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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…

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance is a weekly benefit for people who are full-time carers for a sick or disabled person. To qualify for this benefit, you do not have to live with the person you care for – they could be your partner, relative, neighbour or friend.…

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(s) you have and how it affects your daily life. This is an opportunity for you to talk about any concerns you may have and…

Carer's Contingency Scheme - Planning for an emergency

Greenwich Carers Centre run 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 type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any negative…

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…

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…

What is a carer?

What is a carer? A carer is: "a person of any age, adult or child, who provides unpaid support to a partner, child, relative or friend who couldn’t manage to live independently or whose health or wellbeing would deteriorate without this help. This could be…

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…
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