Who is a Carer?
Do you look after a relative or friend who due to ill health, physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction cannot manage without your support? Then you are a Carer and may want to talk to someone about your caring role and any support needs you may have. Click here for more information.
Anyone can become a Carer. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be any age.
A young Carer is someone under the age of 18.
For more information on the services available, please speak to a member of the Practice Team.
Lincolnshire Carers Service
Lincolnshire County Council's Customer Service Centre and Carers FIRST working in partnership to deliver the Lincolnshire Carers Service.
Tel 01522 782224
(Adult and Young Adult Carers)
Lincolnshire County Council Young Carers Team
Tel 01522 553275
(Young Carers under 18)
Out of Hours Duty Team
Tel 01522 782333
Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- 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 may be 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
How to pay for care and support, and where to get help with costs.
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible