Carer Information

Are You a Carer?

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 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.

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.

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

Telephone 0300 123 1053. Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Helpline information



If you need support, information or advice to care for an individual you can contact Careline. This is a 24-7 contact centre for all social care enquiries and referrals from both the public and professionals. Adult Services can be contacted on (0151) 233 3800 and Child Services on (0151) 233 3700. 

Finance and Law

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

Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

        Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible.