6.5 million people across the UK are currently carers, providing support to family or friends who may have a disability or illness.

Caring for someone can be extremely rewarding, but we understand it can also be daunting and lonely at times too.

This is why we have put together a list of resources to support you as a carer. We want to provide you with somewhere to turn to if you need an extra bit of help and support.

Carers UK

Carers UK works to make the life of carers better. They provide support telephone advice, connect carers through groups and communities and campaign for carers rights.

Whatever your question or query, Carers UK will provide support to help you solve a problem you may be facing.

You can visit their website here.

Carers Trust

Carers Trust works to improve the support and services available for carers. They have a network of independent partners across the UK to provide carers with any extra help they may need.

They have a tool on their website that allows you to find a carer service which is local to you, helping to provide tailored support.

To find out more about the Carers Trust, visit their website.

In addition to knowing where to find support for yourself, it is also important that you are familiar with what help and schemes are in place to support the disabled person you care for.

When looking for work and when in employment, the Equality Act 2010, helps to protect disabled people against discrimination and sets out the rights they are entitled to within the workplace.

There are also several funding schemes and initiatives from the government that aim to make employment more accessible through the likes of reasonable adjustments.

To find out more about the tailored support that a disabled person may be entitled to due to their specific disability, visit our Disability Advice Hub.