Carers

Are You a Carer?

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

Carers Pack

Carers Direct

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?

Carers support groups

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0300 123 1053

 

NHS Further Support

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

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

Search for Care in your area here:

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



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