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Caring for Someone

UPDATED: 13.09.21

Carers Direct
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/introduction-to-care-and-support/
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
http://www.carersuk.org/
Offering support advice for all aspects of caring for someone.
Helpline: 0808 808 7777 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm)

Age UK
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/advice-for-carers/
Services for older people, their families and those who care for them.
Advice Line: 0800 169 6565 (lines open 8am – 7pm)

Marie Curie
https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/being-there/support-carers?gclid=CIHcr8WSpMoCFWXkwgodf_EH3Q
Support for anyone caring for someone with a terminal illness.
Helpline: 0800 090 2309 (lines open Monday – Friday 8am- 6pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm)

Which?
Later Life Care: advice on elderly care choices
https://www.which.co.uk/later-life-care
For information on how to complain about a care home.
http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/how-to-complain-about-a-care-home

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

Care Inspectorate Scotland
https://www.mygov.scot/how-care-is-regulated
Information on regulations for care in Scotland, includes making complaints and giving feedback.

Age Cymru
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/information-advice/care/care-homes/
Information on regulation of care homes in Wales, including finding a suitable home and making a complaint.

Northern Ireland
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/types-residential-care-and-nursing-home
Information on regulation of care homes and Nursing Homes in Northern Ireland, including finding a suitable home and making a complaint.

Carers Trust
http://www.carers.org/
Carers Trust works to improve support and services for anyone who is a carer.

MIND
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helping-someone-else/carers-friends-family-coping-support/supporting-someone-with-a-mental-health-problem/
Information from MIND on coping with the care of someone. 

Carers Allowance
https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/overview
Government Information on carers allowance and disability benefits.

The Children’s Society
https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/what-we-do/helping-children/young-carers 
Helping children and young carers with a variety of issues.

Young Carers – Money Helper
https://www.moneyhelper.org.uk/en/benefits/benefits-if-youre-sick-disabled-or-a-carer/financial-support-for-young-carers?source=mas
Information on benefits available to young carers.

Living Made Easy - DLF
https://livingmadeeasy.org.uk/
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)
Email: helpline@dlf.org.uk

Dying Matters
http://www.dyingmatters.org/
Support information for anyone approaching the end of their life, as well as relatives, friends and carers.

Hospice UK
http://www.hospiceuk.org/
Providing details for hospice and palliative care services, for patients, families and carers.
Email: info@hospiceuk.org

Care Quality Commission
http://www.cqc.org.uk/
The independent regulator of health and social care in England.

NHS – Euthanasia and Assisted suicide
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Euthanasiaandassistedsuicide/Pages/Introduction.aspx
NHS information on law in the UK and the definitions of euthanasia and assisted suicide.