Carers Direct

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know – 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 to 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

Tel: 0808 802 0202
Helpline Information:
Office Hours: Lines are open 08:00am to 09:00pm Monday to Friday, 11:00am to 16:00pm at weekends.

Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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