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
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.
24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.
24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)