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 their Digital Resource for Carers.

This includes the latest carer guides on:

  • health and wellbeing
  • working and caring
  • nutrition
  • technology
  • COVID-19

As well as:

  • useful e-learning for young adult carers
  • returning to work and a financial planning tool
  • free access to the carers' app Jointly. Jointly is a mobile and online application created by carers for carers. It is designed to make caring a little easier, less stressful and more organised. Get free access to the digital resource, use the access code: DGTL1946

For further information and support, call the Carers UK national helpline on 0808 808 7777, Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm or email advice@carersuk.org.

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.

The Lincolnshire Carers Service may be able to give you further advice. 

To find out what help and support is available, please complete the request for support form

Further help and support for you in your caring role is available on the Carers First website.

Carers UK – Employers for Carers 

Employers for Carers is a network of forward-thinking employers who recognise the benefits of supporting employees with caring responsibilities. The members’ platform offers access to a range of dedicated resources and practical information and advice. As an employer, to sign up to benefit from these free resources, please go to efcdigital.org and sign up using the membership code EFC1946.

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.