Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
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.
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
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.
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.
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?
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
Recycling Disability Aids
Many people with dementia may not qualify for disability aids via the NHS Prescription Service, so Homewise provides a Re-Use not Refuse Project to give people the choice of purchasing new or recycled aids.
If you have any disability aids, that you no longer require, then please can you pass them on to Homewise, who can sell them on to people who need them at a fraction of the cost of new items.
Items can be dropped off at Homewises premises on: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at:
Homewise Disability Aids Recycling Centre
Unit 3 Allied House