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Carers

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Support for unpaid carers . Who is a carer?

Do you look after a relative or friend who due to ill health, physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction cannot manage without your support?

Then YOU are a Carer

If you are please let us know - You may want to talk to someone about your caring role and and any support needs you may have.

Anyone can become a carer. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be any age.

A young carer is someone under the age of 18 years.

Please speak to a member of our practice team. Our staff will be happy to help with services available.

Lincolnshire Carers Service:

01522 782224 Adult and young adult carers

01522 553275 Young carers under 18 years

01522 782333 Out of hours duty team  

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

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.

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.

Finance and Law

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

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    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



 
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