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The National Care Line provides a much needed service by giving support and information to older people, their carers and their families.

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We receive no state funding so all contributions are very welcome to help ensure that the service is here for those in need. 


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Welcome to the National Careline

National Careline information care support

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.

Topics include:

  • What help and what 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.

Click here to read more about The National Careline and watch an interview with founder Barbara Davies

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The National Care Line News

Comment on the Universal Deferred Loan on Property outlined in the Government Reform Bill.

Is this initiative really as new as it would first appear?

Laing and Buisson publish report today on Top Up Fees for Care Homes

Care Act could open floodgates to a new top up market in care homes

Later Life Newsletter - April 2014

Later Life Newsletter, now reaching over 100,000 individuals and organisations

State-funded navigators are needed to help older people choose the best care

Dr Chai Patel of Demos's Commission on Residential Care says higher pay and care navigators are key to meeting the challenge of an ageing population

Investment needed to improve quality of care for older people

Good Care Guide reveals that families think children receive better quality care than their older relatives

What the Care Act 2014 will mean for continuity of care

By amending the law on ordinary residence, the government risks adding confusion over responsibility for funding supported living services, warns Belinda Schwehr

Old age debt: 100,000 over-75s still burdened with mortgages

Old age debt: 100,000 over-75s still burdened with mortgages

Catastrophic social care spending squeeze risks undermining Care Bill reforms, warns Age UK

More than 300,000 fewer people aged 65 and over get support today than in 2005 says older people's charity

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