Carers Advice

Are You A Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

Carer Support and Dementia Advice Service

They provide advice, information and support to all carers aged 18 and above who provide care for an adult. The service also supports people with dementia and memory problems and is available throughout Hampshire. If you need support, we welcome self-referrals as well as referrals from health and social care professionals. Contact 01264 332297 Email

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. Contact 020 7378 4999 Website:

Dementia Friendly Hampshire

The Dementia Friendly Hampshire guide explores all aspects of living with dementia:

  • It explains the different types of dementia
  • Can help you understand the changes dementia can bring to your life
  • Helps to plan future care

The guide also lists useful contacts that can help in the Hampshire region - click on the link below

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: 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 & 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

    If you are on a low income and getting certain income related benefits, you may be eligible for extra help with everyday health costs.

  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible