Links for carers

General information & support for carers

Carers Direct – information from the NHS online and via a confidential telephone and email helpline

Carers Wales – A charity which provides help and advice to members. The website and leaflets give useful information on rights and what help is available.

County by county guide to support for carers in your area

Crossroads Care Wales – a charity that provides practical local support for carers and the people they care for

Directgov – caring for someone – The UK government’s information on caring for people in England and Wales.

Looking after me – Local courses for people who care for someone with a long term health condition.

ME FM Action – information for carers from a Canadian perspective

Support groups

Foggy Friends Forum: ME/CFS Parents, Carers And Friends. A place just for parents, carers and friends to ‘chat’ online

CFS Care – email support group for those caring for people with CFS, ME, and associated illnesses.

NB many general ME support groups welcome carers

Information & Support for carers of children

Contact a family – Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

Cerebra – A charity that offers support to parents, carers and others involved with any child with a brain related condition (brain injuries, neurological disorders, mental disabilities, developmental problems).

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