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Useful Addresses

Advice Information & Mediation Service, Astral House, 1268 London Road, London SW1. Aims offers advice and help in sheltered and retirement housing. www.ageconcern.org.uk

Age Concern : Astral House, 1268 London Road, London, SW16 4ER. Age Concern is the Uk‘s leading organisation working with and for older people. It supports all people over the age of fifty ensuring they get the most out of life. www.ageconcern.co.uk

Housing Ombudsman Service : Norman House, 105 - 109 Strand, London, WC2R 0AA. Considers complaints against member organisations and deals with housing disputes.

Leasehold Advisory Service : 70-74 City Road, London, EC1Y BJ Provides free advice on the law affecting long leasehold residential property and Commonhold. www.lease-advice.org

Association of Retirement Housing Managers :, 3rd Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London. The Association of Retirement Housing Managers promotes good practice in the management of leasehold residential properties which are specifically designed and designated for retired older people. www.arhm.org

Civil Service Retirement Fellowship : 1b Deals Gateway, Blackheath Road, London SE10 8BW Tel: 020 8691 7411 The Fellowship runs a home visiting service for those who are housebound or living alone and has an extensive network of branches and local groups throughout the country which offer a wide range of social activities for retired civil servants and their families.

Commision for Social Care Inspection : 33 Geycoat Street, London, SW1P 2QF. The Commission for Social Care Inspection is the single, independent body for all social care services in England.

Elderly Accommodation Council: 3rd Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP. The Elderly Accommodation Counsel‘s aim is to help oldre people make in formed decisions about meeting their housing and care needs. www.eac.org.uk

Help the Aged : 207 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9UZ Campaigns and researches, develops practical solutions for older people. www.helptheaged.org.uk