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CARERS

If you are a carer please let us know - we can help you!

Not sure if your're a carer?

  • Do you regularly help a friend, relative or loved one with their daily activities?
  • Do you help a family member, child, friend or neighbour that:

    • is frail
    • has a disability or special needs
    • has a chronic illness and/or
    • has a mental illness
    • has dementia/Alzheimer’s
    • has a substance misuse problem with drugs or alcohol

If any of the above statements apply to you, we can help.

please let us know

Carers

Carers in Southampton

Carers in Southampton is a vital new service managed by Southampton Mencap. It is there to reach out to the thousands of carers living in Southampton who give up their time to look after a family member, a friend, or a neighbour who needs additional support. The service provides support, advice, guidance and learning opportunities to improve carers’ choice, control and independence.

 

There is also 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?

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible



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