Looking after someone is a helpful guide for anyone caring for family or friends. The guide outlines your rights as a carer and gives an overview of the practical and financial support available. 

The Carers UK Looking after someone guide is divided into the following sections: getting help and support, your finances and your work.

The guide includes:

  • This edition includes 'A Carer’s Guide': an illustrated introduction to the challenges of caring, from making difficult decisions to looking after your health and wellbeing.
  • Benefits: an overview of which benefits you or the person you care for may be entitled to and information about how to get a benefits check.
  • Other financial help: including help with council tax, fuel costs, pensions and health costs.
  • Practical help: including community care assessment, carer's assessment and direct payments.
  • Technology: information about health and care technology that could make life easier for you and the person you care for.
  • Your workplace: your rights at work, from flexible working and parental leave to protection from discrimination.
  • Other help: how to find other help nationally and in your local community.#]

Click below to download a copy:

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/get-resources/looking-after-someone

Published: Mar 21, 2022