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Advice & Support

Advice & Support

Knowing where to go for advice and support when you need isn’t always easy. If you are looking for impartial advice here are some of the organisations that might be able to help you

Funding Options

Here at Olympus Care Services, we cater for people who are paying for their own care (self-funding) as well as people who receive financial support for their care. If you have any questions about the cost of our services, please contact our Access Team who will be happy to provide more information.

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General Advice

Northamptonshire Carers

Northamptonshire Carers

Do you provide support to a friend or relative with a disability, mental health or long-term health condition? Northamptonshire Carers are here to support carers and young carers across the county. They provide a whole host of services including carer activities, support groups, 1-2-1 support, a telephone support lines as well as Carers Assessments and contingency planning.

 

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carehome.co.uk

carehome.co.uk

carehome.co.uk also have an extensive list of charities and independent organisations that might be able to help you find the answer you are looking for.

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Adults with a disability

Scope

Scope

Scope can provide impartial advice to anyone with, or caring for, a disability.

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Mencap

Mencap

Mencap offers advice and support to people living with a learning disability.

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Local Offer Northamptonshire

Local Offer Northamptonshire

The Local Offer is a website that provides details of the services available in our area for children and young people between the ages 0–25, for example a specialist group to attend, parent support groups and specialist support.  It also provides information about education support available for children and young people with a special educational need or disability.

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Disability Living Foundation

Disability Living Foundation

The Disability Living Foundation provide impartial advice, information and training on independent living.

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau offers financial and legal advice for adults with disabilities.

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Older people and dementia services

The Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society provide a comprehensive list of what to look for when you are trying to find a care home for a loved one with dementia.

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Northamptonshire Carers

Northamptonshire Carers

Northamptonshire Carers’ Dementia Care Advice Service is designed to support both those who have dementia and their Carers. They offer information and advice as well as emotional and practical support. They can also liaise with other organisations who can also provide specialist services such as benefits help or care packages

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FirstStop Advice

FirstStop Advice

FirstStop Advice is an independent, free service for older people, their families and carers and gives advice on a range of housing and support options for older people, including care homes, sheltered accommodation and home care.

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Funding Options

Whatever your age, whether you are looking for yourself or a loved one, funding for social care services can seem complicated and confusing.

Below we have included links to key websites where you can find objective advice from public bodies and charities to help you make sense of funding options.