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Are You a Carer?

 

NHS Choices offers help and information on the role of carer and those being cared for.  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. This guide will give you information on how to access breaks and respite

  • Housing and carers

  This link will give advice on tenancy rights as a carer and advice on care-at-home

 

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
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.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help with claiming benefits, looking after your finances and understanding the legal issues of caring.

       Carers UK is another site that you may find useful.



 
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