The costs of caring can quickly mount up. Find out if you are entitled to any financial support.
You could receive help with certain costs and free services through the NHS. Find out more
If someone you care for has complex ongoing health needs, they may be entitled to long-term financial assistance.
We have teamed up with nutritional expert, Nutricia and have co-produced a number of free online guides on eating well and ensuring those you care for have all the nutrients they need.
If you qualify for extra support for yourself or for someone you care for from your local council or trust, you may be offered a direct payment to enable you to arrange this support yourself.
Your personal budget is the amount of money your local council or trust will pay towards your care needs. It can give you more choice and control over your support.
If someone you care for has a physical or mental disability or if you have one yourself, you may be able to claim some extra money be applying for a disability benefit.
Every day we hear from people who need help with looking after a friend or family member
Joining Carers UK is free and takes just a few minutes.