Useful links

Addiction Helper

The UK's leading addiction treatment  helpline. Free help for anyone affected by addiction with advice on both NHS & private drug & alcohol treatment options.

Age UK

The UK’s largest organisation working with and for older people.

Age UK - LGBT 

The Opening Doors London project, led by Age UK Camden, provides a range of services and activities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people over 50 in London. Meeting the needs of older lesbians, gay men and bisexuals living in care homesand extra care housing A resource pack for professionals. download

Age UK – West Cumbria

Age UK West Cumbria has made resources available aimed at those wishing to improve the wellbeing of older people.

At a Loss

Providing the most comprehensive hub of bereavement information and services in the UK, helplines and a FREE live chat counselling service. Find the support you need easily on, whoever you have lost and wherever you live.

Better Care Exchange

The Better Care Exchange, is a useful new tool to help all those involved in better integrated care. It brings together all key documents related to integrated care, and also provides a platform for accessing best practices, collaboration and shared learning.

Directory of nursing homes, care homes and residential homes in the UK.

Care Home Funding guide 

A guide to obtaining the funding for residential care placements

Care Improvement Works

A new online resource, aimed at care providers, so that they can drive up standards. Care Improvement Works, developed by partners teh Social Care Institute for Excellence and Skills for Care, with suport from the Think Local Act Personal consortium, maps a range of products to the Care Quality Commission's inspection questions and 'keylines of enquiry'. Providers should have the confidence to use it pre/post-inspection, and also use it challenge practice. 


Outdoor leadership training, resilience workshops, and business coaching in Newcastle, Northumberland, Leeds, Yorkshire and London. Download info document

Community Care

The website for everyone in social care.

Counselling Directory

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. All counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.


A useful online source of high quality daily living aids, mobility products and specialist signage, plus help and advice for care homes and people living with dementia.

Department of Health

Providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications.

Every day is different when you care

With full-time and part-time jobs available in your area, you can start making a difference in a way that works for you.

Five Nations Care Forum

Care England is a member of the 5 Nations Care Forum which is an alliance of the professional associations representing the care sector across the UK and Ireland. Through a collective commitment to information sharing, joint lobbying, shared learning and support, the aim of the 5 Nations Care Forum is to add value to members activity by promoting the interests of service recipients, staff and service providers. The Forum seeks to encourage the development of a joined-up approach to matters which have a UK-wide or European dimension. 


Headway is a charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury

Health Investor

Health Investor is a magazine for all professionals participating in health care investment.

Health Professions Council

The Health Professions Council keeps a register of health professionals who meet their standards for training, professional skills, behaviour and health, so that you can check if they meet UK statutory requirements.

Help the Aged

An international charity fighting to free disadvantaged older people from poverty, isolation and neglect.

HSE health and social care guidance

This website provides information about managing the risks in health and social care that can affect employees and users of these services. It will help those responsible for health and safety to manage the risks and provide regular updates on relevant issues.

Key Care Solutions

Key Care Solutions is a simple yet effective website to enable you to search ‘Free’ for up-to-date information and ‘Live’ availability on Care Home Room vacancies, Nursing Homes Room vacancies and short stay Respite bed vacancies, throughout Day Centres, Care Homes & Nursing Homes in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, UK

King's Fund - An alternative guide to the new NHS in England

Last Minute Learning

Find and compare a range of training courses and qualifications for the health and social care sector. There are currently over 650 health and social care training courses listed from a range of training providers in the United Kingdom.

The History of NHS reform

This interactive timeline brings 70 years of reform to the National Health Service to life, charting the evolution of this public institution from its inception in the post-war years through to the present day.

The Life Story Network

Using the power of life stories to improve the quality of life for those marginalised through ill-health or social circumstance.

Live In Care Jobs

This is the biggest website in the United Kingdom to search and apply for Live In Carer Jobs. 

The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF)

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Public Health Outcomes Framework Companion Document is a resource for all those commissioning and delivering healthcare services in order to support the delivery of an equitable public health system.

The Local Government Association

The LGA promotes the interests of English and Welsh local authorities.

Therapy Directory

Therapy Directory  promotes the benefits of complementary therapy and aims to give visitors the information they need to help them make an informed decision about whether therapy would be right for them.

Think Local Act Personal Partnership comprised of over 30 national and umbrella organisations representing the broad interest in personalisation and community-based support. These organisations, through joining this Partnership, have committed to supporting a small central team in working to improve practice in six priority areas; as well as advising and influencing government and other bodies.

Making a Will

Complete Guide to Making a Will explains why a will is important and how it can protect your loved ones. It offers practical tips and advice on how to write a will and what to include, whether you need a will writer or a solicitor, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and common mistakes to avoid, and how a will is a great way to support a charity or help a cause that you care about.

MS Society

The UK’s largest charity for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS) about 85,000 people.


NAPA is a national charity and membership organisation. We support the care sector to prioritise the wellbeing through the promotion of activity, arts and engagement.
NAPA offers a range of support services including opportunities for professional development; training and education programmes for care and activity professionals, digital publications; professional magazine, a network of information and support, themed resources to enable activity and engagement and the NAPA helpline; a free information and support service for care and activity professionals and family carers.


Principal functions and activities: To promote and improve health and safety within care services and to provide a forum for individuals and organisations involved in any aspect fo health and safety to exchange and share information, experience and expertise.

NHS End of Life Care Programme

The EoLC programme was set up to improve care at the end of life for all wherever they live.


Oomph! is the UK's largest provider of training to care home staff to deliver engaging, meaningful and highly impactful exercise classes and group activities.

Outstanding Homes

Outstanding Care Homes is a unique care home consultancy run by Issac Theophilos who has a proven track record of running Outstanding rated care home in all the five areas of inspection. Issac is the author of the famous book ‘How to get outstanding: An ultimate guide for care homes.’ Users can search for all the CQC outstanding rated care homes in England.

Property in Retirement

When it comes to retiring, your home and where you settle is one of your biggest concerns. Here we discuss all the available options.

Purple Angel Music

Purple Angel Music strives to offer a better standard of life for people living with dementia. Our music is interlaced with spoken reminders and prompts reminding listeners to drink and eat at regular intervals, thus reducing the risk of dehydration and the lack of nutrician.

Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction.

Relatives & Residents Association

The Relatives & Residents Association is a national charity which exists for the benefit of older people in residential care, as well as their families and friends left behind at home.


RSCPP provides counselling, psychotherapy, psychology and psychoanalysis across the UK. All therapists are Accredited/Chartered/Registered by a UK professional body.

Scottish Care

The representative organisation of care home owners and care at home providers in Scotland

Skills Academy

The National Skills Academy is an employer-led membership organisation for anyone committed to excellence in adult social care in England.

Skills For Care

Working in consultation with carers, employers and service users, Skills for Care aims to modernise adult social care in England, by ensuring qualifications and standards continually adapt to meet the changing needs of people who use care services.

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

SCIE’s aim is to improve the experience of people who use social care by developing and promoting knowledge about good practice in the sector.

Social Care Bulletin from the Department of Health

A publication for all staff in social care services, whether in the public, private, voluntary sectors or the NHS.

Social Media Addiction

A resource page to raise awareness on social media addiction and the impact it has on our mental health.  

Standards for Practice

Advice, support and consultancy on care home practice and management.


Getting older can be a challenging time for many of us, thinking about what to have in place to support us and our loved ones is often something we put off until it is too late. For the hundreds of thousands of older lesbian, gay and bisexual people getting older can be more complex still. Stonewall’s research into the experiences of older lesbian, gay and bisexual people found that many experience isolation, growing old without friends or family, and are quite rightly concerned about later life and how to plan for it.


Care England has joined forces with Stop Ageism. Care England has campaigned tirelessly to end ageism and joining forces with other partners via Stop Ageism is another way to stand up to the detrimental impact that ageism has on society.

Stop Ageism works to put a stop to ageist language, services, cities, etc.

Advice to carers of all ages and professions

To Know Me   

Focusing on the individual... To Know Me is a book which combines a mini-biography and a personalised care guide. ‘To Know Me’ books – the key to a more personalised approach to the care of people living with Dementia. Increase your ability to provide a truly individual approach to the residents in your care.

VideoInteract - Donning & Doffing PPE in Care Settings

Films are designed to show, in detail, the correct procedure for donning and doffing PPE in care settings to prevent the transmission of infection.


VoiceAbility are an award winning advocacy charity. They provide support services to people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions, as well as supporting carers and looked after children.