Help for Carers

Scarborough & Ryedale Carers Resource

If you provide unpaid care or support to a partner, relative, neighbour or friend who has a physical or mental illness or disability our local Carers Resource can help with confidential support, advice and information. This service is free. Please ask reception for a leaflet or contact direct;

Tel. 01723 850155


Carers Direct

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There is a wealth of information on the website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.


  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Carers Plus Yorkshire

With over 25 years’ experience of listening, supporting, and working in partnership with unpaid family carers. Giving support to people who are impacted by loneliness, isolation and/or reduced confidence. Also offering a Home from Hospital Service, this is a FREE service helping patients make a seamless transition from hospital to home by providing a variety of help and support, as well as giving reassurance and building confidence.  The service is available for patients living in North Yorkshire or East Riding of Yorkshire.

As an organisation our vision is ‘to ensure unpaid carers and those we support in the wider community feel listened to, supported and empowered’. 

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