Carers

Woman's handIf you are a carer, you can get extra help to make life easier.

Whether you are looking after a parent, a partner or a child, these websites and services can give you the information and support you need.

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What can you find on this site?
NHS Choices: care and supportThis is a hub of information, advice and support for carers, backed by the Carers Direct helpline.

There is a step-by-step guide to caring and special help for young carers. You can search for local services for carers. You can also find out about social care options.

You can ring Carers Direct on 0300 123 1053.
Carers' ResourceThis is a local charity supporting carers who live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale, and Craven.

You can get information and advice, and take part in courses, social activities and support groups. The charity offers support with emergency planning, grants for carers, a sitting service and guidance on training and learning.

There is also special support for young carers in Craven. You can take part in trips, activities and youth clubs. You can also have the support of a mentor.
Carers Link LancashireThis is a local charity supporting carers who live in Pendle and East Lancashire.

You can get information and advice, and take part in courses, social activities and support groups. The charity offers support with emergency planning, grants for carers and a sitting service.
Carers UKThis is a national charity that offers information, advice and support for carers. The quick guide to caring is the best place to start.

You can ring the Carers UK advice line on 0808 808 7777. You can also join an online forum to share your experiences.
Babble (Carers Trust)This is a safe online community for young carers, created by the Carers Trust.

You can share experiences and get advice and information from the support team.