Carers Information

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

Are You a Carer?

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

The Bristol Carers Support Centre, based in the Vassell Centre offers many lines of support for carers - see their website and phone number below.


Bath Carers Centre, support line is a Freephone number 0800 0388 885

Open weekdays from 8.15 until 12.00 noon. 

Website  email contact 

Wiltshire Carers Centre, support line is a Freephone number 0800 181 4118

Open weekdays 9-4. General enquiries 01380 871690.


Carers Support Centre Website

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

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

  • Young carers

        Watch this animation on young carers produced by a group of young carers aged 16-24 for GP surgeries.


Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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