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Are you a Carer?


Are You a Carer?

Six million people in the UK care for a relative, friend or partner, or for a child with a disability. Some carers are responsible for looking after someone 24 hours a day. Many share caring arrangements with other family members and friends. For some, caring is a role that they carry out most of their lives, for others, it can be a matter of a few months or years. Carers are of every age; there are very young carers and elderly carers.

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

How to get help when looking after someone

As a carer, you are entitled to an assessment by Social Services, to discuss the help that both you and the person you care for, might need.

Useful Department of Health Website: www.carers.gov.uk

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


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