DO YOU LOOK AFTER SOMEONE WHO IS ILL, FRAIL, DISABLED OR MENTALLY ILL?
We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often "hidden" looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks and may not see themselves as a carer.
Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community, which is often a 24-hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.
As a Carer, you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services. A Carer's Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a Carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. There is no charge for assessment.
If you are caring for someone you will need to register with the council in order to find out about your caring responsibilities and to receive your carer's allowance.
Tel: 0208 489 3419 - Registration
Tel: 0208 489 1400 - Carers Allowance
Free advice line for Carers