Are You a Carer?
If you are a carer please feel free to contact the Practice Carers Champion - Shirley on 0115 9076960, she can help with support and information on a wide range of issues or she can direct you to other local services that may help.
Please read the following:
Are you a Carer
You can also find help and support at http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/adult-social-care/care-and-support-in-nottinghamshire and www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/
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