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
Age UK, Age Cymru and Age NI provide information and advice for older people in the UK.
Carer’s Allowance Unit
0800 731 0297 (8am–6pm Monday–Friday)
The Carer's Allowance Unit provides information about eligibility for Carer’s allowance and Carer’s credits 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 to carers about their rights and how to access support. For example, see Carers UK's factsheet about carers' assessments.
03444 111 444 (Adviceline, 9am–5pm Monday–Friday,)
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 (above). Opening times vary.
Cruse Bereavement Care
0808 808 1677 (helpline, , 9.30am–5pm Monday and Friday, 9.30am–8pm Tuesday–Thursday)
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.
More information and resources
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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