Information for Carers

 

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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.

 

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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 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

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.

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Local Information

If you are a carer or are cared for by someone, please let us know. A form can be requested via email here or you can collect a form from the surgery reception.

Local support is available from Care for the Carers by calling 01323 738 390 or emailing info@cftc.org.uk or via their website

For young carers, support is available at Young Care for the Carers and a referral to this service can be made by contacting the team on 01323 738 390 and asking to speak to someone on the young carers team. Alternatively, a young carers referral form is available via this website

Information is also available at:

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