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Carers Information

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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 the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
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.

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

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Don't know if you are a carer? See links below for more information.

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Identification of carers in GP practices – a good practice document
 
Carers UK, (2016) The State of Caring 2016 available at:
https://www.carersuk.org/for-professionals/policy/policy-library/state-of-caring-2016
 
Carers UK, (2014) Carers at Breaking Point available at:
 
NHS England (NHSE), (2014) Commitment to Carers available at: www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/commitment-to-carers-may14.pdf
 
Office for National Statistics (ONS), (2011) Carers data [Online] available at: https://cy.ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transparencyandgovernance/freedomofinformationfoi/numbersofcarersintheuk
 
Royal College of General Practitioners, (2014) Supporting Carers: An action guide for general practitioners and their teams available at:
 
Schonegevel, L. (2013) Macmillan briefing on carers issues available at:https://www.macmillan.org.uk/documents/getinvolved/campaigns/mps/carersbriefingformpsoctober2013.pdf
 
Carers UK – Coronavirus – Further Support
Unpaid working carers in the NHS at the time of COVID-19 and beyond
 
Guidance for organisations


 
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