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Working whilst caring - Your rights at work

Many carers work either full or part time whilst providing a caring role. If your employer is unaware of your caring role, then they will be unable to put systems in place to help you. This includes flexible working and time off in emergencies. You…

What is a carer?

What is a carer? A lot of people who provide unpaid support do not see themselves as carers as they may feel that is a normal part of life. This support might include: personal care such as assistance with bathing and dressing help with medication…

Taking a break from caring duties

Looking after an elderly, ill, or disabled adult on a full-time basis can be demanding and stressful. People in these caring roles may need a break once in a while. We may be able to arrange respite care for you, so that you can have…

Flu jabs for carers

Royal borough of Greenwich is supporting the NHS Flu campaign. Flu is a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very suddenly. Healthy individuals usually recover in two to seven days but for some, the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even…

Carer's Allowance

Carers Allowance You could get £66.15 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits. To qualify for this benefit, you do not have to live with the person you care for – they could be…

Carer's Assessments

What is a carer's assessment? A carer's assessment is a conversation between yourself and an assessment officer about the caring role or roles you have and how it affects your daily life. This is an opportunity for you to talk about any concerns you may…

Carer's Contingency Scheme - Planning for an emergency

Greenwich Carers Centre runs an initiative called the Carer's Contingency Scheme. It's a service that offers carers the opportunity to write a 'plan' that can be put into effect should anything happen to you - such as an accident or an emergency - that means…

Counselling

Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its…

The Care Act 2014

Information on changes to adult social care Adult care and support services are changing because of new legislation known as The Care Act.  The act brings together all previous pieces of law relating to 'care and support services'. Care and support services include help with…
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