Information, advice and support for carers

There is a wide range of resources and information for carers available locally. You may want to find out more about what is available to you in your community including other local and national resources.

You can access a wide range of groups and organisations that offer help and advice in Lincolnshire. Some of this is free, and some you will have to pay for.

Connect to Support is a free online directory providing information about a range of services in Lincolnshire to support carers and people being cared for.

Carers UK – Online Support Resources

We have teamed up with Carers UK to offer carers free access to the Digital Resource for Carers.

The Digital Resource for Carers website is packed with helpful information and resources, e-learning modules, hands-on guides and tools to help carers manage their caring responsibilities and look after themselves. It covers areas such as health and wellbeing, practical support, financial support, technology, equipment and home adaptations to support care and caring and work and caring. It also includes free access to carers’ app Jointly.

To get free access visit and sign up using the free access code DGTL1946.

Employers for Carers – Support for small employers

EfC Digital is an online support portal for working carers offered in collaboration with employers who are members of Employers for Carers. The platform offers access to a range of dedicated resources and practical information and advice for working carers and managers, HR and other teams with employee wellbeing responsibilities. Through our membership of Employers for Carers we are extending access to the resources to small local businesses.

To get free access visit and sign up using the membership code #EFC1947.

Lincolnshire Carers Service

For most people, caring is a rewarding and positive experience. However, for some people, caring can cause difficulties and sometimes advice, information and support is needed. This may be for many reasons, including physical and emotional health, as well as work or finances.

Carers First and the Lincolnshire County Council Customer Service Centre work together to deliver the Lincolnshire Carers Service. The customer service centre provides telephone based information and support around your caring role, and Carers First work directly with carers in local communities across Lincolnshire so you can live your life to the fullest. They offer services to support you at every stage of your caring journey to help you find the balance in your life you wish to achieve.

If you prefer to speak to someone over the telephone, please complete the request for support form. A member of the Lincolnshire Carer Service will then be in touch to discuss your caring role and how we can support you.
The Lincolnshire Young Carers Service supports young carers up to the age of 19.  Find out more about young carers including the young carer card.

National organisations

  • Carers Trust
    The Carers Trust can help you to maintain your own health and wellbeing, make your needs and voice heard and provide someone to talk to. They also run play and support schemes for young carers.
  • Carers UK
    Carers UK provides expert telephone advice and support services, champions your rights and helps you find new ways to manage.
  • Care for Carers
    A support association providing information about benefits, health trainer services, anti-bullying websites and adult education.
  • Carers Direct Helpline
    You can call the Carers Direct helpline if you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you.
  • Carers First
    For unpaid carers aged 16 and over, supporting someone in Lincolnshire. Offers a range of services, information and guidance, emotional and wellbeing support, practical help and financial assistance - online, by phone and face-to-face in the local community.
  • NHS Choices guide to care and support
    A guide for carers about the carers assessment and what care and support services you might get.
  • Which: helping you understand care choices
    Free, independent and practical advice about caring for older people across the UK, including a care advice tool.