Carers Advice

Are you a Carer?

Do you look after someone who could not manage without your support and you are not being paid to do so?

If yes, you may be a Carer

We recommend you apply for a Carer's Emergency Card and register with us as a Carer - we keep a register of our patients who are Carers so that we can support you better.  

Please read our Carers Leaflet (2 page pdf) and the Carers Information Prescription (1 page pdf)


Become a Volunteer

Could you give a family carer a short break?

Volunteer for Carers Breaks

Interested? Please contact Marilyn Crump, Volunteer Coordinator 07840 818 316 or


Registering with us as a Carer

Please use the button link to access our Carer Registration Form (1 page pdf) - this can be emailed to in order to register with us as a carer. 


Support for families with children who have SEND

The Bristol Council website has details of support for parents and carers of children and young people who have, or may have, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

This includes the FLORA (Families, Local Offer, Resources and Advice) team who provide information, advice, signposting and support for families who are in the early stages of identifying that their child may have additional needs.

Caring for someone with Dementia

The Alzheimers Society has lots of resources to support you, including their Carers: looking after yourself leaflet

There is also information on the website including:

Young Carers

The Carers Support Centre Young Carers Service provides help and support to children aged 8-18, their families and professionals working with young carers in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.


Carers Support Centre

The Carers Support Centre offer services to carers of all ages in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. All services are free.

Their website includes Carers videos in Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi and Urdu

You can call their Carersline on 0117 965 2200 (limited hours, answerphone available) with any questions or concerns that you have, to do with your caring role.


Carers Direct

You can call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053 if you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you

Helpline and webchat open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm (not bank holidays) and weekends, 11am to 4pm

The cost of the call is the same as a call to a number beginning 01 or 02 (known as "geographic numbers").


Carers UK

Carers UK are there to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 0800 808 7777 (M-F 9am to 6pm)