Useful Resources

We understand that finding the right care for your needs can can be a difficult process and at Herons Lea our staff will provide you with all the support and advice you need in order to make your choice as straightforward as possible. In addition, we have created a directory of relevant support agencies, charities and associations that may also be able to offer assistance. Click on their Logo to visit the sites, this will open in a new browser window.

Find some useful resources below:

Arranging social care can be a challenge. From knowing where to start, what type of care and support you need and who pays for it, there are lots of questions to ask. But you’re not alone – we’re here to help you through the process.

Find out more: ageuk.org.uk

Learn about NHS and self-funding options, managing direct payments, and other ways to pay for your care.

Find out more: devon.gov.uk

The dementia brain tour is a free educational video resource that includes chapters on the brain and how brain cells function, Alzheimer’s disease, Posterior Cortical Atrophy, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, fronto-temporal dementia and other rarer causes of dementia.

Find out more: alzheimers.org.uk

Information about benefits and grants available for older adults such as transport, TV Licence and Winter Fuel.

Find out more: householdquotes.co.uk

Which? Elderly Care gives free, independent and practical advice about caring for older people across the UK.

Find out more: which.co.uk/elderlycare

Helping you make the right choice about care.

Find out more: saga.co.uk

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Learn about NHS and self-funding options, managing direct payments, and other ways to pay for your care.

Find out more: moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice. 

Find out more: citizensadvice.org.uk

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. 

Find out more: cqc.org.uk

A guide to local council services in the Torridge District. 

Find out more: torridge.gov.uk

For whenever you have health worries and they have the knowledge and experience to give you real help and reassurance, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Find out more: 111.nhs.uk

Social care services look after the health and welfare of the population. Find out which services are available and where to get them.

Find out more: nhs.uk

A national organisation for a network of 140 local disability information and advice services run by and for disabled people.  

Find out more: disabilityrightsuk.org

Latest news, information and services for the Deaf and signing communities. 

Find out more: bda.org.uk

 

This website contains information on Devon’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Annual Publlic Health Reports, Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and a library of strategies, plans, needs assessments and other reports and information relevant to health and wellbeing in Devon.

Find out more: devonhealthandwellbeing.org.uk

 

Support for blind and partially sighted people. 

Find out more: rnib.org.uk

Support for deaf and hard of hearing people.

Find out more: actiononhearingloss.org.uk

 

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults. 

Find out more: elderabuse.org.uk

Information, advice, discussion and support for carers. 

Find out more: carers.org

My Home Life aims to celebrate existing best practice in care homes and promote care homes as a positive option for older people.

Find out more: myhomelife.org.uk

WRVS is one of the biggest voluntary organisations in the UK with nearly 53,000 volunteers; they help many people every day in the UK (mainly older people) by organising such schemes as Meals on Wheels and day centres for older people.

 Find out more: royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

The leading mental health charity, Mind helps people take control of their mental health, by providing high-quality information and campaigning to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.

Find out more: mind.org.uk

A national organisation for a network of 140 local disability information and advice services run by and for disabled people.

Find out more: dialuk.info

 

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition. 

Find out more: diabetes.org.uk

A Care and support services, residential homes, advice services, community groups, registered childcare, family support and much more across Devon.  

Find out more: pinpointdevon.co.uk

Blue Light Card provides those in the Care Industry, NHS, Emergency Services and Armed Forces with discounts both online and in store. 

Find out more: bluelightcard.co.uk