CARERS DIRECT

Are You a Carer?

Do you look after someone who could not manage without you?  if so, you may be a carer.

Carers provide help and support to those who could not manage without help. This could be due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty, life limiting illness or addition.

GET THE HELP YOU DESERVE

Your GP is here to help you. Speak to our Reception Team or with your Doctor or Nurse.

Once the practice knows you are a carer; we will offer you further assistance such as, free flu Jabs, flexible appointments time or prefered appoitnment times and information of available 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.

 

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

Support Guide

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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