Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

We would like to know if you are a carer. A carer is someone who spends a significant amount of time providing unpaid support to a family member or friend.

Caring for someone can be demanding, and you may need help and support.

If you would like to let us know that you are a carer please complete the online form below:

Help & Support

The organisations below can offer support and advice to help you in your role as a carer.

Carers UK

 www.carersuk.org

020 7378 4999

Carers Federation 

www.carersfederation.co.uk

0115 929310

Alzheimers Society

 www.alzheimers.org.uk

0300 222 1122

Age UK

 www.ageuk.org.uk

0800 169 2081

Radford Care Group 

www.radfordcaregroup.org.uk

0115 9786133

Nottingham City carers' hub

01158248824, www.carerstrustem.org/hub

 

NHS Links

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.

A guide to care and support

Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.

Caring for someone

Advice on providing care, medicines etc.

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.

Support and benefits for carers

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

Work and Disability

Guidance, support and help with employment issues.

Being a Young carer

Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support

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 under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • 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