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 this 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!
Carers Partnership - Join the Carers Partnership, have your say and try to shape the services available to better suit the needs of carers.
What help is there?
Advice and support from Carer's centres, the Health Service and the Princess Royal Trust
Financial support for carers
Includes Carer's Allowance, Carer's Credit and Carer’s Direct Payments
Getting a break from caring
Good neighbour groups and other respite schemes
What can I do if I suspect abuse?
How to report abuse
Apply for a carer's needs assessment
An assessment looking at the available support from a range of organisations
Caring for someone who is terminally ill
Support for someone who is dying or for their carers
Looking after your own health
Stay healthy with moving and handling of people and back care training
Going into and leaving hospital
Prepare for a hospital admittance and discharge
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