Billed as the first online resource of its kind, Upfront is intended to be a tailored guide to caring based on the individual needs of each carer. It gives practical and financial support as well as advice on how to balance caring with health and relationships.
Upfront is targeted at those new to caring; Carers UK estimates that more than 2 million people in the UK begin caring for a relative or friend every year. In total there are approximately 6.5 million carers across the country.
The charity has also published its annual Carers Rights Guide,(click to download) which explains what carers rights are and highlights all the practical and financial support services available to them. It also includes information on benefits, technology and work among other topics.