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Information for Carers

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Are You a Carer?

If you care for someone or you are cared for, please ask for a form to complete and we can make sure these details are recorded. We may be able to offer advice and help or signpost you to an appropriate service.

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.

  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

 

Local Support for Carers

The organisation which provides help and support for carers locally is:

SIGNAL

20-21 Market Street Bracknell

Berks

RG12 1JG

Tel: 01628 947974

www.signal4carers.ork.uk



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