Support for carers

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.

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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.

Carer’s assessments

Carers FIRST have produced  an introduction to carer assessments – click icon on the left to view.        For more detail see the Information hub menu on their website.         First point of contact is the County Council’s Customer Service Centre: 01522 782224         carersservice@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Carers UK has produced a more detailed carer’s assessments guide for adult carers of adults (over 18 years) who are disabled, ill or elderly.         They also offer a factsheet.          It has a chapter about carers of adults.          Click icon on the right to see it.

  • 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.

For information about Carers Allowance see:  NHS      Government.        The National Autistic Society looks at it more broadly in Benefits and care

Support for carers

Lincolnswhire Council offers a broader range of support for carers.         Click icon to browse.        It includes breaks for carers.

The people there can help you directly or point you in the right direction as appropriate.