Carers Direct

 



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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.













    • Taking a break

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














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.






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. As a carer you are entitled to a free covid 19 vaccination. If we have not already invited you to book an appointment for a vaccination or if you would like to discuss this with us , please call the surgery. 










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