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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.