Learning disabilities

Resources: Carers


Carers UK 

Scope's Online community - where parents and carers can find support and share experiences, disabled people can meet and connect online and professionals can pick up ideas and swap suggestions

Choice Forum - a place to discuss issues affecting the lives of people with learning disabilities 

NHS Choices postcode search for health services near you - click on 'support for carers' under 'most popular services' to find support for carers near you

Supporting Carers: An action guide for general practitioners and their teams - RCGP & Princess Royal Trust for Carers   

Carers Trust

Princess Royal Trust for Carers - ‘Out of Hospital’ Project – learning from the pilot projects: Final Report, May 2010 (pdf) – thinking of carers in the hospital discharge process

Carers Strategy: Second national action plan 2014-2016 (pdf) - HM Government

England & Wales

NHS Choices - Your guide to care and support


Caring Together: The Carers Strategy for Scotland 2010-2015 - The Scottish Government

PAMIS - Support for people in Scotland with profound and multiple learning disabilities, their families and paid carers

Crossroads Caring Scotland - A national charity dedicated to the provision of short breaks for carers within their own homes.