Carers Useful Links

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

For those caring for someone with a dementia, the Alzheimer’s Society has a range of helpful information for carers.  You can contact them on 0117 9610 693 or find information at

Macmillan Cancer Support also provide support to carers who support someone with cancer.  You can contact them on 0808 808 0000 or find information at

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. 

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.