Carers and family support

Carers and family support

You may not recognise yourself as a 'carer' but if you provide practical and emotional support for someone on an ongoing basis in order to help them live independently, that's exactly what you are.

Whether you are a carer, work with carers or are just interested in finding out more our online Carer Aware course could help you identify·who is a carer, what their rights are, what support is available and where to find further information. Test your knowledge and get your certificate!

Find out more

what help is there?What help is there?
Advice and support from Carer's centres, the Health Service and the Princess Royal Trust

financeFinancial support for carers
Includes Carer's Allowance, Carer's Credit and Carer’s Direct Payments

carers assessmentApply for a carer's needs assessment
An assessment looking at the available support from a range of organisations

end of life careCaring for someone who is terminally ill
Support for someone who is dying or for their carers

training for carersLooking after your own health
Stay healthy with moving and handling of people and back care training

going into hospitalGoing into and leaving hospital
Prepare for a hospital admittance and discharge


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What am I entitled to?

The local authority is here to help everyone understand their needs and, if required, provide an assessment.

For more information about what help you are entitled to, please see the Who can get help from Adult Services web pages.

Try our online self assessment

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