Carers of people living with dementia – useful organisations
Find out more about organisations that can give further information and support for carers of people living with dementia.
- Carers: looking after yourself
- Your health and wellbeing as a carer for a person with dementia
- Getting help and support as a carer
- Caring as dementia progresses
- You are here: Carers of people living with dementia – useful organisations
Carers: looking after yourself
England – Age UK
0800 678 1602 (advice line, 8am–7pm)
Wales – Age Cymru
0300 303 4498 (9am–4pm Monday–Friday)
Northern Ireland – Age NI
0808 808 7575 (9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
Age UK, Age Cymru and Age NI provide information and advice for older people in the UK.
Carer’s Allowance Unit
The Carer’s Allowance Unit provides information about eligibility for Carer’s allowance and Carer’s credit to protect your pension if you stop working to become a carer.
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring for a family member or friend.
Carers UK provides information and advice for carers about their rights and how to access support. For example, see Carers UK’s factsheet about carers’ assessments.
Your local Citizens Advice can give you information and advice in confidence or point you in the right direction. To find your nearest branch look in the phone book, ask at your local library or look on the website. Opening times vary.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care is a national charity for bereaved people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It offers face-to-face, telephone, email and website support.
Our information is based on evidence and need, and is regularly updated using quality-controlled processes. It is reviewed by experts in health and social care and people affected by dementia.
Reviewed by: Dr Nuriye Kupeli, Senior Research Associate, University College London, and Professor Esme Moniz-Cook, Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia Care Research, University of Hull
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