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Links to National Organisations

Here are some links to a wide range of national organisations.  This is provided as an information source only.  DISC cannot be responsible for the contents of any external websites.


The Alzheimer's Society has information on a wide range of dementia related topics.  Includes a dementia forum.


The National Health Service website has a wide range of information about dementia including symptoms and early signs and the process of getting a diagnosis.


Age Concern is a national organisation concerned with all aspects of ageing and caring for an ageing population.  Includes a forum.


Carers UK can offer information relating to carers' rights at work, financial assistance to carers, safety in the home and how to assess your needs as a carer.  Includes a forum.


SPECAL (Specialised Early Care for Alzheimer's) is a charitable organisation with an innovative approach to the lifelong well-being of people with dementia.

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulatory body of health and care in England.  It can provide independent reports and quality ratings on all care homes in your area.  

The Department of Health for information for carers, including funding, grants, a carers' forum and support services.  Includes a carers' forum.


Help The Aged has information about all aspects of being older - research into ageing,  providing care for the elderly, financial help for carers.  Includes a forum.


The Stroke Association provides support for people concerned about the effects of having a stroke.


The Residents and Relatives' Association exists for older people needing or living in residential care homes and their families.  Can offer a listening ear, information and advice on a wide range of issues relating to residential care.