If you or a loved one requires full-time continuing care, whether provided by a residential care or nursing home or courtesy of a live-in carer in your own home, but cannot pay for it yourself you may be eligible to receive funding which covers some
or all of the cost.
Depending upon the nature of the care required you can apply for care funding to your local authority or to the NHS. The Good Care Group have a comprehensive guide on their website, so please visit:
At The Good Care Group we understand how important support networks are for our clients and their families. Here are some useful
links for organisations that are committed to improving the lives of older people and people living with certain medical conditions.
brings together almost 120 years of working for and with older people. They work to improve later life for everyone by providing life-enhancing services, vital support, information and advice services, campaigning and training and research.
The Alzheimer’s Society is a leading care and research charity for people with Alzheimer’s and those who care
for them working to improve the quality of lives. The society has over 25,000 members including those living with dementia, carers and health professionals.
Action on Hearing Loss
Action On Hearing Loss is the largest charity in the UK tackling hearing loss and raising awareness of the condition. It offers a range of services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides
information and support on all aspects of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.
British Heart Foundation
The British Heart Foundation is the
UK’s number one heart charity and the largest funder of heart research. Their aim is to prevent people dying prematurely from heart disease and focus on heart research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living
with heart disease.
Diabetes UK is the leading charity focusing on diabetes and cares for, and campaigns on behalf of, all
people affected by and at risk of diabetes, reaching people with diabetes in local communities across the UK. They have more than 300,000 supporters.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK’s volunteers, supporters, scientists, doctors and nurses are focused on saving more lives by preventing, controlling and curing all cancers. They are leading the world in discovering and developing
newer, kinder treatments and getting closer to cures.
Depression Alliance is the leading UK charity for people
with depression. They work to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services to those who are affected via publications, a network of support services and self-help groups.
The Dignity Council is led by the National Dignity Council. Dignity Champions form part of a nationwide network of over 40,000 individuals and organisations
that work to put dignity and respect at the heart of UK care services to enable a positive experience of care.
is dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. It has a nationwide network of nurses who provide free care for patients at home and its nine hospices offer specialist care to patients and families. The charity conducts palliative
care research into caring for terminally ill people.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of
people affected by cancer. As one in three of us will get cancer, we are all affected by it. The team at Macmillan provide support at every corner for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer.
National Osteoporosis Society
The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and fragility fractures. With over 25,000 members, 50 staff
and more than 900 volunteers across the UK, the charity provides unrivalled expertise.
Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss. RNIB offers support and advice to blind and partially sighted people in the UK, helping people who have lost their sight to live a normal life.
Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)
SFE is an independent, national organisation of lawyers, including solicitors, barristers, and legal executives
who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. Members of SFE have extensive experience in a wide range of legal issues affecting these people.
The Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke. In the last 20 years the numbers of people dying of stroke has halved while the number of major
strokes has decreased by 40% as more people than ever are benefitting from leading treatments.