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
[email protected]

Wales – Age Cymru

08000 223 444 (advice line, 9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
[email protected]
www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru

Northern Ireland – Age NI

0808 808 7575 (advice service, 8am–7pm every day)
[email protected]
www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland

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)
www.gov.uk/carers-allowance-unit

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.

Carers Trust

0300 772 9600
[email protected]
www.carers.org

The Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone who is caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend.

Carers UK

0808 808 7777 (advice line, 10am–4pm Monday–Tuesday)
[email protected]
www.carersuk.org

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.

Citizens Advice

03444 111 444 (Adviceline, 9am–5pm Monday–Friday,)
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

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)
www.cruse.org.uk

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

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

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