Being the carer of a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill can have a huge impact on your own life. We offer advice on how to look after yourself and get the support that you need.

If you're wondering what kind of help would be best for your relative or friend, our Care advice tool can give you some guidance about housing options, day-to-day living arrangements and how to pay for care. 

Use our Care services directory to find care homes and domiciliary care anywhere in the UK. You can also find support groups for people affected by dementia.

In this guide

Real-life stories

Useful organisations and websites

We have put together a list of relevant organisations and charities that can support you as a carer. We explain who they are and give you phone numbers and website addresses.
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