Event date: 03/05/2017
News date: 21 Apr
Whatever you want to do, concerns you have or support you need, there are a wealth of organisations and charities that can help. Have a look at what's available here.
Items such as raised toilet seats, bath boards and seats, walking frames, and grab rails can make a real difference to your safety and independence.
If you are a working-age carer who is unable to work because of their caring commitments you may be able to claim Carer's Allowance which we have covered in a separate section.
If you get Carer's Allowance, or have an underlying entitlement to it, you may then become entitled to various means-tested benefits.
And if you are already receiving one or more means-tested benefits you may be entitled to more of these benefits. This is because getting Carer's Allowance or having an underlying entitlement to it means that an extra amount of money called the 'carers premium/addition' is included in the calculation of the means-tested benefits you apply for.
You may find that you are entitled to one or more of the following means-tested benefits:-
Remember that means-tested benefits take into account how much income and savings you and your household have.
You can do an online check of your entitlement to benefits by using the gov.uk website's Benefits Adviser calculator or the independent Entitled To benefits calculator.
Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit are paid to top up the incomes of families or workers with a low income. The amount you get of either /both depends on your household taxable income.
Go to our section on Tax and tax credits for more information
The Which website offers advice on benefits options for carers.