As the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a support network and a movement for change. For the past 50 years they have been driven by carers raising their voices together to call for change and seek recognition and support.
Looking after someone can be a rewarding experience but it can also be lonely and bewildering. At these times, carers need people around them who really understand caring. That's where Carers UK can help.
Carers Trust is a charity which was formed by the merger of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Carers Trust Phoenix in April 2012.
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With their Network Partners, they aim to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.
Carers Direct is the carers section of NHS Choices website. It offers lots of information and support for all carers and includes a confidential information and advice telephone service 7 days a week.
Plymouth Online Directory (POD) is a website that provides welfare, health and social care information for adults and families living in Plymouth.
Carers Emergency Response Service - From time to time, we encounter situations that we perhaps don’t expect. If you are the main carer for someone you love, when such difficulties happen not only do you have to think about yourself, you also need to think about them.
The Human Support Group work in partnership with Plymouth City Council, running the Carers Emergency Response Service (CERS) throughout the city. This service will provide you with the reassurance that should you experience a difficult time and cannot provide that care yourself, your loved one will be looked after in their own home environment.
Support families with the best possible guidance and information. Contact bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.
You could get £64.60 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits. You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. Please click here for further information.
Plymouth Citizen’s Advice, Improving Lives Plymouth, Age UK Plymouth and Routeways are working together in a joint contract with Plymouth City Council to provide quality information and advice services across Plymouth. This includes welfare benefits, Employment debt and housing advice. Please click here for further information.