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.


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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


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Local Information

For more information about the support that is available to unpaid carers and families, please click here

  • Practical advice, information and signposting 
  • Support groups, including specialist support; Mental Health, Older People, Learning Disabilites 
  • Training and workshops for carers 
  • One-to-one emotional support 
  • Social Events 
  • Help and advice with applying for benefits and grants .