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Age UK - Advice for Carers

Caring for a friend or relative can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. It’s also a big undertaking that, on occasion, can leave you feeling tired and stressed. But there is support available. Whether you’ve been a carer for a long time, or have recently…

Benefits for carers who are unable to work

If you're not in paid employment, you may be able to get earnings-replacement benefits. Usually, you can't get more than one of these benefits at the same time. This means that even if you're entitled to more than one earnings-replacement benefit, you'll usually receive whichever…

Call the Carers Direct helpline

You can call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053 if you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you. If you are busy at certain times of day, you can send the…

Care and Support - The Care Act 2014

The Care Act From April 2015, changes took effect to care and support in England. The Care Act will help to make care and support more consistent across the country. Care and support 'Care and support' is the term used to describe the help some…

Carers in Employment

Please follow the link for more information about being a Carer in Employment.

Carers' rights and the Care Act

A carer is someone who helps another person, usually a relative or friend, in their day-to-day life. This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally or through a voluntary organisation. The Care Act 2014 sets out carers' legal rights to assessment and…

Cheshire West and Chester - Care and Support Directory 2019/20

The aim of this Directory is to support the implementation of the Care Act by providing Cheshire West and Chester residents with details of activities and services which are locally available to meet their social care needs. These might include extra care housing and domiciliary…

Employment rights for carers

Continuing to work while caring can help you feel good about yourself and provide you with social interaction outside of your caring role. But staying in work or returning to work might feel like a daunting prospect and you may find it helpful to take…

Finding work after caring

If you want to start or return to work, there are lots of things to consider and many schemes that can help you as a carer. You may need to return to work to earn money. For some carers who haven't worked for some time,…
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