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My Time Carer's Support

Are you a carer?

There is a weath of information on NHS Choices

Below are some links we hope you will find useful-

Caring for a patient

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 the 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?

The Carers Support Group

To contact Carers Direct-

Telephone - 0808 802 0202

Helpline information - Helpline

E-mail -

Office Hours lines open 8am to 9am Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm Weekends.

Calls are free from UK landlines.

Does your GP know that you're a carer?

Does your GP know that you're a carer?

Finance and the Law.

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

Benefits for carers

Benefits for the person you care for.

Death and Benefits

Managing someone's legal affairs

Other benefits

Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring.

Personal and household finance

Social Fund

Tax Credits

Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible.

For Alzheimers information

Alzheimers local-information dementia connect

Alzheimers Society


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