Some people manage to provide care for someone on their own. However, if the person you care for needs more specialist support, or you can’t provide them with care full time, you might want to get outside help.
The good news is that there’s a huge range of support out there that you might not even have heard of. The problem is that navigating it can be difficult. Our getting started guides take you through the process, with a look at what support is available and how to get help from the council.
For more information, see our Support for Them section:
Yes! There is a range of support for carers. You might be interested in:
For more information on the process of support, see our Support for Carers section:
You should take a look at our Money section. It has advice on paying for care with an overview of how much your loved one’s care should cost, and what your options are when funding someone’s care. It also covers the financial support you can get as a carer, your rights at work, and discounts you might be entitled to on transport, heating, and health costs. To look at all of our money advice, go to:
We’re all human, and there’s a limit to what we can do. We’ve got advice on how caring can affect you emotionally and where to get support. We’ve got information on spotting the signs of stress or depression. We also look at how to tackle feelings of isolation and burnout. If you want to talk to someone about it, we’re here to listen. Our helpline is open from 8.00am – 8.00pm, every weekday.
For more information, see our section on carer wellbeing: