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When you're caring, getting the right information at the right time can make all the difference.

Caring can be extremely complicated, whether we’re grappling with the benefits system or considering how to fund future care costs. Each strand is confusing but when all the strands are tangled, it can feel bewildering.


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New to caring? This is a good place to start...  

Upfront is an online guide which gives tailored financial and practical information to those who are new to caring. 

As well as the practical and financial support, you’ll find information to help you manage the impact of caring on your health and relationships. Click the link below to give it a go and get your own personalised guide to caring! 

Looking after someone

Our guide for anyone caring for family or friends.

Looking after someone outlines your rights as a carer and gives an overview of the practical and financial support available.

It is divided into the following sections: getting help and support, your finances, and your work. The guide for 2023 is available to download through the links below or to order for free from our online shop.

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Carers UK Forum

Our warm and welcoming online community is a place where you can share what's on your mind, day and night.

You can talk about real issues with people who understand and who can support you through everything caring has to throw at you. Click the button below to be part of our supportive community.


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