Carers UK forum
Carers UK says that 'a 6.5 million UK people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.' If you're a carer, you can share hints, tips, advice and your thoughts on the Carers UK forum, with others who may be in the same boat. Go on - join in the conversation!
Making Contact is a website designed for families of disabled children or adults, their friends or disabled adults themselves. It's a place where they can find and contact others affected by similar disabilities or contact other disabled people from the same area. To get started, head across to their forums page.
There are lots of young carers in the UK - Babble is an online community for young carers that offers advice, support and a place they can unwind.
Alzheimer's Society Talking Point
Talking Point is the online discussion forum for anyone affected by dementia. It's a place to ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported.
Local carers centres
For those needing more support than that provided by online forums, the nationwide network of Carers' Centres is available. It's made up of 144 independent charities that deliver a wide range of telephone, drop-in or outreach support, to meet the needs of carers in their own communities. Find out more here.
Local carers forums
As well as the national Carers UK forum, there are local forums that provide support to those caring for others. Here is the link to the York Carers Forum, but please feel free to search online for one that covers your area.
Carers Trust is a charity working to improve support services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of unpaid caring. Head across to their website to see what it's all about.