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Health Promotion Service Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

NHS Carers Direct

Location: county wide

NHS DIrect Carers

Call the Carers Direct helpline

You can call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053 if you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you.

If you are busy at certain times of day, you can send the Carers Direct helpline a message and ask for an adviser to call you back for free at a time that is convenient to you.

These services are available for people living in or caring for someone in England.

Information given by the Carers Direct helpline

If you are a carer, the helpline advisers can give you information to help make decisions about your personal support needs and the needs of the person you're looking after.

This information includes assessments, benefits, direct payments, individual budgets, time off and maintaining, leaving or going back to work or education.

The Carers Direct helpline advisers can put you in touch with specialist national or local sources of help, including social care, healthcare and self-help networks and resources.

The helpline staff will tell you how to complain if anything goes wrong with any of the services you use, or put you in touch with your local authority or NHS services. 

The Carers Direct helpline is open seven days a week

The helpline is open from 9am-8pm Monday to Friday, and from 11am-4pm at weekends. The helpline is closed on bank holidays.

The cost of the call is the same as a call to a number beginning 01 or 02 (known as "geographic numbers"). For more information, read Ofcom's call costs guide.

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