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Useful organisations

This section of DLF Data contains details of numerous voluntary organisations, Government agencies, support groups and other contacts that may be useful to older and disabled people and their carers. If you find any information that is incorrect please email Data Services to let us know which 'Contact' is incorrect and what information needs changing. If you would like to be added to the database please complete these questions.

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Residential Care

Publishes a National Guide to Care Homes. Produces a database available on the Internet which includes information on 6,300 nursing homes and 12,500 residential care homes throughout the UK.


  • Unit 4, Station Yard
  • Station Road
  • Hungerford
  • RG17 0DY

Provides services for blind and partially sighted people in the areas of work, leisure, housing, accommodation, information and advice and grants to individuals.


  • 53 Sandgate Street
  • London
  • SE15 1LE

Provides care and housing for older people in England with 22,000 retirement housing flats, a limited number of which are wheelchair accessible. Provides residential and nursing care. Anchor Staying Put enables older and disabled people to stay in their homes by arranging improvements, repairs and adaptations to their properties. Anchor Care Alternative provides home care for older and disabled people.


  • Anchor Court
  • York Place
  • Oxford
  • OX4 1AA

  • Telephone: 0800 020 9516
  • Helpline: 0808 271 3506

Aims to ensure the quality of life, maintenance of standards, and diversity of provision for people with a learning disability.


  • ARC House
  • Marsden Street
  • Chesterfield
  • S40 1JY

Website designed to provide information to professionals in the long term sector including residential and nursing homes, dementia care, assisted living and homecare.


  • Hawker Publications
  • Culvert House
  • London
  • SW11 5DH

National charity whose aim is to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs. As well as being a source of general information, their HousingCare website lists details for specialist housing, care homes and home services across the United Kingdom. Their Home Services directory lists details for nearly 10,000 services that support and assist older people. These services include: help with shopping, befriending, care at home, domestic help, transport, lunch clubs.


  • 3rd Floor
  • 89 Albert Embankment
  • London
  • SE1 7TP

Provides a range of residential, education, training and community care services for people who are blind and partially sighted of all ages across the north of England in Merseyside, Greater Manchester, North and West Yorkshire and the North East.


  • Atherton House
  • 88-92 Talbot Road
  • Old Trafford
  • M16 0GS

Health and social care charity for the Jewish Community. Provide residential care and sheltered homes, as well as offering domiciliary services. All services adhere to Jewish religious and dietary laws. Services and activities include: telephone helpline; sheltered, residential and nursing Homes; range of services catering for the physical, mental and social well being of the Jewish Community.


  • Amelie House
  • Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus
  • London
  • NW11 9DQ

Aims to provide a range of accommodation and care services, based on Christian principles, which are open to all older people in need, whatever their beliefs. Services provided include: residential homes; dementia care homes; sheltered housing schemes; live at home volunteer befriending schemes; and the 'Live At Home' initiative.


  • Epworth House
  • Stuart Street
  • Derby
  • DE1 2EQ

Provides assistance to young adults and children who are experiencing hardship or deprivation; principally by the use of educational and social training. Activities include: holiday provision; education opportunities; countryside maintenance training; residential care; run sports activities.


  • Redcastle Station
  • Tore
  • Ross-Shire
  • IV6 7RX

An organisation of relatives and friends of older people in residential care.The aim is to improve the quality of residential life. Helpline open Mon-Fri, 9.30 - 4.30


  • 24, The Ivories, 6-18
  • Northampton St
  • London
  • N1 2HY

Support for young people in residential or foster homes. Telephone helpline for those in care or who have experience of care in the past. Provide development programmes in health, education and preparation for adult living. Publish a magazine for children in care.


  • Kemp House
  • 152-160 City Road
  • London
  • EC1V 2NP

Provide training and employment in hand block and screen printing, machining (textile) and packaging. Warden assisted sheltered accommodation is provided if required. Run Supported Placement Schemes.


  • Yateley Industries
  • Mill Lane
  • Yateley
  • GU46 7TF

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