Support for carers

Carer’s assessments

Carers FIRST have produced  an introduction to carer assessments to see what practical support a carer needs.       Click icon on the left to view.        First point of contact is the County Council’s Customer Service Centre: 01522 782224       carersservice@lincolnshire.gov.uk       updated

Carers UK has produced a more detailed carer’s assessments guide – click icon on the right to view..      There is a factsheet to download.      It has a chapter about adult carers (over 18 years old) who are caring for another adult who is disabled.        updated

  • A carer’s assessment is an opportunity to discuss with the local council what support or services you need.
  • Are your needs the result of you providing necessary care?
  • Does your caring role have an effect on you?
  •  Is there, or is there likely to be, a significant impact on your wellbeing?
  • If you, or the person you are looking after, are assessed by the local council/trust as needing support, then you or they have a right to ask for a direct payment instead of having the support arranged by the local council/trust.

Support for carers

Lincolnswhire Council offers a broader range of support for carers.      Click icon to browse.      It includes breaks for carers.      See also:  Support and benefits for carers on the NHS website.       new

The people at Lincolnshire Customer Service Centre can help you directly or point you in the right direction as appropriate.
Phone:  01522 782224

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Carers UK

For comprehensive information on a range of benefits to which carers might be entitled, click icon and select which benefit looks interesting.

Benefits for carers

The NHS publishes a clear and easy to follow guide to benefits for carers, including Carer’s Allowance.       Click icon to browse.       See also:  Government      Carers UK       National Autistic Society

Planning for the future

Parents may have concerns about financial provision for the future.      The National Autistic Society offers a wills and trusts phone service staffed by solicitors.       Click icon to find out more.