Support for carers

Resources for carers

Lincolnshire County Council has a guide to Information advice and support for carers.       Click icon to browse.

  • There are quite a few links, in particular Connect to support.
  • The Lincolnshire online resources for carers is a partnership between Lincolnshire County Council and Carers UK.      This service includes parents of children.      Look for the free access code to get access to the Digital resources for carers link.

Carers FIRST provides emotional and practical support, advice and information.      See:  Lincolnshire carers service.      Also look under their Online support menu option.

The Lincolnshire Carers Service may be able to give you further advice.      If you need to talk to someone about your caring role, call 01522 782224.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Support and resources are available for school aged children who care for an adult as well as adults who care for an adult.       See also:  Take a break for subsidised short breaks.

Support for carers

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

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

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.      If you are aged over 18 and you care for another adult, you are very likely to be eligible for an assessment.      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 – 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.

  • 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.

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:  Carers UK for comprehensive information on a range of benefits in which carers might be interested.

For Carers allowance specifically see:  National Autistic Society       Government

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.