About our recordings
A series of recordings of sessions with Carers UK Helpline advisers and other specialist speakers. Please note that guidance and tips are for general information purposes only, are correct as of time of recording and do not qualify as advice. For advice on your caring situation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Self advocacy for carers
Patricia from our Carers Scotland team shares information on carers' rights across the UK, how to communicate effectively with professionals and looking after your own wellbeing while speaking up for yourself and the person you care for. Recorded October 2023.
Making effective complaints
Our Helpline adviser Priya shares tips and guidance for carers on making an effective complaint about a service you've received, including how to prepare, what to include and next steps. Recorded September 2023
Continence care and hygiene
Ashley Clydesdale and Sarah Murray from TENA speaking about supporting carers in the management of continence and hygiene. TENA are committed to empowering carers to live healthy and active lives. In this session they share best practice tips for continence care, information on a range of products and how to access them. Recorded June 2023.
Information on autism
An information session on autism presented by Geoff Evans, autism trainer and consultant, who has been working in the field of autism for 40 years. This session involves a presentation and Q&A, introducing autism and its wide range of characteristics and exploring issues related to caring for someone with autism or having autism yourself. Information correct at time of recording. Recorded May 2023.
Latest cost of living support update - energy costs
In this session, Carers UK helpline advisor Liz Edwards revisits what support is available to your household to help you manage rising energy costs, as well as outlining any new support package announcements from the Government. Information correct at time of recording. Recorded 31 March 2023.
Help with household finances
As part of our cost of living series, Darren Cole, a financial expert and professional trainer from Secondsight, shares some top tips for keeping in control of your household finances. Following Darren's talk, Liz Edwards (Helpline adviser with Carers UK) talks through the energy support package including the Warm Home Discount scheme and other support available to your household.
Help with energy costs
As part of our cost of living support series, Helpline adviser Liz Edwards outlines support with energy costs which you may be able to claim. Information correct at time of recording (October 2022).
Filling in welfare benefits forms
Liz Edwards from our Helpline team shares guidance for filling in welfare benefits forms. Information correct at time of recording (August 2022).
Disabled Facilities Grants and disability benefits
Priya and Liz from Carers UK's Helpline team offer tips and guidance for carers on Disabled Facilities Grants and disability benefits. Information correct at the time of recording (June 2021).
Carer's Allowance and Disability Related Expenditure
Liz and Priya from our Helpline team offer guidance on Carer's Allowance and Disability Related Expenditure. Information correct at time of recording (October 2021).
Helpline expert Priya provides information on when the person you care for is discharged from hospital and things you may wish to consider. Information correct at time of recording (December 2021).
Paid employment and caring
Our Helpline expert Liz takes you through your rights as a carer at work, and how to balance caring with employment.
Income maximisation and grants
Liz from our helpline team shares tips and guidance on maximising your income and applying for grants as a carer. This recording is for general information purposes only and is not advice. Information correct at time of recording (December 2022).