Carers Information

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About Carers NI

We're here to make life better for carers.

Working as part of Carers UK:

 •we give expert advice, information and support

 •we connect carers so no-one has to care alone

 •we campaign together for lasting change

 •we innovate to find new ways to reach and support carers


 •We operate an advice and information service for carers and professionals, dealing with a range of issues such as carers' benefits, community care and services for carers

 •We provide a wide range of leaflets and booklets and a regular newsletter for carers, members and professionals


 •We offer carers the chance to meet with other carers through our network of local groups, to share experiences and reduce the feeling of isolation.

 •We help new and existing carers' groups


 •We raise awareness of the role of carers and inform Government and policy makers of their needs

 •We help carers make their own voices heard where it counts



Content Supplied by NHS Choices

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

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