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There are a range of organizations that provide information, advice, help and support for carers.
These organisations provide information on a variety of issues, such as preparing for a care assessment to advice on how to cope emotionally and financially:
- Carers Northern Ireland
- Princess Royal Trust for Carers
- Belfast Carers Centre
- Age NI
- NI Direct: Caring for Someone
- Care Directions
- The Carer
Support for carers is also available for those caring with people with particular conditions. For example, The Alzheimer’s Society offers help to carers caring for those with Alzheimer’s.
Benefits for Carers
If you spend more than 35 hours a week caring for a person with an illness or disability, you may be able to get social security benefits as a full-time carer.
This includes benefits such as:
- Carer’s Allowance
- Income Support or Pension Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Rates Rebate
For further information about these benefits and assistance for carer's, please visit Carers Northern Ireland’s website.
Local Carers' Groups
As a carer, you can become isolated so ensure that you make time for yourself and maintain contact with others for your own well-being.
Local Health and Social Services Trusts should be able to provide a list of local carers’ groups.
Individual organizations, such as those near the top of the page, also provide information, help and support for carers throughout Northern Ireland.
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