Are You a Carer?
If you are we may be able to help you
This is our Carer Champion Stacey who works in Reception, she is here to help all Carers with any problems or concerns they may have but most of all help with their general wellbeing.
Complete this online form by clicking on the underlined title Carer form or collect and complete a ‘Do you care for someone?’ leaflet from reception and we will register you as a Carer. You will then be provided with a Carers Information pack that contains information to help you support your own health and wellbeing. Your information will remain confidential within your GP records.
Are you a Young Carer?
Do you look after someone? Do you have no time for friends and study? Are you feeling under pressure and worried? We can support you in your caring role. Come and tell us you are a carer, we will make a note on your medical record as this may entitle you to more services and benefits.
If you live in Newcastle you can also contact Newcastle Young Carers on 0191 2714615 or Email NYC@barnardos.org.uk
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?
Carers support groups
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 person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- 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
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible