Carers Information

If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you.

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links to the site we hope you find useful:

  • Caring for a parent
    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
  • Telling people
    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
  • Taking a break
    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
  • Housing and carers
    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Finance & Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring:

Contact Carers Direct

Call Carers Direct

Helpline Information
www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx

Email
[email protected]

Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends.
Calls are free from UK landlines.