Caring for Someone

UPDATED: 05.06.2024

Age UK

Services for older people, their families and those who care for them.
Advice Line: 0800 678 1602 (lines open 8am – 7pm)

Age Cymru 

Information on regulation of care homes in Wales, including finding a suitable home and making a complaint.

Care and Nursing Homes Northern Ireland

Information on regulation of care homes and Nursing Homes in Northern Ireland, including finding a suitable home and making a complaint. 

Care Inspectorate Scotland 

Information on regulations for care in Scotland, includes making complaints and giving feedback.

Care Quality Commission 

The independent regulator of health and social care in England. 

Care Rights UK  

Support and information in England for older people needing care, their relatives and friends. Webchat & surgery available online.
Email: helpline@carerightsuk.org

Carers Allowance 

Government Information on carers allowance and disability benefits.

Carers Trust 

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

Carers UK 

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

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.
Email: info@hospiceuk.org


Calling time on the harm & abuse of older people. Information & support for older people or anyone concerned that an older person is at risk.
Helpline: 0808 808 8141 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 07860 052 906
Email: helpline@wearehourglass.org

Living Made Easy - DLF 

Offering impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products, helping to find disabled equipment solutions that enable independence.
Helpline: 0300 123 3084 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
Email: info@dlf.org.uk 

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)
Web Chat: check for open times online


Information from MIND on coping with the care of someone. 

The Children’s Society 

Helping children and young carers with a variety of concerns.


Independent information on choosing the right care in later life

Young Carers – Money Helper 

Information on benefits available to young carers.