Social Services contacts:
Phc Health Care is a member of the following organisation
Hertfordshire Care Providers Association
Welwyn Garden City
Government & Public Bodies
Department of Health
The Department of Health official website
The Care Quality Commission (CQC)
The official gateway to National Health Service organisations on the Internet
NHS Direct is a telephone and web service providing confidential healthcare advice 24 hours a day
UK Online provides government information and services
General Health & Social Care Information
Patient UK provides a wealth of information about health and diseases as well as search facilities for support groups and local health facilities and services
Social Care Online
An extensive free database of social care information. Including research briefings, reports, government documents, journal articles and websites. Social Care Online is published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).
Health & Social Care News
BBC Health News
Health News from the BBC
Department of Health News
Latest NHS and social care news from the Department of Health
Community Care Magazine
The website of Community Care magazine
Care for adults with mental health needs
British Brain and Spinal Foundation
British Brain and Spinal Foundation supports brain and spinal research.
Headway - The brain injury association
Headway - The brain injury association
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation
MIND (National Association for Mental Health)
A leading mental health charity
Care for adults with learning disabilities
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
One of the most comprehensive websites on learning disabilities in the UK.
Mencap is the UK's leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
The organisation is committed to improving the quality of life of people with learning disabilities.
Care for older people
Age Concern has been helping older people across the UK for more than 60 years.
For support, information, advice and local services for those looking after someone with dementia.
For people with arthritis, helping to promote their health, well being and independence.
British Association for Service to the Elderly
BASE (British Association for Service to the Elderly) provides education, training and consultancy services for those working with older people and other adults
who need care or support.
A public information and advisory service specialising in the issues relating to long term care
The internet's unique guide to care and the rights of older people. Register for a free, regular e-newsletter
The website for the long term care sector.
Centre for Policy on Ageing
An independent organisation promoting social policies that allow older people to achieve the full potential of their later years.
Guide to Care
Guide to Care is a resource for carers of elderly people.
Help the Aged
Provides practical support to help older people to lead independent lives, especially the frail, isolated and poo (Back to top)
Other useful links
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Provides support for carers at carers' centres around the country.
Offers advice on benefits and services available to carers
Deafblind UK is a national charity which provides a range of support services to deafblind adults and their carers. It also campaigns on behalf of deafblind people.
A useful interactive information site on deafness and British Sign Language (BSL)
A charity that helps people with diabetes and supports diabetes research.
Disabled Living Centres Council
For information about your nearest Disabled Living Centres in the UK (40 in total).
Disabled Living Foundation
Provides specialist advice for people with disabilities and their carers.
Huntington’s Disease Association
The Huntington’s Disease Association online.
Macmillan Cancer Relief
Macmillan Cancer Relief is a UK charity supporting people with cancer
The Motor Neurone Disease Association
The Motor Neurone Disease Association’s website.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Offers information to people with MS and their friends, carers and family.
Parkinson's Disease Society
Provides help for people with Parkinson's Disease and their relatives.
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR)
Provides help on non-medical issues including mobility, education, employment, benefits, discrimination and housing.
Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB)
Provides information, support and advice for anyone with a serious sight problem.
Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)
Provides information, residential care, interpreting service, training, special telephone service and environmental aids for deaf and hard of hearing people.
The UK's leading organisation working for people with deafblindness and associated disabilities.
The Stroke Association
A national charity that provides an advisory and information service for people who have had strokes, their families and carers.