Carers Direct

Are you a Carer?

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

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

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.

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.