Many people do not see themselves as carers. They simply think of themselves as a friend or family of the person they care for. It is because of this that they often don’t realise there is help available to them, as carers. This help could include a carer’s assessment, access to financial support and, for those in employment, the right to request flexible working.
Find out what help you can get locally.
The NHS Guide to Care & Support is a good starting point for useful information for carers.
You can find information that may be helpful from the following links:
- Carers Allowance
- Carers Credit
- Carers Assessment
- Needs Assessment – care & support for the person that you care for
- Disability Living Allowance
- Personal Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Benefits for carers
- Respite care in Bristol
- Respite care in South Glos