Are you a carer?
If you are please let us know as we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- A guide to care and support - Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.
- Caring for someone - Advice on providing care, medicines etc.
- Care after hospital - Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.
- Taking a break - Caring for someone can be a full-time job - find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
- Support and benefits for carers - Caring for someone can be a full-time job - find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
- Work and Disability - Guidance, support and help with employment issues.
- Being a Young carer - 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.
- Benefits for carers - Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the under-65s - Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
- Benefits for the over-65s - Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
- Carer's Assement - How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Other 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: 0808 802 0202
Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
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