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Fact Sheets - Information for Carers

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This page includes the following Fact Sheets:

Being a Carer

A carer is someone who helps another person, usually a relative or friend, in their day to day life. This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally or through a voluntary organisation.

Breaks for Carers

We provide an Emergency Support for Carers Service which provides peace of mind to carers if ever an emergency arises and they are temporarily unable to carry out their caring role.

If you care for someone and feel emotionally or physically overwhelmed, a break from your caring role may make all the difference to your wellbeing.  This Fact Sheet gives you some options.

Carers Assessment and Eligibility

A carer is entitled to an assessment regardless of the amount or type of care they provide, their financial circumstances or their level of need for support.

Financial Information for Carers

If you care for someone with substantial care needs, you may be able to claim Carers Allowance. You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for. Carers must be 16 or over and spend a minimum of 35 hours a week caring for someone

Carers Rights

This factsheet aims to provide an insight into Carers Rights.