USEFUL LINKS

Care Quality Commission

The independent regulator of health and social care in England. www.cqc.org.uk

Turn2Us

Turn2us exists to help people access the money available to them - through benefits, grants and other financial help.

National Housing Federation

The NHF represents 1,200 not-for-profit housing associations in England and campaign for better housing and neighbourhoods. www.housing.org.uk

Elderly Accommodation Counsel 

Elderly Accommodation Counsel's aim is to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs. www.eac.org.uk

Bedford Borough Council 

Local Government Council representing the Borough of Bedford. www.bedford.gov.uk

Carehome.co.uk

An online resource that provides a comprehensive database of care homes and suppliers in the UK.

First Stop Care Advice

Independnet, free service providing advice and information for older people, their families and carers about care and housing options in later life.

Bedford and District Audio News (BDAN) 

BDAN is a registered UK charity. It records and distributes free weekly and quarterly audio cassettes of local press stories and features in English, for those who cannot see or have a visual impairment.

Action on Elder Abuse

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) works to protect and prevent abuse of, vulnerable older adults. www.elderabuse.org.uk

Age UK Bedfordshire

Charity that aims to promote the well-being of all older people and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

Central Bedfordshire Council

Local Government Council representing central Bedforshire. www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk