Information for Carers
Looking after someone?
Caring for someone can be very difficult and many people find that they need extra help with the care they provide.
Find out what support you might be able to receive here - provided by NHS Choices. This page also provides lots of help and advice.
Kent Carers Matter
Five Carer organisations in Kent have joined together to launch Kent Carers Matter, a campaign to raise the profile of Carers in Kent; increase access to Carer services; support health and social care professionals to identify and refer Carers to services earlier and to provide opportunities for Carers to have their say about local and national issues that affect them.
Please visit their website at www.kentcarersmatter.co.uk
Carers Direct - 0300 123 1053
Free, confidential information and advice for carers.
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines or you can request a free call back.
You can also ask for a call back in one of more than 170 languages.
You can send a query to our advisers by email.
Find out more about the Carers Direct helpline.
Carers First is a charity supporting adult and young carers. They provide emotional and practical support advice, information, guidance and offer statutory carers assesments, training, events, social groups, short break respite, activities trips and more.
You can download their information booklet from http://www.youblisher.com/p/1401973-Carers-FIRST-Information-Booklet/
Please click the link below to be directed to Carers First website: http://www.carersfirst.org.uk/