Carers UK has produce a number of fact sheets which you may find useful in your caring role.
Under each subtitle below are links to the these fact sheets which can be downloaded free of charge.
However, if you wish to order paper copies of the leaflets, please visit Carers UK website www.shopcarersuk.org/en/products/view-products/factsheets
If you are new to caring the Carer Upfront guide will take you straight to the information you may need to know.
Looking After Someone is a guide for anyone caring for family or friends. The guide outlines your rights as a carer and gives an overview of the practical and financial support available.
Carer’s Allowance is the main benefit for carers. If you are looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more, you may be eligible.
Attendance Allowance is something you may be entitled to if you are looking after someone who has a disability or illness and is aged 65 or over. Please note that the current version of these factsheets is 2015/16
Coming Out of Hospital factsheet outlines your rights as a carer during the hospital discharge procedure, the steps that should be followed before the person you care for is discharged from hospital, and what to do if things go wrong.
Help with Council Tax factsheet looks at what help is available for council tax and what to do if you disagree with a council tax decision.
Major changes have been brought in to how support is provided to people who need help with their rent through Housing Benefit.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) may be available if you are looking after a child with a health condition or disability who is under the age of 16 years
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit that replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people of working age. This factsheet can be used if you are claiming PIP on behalf of the person you are looking after or for yourself.
Assessments and the Care Act This factsheet contains information about the new system of care and support that will come into place in England on 1 April 2015 when the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014 are implemented.