Getting care advice

There are no hard and fast rules about finding the right care and support solution. However, try and talk to as many people as you can when getting advice on care homes, and ask for recommendations.

Family and friends are a good starting point, and your GP and local social services department can provide current lists of support and care facilities in your area. There are also a number of organisations that provide detailed lists of registered care homes in the Leeds area. These include:
When you have drawn up a shortlist of care homes, independent living apartments or at home care providers, try to visit as many as possible. Make an appointment to meet the general manager and then talk to residents, staff and relatives to gauge their opinions.

See our guide ten steps to the perfect care home for the questions you need to ask when visiting a care home.

You may also find these contact details for support organsations useful. Age UK believes that age needs respect, kindness and sometimes help. Because there is strength in numbers, Age Concern and Help the Aged have joined forces to become Age UK – so that they can be there for everyone in later life.
Tel: 0113 389 3000
National Helpline: 0800 678 1602 A charity of trained volunteers who help resolve legal, financial and other problems by providing information and advice.
0113 223 4400
Email A registered charity and the leading representative body for independent care services in England. 
0845 577 677 0113 222 4401 Care Aware is a non-profit making public information, advisory and advocacy service specialising in elderly care funding advice in the UK.
0300 303 3858 SFE is a community of trusted advisers – professionally highly qualified and regulated and who also have additional skills to enable them to work with older and vulnerable clients.
0844 567 6173
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