Worcestershire Association of Carers
Are You a Carer?
Do you look after a family member or friend who needs help because of illness, age, disability or addiction? Then you are a carer and we can provide you with advice, information and support.Worcestershire Association of Carers runs the Carers Hub Helpline on 0300 012 4272 and is open 8am – 8pm 7 days a week.
For more information please visit: www.carersworcs.org.uk
If you are please let us know using the online form below - we may be able to help you.
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.
- 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?
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
- 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