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.
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
. Carers passport
As part of Carers Rights day (Thursday 26th November) Leicestershire County Council is encouraging unpaid carers to apply for a Carers Passport to ensure they receive the right support at the right time as they continue with their valuable role.
The identity card has been developed as a response to the difficulties and challenges which carers face, often on a daily basis, as well as giving them important recognition, particularly during the current pandemic.
A Carers Passport is recognised across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and is supported by VASL - Leicestershire Support for Carers and their partners in the city and Rutland.
Carers who are already registered with Support for Carers will automatically receive their wallet-sized passport by post; they can also email the team to request a downloadable version for a phone or a lanyard if preferred.
To apply for a Carers Passport, or for more information, please contact Support for Carers on 01858 468543 or visit: https://bit.ly/2KOgqgd.