The links on this page will take you to more information on care services.
Working with individuals who employ their own care and support. The role of Skills for Care is to ensure that the adult social care workforce has the skills and qualifications to deliver high quality social care.
A free, impartial and confidential information and advice service for people over 55 and/or carers, relatives or friends living in Croydon
Age UK information on care homes - for older people
Age UK are a national charity for people who are 55 and older
NHS Choices Website and advice line offering free information and support for carers
Service providing advice and information for older people, their relatives and carers. Website has a range of information guides covering all aspects of care for older people.
This is the Care Quality Commission website where you can find independent reports and quality ratings on all your local care homes, home care and other registered services, plus address and contact details, to help you make the right choice.
Information on care homes operated by Croydon Council.
Age UK Croydon Service directory - search for organisations and services listed under different support criteria. Find everything from GPs to gyms.
Are you a PA looking for work or a direct payments recipient looking for PA cover? Then this new PA Network may be of interest to you. The PA Network is being developed to offer an easier, quicker and less expensive way for people to recruit PAs. This could be for full-time or part-time positions or to find a PA to provide cover when needed
FirstStop Advice is an independent, free service offering advice and information for older people, their families and carers about housing and care options in later life.
Provides support for carers who are looking after a family member, friend or neighbour in Croydon. They also issue the Carers Emergency Card.
Find out how top tips for carers can help you get back a life of your own. This link takes you to the DirectGov website.
National charity for carers providing information, advice and support for carers.
Supports carers and those with care needs in Croydon
Sue Ryder Care supports people with specialist palliative, end of life and long-term neurological care needs
SARA - self assessment for equipment or minor adaptations
SARA is an online self assessment questionnaire that asks a series of questions about your daily life and the difficulties you are having, and gives you tips and information on equipment and minor adaptations to your home.
Website offering quick and easy links to everything you need to know about equipment for older and disabled people and all aspects of independent living including where to buy or try equipment and help on paying for equipment.
The National Careline is a not for profit company offering information about care and support for older people, their carers and their families
Link to the Care Quality Commission website with information about standards and different types of care. Find out how to get started with using health and social care services and what you need to do to find the right care service for you.
VoiceAbility works with individuals and groups who have mental health problems, learning disabilities, physical or sensory impairments, substance misuse issues or are on the autistic spectrum. We also work with older people and carers. Our role is to support people to speak up about what they want. That could be information on what services they can access, or for us to represent them in meetings. It could be to facilitate a group to work with decision makers to change the way that their local services run and make changes that really do affect them.