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Carers Information



Content Supplied by NHS Choices

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 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.

Carers support groups

Positive Caring - 01452 500885

Carers' Emergency Scheme - 0300 111 9000

Gloucestershire Young Carers - 01452 733060

Parent Carers -


Finance and Law

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

 Other useful numbers:-

Alzheimer's Society (Glos)  01452 525222

BEAT (for carers of those with an eating disorder)  01285 770385

Nelson Trust (for carers of those with addiction issues) 01453 885633

Mears Staying Put (formerly Care and Repair)  0800 032 3139

Gloucestershire Adult Social Care Helpdesk - 01452 426868

Gloucestershire Children and Families Helpdesk - 01452 426565

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