Becoming a carer or arranging care

If the deceased was a carer for someone else, urgent decisions will need to be made about the care of the surviving person. Please contact the organisations on this page for advice.

If you find yourself in the role of carer for the first time, The Carers Trust and Carers UK are good sources of support and information. Both have local centres for supporting carers as well as national profiles.

The GOV.UK website describes the services available for different people in need that can be provided through Social Services. This includes a search for the Social Services Department in your area. If you need an emergency placement for someone in need of care while a longer term solution is arranged, please contact your social services department as soon as possible.

For more general information, Age UK is a very useful source and there are regional services as well as the national website. FirstStop offers advice on the financial aspects and what the entitlements are for someone requiring residential or nursing home care. Contact details for all these organisations can be found on our useful contacts page.

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