Are you a Carer?
If you are please let us know – we may be able to help you.
Are you looking after or providing support for a relative friend or neighbour? Are you being helped or supported by a relative friend or neighbour?
Your GP needs to know so you can be offered the right information, support and access to services. GP surgeries have to compile information for the government about the numbers of carers attached to the surgery so your information will help them to do this.
There is more information about help with day-to-day living because of illness or disability on the NHS website. There is a list of useful contacts below the form.
Please complete the form below (fields marked with an * are required fields):
- Caring for a parent
- Telling people – Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you’re a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break – Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it’s essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers – Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Finance & 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
- Death and benefits – How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone’s legal affairs – Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- 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
- Personal and household finance – Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits – Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
- Carers Direct – Tel: 0300 123 1053 :