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Carers Direct

Are You a Carer?

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

Suffolk Family Carers

A family carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend, who cannot manage without their support, due to an illness, disability, mental health problem or an addiction.

Suffolk Family Carers is an award winning established charity that helps carers of all ages get the support they need to live fuller lives.

We offer:

  • One to one support
  • Information, advice and guidance
  • Emotional support
  • Respite funding
  • Workshops and programmes
  • Family carer groups
  • Advocacy

We are working in partnership with GP surgeries in Suffolk to ensure you can access one to one appointments, emotional support & guidance at your GP surgery.

An appointment with one of our GP Advisers is an opportunity for you to talk through your caring role or any concerns you may have.

To book a face to face chat with an Adviser, please call us on 01473 835477.

For more information about our services, call us or visit our website to get support through our Live Chat.
Website: www.suffolkfamilycarers.org
Tel: 01473 835477


Content Supplied by NHS Choices

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.

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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