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Factsheets - General

Last changed: Tuesday 3 November, 2020

The Carers’ Resource provides factsheets on a wide range of caring and carer related issues. We follow the practices of the Information Standard, and as a result of this we guarantee that the information we provide in our factsheets is

  • accurate
  • up to date
  • appropriate to its geographical area
  • clearly presented
  • unbiased

We aim to make our information as accessible as we can. If you would like a factsheet in an alternative format, such as large print or braille, or in a language other than English, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

If you would like information that is not in one of our factsheets please get in touch!

Arranging help at home

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 AHH 10.21 Arranging help at home (domiciliary care) Many carers are often faced with the task of finding services to provide extra help at home. Before making any arrangements it is advisable to contact Health and Adult Social Care. This is an opportunity to discuss the help you need…

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Attendance Allowance

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: Company registered in England No 3054273.Registered Office: 11 North Park Road, Harrogate. HG1 5PD AA 4.22 Attendance allowance What it is and help with completing the application form Att endance Allowance (AA) is a tax –free benefit for people of state pension age and over who need help with personal…

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Carers have rights

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: Company registered in England No 3054273. Registered Office: 11 North Park Road, Harrogate. HG1 5PD 1 CHR 10 .21 Carers Have Rights The Care Act 2014 sets out the duty of local authorities to assess people’ s needs for care and support, and to determine eligibility for public funding to…

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Caring and working

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 CW 1.22 Caring and working For many carers, trying to do a paid job whilst managing their caring role can become complicated and stressful and they may consider giving up work is the only solution. This factsheet outlines some of the factors which carers might consider in order to…

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Caring for you

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 CFY 9.21 Caring for you Looking after yourself when you are a carer Most carers would agree – caring can be hard work, both mentally and physically. Sometimes everything seems to focus on the person you are caring for and it can be easy to ignore your own needs…

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Choosing a care home

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: 1 CCH 7.22 Choosing a care home It can be difficult to know where to start when choosing a care home. This factsheet explains the types of home available, as well as what to look for and consider . Making a choice is easier if there’s time to consider what…

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Finding out about financial help

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: Company registered in England No 3054273. Registered Office: 11 North Park Road, Harrogate. HG1 5PD 1 FIN 5.2 2 Finding out about financial help Contents Attendance Allowance p. 2 Blue Badge Scheme p. 9 Carer’s Allowance p. 4 Carer’s Credit p. 5 Council Tax Discounts and Exemptions p. 8 Disability…

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Is it free for me?

Areas: General

Extract of PDF text: Company registered in England No 3054273. Registered Office: 11 North Park Road, Harrogate. HG1 5PD 1 IIFM 5.22 Is it free for me? If you’re out and about with someone who relies on your help because of their disability or illness, it’s worth considering the many venues and travel companies…

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