The Carers Trust provides information and advice on its website for carers, including how to get support for yourself.
Carers UK is a national charity for carers, providing information and advice from benefits to practical support.
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.
Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.
Advice on providing care, medicines etc.
Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.
Includes carer's assessments, support from local councils, respite care and help for young carers.
Guidance, support and help with employment issues.
Telephone: 0808 802 0202
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
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.
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their 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
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
Use Patient Access to book an appointment, order repeat prescriptions and view your medical record.
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