Here at the HOPE Centre we try to assist our Carers, many of whom accompany their loved ones to the Centre for our oxygen or physical therapy. We have information on benefits available and local support networks for Carers but we also have details of the Carers UK Helpline which offers expert information advice and support about Carers rights, financial or practical help that is available and any other challenges that caring can present; Upfront – the first online guide of its kind to give tailored financial and practical information to those who are new to caring and a guide “Looking After Someone” – for anyone caring for family or friends. Then there is the Carers UK Forum – a welcoming online community where you can share what is on your mind, day or night. A few words from a fellow carer who understands what you are going through can be a lifeline. The Centre is currently working to attain the Bronze Level of the Investors in Carers Award.