FAMILIES URGED TO LOOK OUT FOR EARLY SIGNS OF DEMENTIA THIS CHRISTMAS
Welcome to the National Careline
The National Careline is a not for profit company offering information about care and support for older people, their carers and their families.
The objective of the National Careline is to provide a portal that signposts users to various organisations including, Government departments and support networks that will help create a clearer understanding of the care maze.
- What help and type of help is available
- Where to access help
- Where to access financial support
The National Careline also provides a wealth of extra lifestyle information that users may find beneficial in their support and care of the older person.
Our service is free to all users
Our mission at The National Careline is to give you the help and support you need together with the information to plan ahead with confidence for the future.
The National Care Line News
Early dementia diagnosis has huge impact on quality of life
Government shifts Care Act cash from self-funder to carer assessments
55m grant introduced to fund increase in carer's assessments and support wider Care Act implementation from April 2015
Councils should start tackling discrimination against self-funders before the Care Act forces them to
The Care Act will require councils to improve their support to self-funders, who currently substantially subsiside state-funded care, says Ray Hart
A third of councils cut 'meals on wheels' elderly care lifeline
Vulnerable residents at increased risk of malnutrition and isolation, say campaigners, as community meals decline in the face of social care budget reductions
New regulations introduced to prevent care homes asking families to fund other care home residents
Care Act to clamp down on care home top-up fees
People will spend the value of their home before reaching care cap
People may face six years in care before eligibility for any state contribution
MPs: scrap stamp duty for over-60s
Politicians say the measure would help many older people who want to downsize homes but can't afford to.
Be Clear on Cancer, Blood in Pee campaign
Campaign urges: Be alert to the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancers
Britain's elderly face retirement home shortage
The UK's housing crisis extends to retirement villages as the number of over-60s is set to triple by 2050
The cap on long-term care costs: myths and reality
Much has been made of a 70,000 pounds cap on care costs. But numerous conditions limit its use.