Looking After Someone

Carers NI

The Carers NI edition of 'Looking after someone: Information and support for carers' is a guide for anyone caring for family or friends. The guide outlines your rights as a carer and gives an overview of the practical and financial support available.

‘Looking after someone’ is divided into the following sections: getting help and support, your finances and your work.

This edition includes A Carer’s Guide, an illustrated introduction to the challenges of caring, from making difficult decisions to looking after your health and wellbeing.

The guide covers:

  • Benefits: an overview of which benefits you or the person you can for may be entitled to and information about how to get a benefits check.
  • Other financial help: including help with council tax, fuel costs, pensions and health costs.
  • Practical help: including community care assessment, carer's assessment and direct payments.
  • Technology: information about health and care technology that could make life easier for you and the person you care for.
  • Your workplace: your rights at work, from flexible working and parental leave to protection from discrimination.
  • Other help: how to find other help nationally and in your local community.
  • A Carers Guide: an illustrated introduction to the challenges of caring, from making difficult decisions to looking after your health and wellbeing.

Click here to download your free full guide. 

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