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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

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. 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?

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.

Lincolnshire Carers

Support for unpaid Carers

Who is a Carer?

Do you look after a relative or friend who due to ill health, physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction cannot manage without your support?  Then you are a Carer and may want to talk to someone about your caring role and any support needs you many have.

Anyone can become a Carer.  Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be any age.

A young Carer is someone under the age of 18.

Please speak to a member of the Practice Team.  Our Staff will be happy to assist you regards services available.  These include:

LINCOLNSHIRE CARERS SERVICE

Lincolnshire County Council's Customer Service Centre and Carers FIRST working in partnership to deliver the Lincolnshire Carers Service.

Tel 01522 782224

(Adult and Young Adult Carers)

LINCOLNSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL YOUNG CARERS TEAM

Tel 01522 553275

(Young Carers under 18)

OUT OF HOURS DUTY TEAM

Tel 01522 782333

 



 
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