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
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help with claiming benefits, looking after your finances 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
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for carers who 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 care for on other benefits that may be available unrelated to their disability or caring
- Personal and household finance
Advice on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
Check here to see if you may be eligible for extra help with everyday health costs
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
Carers UK is another site that you may find useful.