Useful Links

National Carers organisations

The following national organisations all provide information and support specifically for Carers.

Carers UK 

Carers UK online forum 

Carers Direct or Telephone 0300 123 1053

Employers for Carers 

Other national organisations

The following are some national organisations that provide information and support that may be useful for Carers, many have local branches or support groups in Kent and you can find contact details for these via the national website.

ADHD Foundation 

Age UK 

Alzheimer’s Society 

Arthritis Care 

British Heart Foundation 

Brittle Bone Society 

Citizens Advice 

Dementia UK 

Diabetes UK 

Downs Syndrome Association 

Epilepsy Action 

Genetic Disorders UK 


Home-Start UK 

Leonard Cheshire 


Marie Curie 

ME Association 



Motor Neurone Association 

MS Society 

National Autistic Society 

Parkinson’s UK 

Rethink Mental Illness 


Samaritans or Telephone 116123




Stroke Association 


Organisations in Kent

In addition to the Carers’ support organisations which you can find in your area there are lots of other organisations that provide information and support that may be useful for Carers in Kent. Many of the national organisations listed above also have local branches.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Service  

Kent Dementia Helpline 0800 5003014

Citizens’ Rights for Older People (CROP) 

Citizens Advice (Kent branches) 

Disability Information Services Kent 01303 226464

Health Watch Kent 

Hi-Kent (for deaf and hard of hearing) 

Kent Association for the Blind 

Kent Autistic Society 

Live Well Kent 

Mental Health Matters Helpline (Kent & Medway) 0800 1070160

Samaritans (5 branches in Kent) 

Stroke Association Kent