Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know

The NHS website has a lot of information about carers and caring. There are more links below which may be helpful.

Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.

Advice on providing care, medicines etc.

Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.

Caring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.

Caring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.

Guidance, support and help with employment issues.

Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0300 123 1053

Email: https://carersdirectenquiry.serco.com/newcarersemail/

Further Information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/help-from-social-services-and-charities/helplines-and-forums/

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