Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

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

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.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • 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?

Contact Carers Direct

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

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

You may find the following websites helpful:

The Carers Hub for Brighton and Hove provides information and support to adult carers and also to young carers, aged 8-25, through its Young Carers Project.

Alzheimer’s Society provides a range of services for people with, and affected by, dementia and their carers. 01273 - 726266

Amaze supports parents and carers of children with special needs. It also works with parents of teenagers moving from children’s to adult services. 01273 -772289

Crossroads Care is a charity that helps people who care for disabled relatives or friends at home. This is a flexible service to give carers a break. 01273-234021

PATCHED offers support and services for carers of people with substance misuse problems

Freephone 0800 085 4450

Carers UK is a national organization offering a wide range of support and information to carers. 0808 8087777

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