Carers Direct

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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.

  • A guide to care and supportInformation for carers and people who have care & support needs.
  • Caring for someoneAdvice on providing care, medicines etc.
  • Care after hospitalProviding care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.
  • Taking a breakCaring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
  • Support and benefits for carersCaring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
  • Work and Disability

    Guidance, support and help with employment issues.

    Being a Young carer

    Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
[email protected]
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 carersDirecting carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
  • Benefits for the under-65sAdvice 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 AssementHow your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
  • Other benefitsAdvice 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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