Lady and Carer with a book

Looking for Care whether it be for yourself or someone you care about can be a daunting process.

It is for that reason that we have put together a further reading section, which enables you to make an informed choice about the kind of care you require.

The following links may be of interest:

  • Age UK is the UK's largest charity working with older people. Their website is a fantastic resource centre with a variety of topics ranging from living at home and pension advice to reduced rate insurance.
  • Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the regulatory body that inspects all aspects of care services. Their website offers information on a range of matters including advice on care services. Inspection reports on all care organisations are available, which is a great help when choosing a care provider. The site also has details of how to complain if you are not happy with a care service.
  • Oxfordshire Social Services are responsible for assessing the needs of clients and allocating appropriate funds. Their website provides information on a variety of topics ranging from qualification of funding and how to get assessed, to the different payment systems in place, such as direct payment.
  • Sobell House is a local hospice in Oxford which cares for adults with life threatening illnesses. Their work is amazing. The website links to their various services including Patient and family, Education and Research and the charity which provides a large percentage of funding to the hospice.
  • The Alzheimer's Society website is incredibly useful as it gives a full explanation of what dementia is and how it affects the sufferer and their loved ones. There is a helpline for support and the "Alzheimer's Forum" which is a weekly magazine for people with dementia wirtten by people with dementia.