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Advice for carers information guide

Caring for a friend or relative can be hugely rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Download our guide to learn what support is available for you and the person you look after.

This guide looks at both the practical and emotional sides of caring, such as:

  • getting the help you need
  • financial support
  • practical tips and advice
  • looking after yourself.

This guide also lets you know where to go if you need help – so you always know you’re not alone.

Download your guide (PDF, 3 MB)

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Want to order print versions of our information guides?

If you’re a professional or organisation, please email In your email please include how many you'd like of each guide and a full postal address of where you'd like them sent. Delivery normally takes around 10 days.

If you'd like to place an order for yourself, you can call our advice line on 0800 678 1602 or email us at – please include your full postal address and allow 10 days for delivery.

Need this guide in another format?

This guide is also available in other formats if that's more suitable for you.

  • You can request a free printed copy of this guide that we'll post to you. 
  • You can also request this guide in large print or audio format.

To request any of these options, you can call the advice line on 0800 678 1602.

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Last updated: Dec 06 2023

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