Information for Carers




Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

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


image of a carer


image of a carer

Finance and Law

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

  • Benefits for carers: Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
  • Benefits for the under-65s: Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
  • Benefits for the over-65s: Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
  • Carer's Assessment: How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
  • Other benefits: Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202



Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

carers direct


Additional Information

Carers Kensington & Chelsea

Carers Kensington & Chelsea provides free advice and information to carers looking after someone who lives in Kensington and Chelsea. Carers Kensington & Chelsea can provide advice on, benefits and grants for carers and their family, community care assessments and carers assessments, carers Personal Budgets. local services available for carers (including health, support, activities, outings and counselling).

Call 0800 032 1089 or email


Carers Network

Carers network provide a tailored service to unpaid carers; supporting them to identify their needs and empowering them to make informed choices for themselves and the person they care for.

Call 020 8960 3033, email or visit the website


Carers UK

Bereavement Advice Centre is a free helpline and web-based information service provided by Co-op Legal Services. They provide practical information and advice and signposting on the many issues and procedures that face us after the death of someone close.

Click here to visit the website


Carers Trust

Works with a network of partners to support carers in their homes and communities by providing replacement care, advice and emotional support.

Click here to visit the website