If you are please let us know. If you are an unpaid carer for a family member or friend, it is important that we have this information stored on your medical record so we can offer you the appropriate support you might need.
We also recommend that you engage with one of your local carers support services, here are a few ways in which they may be able to help you;
- Carers Assessments and accessing the Carers Card
- Informal support - weekly Zoom coffee mornings, informal support over the telephone
- Support to access Carers UK digital information and useful online services such as setting up the jointly App
- Support carers to have an Emergency Back Up Plan -
- Support/referrals to My Health Matters Scheme - replacement care and support for the cared for so a carer can attend their own health appointments by themselves.
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.
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