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carers organisations

Guide to organisations offering support to carers

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Carers Direct (opens new window) - provides information, advice and support for carers, and is part of the NHS Choices website. Topics include money and legal information, taking a break, and your wellbeing.

0300 123 1053

Carers Trust (opens new window) - a UK-wide carers charity. Carers Trust aims to improve support and services for carers throughout the country. It provides information, an online community, and local support and services for adult and young carers. It also provides advice on money and benefits.

0844 800 4361 (London office), 0300 123 2008 (Glasgow office), 0292 009 0087 (Cardiff office).

Carers UK (opens new window) - membership organisation led by carers. Services they offer include providing information and advice about carers rights, and practical, financial and emotional support. They are also a campaigning organisation and conduct research.

0808 808 7777

GOV.UK (opens new window) - the UK government’s website with information on a wide range of subjects and services related to carers and caring, including care and support services, finances and benefits, care homes, employment and your rights.

Self Management (opens new window) - free training courses for adults who care for someone living with a long-term health condition or disability. There are also courses to support young carers, and parents of children with life-long conditions. (opens in new window) - online directory of paid care workers. Members can search for a carer in their area and look at caregiver profiles. The site also helps care workers find job opportunities in their area.