Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.

Download the Carers Pack below which includes a registration and consent form as well as useful contact information.

Carers Pack.pdf

Support Groups

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Carers Direct

Telephone: 0300 123 1053

NHS Further Support

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/

Search for Care in your area here:

https://www.carechoices.co.uk/publication/shropshire-care-services-directory/

Useful Links

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. 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. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

 

  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

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