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What we offer

 

Information and guidance

Our website is your first port of call if you’re looking for information about any aspect of caring.

Whether you’re looking for information on benefits, practical help in your caring role, or support in the workplace, our help and advice pages offer detailed guidance.

You can also download our resources, including our factsheets and Looking after someone guide, or order printed copies of our guides from our online shop.

 

Helpline

If you have a question about caring, you can contact our Helpline.  

For information and signposting, our telephone Helpline is available on 0808 808 7777 from Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm (including Bank Holidays).  

If you have a more complex query or would like more detailed guidance, we suggest you contact our email Helpline (advice@carersuk.org), as we’ll be able to provide more information.   

 

 

Connect with other carers

It’s easy to feel isolated when you are caring for someone. Our online forum, Carers Connect, is a safe and supportive community where you can share what’s on your mind with other carers, day and night. You will need to be a Carers UK member to add a post and membership is free.

We also offer weekly Care for a Cuppas, where you can chat with other carers via Zoom. These sessions are open to all carers.

I just love these sessions. It makes me feel part of civilization - otherwise I would be on my own." (Care for a Cuppa attendee)

 

 

Your wellbeing

Caring can put pressure on your physical and mental health. Our Carers Active Hub is a free resource to help you stay active while caring, including short exercise videos, carer stories and expert tips.

We also offer regular online Share and Learn activities to boost your wellbeing, such as yoga, accessible exercise, meditation, creative arts and much more. Many of these sessions are recorded, so you can watch them on our website or YouTube channel in your own time.

 

Join our community

Finally not feeling lonely as a carer. I can openly talk with others about my fears and experiences.” (Carers UK member)

Find support and connection by joining our membership community – for free. As a Carers UK member, you’ll receive:

  • regular email updates on the latest news and information for carers
  • our quarterly members’ magazine, Caring, packed with information and carers’ stories
  • access to our online forum, Carers Connect
  • exclusive members’ benefits and discounts.

Join now.

 

Follow us on social media

Keep up to date with the latest news and campaigns for carers by following us on our social media channels. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Latest updates

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Scheme supporting unpaid carers in the workplace celebrates 15-year anniversary
11 July 24

Employers for Carers (EfC), a membership forum set up to champion and promote effective workplace support for staff with caring…

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Carers UK welcome appointment of Stephen Kinnock MP
09 July 24

“We welcome the appointment of Stephen Kinnock MP as a Minister of State for Care in the Department of Health…

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Carers UK responds to Sir Keir Starmer's appointment as Prime Minister
05 July 24
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Northern Ireland urged to lead the way in support for unpaid carers
01 July 24

Carers NI welcomes the proposal within the Good Jobs Bill to give carers a legal right to access 5 days…

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