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

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 support

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

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.

Events and campaigns

Carers Rights Day and Week

Every year Carers UK holds Carers Rights Day and Carers Rights Week. Both raise awareness of carers rights and there's lots of great resources across on their website to help you plan any events or sessions.