Carer Support in Redbridge
Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know- we may be able to help you.
Did you know...as a carer you are entitled to an NHS health check and a seasonal flu vaccination, free of charge! Ask at reception for more details.
We will also be running monthly support meetings for carers in the local community, in the very near future. If this is something you would be interested in, please let us know.
For more information, please contact Julie Mason, Glebelands Carer Lead, on 0208 989 6272
Details will be posted here in due course, but should you need any support before then, please contact Redbridge Carers Support Service on 0208 514 6251, or visit their website at www.rcss.org.uk
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for another person
Watch this video on: caring for someone else and what it means
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
- Benefits for carers
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
- Benefits for the person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- Other benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
The Social Fund is a scheme to help people with expenses that are
difficult to meet from a low income and includes
*Winter Fuel Payments
*Cold Weather Payments
*Funeral Expenses Payments
*Advances of Benefit are payment s that partially replaced the
discretionary Social Fund and includes
*Short term advances
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible