CARERS DIRECT

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.

  • 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 & 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

 

Contact Carers Direct

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email - CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Office Hours - Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.