Futher Information to Carers

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. See here for a number of videos that might be useful on a number of topics including:

  • Caring for a patient
  • Taking a break
  • Housing, finance and law
  • Benefits for carers

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.

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.

Finding appropriate housing, or adapting your home or the home of the person you care for can make everyone’s life easier.

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

Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring

Advice and information helping carers receive the benefits that they’re entitled to

Advice and information helping the person cared for receive the benefits they’re entitled to. How your benefits may be affected after the death of the person you looked after and what happens to their benefits

Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

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

Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers