There is a lot to consider when looking for a care home or nursing home and with so much information available it can become a little overwhelming. There are also various specialist national organisations and agencies that are perfectly positioned to provide you with information some of which are listed below.

Your local authority can help too, as can we at Notaro, you can call our home managers at any time to get information and support.

Alzheimer’s Society

Is a charity that provides support for carers and information and advice on all forms of dementia, including Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD) more commonly known as Korsakoff’s syndrome.

Visit Alzheimer’s Society

Alcohol Change

Is the national agency on alcohol misuse for England and Wales, campaigning for effective alcohol policy and improved services for people whose lives are affected by alcohol-related problems.

Visit Alcohol Concern

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism

Visit Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission is a non-departmental public body of the United Kingdom government established in 2009 to regulate and inspect health and social care services in England.

Visit Care Quality Commission

Counselling Directory

A site that provides the UK with a counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a free counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs features a catastrophic.

Visit Counselling Directory

Department of Health

Is a department of the UK government with responsibility for government policy for Health and Social Care matters and for the NHS in England. The role the department of health plays is that of developing policies and guidelines to improve the quality of care and to meet patient expectations.

Visit Department of Health

Direct Gov

Official government website offering information, advice and guidance on all things related to public services.

Visit Direct Gov


Organisation making sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

Visit Mind