Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
Richmondshire Carers Sitting Service - Do you find it difficult to get time by yourself to shop or meet friends, then maybe the sitting service could help you for further information contact Michelle Cardwell, Outreach Services Manager, St John's Community Centre, Telephone 01748 832271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Independent Age has a lot of information available on their website not just for carers but for anyone over 55 looking for advice. The practice also has many of their booklets in reception which you can take and read in the comfort of your own home. Independent Age
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
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 under-65s
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.Benefits for the over-65s
Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
- Carer's Assement
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- 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