Useful Resources
Useful Resources

Age UK – Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.
We help more than 7m people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.

UKHCA – Is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. UKHCA helps organisations that provide social care (also known as domiciliary care or homecare), which may include nursing services, to people in their own homes, promoting high standards of care and providing representation with national and regional policy-makers and regulators.

Alzeimers Society – Dementia can happen to anyone and there’s currently no cure. There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021. At Alzheimer’s Society, we believe passionately that life doesn’t end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Care Quality Commission – CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. CQC make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

Diabetes UK is the leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes. We provide information, help and peer support, so people with diabetes can manage their condition effectively. We are one of the largest funders of diabetes research in the UK.

Dignity in Care – Led by the National Dignity Council, Dignity Champions form part of a nationwide network of over 60,000 individuals and organisations who work to put dignity and respect at the heast of UK care services to enable a positive experience of care.

NHS Advice on Direct Payments and Personal Budgets Direct payments and personal budgets are offered by your local authority to give you more flexibility over how your care and support is arranged and provided. They are given to both people with care and support needs, and also to carers.

Parkinson’s Charity – We’re the Parkinson’s charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s. We provide expert information on Parkinson’s. We provide expert information on every aspect of Parkinson’s so that people affected by the condition can stay in control of their lives.

Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity changing the world for people affected by stroke. More people than ever are benefitting from cutting-edge treatments and making full recoveries. And more people now understand the need to seek emergency treatment for stroke. We’ve been at the heart of every one of these developments, championing the cause of stroke and stroke survivors.

Children and Families Service finder Use our service finder to find Childcare and other local services such as social and leisure activities or support with parenting.
• The Local Offer Find services for Children and Young People (aged 0-25 with special education needs and disabilities)
• YoungNorthants – This website has a range of information and advice for Young People, including participation and engagement opportunities
• Information, Advice and Support Service – advice, guidance and support to parents of Children with special educational needs and Children and Young People with SEND.
• Education and Learning websites – this is the CFN website page that provides links to services information including for schools and for parents
• Ask Normen – Information about emotional wellbeing, mental health services, organisations and support available in addition to resources and training information
• Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire – directory of local voluntary sector services
• Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT) Children and adult services information.
• Northamptonshire Children’s Safeguarding Partnership – link to training and information sources for workforce development and support.

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