Useful Links

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent national regulator for all care homes in England. You can access CQC reports about every registered care home via their website at:

Age UK

Age UK (the charity combining Age Concern and Help the Aged) has a fact sheet entitled "Finding Residential and Nursing Home Accommodation" which is available on their website at

Care Info

The website for the long term care sector:

Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly groups organise gatherings for frail, elderly people who live alone:

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland is the newly formed care regulator for independent care homes in Scotland (replacing the Scottish Care Commission). Healthcare Improvement Scotland's website is:

Care Home Resource

The Alzheimer's Society