Information for carers

Where can carers and families get information?

There is no shortage of information. All of the organisations below have plenty of information on their websites and most offer telephone help/advice as well.

Carers Trust .. including links through to many other helping organisations

Carers UK .. including links through to many other helping organisations

Young carers net

Independent Age (for older people and their carers) ..

Contact a Family (for families with disabled children) .. including links through to many other helping organisations

NHS Choices (a very good information site for carers)

Carers Information and Support Service

Hull City Council

Care Quality Commission (the people who check the quality of care services)

Gov.UK (Government information website)

Mencap (for people with a learning disability)

Challenging behaviour foundation

AgeUK (for older people)

Alzheimer's Society (for people with dementia and their families)

Mind (mental health organisation)

Parkinson's UK

There are many more websites with information for carers and families. The Carers' Centre in Hull (tel 225078) can help carers to use the internet and find the information they need.

Guides for carers

Looking after someone .. download from Carers UK .. guide to carers' rights and benefits.

The essential carer's guide .. available from the Carers Trust

A guide for carers by carers .. download from the MacMillan Trust

Guide for carers of someone with epilepsy .. download from Epilepsy Scotland