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

0800 678 1602 (advice line, 8am–7pm every day)
www.ageuk.org.uk/contact-us (online contact form)

Wales – Age Cymru

08000 223 444 (advice line, 9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
[email protected]

Northern Ireland – Age NI

0808 808 7575 (advice service, 8am–7pm every day)
[email protected]

Provides information and advice for older people in the UK.

Carer’s Allowance Unit

Telephone: 0800 731 0297 (8am–6pm, Monday–Friday)
Textphone: 0800 731 0317 (8am–6pm, Monday–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

0300 772 9600
[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

0808 808 7777 (Advice line, Monday–Tuesday10am–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


Your local Citizens Advice can provide 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 Citizens Advice website (above). Opening times vary.

More information and resources

Last reviewed: April 2016
Next review due: April 2019

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: 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

To give feedback on this information, or for a list of sources, email [email protected]

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