Information for Carers




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 carer helping an elderly person


A carer helping a patient

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



Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

A carer with a person in a wheelchair


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.

Care for the Carers

Local support is available from Care for the Carers by calling 01323 738 390 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: