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Practical help & care

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Services that can provide practical help with day-to-day tasks in an around the home, personal care (including help with bathing, dressing and preparing meals), or long term care (such as residential and nursing care):

Local

Age UK Cambridgeshire
Offer a range of services for people 50+
Visit: www.ageuk.org.uk/cambridgeshire

Care Network
Help isolated and vulnerable people in Cambridgeshire stay independent and maintain social contact.
Visit: www.carenetwork.org.uk

Your Life Your Choice
Offers information about adult social care services in Cambridgeshire.

Visit: www.yourlifeyourchoice.org.uk

National

FirstStop
From guidance on how to check the suitability of your home to information about housing, supported living and residential or nursing homes across the country.

Visit: www.firststopcareadvice.org.uk

Age UK

Aims to improve later life through information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.

Visit: www.ageuk.org.uk

The Care Quality Commission
Regulates, checks and inspects hospitals, care homes, GPs, dentists and services in the home (mainly care services). Offers information about what standards of service you can expect and results of inspections.

Visit: www.cqc.org.uk

The Disabled Living Foundation

Provides impartial information and advice about daily living equipment to help maintain an independent lifestyle. This includes:

on online guided advice tool to suggest daily living equipment that could assist you and where to get it www.asksara.org.uk
a loan facility so that you can borrow simple electronic aids for up to 2 weeks to try them out www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/library

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