Caring for Someone

UPDATED: 10.07.2020

Carers Direct
NHS information on care and support. Call backs available via the helpline in 170 languages.
Helpline: 0300 123 1053 (lines open weekdays 9am - 8pm, weekends 11am - 4pm)
Webchat: advisors online (weekdays 9am - 8pm, weekends 11am - 4pm)

Carers UK
Offering support advice for all aspects of caring for someone.
Helpline: 0808 808 7777 (lines open Monday & Tuesday 9am - 6pm)

Age UK
Services for older people, their families and those who care for them.
Advice Line: 0800 169 6565 (lines open 8am – 7pm)

Marie Curie
Support for anyone caring for someone with a terminal illness.
Helpline: 0800 090 2309 (lines open Monday – Friday 8am- 6pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm)

Which? Elderly Care
Independent information on all aspects of care for older people; includes a directory of service.
For information on how to complain about a care home.

Carers Trust
Carers Trust works to improve support and services for anyone who is a carer.

Information from MIND on coping with the care of someone. 

Carers Allowance
Government Information on carers allowance and disability benefits.

The Children’s Society 
Helping children and young carers with a variety of issues.

Young Carers – Financial Support
Information on benefits available to young carers.

Disabled Living Foundation – DLF
Offering impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products, helping to find disabled equipment solutions that enable independence.
Helpline: 0300 999 0004 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm)

Dying Matters
Support information for anyone approaching the end of their life, as well as relatives, friends and carers.

Hospice UK
Providing details for hospice and palliative care services, for patients, families and carers.

Care Quality Commission
The independent regulator of health and social care in England.

NHS – Euthanasia and Assisted suicide
NHS information on law in the UK and the definitions of euthanasia and assisted suicide.