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Carers UK Resources for Carers

 

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

 

Upfront Guide

If you are new to caring the Carer Upfront guide will take you straight to the information you may need to know.

www.carersuk.org/upfront/

 

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.

www.carersuk.org/looking-after-someone

 

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.

www.carersuk.org/carersallowance


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

www.carersuk.org/attendanceallowance

 

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.

www.carersuk.org/hospital

 

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.

www.carersuk.org/counciltax

 

Major changes have been brought in to how support is provided to people who need help with their rent through Housing Benefit.

www.carersuk.org/bedroom-tax

 

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

www.carersuk.org/DLA

 

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.

www.carersuk.org/PIP

 

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.

www.carersuk.org/assessments

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Jacqui Darlington
Contact Position
Local Awareness Volunteer
Telephone
07749 222101
E-mail
jacqui.darlington@carersuk.net
Website
https://www.carersuk.org/

If you are connected to this organisation and want to maintain these details, please register on the site and contact us


This page was last updated on: 01/08/2018

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