Carers Direct

 

Are you a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

You are an unpaid carer if you support a family member or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly, has poor mental health or misuses substances. You are a Young Carer if you are under 18 in this role. The support you offer may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, or attend medical appointments with the person you care for.  The person you care for could live with you, in their own home, or even in residential care.

It is important that you let your medical practice know that you look after someone.  You can be added to the practice 'carer register' and gain to access to information and support, this includes access to a named Carer Champion.

As a carer, you are also entitled to an annual flu vaccine and a health check.

You are also entitled to a Carers Assessment, you would need to contact the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub for this (details below).

Nottinghamshire Carers Association

Nottinghamshire Carers Association works with schools, health and social care professionals to raise awareness of Carers .

https://nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk/

We are supporting organisations to identify Carers and Young Carers and offer the best support possible. Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Association on info@nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub

Carers Trust East Midlands provides timely, personalised information and support for Carers via the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub to make caring for a loved one easier.

Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on:

0115 824 8824 Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm You can speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs.

email: hub@carerstrustem.org

web: www.carerstrustem.org/hub

Nottinghamshire County Council support for Carers

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/adult-social-care/carers/support-for-carersAre you a Carer?

Print our Carer Registration and Referral Form or ask us for a copy and hand into reception to let us know.

Information for Young Carers

Please Visit the Young Carers Website if you are a young Carer to find Local services avaible to you.

Information for Carers

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Attached below are some links that we hope you will find useful.

Carer's Assessments
Read the information on what a carer's assessment is and how to get one and for more information on personal budgets for carers.

Caring for family members
Watch this video on caring for younger and older generation relatives.

Carers Support Groups
Find the closest carers emotional support services to you.

Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it is essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read the guide on accessing breaks and respite.

Young Carers
Read about your choices and rights as a young carer and where to get help if needed.

Please see links below for information on virtual support groups and virtual drop in groups for carers.

/admin/resources/1589455501-virtual-drop-in-poster.pdf

/admin/resources/1589455393-virtual-support-group-poster.pdf

Carers UK

For more information on being a carer and the support available to you, visit the Carers UK website. The website also offers volunteering opportunities for anyone interested in getting involved.

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.

When the person you care for dies
How to register the death and for information on how to cope after the death of the person you care for.

Death and Benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits.

Managing somone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they care for.

Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and person finance for carers.

Tax Credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible.