In a nutshell:
Here’s where you can download your support guide, it contains all sorts of info like:
- Why we value you
- Advice on benefits
- Tips and hints
Our short 28 page carers guide provides advice on different areas of caring we think you may find helpful. This guide could be handy to download and send on to someone providing care or have it as a reference tool when you’re unable to get online.
It’s full of all sorts of information:
Am I a “carer”?
“A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help due to illness, disability, mental ill health or a substance misuse problem.” (Carers UK)
Why we value you
We recognise that, as an unpaid carer, you do amazing things every day and probably don’t realise it. As a health and social care organisation, our aim is to do everything we can to make life as easy as possible for you.
Advice on benefits
This guidance is a brief introduction to some of the main benefits and other forms of financial help that you may be entitled to. The benefits system is often very complicated and millions of pounds of benefits go unclaimed every year.
Advice on caring and employment
Juggling work and looking after someone can be difficult. Having an understanding and knowledgeable employer or manager can help make this easier. It is helpful to have access to information and advice in your workplace, but often it doesn’t exist.
Tips for looking after your physical and general wellbeing
Staying healthy and looking after yourself is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for you if you are a carer; the better your physical and emotional wellbeing is, the better you will be able to manage the daily demands of being a carer.
Who do I go to for help and support?
Here we’ve created a handy guide to all the relevant support networks and advice lines you may find useful.