You are unique…
and so is the person you care for, yet lots of the challenges and uncertainties you face are also experienced by other carers across the UK. While there’s no one-size-fits-all handbook for caring, there are many sources of information available to support you in your role.
Whether you are looking for advice on how to balance your role with career and family commitments, where to find local support groups, information on how to stay well and safe in your caring role or entitlements you may be eligible for, you’ve come to the right place. The information here covers some of the key issues carers have told us they face and will signpost you to other sources of help if you want to know more about a topic.
Do take a look through this section for useful practical information that will help you in your day-to-day role, then don’t forget to check out the Wellbeing section to find out how to look after your own mental and physical wellbeing too.
We hope this website will be helpful for all carers, regardless of location. If you live in Birmingham or the West Midlands, or care for someone who does, and you wish for further information about support and services near you, don’t forget to view the Local Services section of the website or call our Info & Advice Line on 0333 006 9711 (low call rate)
For carers based across the UK, you may also wish to visit national carers’ charity Carers UK for expert information, advice and support with caring, including their specialist Carers UK Adviceline.