Carers Advice

NHS Links

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

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 under-65s

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

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

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

  • 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

Useful Contacts

Birmingham Carers Hub

Forward Carers is an award winning social enterprise that prides itself on making a real difference to the lives of carers through working in partnership.

Telephone: 0333 006 9711



South Birmingham Care Services

South Birmingham Care Services are a new domiciliary care agency, registered with the Care Quality Commission. We provide home care and support to individuals who wish to maintain an independent life within their own home and community.

Telephone: 0121 453 4237 or 07877 712944



Disabled Living Foundation

Information and advice on equipment for independent living.

Telephone: 0300 999 0004


MIND Birmingham

Birmingham Mind is the largest independent mental health charity providing services in and beyond the City of Birmingham’s boundaries.

Facebook: BirminghamMindOfficial

Twitter: @birminghammind

Telephone: 0121 608 8001


Bluebird Care

Birmingham West

We are one of the nation’s leading home care and live in care providers. We deliver the services you want, how you want them, in the comfort of your own home.

Telephone: 0121 233 9619





Information and advice for families who care for children with a disability or special need.

Telephone: 0808 808 3555


Independent Age

Information and advice for older people, their family and carers.

Telephone: 0800 319 6789


Citizens Advice

Local offices for advice/representation on benefits, debt and housing.



Information and advice for people with a learning disability, their families and carers.

Telephone: 0808 808 1111


Age UK Birmingham

Information and advice for the over 60s.

Telephone: 0121 437 0033



Carers Trust

In partnership with a network of local centre they provide advice, information and support to carers.

Telephone: 0300 772 9600


Alzhemier’s Society

Information and advice for people with dementia and their carers.

Telephone: 0300 222 1122


Macmillan Cancer Support

At Macmillan, we know how a cancer diagnosis can affect everything. So we’ll help you find your best way through.

From advice about money and work, to someone who’ll listen if you just want to talk, we’re here when you need us most.

Telephone: 0808 808 0000


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Counselling and support services for couple, families and young people.

Telephone: 0300 100 1234


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



Information, advice and community service for people affected by severe mental illness and their carers.

Telephone: 0808 800 4444



Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

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Turn 2 Us

Information and advice on benefits and grants.

Telephone: 0808 802 2000