Further information and support
Local information and support
Help & Care
Help & Care also has 41 fact sheets regarding issues that affect carers. Help & Care also have an Advocacy Service if you need help to sort out your social care and benefit needs. For more information, contact the Gateway Information Service on:
Telephone: 0300 111 3303
Open Monday to Thursday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and from 10.00am to 4.30pm on Friday.
National information and support
Carers UK campaign for the rights of carers throughout the UK, lobbying Parliament and official bodies for changes and improvements in carers policy. Carers UK Adviceline has a wealth of information and advice on all carers issues affecting both adults and children.
Please note: The contents of this information sheet are only intended to provide an overview of the main eligibility criteria associated with Carer’s Allowance. It will not provide a comprehensive explanation of all the rules governing the allocation of this
and associated benefits. For specific, individual enquiries please contact the Carer’s Allowance Unit direct.