Carers Advice

Are You A Carer?

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

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999


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 Careis 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

NHS Links

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?

Finance & Law

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

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the person you care for

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

  • Death and benefits

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Managing someone's legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

  • Personal and household finance

    Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

  • Social fund


  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible