Information for Carers

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know by completing the form below – 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.

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

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

Let us know you’re a carer

About You

Date of Birth


Please focus on the particular health problem(s) for which you sought treatment from this service.

For each question tick one box to indicate which statement best describes you over the last 2 weeks.

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