Cinnabar Support and Living provide a “Person Centred Care” approach enabling people to establish themselves into a community and engage in individual independent lifestyles.

Useful Links

We have provided contact details below for many of the organisations that can offer help, guidance or reference when choosing your carehome or any of the associated parts of the process.

Age Concern England

Astral House, 1268 London Road SW16 4ER

Tel: 0208 679 8000
Freephone: 0808 808 6060 (for verbal advice)
Freephone: 0800 009 966 (for factsheets)

Alzheimer's Society

Gordon House, 10 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1PH

For support, information, advice and local services for those looking after someone with dementia.

Helpline: 0845 300 0336
Tel: 0207 306 0606

Arthritis Care

18 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

For people with arthritis, helping to promote their health, well being and independence.

Tel: 020 7380 6500
Fax: 020 7380 6505

British Diabetic Association

10 Queen Anne Street, London W1G 9LH

A charity that helps people with diabetes and supports diabetes research.

Tel: 020 7323 1531
Helpline: 020 7636 6112
Fax: 020 7637 3644

British Red Cross Society

9 Grosvenor Crescent, London SW1X 7EJ

Services available from local centres include: home nursing, transport, holidays, equipment loan for frail elderly people, home from hospital schemes, domiciliary and respite care.

Tel: 0207 235 5454

The Commission For Social Care Inspection

St Nicholas Building, St Nicholas Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1NB

CQC is an independant body set up to regulate social, private and voluntary health care services.

Tel 0191 233 3600
Helpline 0845 015 0120

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse House, 126 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1UR

Offers a counselling service and practical advice after bereavement. There are 190 groups in the country.

Tel: 0208 939 9530
Helpline: 0870 167 1677

Disabled Living Foundation

380 Harrow Road, London W9 2HU

For expert advice on equipment for independent daily living. Product
and supplier information is constantly updated.

Tel: 0870 603 9177
Fax: 0207 266 2922

Elderly Accommodation Counsel

3rd Floor, 89, Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP

Provides advice on finding and paying for all types of housing for older people, including sheltered housing, residential care, nursing homes and homes which accept people with mental and physical disabilities.

Help The Aged

Pentonville Road, London N1 9UZ

Provides practical support to help older people to lead independent lives, especially the frail, isolated and poor.

Tel: 0207 278 1114
SENIORLINE: 0808 800 6565
Fax: 020 7278 1116

Hospice Information Service

St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, London SE26 6DZ

Provides information on hospices and palliative care service in the UK and overseas.

Tel: 0208 778 9252
Fax: 0208 776 9345

Huntington's Disease Association

108 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3HP

Puts people in touch with their local regional adviser who can offer advice, support and family visits.

Tel: 0207 223 7000
Fax: 0207 223 9489

Independent Financial Advisers Promotion Ltd

17-19 Emery Road, Brislington, Bristol BS4 5PF

Provides names of independent financial advisers in your area.

Tel: 0117 971 1177
Fax: 0117 972 4509

The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

The Homestead, 40 Water End, York YO3O 6WP

Provides information on retirement and assisted living developments.

Tel: 01904 629241
Fax: 01904 620072

Law Centres Federation

Duchess House, 18-19 Warren Street, London W1P 5DB

Provides a list of local law centres, which can give free advice on various legal problems including welfare rights, housing and employment.

Tel: 0207 387 8570

Local Authority Charges For Domiciliary and Day Care

The Coalition on Charging, C/O Campaigns Department,
Mencap National Centre, 123 Golden Lane, London EC1Y ORT

A group of charities campaigning against local authority charges for domiciliary and day care.

Day Care Macmillan Cancer Relief

89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ

Provides information on Macmillanservices and activities.

INFORMATION LINE: 0808 808 2020
Fax: 0207 840 7841

Macmillan Cancer Relief

89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7UQ

Provides information on Macmillanservices and activities.

INFORMATION LINE: 0808 808 2020
Fax: 0207 840 7841

MIND (National Association for Mental Health)

Granta House, 15-19 Broadway, London E15 4BQ

The leading mental health charity working for everyone with experience of mental distress.

Tel: 08457 660 163
Fax: 0208 522 1725

Multiple Sclerosis Society

The MS National Centre, 372 Edgware Road, London NW2 6ND

Offers information to people with MS and their friends, carers and family.

Tel: 020 84380700
Helpline: 0808 800 8000
Fax: 020 84380701

The National Association Of Almshouses

Billingbear Lodge, Carters Hill, Wokingham, Berks RG4O 5RU

Accommodation for poor and needy people, generally aged over 60.

Tel: 01344 452 922
Fax: 01344 862 062

National Register Of Carers

26 Century Building, Tower Street, Liverpool L69 7PA

Provides a register of carers whose details have been thoroughly vetted.

Tel: 0151 707 9996
Fax: 0151 707 9995

NHS Direct

NHS Direct is a telephone service which provides confidential healthcare advice 24 hours a day.

Tel: 0845 4647 (calls charged at local rate)

Info 4 Care (impartial advice about the care system)

Clear and simple guidance to help older people find their way through the care maze


Parkinson's Disease Society

215 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EJ

Provides help for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their relatives.

Tel: 0207 931 8080
Helpline: 0845 608 445
Fax: 0207 233 9908

Patients Association

P.O. Box 935, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3YJ

Gives advice to patients and carers on patients’ rights, complaint procedures and access to health services or appropriate self-help groups.

Tel: 0208 423 9111
Helpline: 0845 608 445

Pre-Retirement Association

9 Chesham Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3LS

An independent national organisation offering advice on mid-career and pre-retirement planning and education.

Tel: 01483 301 170

The Princess Royal Trust For Carers

142 Minories Road, London EC3N 1LS

Provides support for carers at carers’ centres around the country.

Tel: 0207 480 7788
Fax: 0207 481 4729

Public Guardianship Office

Stewart House, 24 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JX

Provides information on the registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney and aspects of the work of the Court of Protection. They can
give guidance and information, but not legal advice.

Tel: 0207 664 7300
Fax: 0207 664 7702

Registered Nursing Home Association

15 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3DM

Provides information on registered nursing homes in the UK and Republic of Ireland, which conform to specified standards.

Tel: 0121 454 2511
Fax: 0121 454 0932


The Relatives' And Residents' Association

24 The Ivories, 6-18 Northampton Street, London N1 2HY

An organisation bringing together relatives of those in care homes and hospitals. Can offer support and advice on any matter concerned with residential care.

Advice line: 0207 359 8136
Fax: 0207 226 6603


Royal Association For Disability And Rehabilitation (RADAR)

12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London EC1V 8AS

Provides help on non-medical issues including mobility, education, employment, benefits, discrimination and housing.

Tel: 0207 250 3222
Fax: 0207 250 0212


Royal National Association For The Blind (RNIB)

105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE

Provides information, support and advice for anyone with a serious sight problem.

Tel: 0207 388 1266
Helpline: 0845 766 9999
Fax: 0207 388 1266


Royal National Institute For Deaf People (RNID)

19-23 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8SL

Provides information, residential care, interpreting service, training,
special telephone service and environmental aids for deaf and hard of
hearing people.

Tel: 0207 296 8000
INFOLINE: 0808 808 0123
Textphone: 0808 808 9000


The Samaritans

10 The Grove, Slough SL1 1QP

Available 24 hours a day, offering confidential emotional support to those in crisis and in danger of taking their own lives.

Tel: 0845 7 90 9090


The Stroke Association

Stroke House, 123-127 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8JJ

A national charity that provides an advisory and information service for people who have had strokes, their families and carers.

Advice line: 0845 30 33 100
Fax: 0207 490 2686


Brancaster Homecare

Brancaster Homecare
The Pendrill Suite, Cartmel Grange, Allithwaite Road, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria,
LA11 7EL

For those who are not in need of residential care but require professional assistance,
company or help with day to day living in the surroundings of their own homes.

Tel: 01539 536 993


Linford Homecare

Linford Grange, 16 Lakes Lane Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 8HP

For those who are not in need of residential care but require professional assistance,
company or help with day to day living in the surroundings of their own homes.

Tel: 01908 210 650