Carers – Advice for Carers

Do you look after someone who is frail, ill or disabled?

eden_carersIf you do please let us know – we may be able to help you We can pass your details to Eden Carers who can offer you confidential support and information. Eden Carers also provides a variety of training opportunities for Carers, Volunteers and Professionals. You can also have your needs assessed. A Carers Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It can also look at the needs of the person you care for. 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:

  • 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

Finance and Law

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