Carers Help and Guidance
Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.
We can refer you to Action for Carers - you will receive a Carers Information Pack, Carer Support information and can apply for a Carers Break.
By visiting www.actionforcarers.org.uk you can self refer too.
Surrey County Council - Supporting carers with digital resources. For more information e mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0303 040 1234.
Carer’s assessment online: www.surreycc.gov.uk/adultsocialcareonline
Carers Support Groups
020 802 0202
Local Carers Support Organisation
Carers for children
People with Learning Disability
Information for Elderly and carers
0300 200 1005
There is a wealth of information on NHS.UK 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
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?
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- 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
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible