Support for Carers

If you look after a relative or friend who cannot manage without your support then you are a carer. You may want to talk to someone about your caring role and any support you need.

You can contact the Lincolnshire Carers Service to talk to someone about your caring role.

They will listen, provide you with support and can help you with:

  • Information, advice and guidance specific to you as a carer

  • The opportunity to talk in detail about your caring role

  • Support your conversations with people and services such as GPs, social care and hospitals

  • Practical training to help you in your caring role

  • Eligibility for benefits and financial support

  • Opportunities to access support groups and activities so you can meet others in a similar situation

  • Regular contact by telephone, Carers FIRST website, monthly e-bulletins and "What's On" guides

  • Carer's Emergency Response Plan, a plan which provides instructions in an emergency situation

  • Getting the balance right in your life again

  • Support to access a break or help around the home

How can I contact the Lincolnshire Carers Service?

The Lincolnshire Carers Service is delivered in partnership by Lincolnshire County Council's Customer Service Centre and Carers FIRST

You can contact them from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except on public holidays) on 01522 782224 or

In an emergency, out of these hours, phone the Emergency Duty Team on 01522 782333