Care standards

Organisations that provide care must meet standards required by law. The information on this page tells you what standards you should expect, and what you can do if you are worried about the quality of the care that you or the person you look after receives....

Replacement care (respite care)

Everyone needs a break from time to time. Carers are no different, and it is important that they are able to have a rest, whether it is a short break to run errands or meet friends, or longer time spent away. Breaks are good for a carer’s physical and mental...

Dementia Clocks – Top tips on buying a clock

These are specially designed clocks for people with dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss. As dementia progresses, time-telling skills usually decline and are often lost completely.  This could lead a person with dementia to become even more confused, agitated and...