Carers Direct

We know that some carers will be looking forward to the festivities and seeing family and friends over the holidays. However, we understand that caring doesn’t stop at Christmas and many carers will be feeling isolated, exhausted, or worried about how they will manage.

We would like to bring carers together over the festive period through virtual events. Find out what events and catch-ups we have on below.

Hear from professional singer, Ruth Getz, about why you should join our Christmas activities for carers, including a festive singalong!

What’s On

Christmas singalong

When: Tuesday 27 December, 11am.

Come along to our fun and informal Christmas singalong – we’ll be singing all the favourites. This is hosted by professional singer, Ruth Getz. Feel free to bring along the person you’re looking after.

Virtual catch up

When: Wednesday 28 December, 10.30am to 11.30am

Get yourself a cup of tea and join us for a virtual get together. A chance to let us know how you are and to connect with other unpaid carers.

Festive Quiz

Thursday 29th December, 4-5pm

Come and test your knowledge of all things Christmas with our Carers First Christmas Quiz. All welcome. Feel free to don any festive outfits and have a mince pie to hand.

If you’d like to attend any of our events, complete our short form and we’ll send you the Zoom link.

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you.

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers
    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role.
  • Benefits for the under-65s
    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
  • Benefits for the over-65s
    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
  • Carer’s Assement
    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits.
  • Other benefits
    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring.

Information Sheets and Posters

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202

Helpline Information

[email protected]

Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends.
Calls are free from UK landlines.