17th February 2009
Launch of Carers Direct
Forming part of the Government’s New Deal for Carers, Carers Direct (www.nhs.uk/carersdirect) went live on 26 January. 16 February marked the launch of Carers Direct on NHS Choices.
Drawing on the lives, experiences and needs of today’s carers, Carers Direct provides a single source of carer specific information and advice. It covers finance, benefits and the law, health and well-being, as well as enabling carers to search for local services and support groups. A free telephone advice line will follow in April, together with an email and postal enquiry service.
It is highly important that the information on this site should be accessible to all carers, although it is recognised that many carers may not have direct internet access. However, a friend or family member will do. Please pass on the details of Carers Direct to all your contacts and help raise awareness of this valuable information source.