Carers Information

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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 into the site that we hope you will 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?

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.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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


Useful patient and carer information helplines


·          The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year – 0800 4 708090


·          Diabetes UK Care Line is a support helpline for anyone with diabetes, their friends, family and carers - 0345 123 2399


·          Parkinson’s Helpline is a confidential service providing support to anyone affected by Parkinson's – 0808 800 0303


·          British Heart Foundation Heart Helpline has cardiac nurses and heart health advisors on hand to help with any questions or concerns you have about heart health and heart conditions – 0300 330 3311


·          Stroke Association Helpline and Information Service is for anyone affected by stroke (stroke survivor, family or friend) – 0303 3033 100


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