Caring for Your Future

Every day 6,000 people become carers. Carers Rights Day is focusing on supporting people to prepare for the future by:

  • Making carers aware of their rights
  • Letting carers know where to get help and support
  • Raising awareness of the needs of carers

Where can you get support?

Carers UK provide information, support and advice to carers. The information and advice they provide covers a range of subjects relating to caring including:

  • Benefits and tax credits
  • Carers employment rights
  • Carers assessments and how to get support
  • Services available to carers
  • How to complain effectively and challenge decisions

You can find details of your local carers organisation on our website at www.carersuk.org/local-support

Support in North West London

Carers Network

Carers Network is a charity that supports carers looking after adults living in the City of Westminster, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the City of London.

Other organisations that may be able to help

Age UK

Age UK is dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Go to their website to find your local branch.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice in England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland. Go to their website to find your local branch.

Contact

Contact is a national charity that supports the families of children with additional needs in England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland.

Call 0808 808 3555 or email helpline@contact.org.uk

If you need urgent help

There are other organisations who can help you get the support you need out of hours

  • Call the NHS 111 service if you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment – just dial 111.
  • Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – you can call free anytime, from any phone on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org

NHS England free guides

NHS England has produced two free guides to support the health and wellbeing of carers and older people. You can download the guides below.

Carers Rights Day – A Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing

Carers Rights Day – A Practical Guide to Healthy Caring