There’s a wide range of support available, including benefits available to carers and those they provide care for.
The benefits system can be complicated and you may need help making a claim. As well as practical advice, you may also benefit from emotional support from people who understand what being a carer involves.
These resources provide free, reliable information, advice and support.
Information and support for carers.
Independent information and support for carers.
Helpline: 0808 808 7777
Choice and medication
An information resource for patients and carers covering commonly prescribed mental health medications.
Advice on legal issues, money, and other problems.
NHS Carers Direct
Information from the NHS on support available to carers.
Rethink Mental Illness
Information for carers including a carer’s assessment pack, message board, and sibling support network.
Advice service freephone 0808 801 0525
Information for carers from a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants, and support services.