Care and Support

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.

  • Carer's assessments: If you care for someone, you can have an assessment to see what might help make your life easier. A carer's assessment is free and anyone over 18 can ask for one. 
  • A guide to care and support:  Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.
  • Caring for someone: Advice on challenging behaviour, moving and lifting people and medicines.
  • Care after hospital: Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.
  • Taking a break: Caring for someone can be a full-time job. Find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
  • Work and Disability: Guidance, support and help with employment issues.
  • Help for young carers: If you're a young carer, friends and relatives are often the first people to turn to for help with problems. Talking things through with them can be really helpful.

carers direct


carers direct

Finance and Law

If you require help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring, our social prescribing link workers at the surgery may be able to assist you.  

  • Benefits for carers: As a carer, you may be entitled to one or more state benefits to help with the costs if you're looking after someone regularly, including your spouse or a family member, because they're ill or disabled.
  • Benefits if you are under State Pension Age: Advice and information on the range of benefits available to help with cost of your care if you have an illness or disability. 
  • Benefits if you are over State Pension Age: Advice and information on the range of benefits available if you have an illness or disability to help with the cost of your care. 
  • Other benefits: Advice for carers and the people you are looking after on how to pay for care and support, and where you can get help with costs.