Useful Links

The Alzheimers's Society

A membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Counsel and Care

Is a national charity getting the best care and support for older people, their families and carers.

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission is the new health and social care regulator for England. We look at the joined up picture of health and social care. Our aim is to ensure better care for everyone in hospital, in a care home and at home.

General Social Care Council

Is the social care workforce regulator in England, registering social care workers and regulate their conduct and training.


The Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales, CSSIW, regulates and inspects local authority social services, social care and early years settings and agencies.

The Care Council for Wales

The Care Council for Wales is the social care workforce regulator in Wales and is responsible for promoting and securing high standards across the social services and social care workforce.

The Great British Care Shows

Showcasing Excellence in Care

The Great British Care Awards

Celebrating Excellence in Care

Aged UK

Is an international charity fighting to free disadvantaged older people from poverty, isolation and neglect.

Skills for Care

Working in consultation with carers, employers and service users, Skills for Care aims to modernise adult social care in England, by ensuring qualifications and standards continually adapt to meet the changing needs of people who use care services.

United Kingdom Homecare Association Ltd (UKHCA)

Is the professional association of home care providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors.

The National Skills Academy

The National SKills Academy for Social Care is for everyone committed to excellent adult social care in England. It is a membership organisation, created by social care employers to transform the quality of leadership, management, training, development, and commissioning.