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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…

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…

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…
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