Useful contacts for carers
The organisations below can provide
information and support for carers of people with Parkinson's.
Barnardo's is a children's charity that offers support to young
Carers Direct offers information, advice and support for carers
Care Directions provides detailed advice and information on a
range of health and care issues for older people.
The Carers Federation provides support for all carers, including
programmes for public and patient involvement, for people with
mental health issues and those needing counselling support.
Carers Trust provides information, support and practical
help to make it easier for carers.
Carers UK is the voice of carers, providing information and
advice and campaigning for the changes that make a real difference
The Children's Society
The Children's Society is a children's charity that offers
support for young carers.
Counsel and Care
Counsel and Care is a national charity that works with
older people, their families and carers to help them get the best
care and support.
Crossroads Caring for Carers Northern Ireland
This charity provides respite care for carers in Northern
Crossroads Caring Scotland
This charity is dedicated to the provision of short breaks
for carers in Scotland within their own homes.
Disabled Living Foundation
The Disabled Living Foundation is a national charity that
provides free, impartial advice about all types of disability
Employers for Carers
Employers for Carers provides practical advice for employers on
supporting carers within their workforce.
Health in Wales
This website includes information for carers in Wales.
The Caring for someone section on the nidirect website has
useful information for carers in Northern Ireland.
Relate provides relationship counselling and support services,
delivered at 400 locations, by phone and online.
Relatives & Residents Association
The Relatives & Residents Association provides information
and advice on care homes and support for those with emotional
Royal Association for Deaf people
If you're Deaf or hard of hearing, the Royal Association for
Deaf people has produced a carer's toolkit. All the information is
signed in BSL with subtitles and available online. It's also
available as a written information pack with a DVD.
The Outsiders is a social and peer support network of disabled
people, offering advice for people who have concerns about sexual
or personal relationships.
Vitalise provides respite breaks for disabled adults, children
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