Supporting someone

When someone has cancer, many other people may be affected, including family, friends, relatives, and employers (or teachers). This section will provide information about the sources of help available to you if you are affected by someone else's cancer.

This section will help you to find out more about the support available for anyone caring for someone else with cancer, whether as a relative, friend, colleague or in the more traditional role of carer.

Support for carers

This section will help you to find out more about the support available for young carers. The aim is to enable them to balance their caring commitments with everyday life and achieve their full potential. 

Young carers

This section will help you to find out more about organisations which can help you to prepare for and cope when someone close to you is dying or has died.

Bereavement support

Caring for someone else may affect you ability to work. Find out more about your rights as a carer, alternative working arrangements and support available in the workplace.

Work and caring

When someone dies, alongside the emotional impact, there are practical matters to manage. This section will help you to find out more about what needs to be done after someone has died.

When someone has died

Supporting someone else can mean extra cost at a difficult time. Find out more about the benefits, tax credits and allowances available to carers.

Financial help for carers