Carers Direct

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know, we may be able to help you.

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We hold a Carer’s Meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 2 pm. We generally have an interesting speaker followed by an informal chat with other carers.

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202
Helpline Information:
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Telling people – Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
  • Taking a break – Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
  • Housing and carers – Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?