Are You a Carer?
If you are a carer please let us know - we may be able to help you
For further information about Carers please visit www.nhs.uk . Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
PPE guidance for unpaid Carers
have published guidance outlining Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) advice for unpaid carers who do not live with the person they care for (other unpaid carers may choose to use this guide). It should be used alongside guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family and local policies where they exist such as in care homes or day centres.
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 person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- 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
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
Long Bennington Medical Centre supports veterans in our community. Please click on any of the link below for useful information about services available in our area and nationally.
Veterans in the Community
Veterans in the community is a free service for older veterans, their widows/widowers and partners.
NHS healthcare for veterans
For mental health advice please click on the link below: