Carers UK

Description of service

Information and guidance on all aspects of caring. Caring can present all kinds of challenges from filling in forms to coping with emotions. The Helpline Team can provide information and guidance on benefits including Carer’s Allowance, carers' employment rights, taking a break, carers’ assessments, and how to challenge decisions. Online forum to talk about real issues with other carers and former carers who understand and are supportive. The guide ‘Looking After Someone’ is available to download from the website with information on financial and practical support available for carers. Website also has facility to search for local carers' organisations. Calls to 0808 80 numbers are free to call from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills.

Key Focus

Information and advice on all aspects of caring

Age Range

All ages

Opening Times

Adviceline: Monday to Friday, 9am-6pm

Area Of Operation

Whole of UK


No charge

Referral Method

Self referral

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