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Carers

 

Looking after someone?

 

Caring for someone can be very difficult and many people find that they need extra help with the care they provide.

 

Find out what support you might be able to receive here - provided by NHS Choices. This page also provides lots of help and advice.

 

 

Here 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?

  

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 

 

Carers Handbook
 

Wiltshire Council have this very useful page with a wealth of information for Carers.  There is a handbook you can download here.

 

To visit the website please follow this link Wiltshire Council Carers

 

 

Carers Direct - 0808 802 0202
Free, confidential information and advice for carers.


Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines or you can request a free call back.

 

You can also ask for a call back in one of more than 170 languages.

 

You can send a query to our advisers by email.

 

Find out more about the Carers Direct helpline.

 

Useful Links for Carers

 

Wiltshire Carers

Carers UK

Alzheimers UK

Age UK

Young Carers

 

 

Carer's Clinics

 

The Surgery is planning to hold regular Carer's clinics where you will have the opportunity to have a health check and meet with other carers and caring professionals.  Please contact Reception for further information on 01225 742361.

 

 

 

Practice Nurse, Lesley Hull and Health Care Assistant, Claire Leigh receiving our Gold Plus Carer Award - July 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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