Caring for Someone

UPDATED: 09.10.2018

Carers Direct (opens in a new window)
NHS advice for carers, call backs available via the helpline in 170 languages.
Helpline: 0300 123 1053 (lines open weekdays 9am - 8pm, weekends 11am - 4pm)

Carers UK (opens in a new window)
Offering support advice for all aspects of caring for someone.
Helpline: 0808 808 7777 (lines open Monday & Tuesday 10am - 4pm)

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

Marie Curie (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
Independent information on all aspects of care for older people; includes a directory of service. (opens in a new window)
For information on how to complain about a care home.

Carers Trust (opens in a new window)
Carers Trust works to improve support and services for anyone who is a carer.

The National Young Carers Initiative (opens in a new window)
Information for young carers across a variety of topics including health and school.

MIND (opens in a new window)
Information from MIND on coping with the care of someone. 

Carers Allowance (opens in a new window)
Government Information on carers allowance and disability benefits.

The Children’s Society (opens in a new window)
Helping children and young carers with a variety of issues.

Young Carers – Financial Support (opens in a new window)
Information on benefits available to young carers.

Disabled Living Foundation – DLF (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
Support information for anyone approaching the end of their life, as well as relatives, friends and carers.

Hospice UK (opens in a new window)
Providing details for hospice and palliative care services, for patients, families and carers.

Care Quality Commission (opens in a new window)
The independent regulator of health and social care in England.

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