Support for families, friends and carers

Because we’re driven by the social model of disability, we know that it’s the physical, financial and attitudinal barriers created by society that make life difficult and different for disabled people.

So, that’s why our services support disabled people to have the same choices and opportunities as everyone else.

We know those barriers affect carers and families members as well. Just like the people you care for, you need information, support, respect and recognition. We want to support you to get the help you need.

Useful organisations

There are some really good organisations that can help you:

  • The Carers’ Centre Tower Hamlets can help you with benefits, health issues, transport and finding money and time so you can take a break from caring.
  • Carers UK can help you keep healthy, stay in paid work, get support and advice from other carers and get the best for the person you care for.
  • The Princess Royal Trust for Carers uses the experience and advice of people from over 144 carers groups nationwide to give you the support you need.
  • Age Concern can help older carers.

You may be able to get money from the government

Some people who look after a disabled person can get money from the government. This is a called a Carers Allowance.4

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