Charity support for carers
The UK has a wide network of charities dedicated to supporting carers of all ages. Please contact these organisations for help and advice.
Carers Trust believe in a world where the role and contribution of unpaid carers is recognised and they have access to the quality support and services they need to live their own lives. They provide a wide range of support to carers and can help you find local services.
Carers UK provide information, advice and support for carers. By bringing carers together, they provide a stronger voice which shapes their campaigns to make life better for carers and influences policy makers, employers and service providers, to help them improve carers’ lives.
Tel: 0808 808 7777
Carers Direct is run by the NHS and provides information and advice for carers. Information includes social care, finance, managing care and work / study and finding the right support.
Tel: 0300 123 1053
Charities for young carers
Action for Children
Action for Children works with and supports young carers across the UK. They offer them practical and emotional support to ensure they enjoy and achieve, just like their peers. They aim to help give them a break to learn and have fun, letting them balance their caring responsibilities with just being
a child and growing up.
Tel: 0300 123 2112 Visit their website here
The Children’s Society
The Children’s Society raise awareness of the needs of young carers, campaign for policy change, support schools, and work to see that these young people get the future and support they deserve.
Tel: 020 7841 4400 Visit their website here
Charities for older carers
Grandparents Plus champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives – especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances. They provide advice, support and information.
Tel: 0300 123 7015
Help with emotional wellbeing
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The charity has published a downloadable PDF to help explain how to cope when supporting someone else. Download it here.
Tel: 0300 123 3393 Visit their website here
Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.
You can access their free grants search and benefits calculator via the PHA UK website:
Access the benefits calculator