Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know using the online form below - we may be able to help you.

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

 

No longer a carer?

Please advise the Practice so we can update your record

NHS Links

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.

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

CASS THE CARERS ASSOCIATION

A Carer is considered anyone, including children and adults who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without your support. CASS has over 20 years experience working locally in the Staffordshire area supporting Carers, allowing you to consider your own needs for you to deliver the best care.

CASS Services include:

  • Digital Buddy Scheme - a free 121 tailored support programme to keep Carers connected using technology
  • Carers Together - online support group and groups in the community (when safe to do so).  Carers from across Staffordshire in one place each week.  Ring the Advice Line to join.
  • Carers Skills Workshops - an opportunity to develop and learn new skills.
  • Volunteers - we have a dedicated group of volunteers that are there to support you.

To learn more visit: www.carersinformation.org.uk

 

For more information you can contact CASS via:

Telephone: 01785 606675

Email: enquiries@carersinformation.org.uk

Website: www.carersinformation.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CASSthecarersasssociation

Twitter: www.twitter.com/CASSwecare