Over half of carers (52%) feel anxious or stressed about their finances (CarersUK Survey).
You can get help and support if you’re responsible for looking after someone who has a disability, is getting old or has become ill. This can range from practical help to make day-to-day life easier to benefits like Carer’s Allowance.
Practical help for carers
Your local council might be able to arrange practical help to allow you to care more effectively and reduce your stress. This could include things like arranging for someone to step in for a while to give you a break or providing some extra support for the person you care for, to give you more time for your other responsibilities.
To see if you can get practical help, you’ll need the council to carry out a carer’s assessment. All carers are entitled to this.
The carer’s assessment looks at how caring affects your life and work, and how you can carry on doing the things that are important to you and your family. A carer’s assessment isn’t an exam – you won’t be judged on whether the care you give is good enough.
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