Where do I start?

"I'd like to know about the support I can get while I am caring for someone."

Where do I start?

Find the right support for you

When you are caring, it can be easy to feel cut off. It often helps to take a break and connect with people who understand what you are going through.

Adult carer support and advice

Carer support groups

There are a number of carer support groups across the country.

Search for a carer support group on our Health and Wellbeing website.

Carers UK

Carers UK offers the opportunity to talk to other carers in similar situations.

Visit the Carers UK website to access the Carers UK online carers forum.

Book onto a ‘Care for a cuppa’ online meetup.

Age UK

If you care for an older person, Age UK offer practical and emotional support for carers and provide respite from caring duties.

Find out more on the Age UK website.

Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer's Society host a range of activity groups for people with dementia and their carers.

Find your local group on the Alzheimer's Society website.

MIND - Hull and East Yorkshire

MIND, the mental health charity, can help if your mental health is suffering due to caring.

Visit the local MIND website.


Advice for people who provide unpaid care to friends or family on the GOV.UK website.

Visit the GOV.UK website.


Practical tips for people who care for someone on the NHS website.

Visit the NHS website for advice for adult carers.

On this website

Young carer support and advice

Local Offer East Riding

Local Offer provides local information and resources for young carers.

Visit the Local offer website.


The NHS website talks about what it means to be a young carer, and your rights.

Visit the NHS website for advice for young carers.


COVID-19 advice for people who provide unpaid care to friends or family.

Visit GOV.UK for COVID-19 advice.

Carers Trust website

This website has lots of organisations that can help you if you are a young carer or young adult carer - such as finance, education, your rights and your health and mental wellbeing.

Visit the Carers Trust website.

Young minds

Young Minds has a vision to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and all young people get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Take a look to see if Young Minds can help you.

Young Sibs website

Do you have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition?

Get the support you need on the Young Sibs website.

Sibs website

Another great resource for those who help care for a brother or sister.

Take a look at the Sibs website.

On this website

Let us help you to get the right support.