Caring organisations

Need assistance with caring with an elderly family member or friend. We’ve complied a list of links to organisations that can help.

Action on Elder Abuse

Age UK

Provides practical help and information on all aspects of assisting the older citizen.

Alzheimer Scotland – Action on Dementia

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with any form of dementia and their carers.

Carers UK

Section on legal leaflets relating to long-term care.

Contact the Elderly

Aims at reducing isolation of the elderly.

Dementia Care Trust

Elderly Accommodation Council

Independent Age

Nationwide support and advocacy for older people needing information about community care and housing 


The UK’s leading charity representing people with learning disabilities, with a helpline service and Ask Mencap, a website with lots of useful information on learning disability.

Rett Syndrome Association UK

A national charity, which offers information, advice, practical help, friendship and support to people with Rett syndrome, their families and carers. Rett syndrome is a complex neurological disorder, which mainly affects girls.

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers

The Relatives and Residents Association

Helping to connect you with the right legal help when you need it