Confused about care?

Going into a care home yourself, or helping a family member or friend get the care they need can be a confusing and emotional time for all parties. At Primrose Bank we will always do our best to make things as simple as possible and always offer advice when asked.

The internet can be a great source of information, but can sometime create more questions than answers, with often an overwhelming amount of information.

We have put together some websites we hope will help!

Council Websites

Depending where you live on the Fylde Coast, the two councils are Blackpool Borough Council and Lancashire County Council. The council is often the best place to start when needing community care assessments and help with funding

click here for Blackpool Council                                             

click here for Lancashire County Council

The Care Quality Commision (CQC)

The CQC is the public body which inspects hospitals, care homes and other care providers to ensure they are meeting national standards. They inspect all care homes at least annually and all inspections can be found on their website.

click here to visit the CQC Website

Other good websites for information

Paying for Care is a not for profit company which offers advice in funding all aspects of care and understanding the costs involved. The website is simple and easy to use.

Age UK are the UK’s largest charity for old people. They provide a free advice service, helping you to understand the different types of care homes, the fees and where is best for you.