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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.


Beacon is a not-for-profit agency that specialises in NHS Continuing Healthcare, offering information, advice and casework services.

Carers Direct

Carers Direct offers information, advice and support for carers in England.

Care Directions

Care Directions provides detailed advice and information on a range of health and care issues for older people.

Carers Federation

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

Carers Trust provides information, support and practical help to make it easier for carers.

Carers UK

Carers UK is the voice of carers, providing information and advice and campaigning for the changes that make a real difference for carers.

The Children's Society

The Children's Society is a children's charity that offers support for young carers.

Crossroads Caring for Carers Northern Ireland

This charity provides respite care for carers in Northern Ireland.

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 aids.

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.

Independent Age

Independent Age is a unique and growing charity providing information, advice and support to thousands of older people, their families and carers across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.


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 concerns.


Revitalise (formerly known as Vitalise) provides nurse-led care with real holiday experiences for disabled people, carers and volunteers.

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

The Outsiders is a social and peer support network of disabled people, offering advice for people who have concerns about sexual or personal relationships.