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Help for carers looking after a loved one

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Caring for carers

If you look after a partner, relative or friend who's disabled or ill due to physical or mental health, you're a carer – even if you don’t think of yourself as one. Here you can find out about the emotional, practical and financial support available to you.

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  • Financial support for carers

    As a carer, you may be eligible for financial support including Carer's Allowance or Carer's Credit.
  • Juggling work and caring

    Find out about your rights at work and what could help you with manage work and your caring role.
  • Dementia care

    Looking after someone with dementia can bring specific challenges. Find out what support is available to you.
  • Taking a break from caring

    It’s important to take care of yourself and have a break if you need one – this is known as respite care.
  • Looking after myself

    If you’re a full-time carer or spend a lot of time caring for someone, it's important to make time for yourself too.
  • My role has changed or ended

    It can be difficult if your caring role changes or ends. We can help you navigate this time.

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'Do seek help. Do accept it's stressful'

Caroline Abrahams, Age 51Թapp Charity Director, talks about her experiences of looking after a relative.

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We offer support through our free advice line on 0800 678 1602. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. We also have specialist advisers at over 120 local Age 51Թapps.

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