There are many services that provide help and support to carers to help you better cope with your caring situation. These range from sitting services and self-help groups to financial and practical advice.
Carers Support Centre provide an information, advice and support line called CarersLine where you can get more information about help you can get. They will also be able to talk to you about any benefits to which you may be entitled. You can contact CarersLine on 0117 965 2200 or find information at www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk
The Red Cross provides a number of helpful services including Home from Hospital where volunteers help newly discharged patients with day-to-day tasks such as getting prescriptions and shopping. More information can be found at www.redcross.org.uk
Support is also available from GP practices in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Please speak to your practice about being added to their carers register to find out what support is available to you as a carer.