Carers Direct

Carers Week

Carers First is supporting Carers Week. From 6 – 12 June, carers will be recognised and celebrated as we mark the annual campaign, which aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Join us as we help to make caring visible, valued and supported this Carers Week.

Visit Carers First

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

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.

Information Sheets and Posters

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202

Helpline Information
www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/

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.