Need help? Useful numbers to call

Carers UK Adviceline 0808 808 7777
Our Adviceline is staffed by experts with extensive experience of dealing with the problems carers face. We provide free and confidential information and advice on:

  • benefits and tax credits
  • carers employment rights
  • carers assessments
  • the services available for carers, and how to complain effectively and challenge decisions.

Our freephone number is 0808 808 7777 and we are open from Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm.

Or you can email us at We will try to answer your email as soon as possible but we may not be able to do so on the same day.

Click here for more information on our Adviceline

Our website has a comprehensive information section where you will find a range of useful information about caring.

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Phone: 08457 90 90 90

Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care promotes the well-being of bereaved people and helps them to understand their grief and cope with their loss
Phone: 020 8939 9530

There is a list of useful organisations and contact details on the Carers UK website.