Carers Direct

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know below – 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.

  • Care after hospital – Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from the hospital.
  • Taking a break – Caring for someone can be a full-time job – find out about accessing breaks and respite care.

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone 0808 802 0202

Helpline Information


Office Hours

Lines are open from 8 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday, 11 am to 4 pm 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 getting 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 Assessment – 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.

Please Complete the Form to Let Us Know if You are a Carer

Are You A Carer?

Carer Details

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Address *

Details of Person Being Cared For

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Is the person you care for a patient at New Street & Netherton Group Practice?