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National helplines Care Choices’ helpline For independent, free information and help on finding housing and care for adults in England, contact this Directory’s helpline: 0800 389 2077. Web: www.carechoices.co.uk Carers Direct Carers Direct is a free and confidential phone and online service, offering information and advice for carers. Lines are open from 9.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays), and from 11.00am to 4.00pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines, or you can ask for a free call back. Tel: 0808 802 0202 Web: www.nhs.uk/carersdirect Carers UK Carers UK is a charity providing information, advice and support for carers. Tel (Adviceline): 0808 808 7777 Web: www.carersuk.org Phone lines are open on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 10.00am to 12 noon, then 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Carers Trust Carers Trust is a charity for carers offering practical help, information and advice. Tel: 0844 800 4361 Email: info@carers.org Web: www.carers.org FirstStop Advice Advice and information on all aspects of care, accommodation, housing, finance and rights for older people. Finance Advice Line: 0800 31 02 011 Web: www.firststopadvice.org.uk NHS Direct NHS Direct is a confidential advice line where you can talk to a trained nurse or health-information specialist. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also find a wide range of general health information on their website. Tel: 111 Web: www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Why you should join the RCA We help business owners to manage their care homes more successfully. Benefit from the advice and support that is available to you.

FREE

DOCUMENTS WORTH OVER

£1000

• Access to privileged information on our website • Access to over £1000 worth of documents to enable you to comply with CQC requirements • Regular local meetings in Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton & Hove • Access to Criminal Records Bureau ISA & DBS first checks • Representation at SVA meetings (at your request) • Advice on meeting the National Minimum Standards • Advice and Access to information on training • Access to advice on insurance issues • Access to a free purchasing service for food and cleaning supplies • Advice on formulating care plans • Help and advice with CQC inspections • A quarterly newsletter • Subsidised attendance at the RCA Annual Conference • Ensuring your views are represented in local forums For more information on how to join the Association contact Registered Care Association East Sussex Brighton & Hove Jenny Miles Angell Health Care Thornden Farm Ashburnham East Sussex TN33 9PE Telephone: 08708 989898 jmiles@angelhealthcare.co.uk

www.carefinder.org.uk

Registered Care Association for East Sussex Brighton & Hove

Visit www.carechoices.co.uk for further assistance with your search for care

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East Sussex Brighton & Hove - Care & Support Services Directory 2013/14  

The comprehensive guide to choosing and paying for care in East Sussex including Brighton & Hove. The Directory includes information on home...

East Sussex Brighton & Hove - Care & Support Services Directory 2013/14  

The comprehensive guide to choosing and paying for care in East Sussex including Brighton & Hove. The Directory includes information on home...