Are you a carer?

If you are, please let us know and we may be able to help you.

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring.

Please see below for more information:

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 assessment – How your benefits may be 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



Lines are open 08:00 – 21:00 Monday to Friday, 11:00 – 16:00 at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.