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Music workshops for Carers

You might not think of yourself as a 'carer' but if you can answer 'Yes' to any of these questions, you probably are:

Do you help someone with personal tasks such as washing, dressing or taking their medicines?

Do you do somone's shopping, collect their newspaper or help them when they want to garden?

Do you accompany someone when they need to go to an appointment or wish to go out, or sit with them so they are not always alone?

Are you 'keeping an eye' on someone to make sure they are safe and well, and eating and drinking?

If anything like this rings a bell with you, then you might find the following links to other websites of interest and use to you:


Content Supplied by NHS Choices

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?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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

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