Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know via the online form opposite - we may be able to help you.

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999


Carers First Nottingham City

Carers First provides practical and emotional support to Carers who live in Nottingham City through one to one support, telephone support, advocacy – empowering carers and their cared for with knowledge and support to access their rights and entitlements.

Carers First provides a wide range of culturally appropriate and impartial information and support for carers across Nottingham City who look after someone with an illness, disability, frailty, or who is experiencing mental health issues. We have a diverse team of Support Workers and a Network Co-ordinator, who have a wealth of knowledge and experience, working with carers on an individual basis to identify what support, help, information may be needed, please see our Carers First Support Workers page for more information.

The team will also refer and signpost to other relevant organisations such as: Welfare Rights, Condition Specific Support and the Carers Federation Counselling Service, where appropriate.

Other  Services For Carers:

Carers First has a Drop In session for Carers who live in Nottingham City on Monday mornings 9am to 12pm – if you are a Carer living in Nottingham City – whether you are registered with us or not, you can just turn up and speak with a Support Worker.

Monthly Carer Support Groups – breaking down isolation with a range of speakers, activities and time to share and have a break from the daily routine of caring.

Caring with Confidence - workshops which look at all aspects of caring including – coping as a carer – offering strategies and sharing experiences.

Carers Assessments: Carers First can provide Carers with a Carers Assessment for Carers caring for someone NOT in receipt of Adult Social Care because they are not entitled or do not want their involvement, please contact us for further information.

Carers Respite Service: Carers First can offer Carers caring for someone,NOT in receipt of Adult Social Care because they are not entitled or do not want their involvement, access to a free short term Respite Service – please contact us for further information.

If you are a carer and do not know where to go, if you have ANY questions, concerns, please contact Carers First on 0115 9629 369 and we will help you.

NHS Links

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?

Finance and Law

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

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the person you care for

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

  • Death and benefits

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Managing someone's legal affairs

    Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

  • Personal and household finance

    Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

  • Social fund


  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible