Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know – 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:
- Caring for a Parent
Watch this video on caring for a parent at home:
- Telling People
Caring responsibilities can make it difﬁcult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a Break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
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 person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the beneﬁts that they are entitled to
- Death and beneﬁts
How your beneﬁts maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their beneﬁts
- Managing someone’s legal affairs
Advice for when carers ﬁnd they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- 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
- Personal and household ﬁnance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal ﬁnance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible