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

Does someone rely on you? Are you looking after someone (a family member or someone close to you) who because they are ill or disabled could not manage without you? If so then you are a Carer and Carers Bucks can help you.

They can be contacted on 0300 777 2722, and via their website by clicking here

Carers Bucks provides support and information to carers of all ages at a local level.  It is vital that Carers are able to get access to the latest information and advice for Carers, especially with changes to the Care Act

Carers Bucks is a free service that supports carers of all ages, who might be caring for someone with dementia, a physical or learning disability, serious illness or mental health condition. Whatever your caring role Carers Bucks can help by providing: .

  • up to date information and advice on carers’ issues including benefits 
  • help to get a break 
  • training to help carers with their caring role
  • an In Case of Emergency service (ICE) if carers are suddenly taken ill or have an accident.
  • someone to talk to in confidence 
  • advice and support for working carers
  • a Young Carer service for children and young people caring for a family member
  • Online Community to meet other carers in similar situations.