Carers Support

Do you look after a partner, relative, friend or neighbour? This could include personal care, housework, shopping or helping them get out and about. If so, you are a carer, and there is support available to you.

We are interested in identifying unpaid carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often ”hidden” looking after someone with day-to-day tasks and may not even see themselves as a carer.

carers direct

Caring for someone can be very rewarding. But even if you willingly take on the task it can still be very difficult. There will be times when you feel there is too much to do, not enough time to do everything, not enough money, no social life or time for yourself.

We want you to know that you are not alone! In Herefordshire there are over 38,000 people who are unpaid carers of all ages, all receiving help, support and advice.

We strongly believe that you should receive appropriate support, so if you are a carer, please telephone the surgery on 01989 763535 and a receptionist will be able to provide you with carers support information and how to register as a carer at the Surgery.

 

Guides

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.

 

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

 

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202   
Helpline Information: website  
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.

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