Carers Information

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

East North Herts Carers Information 

Carers in Herts
01992 58 69 69
Support and information for unpaid family and friends who look after someone.
 
Carers in Herts/Carer's Passports
https://www. carersinherts.org.uk/how-we-can-help/carer-services/carers-discount-passport/get-your-carers-passport
ID card as carer entitles to discounts from various participating businesses in Hertfordshire.
 
Turning Point
Support for Adult Carers
 
Hertfordshire County Council
0300 123 44042
Carer's Assessment
 
Royston Rethink
07840 869493
Open to carers and people with mental illness.
 
Young Carers/Carers in Herts
Support aimed at young carers
 
07840 360245
Support for Carers of children and young people 0-25 with special educational needs or disabilities.

South Cambs Carers Information

Caring Together
0345 241 0954 or 01480 499090
Range of local support and information for Carers of all ages including respite care and social groups with peer support.  Self-referral or via health/social care professional.
Making Space
01480 267013
Support for Carers of people with mental health conditions aged 18-65

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.

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm 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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