Carers Direct

 

Are You a Carer? If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

The link below for the Shropshire Choices Support Finder 2016-2017 provides a wealth of information in regard to local services and facilities in relation to adult social care and support services.  The topics covered here are:

Getting out and about, Health and wellbeing, Independence, Getting the help you need, Money matters, Caring for someone, Concerned about abuse, Specialist care, Having your say, Useful contacts, Care homes and care homes with nursing care.

 

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

 

Caring for a parent

Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

 

Telling people

Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

 

Taking a break

Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

 

Housing and carers

Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

 

Carers Support Groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 person you care for

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

 

Death and benefits

How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

 

Managing someone's legal affairs

Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

 

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

 

Personal and household finance

Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

 

Social fund

 

Tax credits

Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible

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.

Dial 111

For Medical Emergencies

Easthope Road

Church Stretton

Shropshire

SY6 6BL

Tel: 01694 722127

 

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