Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
The National Careers Service has a helpline, webchat and email service about education and careers for 13- 19 years old. Support is also available up to the age of 25 for those who have learning difficulties or disabilities.
There are also similar groups that can help you:
The Children's society runs Service for young carers in many areas.
KIDS is an organisation specially for carers under the age of 18. It runs regular clubs where you can meet other young carers as well as offering support, advice and information.
Action for Children can put you in touch with other young carers. It also has free places for young carers at its residential activity camps.
Childline is free and confidential telephone helpline for children on 0800 11 11. Young carers can talk to someone on Childline who may be able to give them advice and help and they won't tell anyone you called.
For more information on young carers you can visit the above NHS website.