Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
Telephone: 01924 305544 website: carerswakefield.org.uk
Carers Wakefield & District’s priority is the safety of our carers and their loved ones therefore, due to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus in the country, we have made the precautionary decision to suspend all non-essential face-to-face contact with carers. Support will continue to be given over the telephone, via our website and social media. Any updates will appear on our website so please check for details or refer to current government guidance.
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