Support for Carers

Are you a carer? If you are, please let us know as we may be able to help you.  There is a wealth of information on the  NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links that we hope you will find useful.

A guide to care and support

Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.

  • Taking a break - Caring for someone can be a full-time job find out about accessing breaks and respite care.

Finance and Law

Help claim benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Carer's Assessment - How your benefits might be affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits - Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Contact Carers Direct


0808 802 0202

Helpline Information


Office Hours

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