Support for Carers

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There are a range of organizations that provide information, advice, help and support for carers.

These provide information on a variety of issues, such as preparing for a care assessment to advice on how to cope emotionally and financially

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.

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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 many more, please visit Carers Northern Ireland’s website.

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Local Carers' Groups

As a carer, you can become isolated so time for yourself and contact with others is imperative 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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