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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 the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Carers UK is a national organisation providing help and support for carers. They can provide help and support in filling in paperwork, rights and entitlements, getting a break, expert telephone advice and support service.

        Carers Trust helps young carers to cope with their caring role through specialist services delivered by Carers Trust Network partners across the UK. A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

         Support for Carers Leicestershire supports carers throughout the county. The service is run by Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL), a community-based organisation with a long and successful history of supporting carers. We're here to help anyone who's a carer in Leicestershire, whether you care full-time or for just a few hours a week.

         Activities and events in our local area of Charnwood.

        Information and support for carers in Leicestershire.

Contact Carers Direct

0300 123 1053
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines  and webchat are open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

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

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

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