Support and Information for Carers

Carers Connect Newsletters

In April 2020, we started to produce a newsletter for unpaid carers which contained information and support available. All the newsletters are available below. If you’d like to contribute to future issues, please get in touch with us.


Support for Carers

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is committed to working in partnership with carers. As part of the Triangle of Care standards, we have nominated Carer Leads and Carer Champions within our services. We also have a number of Carer Support Groups that are run throughout our services. To find out the Carer Lead for your service, ask your care co-ordinator or lead healthcare professional for information.

The main Nottinghamshire Healthcare site also has information and support for families and carers in addition to the links and information we’ve gathered below.


Carer’s Week

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.


Carer Support Organisations

Rainbow Parents Carers Forum

Rainbow Parents Carers Forum

“We are a parent/carer led organisation whose mission is to ‘Support and Empower Families to be Heard and Achieve Better Outcomes’. We have members from both Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.”

Carers UK

Carers UK

“Through our carers’ groups and volunteers we’re reaching out in local communities throughout the UK and online. If you’re new to caring, we want to make sure you get the right support from the start.”

Do you look after someone?

Do you look after someone?

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Information for Carers booklet.

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Carer’s Hub Nottinghamshire

Carer’s Hub Nottinghamshire Leaflet.

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Carer’s Hub Nottingham

Carer’s Hub for Nottingham City leaflet.

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Nottinghamshire Young Carers Service

Helps young carers take breaks and get hold of information, advice and support when it’s needed. Service provided by Tu Vida (formerly known as Carers Trust East Midlands).

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Advocacy in Nottinghamshire County

Information, advice, support and advocacy in Nottinghamshire County.

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Advocacy in Nottingham City

Information, advice, support and advocacy in Nottingham City.

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Age UK Help for Carers

If you look after a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or ill due to physical or mental health, you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself as one. Find out about the emotional, practical and financial support available to you.

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The Carer’s Virtual Roadshow

The Carers Roadshow has been running since 2013, but this year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 it has become virtual! Virtual Carers Road Show Stalls offer different types of free support and information to all unpaid carers in Nottingham City & County

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Mobilise

Mobilise is a community of unpaid carers supporting each other online using community, tools and resources. Services are free for unpaid carers. Services are delivered nationally in the UK. They work with local authorities, local carer centres, carer support organisations and businesses.

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Notts Help Yourself

This website is designed to help people find information about a whole range of organisations and services.

Ask Lion

Ask Lion

Information and support for Carers in Nottingham City

Carers Council

Carers Council


Allies in Adult Mental Health, Nottinghamshire. A registered charity providing support to those people affected by mental ill health, mostly adults and often supported by their parents the main carers, other relatives and family members and friends.

Supporting Adult Carers

Supporting Adult Carers

NICE’s role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. Find out what you can expect if you are an unpaid carer

Turning Point

Turning Point

Caring for someone with a learning disability Find out about the support they can offer. See their Carer’s Wellbeing Guide 
and DNACPR pack.

Helping Someone you care for

Helping Someone you care for


It can be really worrying when someone you care about about is going through a difficult time. Mind have a range of resources to help you support other people and to look after your own wellbeing too.

Carers Federation

Carers Federation

Services for carers based in Nottingham City. Experienced and established. Offering a range of diverse support services


Carer Blog Posts

  • Arnold Lodge update
  • ‘You are not on your own’
    Jane Danforth – Involvement & Experience Officer met with Debbie this Summer during Carers Week 2021 to chat about her experiences as a carer and employee of Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust in the facilities department. In 2016 Debbie found herself in a new role of unpaid carer for her husband and […]
  • Wathwood Hospital Information for Carers and Families
    Wathwood Hospital Carers Initiative The Beginning – Wathwood Hospital provides medium secure inpatient services for male adult patients. The hospital has 78 beds, 56 of which are located within the main hospital with 22 in The Lodges. https://rebrand.ly/Wathwood-Hospital They offer assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation. Their aim is to reduce the distress […]
  • Wells Road Monthly update
    The Wells Road Centre celebrated the 73rd anniversary of Windrush by setting up an informative display in the hospital’s Coffee Bar. Windrush Day is celebrated every year on the 22nd of June and acknowledges the contributions and sacrifices of British Caribbean Communities. The Windrush generation are those who arrived in […]
  • Challenges, changes and collaborative chats – a report on Involvement, Experience and Volunteering during COVID
    It goes without saying that last year has been a real challenge for all of us due to COVID-19, and its impacts have been felt in different and differential ways. Because of this Nottinghamshire Healthcare through its Involvement, Experience and Volunteering (IEV) work continued in our commitment to listen to […]