CARERS DIRECT

Are You a Carer?

If you are, 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:

carers direct

 
 

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
 

Useful Contact Details

Telephone: 0808 802 0202

Email: CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

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