Older people

Organisations that focus on the needs and rights of older people. Services include housing, befriending, advice on social care and staying independent.

If you need advice or support remember you can always call us.

Age UK

Advice and information for elderly people in the UK.
Tel: 0800 169 6565 (free phone)

Age Cymru

Advice and information for elderly people in Wales.
Tel: 08000 223 444


Advice and information for elderly people in Northern Ireland
Tel: 0808 808 7575 (free phone)

Age Scotland & Silver Line Scotland

A helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, 24 hours a day.
Tel: 0800 470 80 90

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The independent regulator of health and social care in England.
Use the social care services directory to find reports and quality ratings on all local care homes, home care and other registered adult social care services.
Tel: 03000 616 161

Elderly Accommodation Counsel

EAC is a national charity that aims to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs.

EAC's housing care advice and search website - Housing Care provides free information & advice for elderly people, their relatives, and carer/s, as well as professionals in the industry. Includes specialist directories of over 50,000 retirement homes & care homes in the UK, with over 1000 properties available to buy and to rent each week.

First Stop

An independent, free service, offering advice on care, housing and financial options for older people and their carers.
Tel: 0800 377 7070

Independent Age

A free advice service providing advice on social care, welfare benefits and staying independent and befriending.
Tel: 0800 319 6789

The Relatives and Residents Association

The Relatives & Residents Association exists for older people needing, or living in, residential care and their families.
Helpline: 020 7359 8136 (Monday - Friday 09:30 - 16:30)

Which? Elderly Care

A free independent source of information and advice on elderly care, addressing questions around housing options, individual needs and finance. The site includes tools to help find the right specialist advice and a directory of local care services.