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Carers Direct


Are You a Carer?

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Care after hospital Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.
  • Taking a break Caring for someone can be a full-time job - find out about accessing breaks and respite care.


Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Carer's Assessment How your benefits maybe 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

Helpline Information http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk 
Office Hours Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.


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