The Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. They provide information and advice on a range of topics specific to care. You can call them on 0300 772 9600 or visit their website by clicking HERE

The Charity for Civil Servants offers a whole range of services specific to caring. You can find full details of all of them online by clicking HERE or call 0800 056 2424

NHS Choices has produced an online guide for people who have care and support needs, their carers and people who are planning for their future care needs. You can access it online by clicking HERE

Independent Age produces a number of guides specific to issues surrounding care. These include the Wise Owl Guide to Care Homes, How to Find the Right Care Home and Paying for Your Care. You can request hard copies of these guides by calling their helpline on 0800 319 6789 or view/download the guides by clicking on their titles.

The Relatives & Residents Association is the national charity for older people in or needing care and the relatives and friends who help them cope. You can call their helpline on 020 7359 8136 or by visiting their website by clicking HERE