Carers: looking after yourself

6. Useful organisations

Age UK

Tavis House
1–6 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9NA

 0800 169 6565 (advice line) (online contact form)

Wales – Age Cymru
Tŷ John Pathy
13/14 Neptune Court
Vanguard Way
Cardiff CF24 5PJ

T 08000 223 444 (advice line)

Northern Ireland – Age NI
3 Lower Crescent
Belfast BT7 1NR
Northern Ireland

T 0808 808 7575 (Advice Service)

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)

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

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) (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.