Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The CQC are the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They regulate care provided by the NHS, local authorities, private care providers, and voluntary organisations. They ensure that better care is provided for everyone, wherever the care setting is – in hospitals, care homes, or within people’s own homes.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
SCIE provide a wealth of learning resources on their site. Their mission is to improve the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. They are an independent charity that works with adults, families, children’s social care and social work services across the United Kingdom.
The Independent Living Agency
Offering choices and control for disabled people.
United Kingdom Homecare Association (HKHCA)
UKHCA is the national professional association of home care providers for the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. UKHCA helps organisations providing social care to people in their own homes, they promote high standards of care whilst providing representation with policy makers and regulators.
Age UK provides information and advice to older people and their families.
Citizens Advice Bureau
Citizens Advice Bureau offer free, confidential, impartial and independent advice from over 3,500 locations. These include high streets, community centres, doctors surgeries, courts and prisons. Advice is available face-to-face by phone.