Thinking Ahead housing and related care options in later life

– Help with making appropriate housing choices together – What help is available if you decide it is best for the person you care for to stay at home including: – What can help to support people to live independently – How to make the home safe and healthy – Living at home with a […]

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Support and help for carers FS14

Help is available, particularly from your local authority social services department who can carry out an assessment of your needs as a carer and, subject to the outcome of that assessment and available resources, provide some support to help you in your caring role.

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Support for carers

This factsheet explains what benefits, services and support are available to help carers.

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Getting help

Wide range of information for carers, including what they can expect from local Social Services and Health Services, ideas for getting around, a health quiz, equipment & shopping, Welfare Benefits check, support for black & minority ethnic carers, and help to find local Carers Centres

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Caring about Carers

website describing government commitment to helping carers, and definition of carers. Carer information and discussion zones available on this site.

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Carers Allowance Factsheet 55

This factsheet explains what Carer’s Allowance is, the eligibility criteria, and how to make a claim. It explains how Carer’s Allowance may affect any other benefits you, or the person you care for, are receiving, and what to do if you have a change of circumstance.

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