Carers

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know by completing our Register a Carer form – we may be able to help you.

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

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.

Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202

Website: NHS: Carers Direct

Email: CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Office Hours

Lines are open 08:00 – 21:00, Monday to Friday and 11:00 to 16:00 at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

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