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Here's a list of relevant organisations and charities you might find helpful in your role as a carer.

Carers Trust

A charity supporting unpaid carers, both young and old, with a carers chat forum and links to local support networks.
Website: www.carers.org

Carers Direct (NHS)

NHS help and support for carers
Telephone: 0300 123 1053
Website: www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

Carers UK

A national membership charity that champions carers’ rights, connecting and supporting carers online and in local communities.
Adviceline: 0808 808 7777
Website: www.carersuk.org
Quarterly magazine: Caring magazine

Age UK

Independent charity giving advice to older people, including advice on the needs assessment.
Telephone: 0800 169 6565
Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Depression Alliance

Charity offering support and advice for people with depression.

Telephone: 0845 123 23 20
Website: www.depressionalliance.org

Website: friendsinneed.co.uk - community for people with depression

Friends in Need

See Depression Alliance, above

University of the Third Age (U3A)

Charity with local groups offering educational, creative and leisure opportunities for older people.
Telephone: 0208 466 6139
Website: www.u3a.org.uk

Page first published: December 2015
Next review due: July 2017