Where to go for help and support

Local organisations

  • Carers Gloucestershire

Phone: 0300 111 9000 (open 8am-8pm Monday to Friday)

Website: www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk/

  • Gloucestershire Young Carers (supports young people up to age 25 – see also Young carers section of our site)

Phone: 01452 733060

Email: mail@glosyoungcarers.org.uk

Website: http://www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk/

  • Gloucestershire Parent Carers 

Phone: 01452 386283

Website: http://glosparentcarers.org.uk/

National organisations

  • Carers UK – a national campaigning charity for carers which also offers practical help and support.

Free advice line: 0808 808 777

Website: www.carersuk.org

  • Carers Trust – this is a national charity offering information, advice and support. It also has a network of approximately 100 carers centres around the UK.

Phone: 0844 800 4361

Email:  support@carers.org

Website: www.carers.org

  • Carers Direct – this is a free national service offering information, advice and support

Free helpline: 0808 802 02 02

Website: www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

  • Gov.uk – this is a very useful website with lots of information about money matters, legal matters, jobs etc. It also has a section specifically for carers.

Website: www.gov.uk