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Partners supporting Lighten the Load

We are pleased to have the support of a number of selected partners and individuals for our Lighten the Load campaign.

Their support can help us improve access to and awareness of certain aspects of financial support, as well as enhancing our reach so we can identify and support more carers. 

Our Partners

  • Money Guiders England network in partnership with the Money and Advice Service, supporting organisations and individuals giving money guidance, to enhance the financial wellbeing of service users. 
  • Discounts for Carers, a benefit provider for carers. 
  • Anglian Water provide additional support to a wide range of customers, including carers and their cared for. They can help by providing free practical support through their Priority Services Register as well as offering affordable payment plans, discounted tariffs and assistance schemes for customers who may be struggling to pay.
  • Legal & General Care Concierge service is a confidential one-to-one telephone service, designed to support people with caring for a loved one in their later life. Legal & General offer a free 30-minute impartial guidance call about what practical and financial assistance may be available. Call them on 0800 086 9071 and quote ‘Carers First’.  
  • The Lightning Reach portal is a simple online website that allows people to access financial support including grants and social tariffs from multiple support providers. 

Support from actor Colin McFarlane

Carers like my dad work tirelessly to support their loved ones. This can often impact their own health and wellbeing, as well as their finances. That’s why it’s so important there are charities like Carers First, who carers can rely on to provide them information and support when they need it most.

Support from Jennie Bond

I do know just a little bit about caring, because I helped look after my mother during her many years of dementia. I know how lonely and desperate you can feel. And that’s why it’s even more important that carers find out about the support and financial help that is available. It’s never enough but, surely, every little helps.

And that’s the message that Carers First are trying to get across, to lighten the load for the thousands of unpaid carers across the country. Let’s do all we can to spread that vital message.

Would you like to support the campaign? Get in touch

Are you another organisation who wants to support carers?

Help us raise awareness of our campaign by helping spread the message. Please tell people about our campaign. Share with colleagues or within your network. Just one conversation about the campaign could help someone who would benefit from the support that Carers First can provide.

Social media sharing: Social media is a great way to share a message – its quick, free and reaches a lot of people in a short space of time. You can share posts directly from Carers First social media (FacebookTwitterInstagram) or you can download a suite of social media posts below: 

You can also share information about the campaign on your website or in your newsletter, by linking through to the Carers First campaign page.