Useful Links


Care Quality Commission


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent national regulator for all care homes in England. You can access CQC reports about every registered care home via their website at:



Age UK


Age UK (the charity combining Age Concern and Help the Aged) has a fact sheet entitled "Finding Residential and Nursing Home Accommodation" which is available on their website at



Counsel & Care


Counsel and Care is an independent national charity providing help and advice to older people, their families and carers. Counsel and Care's website is:



Care Info


The website for the long term care sector:



Contact the Elderly


Contact the Elderly groups organise gatherings for frail, elderly people who live alone:



Healthcare Improvement Scotland


Healthcare Improvement Scotland is the newly formed care regulator for independent care homes in Scotland (replacing the Scottish Care Commission). Healthcare Improvement Scotland's website is:



Care Home Resource



The Alzheimer's Society