If you or your relative are unhappy with a decision made by the local authority or NHS relating to their care needs, you may decide to challenge the decision. We explain how to challenge a local authority needs assessment or financial assessment, or an NHS decision that is affecting your relative.

Use our Care services directory to find care homes and domiciliary care anywhere in the UK. You can also find support groups for people affected by dementia.

If you're wondering what kind of help would be best for your relative or friend, our Care advice tool can give you some guidance about housing options, day-to-day living arrangements and how to pay for care.

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Useful organisations and websites

For challenging local authority assessments we have collected in one place the most relevant organisations and charities for your reference. We explain who they are and give you phone numbers and website addresses.
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