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Carers Information

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

'Carers Rights' Guide to looking after someone

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below 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?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Carers Emergency Alert Card

Delivered in partnership with West Sussex County Council

The scheme was developed because carers were concerned about what would happen to the person they cared for if they were out alone and had an accident.  They wanted something that would give them peace of mind and provide help at any time of the day and night

The scheme is confidential.  Your card will not have any personal details on it, so the identities of you and the person you are caring for are protected.  The only way to identify you is by the reference number on the card.  You do not need to have a Careline unit to be able to join this scheme.

Carer's emergency alert card enrolment form

Carer's emergency alert card leaflet

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