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National support for carers


Carers Direct: part of the main NHS Choices website, offering information, advice and support for carers. 
Advice line: 0808 802 0202

Carers UK: offers financial advice to carers unable to work due to their responsibilities, assistance on finding work and how to approach your existing employer when you start to care for someone. 
Advice line: 0808 808 7777

Caring with Confidence: a free training programme for carers, offering learning and development opportunities through local group sessions or at home.

Crossroads Care: organises breaks for carers by providing trained professionals to cover caring duties. 

Directgov: offers helpful information and support for carers, including carers' rights, financial support and employment.

Princess Royal Trust for Carers: provides a comprehensive support service for carers through its network of 122 carers' centres.

Rethink: provides carers with individual and group support, access to information and assistance with accessing carer assessments.