General Care Advice

  • NHS Choices - All embracing web site portal includes a health encyclopaedia, health conditions, symptoms checker, A-Z of medicines, treatments, services near you and your rights.
  • Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.
  • The National Pandemic Flu Service is a new self-care service that will give people with the symptoms of swine flu fast access to information and antivirals. Read the document for the latest information. For carers wishing to use surgical masks, please read the step by step procedure for correct fitting.
  • Leicestershire CareOnLine, is a team within Leicestershire County Council working to reduce isolation and improve the quality of life among Older People, Disabled People and their Carers. The service provides help with access to computers and the Internet, training,technical support and a purpose-built website to make information easy to find for everyone.

    Care On Line's computers are also installed in many residential care and day care centres throughout Leicestershire. We have also just launched The Grapevine Chat room. The aim of the Grapevine is to provide a place where adults across Leicestershire can share information, communicate with each other on topics of common interest and provide support to each other, please follow the link to the Grapevine Chatroom.
  • Funding Caring Have created a public interest website focused on planning to finance the care of elderly or disabled relatives.Funding Caring contains over 50 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content.
  • Age UK - offers useful advice to the elderly on funding issues and services available.
  • Age Concern - provides an advisory and advocacy service for the elderly people in residential and nursing homes. Details can be found on this link.
  • Bettercaring- a subsidiary of the Stationary Office and official publisher of government information will answer all your care home questions, paying for care, press articles and helps you find the right nursing or residential home for you.
  • CareAware- offers a web based information service, explains the care system and options available, help in negotiating the care maze, state benefit and support, paying for care, news and current issues affecting the care industry. The site also offers a useful help line to deal with problems and questions relating to long term care.
  • UK Care Homes - A to Z care homes guide including a list of all care homes within the UK.
  • Guide2Care- contains many issues like dealing with dementia, medical matters,benefits, pensions and available financial support.
  • Care Fees Planning Service from Time Independent Ltd. Their Care Fees Planning site is here to provide you with basic information if you or a loved one need long term care, either now or in the near future.
  • The A-Z Guide to Alcoholism and the Elderly: This guide outlines why alcoholism affects so many elderly people and also provides tips to help an elderly person overcome alcoholism.
  • Rehab 4 Addiction Imparting valuable advice for people seeking drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
  • Priory alcohol rehab services – resources for individuals or families on the symptoms and treatments for alcohol addiction, a free addiction assessment is available for individuals to discuss their addiction problems with a Priory specialist.

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