Carers & Carers Direct
Are You a Carer? If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.
If you are a carer under 40 you are eligible for an NHS Health Check. For more information please ask in reception or see 'NHS Health Checks' under Further Information on the right.
There are many resources avaliable for Carers locally, please see below for some useful links:-
Princess Royal Trust for Carers
Please see the link below for the Carers Directory from Hampshire County Council. This lists just a few of the resources and services available for carers in Hampshire.
There is a wealth 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
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?
Connect to Support Hampshire
Hampshire County Council can arrange a break for carers entitled the Take a Break Service which consists of respite for a few hours during the week.
For more information go to www.connecttosupporthampshire.org.uk
Or call 0300 555 1386 (calls cost no more than a standard nation rate call. Calls to 0300 numbers are included in the ‘free minutes’ included in phone contracts.
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
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
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible