Useful links and resources for candidates relating to adult social care

Disability, Care and Support

www.alzheimers.org.uk - Alzheimer’s Society

www.diabetes.org.uk - Diabetes UK

www.stroke.org.uk - The Stroke Association

www.elderabuse.org.uk - Action on Elder Abuse

www.mentalhealth.org.uk - Mental Health Foundation

www.mencap.org.uk - Mencap

www.nas.org.uk - National Autistic Society

www.rnid.org.uk - Royal National Institute for Deaf People

www.rnib.org.uk - Royal National Institute of Blind People

www.mind.org.uk - National Association for Mental Health

www.bbc.co.uk/headroom - BBC Headroom site - for anyone who wants to know more about
importance of good mental health – good portal for sources of help)

 

Professional Associations and Networks

www.rcn.org.uk - Royal College of Nurses

www.scie.org.uk - Social Care Institute for Excellence

www.actan.org.uk - ACTAN (Association of Care Training and Assessment Networks)

 

Local and Central Government

www.dh.gov.uk Department of Health

www.dataprotection.gov.uk - Data Protection Act

www.direct.gov.uk - Government Public Services

www.valuingpeople.gov.uk - Valuing People Support Team

www.bristol.gov.uk - Bristol City Council

www.bathnes.gov.uk - Bath and North East Somerset Council

www.n-somerset.gov.uk  - North Somerset Council

www.southglos.gov.uk - South Gloucestershire Council

www.equalityhumanrights.com - Equality and Human Rights Commission

 

West of England Area Health and Social Care Support

http://www.carefocussw.co.uk/  - Care Focus

http://www.careandsupportwest.co.uk - Care and Support West

 

Regulatory bodies and Sector Skills Council

www.cqc.org.uk - Care Quality Commission

www.hsedirect.com - Health and Safety Executive

www.nice.org.uk - National Institute for Clinical Excellence

www.nmc-uk.org - Nursing and Midwifery Council

 

Awarding bodies

www.cityandguilds.com - City and Guilds

www.ocr.org.uk - OCR

 

Professional Journals

www.nursingtimes.net - Nursing Times

www.community.care.co.uk - Community Care