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Carers advice and information – NHS Choices

DescriptionNHS Choices offers online advice and information on many different subjects to do with caring, as well as a carer's helpline. Topics on the website include carer's rights, money and legal matters, and many other subjects related to caring such as:

- Carer's assessments
- Employment rights and other carers rights
- Carer's benefits, such as Carer's Allowance
- Caring and communication difficulties
- Dealing with challenging behaviour
- Moving and handling someone else
- Breaks from caring
- and many other topics

NHS Choices also offers guidance on sources of support, as well as its free, confidential information and advice helpline called Carers Direct.

Visit the carers pages on NHS Choices, part of the care and support section

Telephone number0300 123 1053
CostsCalls are free from UK landlines and mobiles or you can request a free call-back in one of 170 different lanaguages. Call charges from other providers may vary.

Record last updated: 12 October 2015