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