and are valued by employers in every sector of business. Health and social care is a diverse and rapidly growing sector employing more than three million people, from health care assistants to care home managers, providing for the needs of a wide range of service users. Awards in this area are available in a variety of specialist areas including Learning Disabilities, Oral health and Substance Misuse, from levels 2 to 4.

www.city-and-guilds.co.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care UK

Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides counselling and support. It offers information, advice, education and training services.

www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk

Commission for Social Care Inspectorate

Launched in April 2004, The Commission for Social Care Inspection is the single, independent inspectorate for all social care services in England. CSCI’s remit cover the whole of social care – in adult and children’s services, in the public, private and voluntary sectors. The social care industry is a huge industry and skilled social workers can help to transform people’s lives.

www.csci.org.uk

Department of Health

Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications.

www.dh.gov.uk

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
The Department for Work and Pensions promotes opportunities and independence for all through modern, customer-focused services.
www.dwp.gov.uk

Disability Alliance

Disability Alliance (DA), publishers of the Disability Rights Handbook, is regarded as the leading authority on social security benefits for disabled people. You can use the site to find regularly updated information about benefits, tax credits and community care as well as disability related campaigns and parliamentary news. You can also find out more about training services.

www.disabilityalliance.org

Fire Protection Association (FPA)

The Fire Protection Association is the UK’s national fire safety organisation, one of 28 similar national bodies worldwide. It was established in 1946 and has strong support from the insurance industry, primarily through the Association of British Insurers and Lloyd’s.

www.thefpa.co.uk

Help the Aged

Help the Aged is fighting to free disadvantaged older people in the UK and overseas from poverty, isolation and neglect.

www.helptheaged.org.uk

MIND (National Association for Mental Health)

Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.

www.mind.org.uk

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Across the UK information and support is available to anyone affected by MS from our network of over 350 local branches. Branches provide members and non-members with information about MS and local services, a chance to meet others affected by MS and take part in a range of other activities.

www.mssociety.org.uk

NVQ web

Online information and support for Care Worker NVQ assessment and learning.

www.nvqweb.com

Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR)

RADAR’s vision is of a society where human difference is routinely anticipated, expertly accommodated and positively celebrated. Their mission is to promote change by empowering disabled people to achieve their rights and expectations; and by influencing the way that disabled people are viewed as members of society.

www.radar.org.uk

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)

The UK’s leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight problems.

www.rnib.org.uk

Skills for Care

Skills for Care supports employers in improving standards of care provision through training and development, workforce planning and workforce intelligence.

www.skillsforcare.org.uk