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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 NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

 

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

 

Carers support groups

 

 

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone:0808 802 0202

Helpline information  Your Guide to Care & Support

Email:CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Office Hours: Lines are open 8am -9pm Monday to  Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines

 

Other Carer Support Groups 

 

  1. Derby City & South Derbyshire Mental Health Carers' forum

Third Friday of each month 11.30am-2.00pm, Oddfellows Hall, 32 Charnwood St, Derby DE1 2GU

2.  Derbyshire Carers Association

Derbyshire Carers

3. Caring for someone

Caring for Somebody

4. Marie Curie

Support Line: 0800 090 2309 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

www.mariecurie.org.uk/help

www.community.mariecurie.org.uk

  

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 person you care for

      Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

Death and benefits

     How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

Managing someone's legal affairs

Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

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

Personal and household finance

Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

Tax credits

Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

 

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