The St James Practice

47 James Street, Walthamstow, London Greater, London E17 7NH

Carers Direct

Are You a Carer?

Do you look after a friend or relative who needs your help? Do you give that help without payment? If so… YOU ARE A CARER.

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links to the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent
    Watch this video on caring for a parent at home
  • Telling people
    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
  • Taking a break
    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
  • Housing and carers
    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Tel: 0808 802 0202
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

Help to claim benefits, looking for your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.