This is our Urgent Appeal: What If

We are here for carers of people with dementia. But what if we weren't?


Our future is uncertain. We need your help. Whether you decide to make a one-off donation, fundraise for us or pledge a monthly gift, your contribution means that we can continue our vital work towards a better future for everyone affected by dementia.


Please donate today. Thank you. 


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We believe that carers and former carers have the experience and knowledge to improve health and social care, research, and policy development throughout the UK.

Coffee Morning

Carer's Chat and Change Groups

Informal get-togethers to meet and chat with other unpaid carers

Focus Groups

Inform and Influence Groups

Meet and discuss with people who share similar experiences to you


Carer Development Programme

You can learn the skills and confidence to stand up for your rights

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Training for Dementia Professionals

Training for the health & social care sector


Corporate Social Responsibility

Work with us to transform carer's lives

Latest Newsfeed


tide Development Officer, Ray, shares her caring story with Chat Magazine

Ray, who cared for her husband James, reflects on her caring journey in a Chat magazine feature 'A Letter to Carers Like Me'

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house of comons

"Our Broken Care System is Held Up By Unpaid Carers Doing Vital Work Out of Love and Pride"

The House of Commons Levelling Up, Housing & Committees report on 'Long-Term Funding for Adult Care' confirms what unpaid carers have been saying for years. Ruth, tide Chair, speaks about her thoughts on the report.

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Upcoming events


Practical Carers Group

Run in Collaboration with Cogni-Health Read more


You Can't Pour from an Empty Cup

This session will help participants to look at their emotional wellbeing and how to look after it both throughout any involvement with tide and beyond. Read more


Rare Dementia Carers: Inform and Influence

Each month we hold inform and influence meet-ups to enable specific groups of carers to meet up virtually and discuss topics related to their experiences as carers. Read more

One in three

will care for a person with dementia in their lifetime


people in the UK care for someone with dementia

£13.9 billion

savings made by unpaid carers to the UK economy

“Caring is a bit like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, the pieces symbolize the challenges that carers face on a daily basis, some larger and awkward, while others are corner pieces that fit perfectly. tide is the physical building together of the jigsaw, interlocking all the disconnected pieces, when assembled produce a complete picture" 

- tide member and wife of someone with dementia