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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 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