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Shared lives scheme - linking people who need help with people who can provide it
State pension - payments made by the government when you reach State Pension age. More pensions information on the Directgov website.
Take a break schemes - run both by Adult Services and voluntary organisations and give carers a few hours to themselves
Tax credits - payments from the government for people who are responsible for at least one child, or young person, who normally lives with them, or those who earn low wages. More tax credit information.
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