Resources: Carers support

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society are a charity that campaigns for change in dementia care, funds research towards a cure, and provides support to people currently living with dementia. Services include social activity groups for those living with dementia, support groups for carers, and a national helpline.

Bristol City Council – Adult Health and Care

Bristol City Council’s adult health and care department provides help and advice with the following:* Reporting suspected abuse
* Help at home
* Paying for care and support
* Social Care advice and help
* Being part of the community
* Housing Options
* Dementia
* Disability
* Advice and support for carers
* Health and wellbeing

Further information is available for care professionals, and about Adult Care Partnership Boards and consultations and reviews.

Care Forum

The Care Forum support communication, consultation and networking with the voluntary and community sector (VCS). They work to empower adults and young people to voice issues about local social and community care services, and provide information and advice about voluntary and statutory sector health and well-being services.

Carers UK

A charity dedicated to improving the lives of carers. Services include a helpline providing advice & information for carers on any issue including benefits, residential care, the Carer’s Act and respite care; online forums; and facilitation of support groups.

Hawkspring

Hawkspring – supporting drug and alcohol recovery. Hawkspring offers a unique ‘whole family’ approach to drug and alcohol support services. They offer a range of services for individuals aged 18+ who are misusing drugs and/or alcohol. Supporting Recovery Supporting Carers… Read more

Single Parents Website

This website is aimed at parents who, for whatever the circumstance, are raising children on their own. It provides information, expert advice, interactive learning, multi-media content, links to other support organisations and news for anyone parenting alone.