Useful contacts for carers
The organisations below can provide further information and support if you care for someone 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 offers information, advice and support for carers in England.
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. They also have an online community for young carers called Babble.
This charity provides information and advice about caring alongside practical and emotional support for carers.
The Children's Society is a children's charity that offers support for young carers.
Information and support for carers in Northern Ireland.
A charity providing home-based respite through short breaks or longer periods of support for carers, and personal care for people living alone across Scotland.
A charity giving impartial advice and information on daily living aids, including mobility equipment.
Employers for Carers provides practical advice for employers on supporting carers within their workforce.
A national charity providing information, advice and support services for older people. It also produces publications, such as the Care Home Handbook.
Provides relationship counselling and support services, delivered at 400 locations, by phone and online.
Provides information and advice on care homes (fees, standards, complaints etc), as well as a 'listening ear' for those with emotional concerns.
Revitalise (formerly known as Vitalise) provides nurse-led care with real holiday experiences for disabled people, carers and volunteers.
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.