Support for Carers

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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:

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 assistance for carer's, please visit Carers Northern Ireland’s website.

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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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