Support for me

Caring for someone can be a tough job, and sometimes it can feel like your own needs are being forgotten. So let’s change that. There’s lots of support out there for carers like you, and this section is here to show you how to access it.

Support for me

Caring for someone can be a tough job, and sometimes it can feel like your own needs are being forgotten. So let’s change that. There’s lots of support out there for carers like you, and this section is here to show you how to access it.

Your right to support

This section looks at what support you’re entitled to from the local council, and how to navigate the process of getting help.

Health & social care explained

This page explains the difference between health and social care and why you might want to seek both kinds of support at some point.

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How the council can help

This is an introduction to how the council can help you if you are a carer.

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How the Care Act affects you

This page looks at your rights as a carer under the Care Act, which came into force in 2014.

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The carer’s assessment

Looks at how the council assesses your needs in a “carer’s assessment” and what happens next.

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Support Plans

If you’re eligible for support from the council, they will draw up a “support plan” with you to establish the help you’ll get.

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Support plan reviews

This page looks at when you should have your support plan reviewed and how to ask for a review.

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The personal budget

A guide to how personal budgets work and what your options are.

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What support can I get?

These pages go into more detail about the different kinds of support you can get as a carer.

Carers breaks and respite care

Looks at how to get support so that you can take a break from caring for someone.

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Help at home

This page takes a look at your options if you would like to hire someone to help around the house.

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Advocacy

If you have difficulty with making your voice heard, or you want to make a complaint, advocacy services can help.

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