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Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

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

Durham County Carers Support Logo 

Please click here for more information

GP Surgeries keep a register of all patients that are caring for someone who is either unwell or disabled. This can enable health professionals to better understand the condition of the person you care for and to look out for warning signs of illness that are common amongst Carers. 

Print off and complete the form, returning it to Carers Support address below, and they will ensure your records are updated: Click HERE for the form

FREEPOST RTXA-HHGH-SAGE
Durham County Carers Support
Enterprise House
Enterprise City
Meadowfield Avenue
Spennymoor
County Durham
DL16 6JF

If you are unable to print this off, please contact us on 0300 005 1213 and we will post a form to 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.

        For family carers with an autistic relative or a relative with learning disability

        

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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