Acas:  Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. We also offer training and help to resolve disputes. 

Advice Now: a wide range of advice on the law and your rights from selected legal and community information websites.  Advice Now also publish a range of guides on a variety of topics including discrimination in the workplace. 

Age UK:  a free, confidential and independent information and advice service to older people and their relatives, friends and carers. outlines the various financial and legal issues that someone with dementia and their carer may want to consider and looks at sources of help and support.. 

Attendance Allowance: helps with extra costs if someone has a disability severe enough that they need someone to help look after them.  

Carer’s Assessment:  if you care for someone, you can have an assessment to see what might help make your life easier. 

Carer’s Allowance:  You could get £76.75 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.  You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.

Carers Direct: a web-based introduction service, whereby people seeking care can identify and approach skilled and compassionate care assistants, while bringing benefits to both.  The site introduces carers for Live-In Care, Hourly Care & Over Night Care.

Carers Trust:  work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. Our vision is that unpaid carers count and can access the help they need to live their lives.

Carers UK:  provides expert advice, information and support.  You can contact Carers UK for free, impartial advice about caring on 0808 808 7777 or

Citizens Advice:  having a job is an essential part of most people's lives. When you are in work, you can be faced with many difficult issues, so it is essential to know what your rights are. Here you can find out more about those rights and how to solve problems.  

Dementia UK: provides specialist dementia support for families through their Admiral Nurse service.  When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them. They give the compassionate one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions people need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere.  

Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS):  provides information, advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues to individuals.  Advice on what the Equality Act 2010 says and how it applies to you.  Advice on how you may be able to resolve your issue.  Assist you in finding local sources of support.  If you or someone you’re close to has a terminal illness.  There are a range of ways they can help you, from clear, useful information about living with a terminal illness to expert nursing care in your home. 

NHS health check: is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74.  It is designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.  As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. a registered charity which helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders.  No Panic also provides support for the carers of people who suffer from anxiety disorders.  

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Trust: The Trust values the role that families and carers play as partners in care. We want to support this role, and work with you for the wellbeing of the person you care for the Rethink Mental Illness advice and information service offers practical help on a wide range of topics such as The Mental Health Act, community care, welfare benefits, and carers rights. We also offer general information on living with mental illness, medication and care. 

Working Families:  Working Families is the UK’s work-life balance charity. We help working parents and carers—and their employers—find a better balance between responsibilities at home and in the workplace.  We provide free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work. We give employers the tools they need to support their employees while creating a flexible, high-performing workforce.  


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