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Carers

Are You a Carer?

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

Carers FIRST

Do you look after someone who couldn’t manage by themselves? Do you care for a family member or friend?  If so  Carers FIRST, a local charity, and is here to support you.  The care you provide may be practical or emotional.  The friend or family member you support may reside with you or not.  They may be a child or and adult.  Please call Carers First on 0300 303 1555 to see how they can support you, or visit their website : http://www.carersfirst.org.uk/ for further information.

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

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?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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



 
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