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Carers Direct

 

Are You a Carer?

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

 

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Care after hospital

    Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job - find out about accessing breaks and respite care.

Finance and Law

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

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • 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

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.