If you are looking for online advice or support, there are several places we can recommend:

  • Carers UK, the UK's national membership charity for carers aged 18+. Advice, information and an online forum (similar to Carers Space) at https://www.carersuk.org/forum .
  • Gov.uk, the Government's information and advice site including information on benefits, rights, entitlements, work, health and social care for people living in England and Wales.
  • Gov.scot, the Government's information and advice site including information on benefits, rights, entitlements, work, health and social care specifically for people living in Scotland.
  • NI Direct - the Government's information and advice site including information on benefits, rights, entitlements, work, health and social care specifically for people living in Northern Ireland
  • Carers Trust's local Network Partners, 150 independent services for carers across the UK, offering information, advice, practical support and/or care in the home. Find your nearest one here or search for carers or young carers plus the name of the town or county you live in.
  • The Samaritans, available day and night to listen and help you talk through your worries by phone, email, text, letter or face to face.
  • The Mix, information and advice for under 25s on every subject, including by phone and webchat.

If you’re in danger, worried about somebody’s safety (or your own), or need urgent help call 999 to talk to the police or, if you’re under 18, call ChildLine on 0800 1111. Calls to both are free from mobiles.