Other resources for carers

Find other useful organisations that provide help and support for carers of people living with dementia.

Carers: looking after yourself
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Age UK

Tavis House
1–6 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9NA

T 0800 169 6565 (advice line)
www.ageuk.org.uk/contact-us (online contact form)

Wales – Age Cymru

TĹ· John Pathy
13/14 Neptune Court
Vanguard Way
Cardiff CF24 5PJ

T 08000 223 444 (advice line)
[email protected]

Northern Ireland – Age NI

3 Lower Crescent
Belfast BT7 1NR
Northern Ireland

T 0808 808 7575 (Advice Service)
[email protected]

Provides information and advice for older people in the UK.

Carer’s Allowance Unit

Palatine House
Lancaster Road
Lancashire PR1 1HB

T 0345 608 4321 (8.30am–5pm Monday– Thursday, 8.30am–4.30pm Friday)
cau.cust[email protected]

Provides information about eligibility for carer’s allowance and carer’s credits to protect your pension if you give stop working to become a carer.

Carers Trust

32–36 Loman Street
London SE1 0EH

T 0844 800 4361
[email protected]

Works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Carers UK

20 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4LX

T 0808 808 7777 (Advice line, Monday–Friday10am–4pm)
[email protected]
www.carersuk.org/forum (online discussion forum)

Provides information and advice to carers about their rights and how to access support. See in particular its factsheet about carers’ assessments.

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Various locations


Your local CAB can provide information and advice in confidence or point you in the right direction. To find your nearest CAB look in the phone book, ask at your local library or look on the Citizens Advice website (above). Opening times vary.

More information and resources

Last reviewed: April 2016

Next review due: April 2019

This information was last reviewed by: Professor Linda Clare, Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia, REACH: The Centre for Research in Aging and Cognitive Health, School of Psychology, University of Exeter

This information has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia. A list of sources is available on request.

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