Hundreds of people have been in touch in recent weeks to raise their concerns about caring safely at this difficult time.
Many are looking for good quality advice and information to help them make decisions about how to look after the person they care for.
That is why I wanted to share the advice and information services that are available to all carers through Carers UK – the leading national charity representing unpaid carers.
Please find details of Carers UK’s services below:
Detailed advice pages on Carers UK website
An email advice line – firstname.lastname@example.org
A telephone helpline – 0808 808 7777. Please note: Carers UK’s Helpline hours have been extended to 9am- 6pm, Monday to Friday.
An online forum – carersuk.org/forum. The forum is run by carers, for carers – full of tips and information where carers have been supporting each other.
A local directory for carers, with details of local carers organisations and local authority support.