Carers Direct

Contact Carers Direct

NHS Carers Direct Information

Telephone: 0808 802 0202

Email: CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

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

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.

  • Care after hospital: Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.
  • Taking a break: Caring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.

Finance and Law

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

  • Carer’s Assement: 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.