Other resources for carers
Find other useful organisations that provide help and support for carers of people living with dementia.
Wales – Age Cymru
Northern Ireland – Age NI
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.
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.
Provides information and advice to carers about their rights and how to access support. See in particular its factsheet about carers’ assessments.
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
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