Carers of people living with dementia - useful resources
Find out more about organisations that can give further information and support for carers of people living with dementia.
0800 055 6112 (advice line, 8am–7pm)
www.ageuk.org.uk/contact-us/information-and-advice (contact form)
Wales – Age Cymru
Northern Ireland – Age NI
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.
The Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone who is caring, unpaid, 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.
Last reviewed: October 2019
Next review due: October 2022
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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