Carers

Are you a carer?

A carer is defined as a 'person who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.'


If you are a carer, please let us know by filling in the form below as we may be able to offer you further help and support:


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Carer's Support

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.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • 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   
Helpline Information: website  
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.

 

Updated: June 2023