Links for people who are caring for someone with cancer

Are you a carer?

You do not have to be living with someone or see them every day to be a carer. You are a carer if
you assist someone by helping with any or all of these:

• daily activities

• medication (giving it or preparing pill boxes)

• transport to regular appointments

• emotional support

There are many organisations, both locally and nationally, that are able to offer support and information to people who have a caring role. Key services are listed below:


Local carers associations

Bedfordshire Carers in Bedfordshire

Carers in Bedfordshire

0300 111 1919

Brent Brent Carers

Brent Carers

020 3802 7070

Buckinghamshire Carers Bucks

Carers Bucks

0300 777 2722

Harrow Harrow Carers

Harrow Carers

020 8868 5224

Hertfordshire Carers in Hertfordshire

Carers in Hertfordshire

01992 586969

Hillingdon Hillingdon Carers

Hillingdon Carers

01895 811206


Other sources of help and information

Carers Trust

Carers Trust

Works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for someone who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

0300 772 9600

Carers UK

Carers UK

Provides information, advice and support for carers.

Advice line: 0808 808 7777

Carers Direct - confidential information and advice for carers

Social care and support guide

If you or someone you know needs help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability, this website explains your options and where you can get support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Telephone support and an online community where people caring for someone with cancer can share experiences and support each other


Help at home

HertHelp - Independent information and advice services in Hertfordshire


Independent information and advice services in Hertfordshire



Local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through challenging times


UKHCA - United Kingdom Homecare Association

Professional association of homecare providers from the independent, voluntary, not-for-profit and statutory sectors. Provides information on how to find appropriate homecare.

020 8661 8188



Last updated: August 21, 2019