Information for Carers

 

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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 the NHS website about carers and caring.
Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

 

carers direct

 

carers direct

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
 

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone: 0808 802 0202

Website

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.

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Local Services

Carers Oxfordshire

Free, confidential advice, support, advocacy and information.
0345 0507666

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Crossroads Care Oxfordshire

If you are a carer, your local Crossroads Care Scheme can offer support.
01865 260280

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Oxfordshire Young Carers

Supporting children and young people up to the age of 25 years whose life is impacted by the responsibility of caring for a family member.
01865 777 224

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Carer's Emergency Support Service

The service can support carers by providing replacement care when the carer suddenly or unexpectedly becomes ill, or has an accident which prevents him/her from providing care. You can register by completing a form online, or printing it off and mailing it, or by telephone. You will receive a registration card which you can keep in your purse or wallet. Once you are registered, you can call the 24-hour hotline.
01865 849562

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