Caring for Someone

UPDATED: 09.10.2018

Carers Direct
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support/carers-direct-helpline/? (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
http://www.carersuk.org/ (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
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/home-and-care/advice-for-carers/(opens 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
https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/being-there/support-carers?gclid=CIHcr8WSpMoCFWXkwgodf_EH3Q (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
http://www.which.co.uk/elderly-care (opens in a new window)
Independent information on all aspects of care for older people; includes a directory of service.
http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/how-to-complain-about-a-care-home (opens in a new window)
For information on how to complain about a care home.

Carers Trust
http://www.carers.org/ (opens in a new window)
Carers Trust works to improve support and services for anyone who is a carer.

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

MIND
http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helping-someone-else/carers-friends-and-family-how-to-cope (opens in a new window)
Information from MIND on coping with the care of someone. 

Carers Allowance
https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/overview (opens in a new window)
Government Information on carers allowance and disability benefits.

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

Young Carers – Financial Support
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/financial-support-for-young-carers (opens in a new window)
Information on benefits available to young carers.

Disabled Living Foundation – DLF
http://www.dlf.org.uk/ (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)
Email: helpline@dlf.org.uk

Dying Matters
http://www.dyingmatters.org/ (opens in a new window)
Support information for anyone approaching the end of their life, as well as relatives, friends and carers.

Hospice UK
http://www.hospiceuk.org/ (opens in a new window)
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/ (opens in a new window)
The independent regulator of health and social care in England.

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