Finance, Money and Benefits for Carers

Financial information and benefits specifically for carers can be found at Carers Direct and Directgov. You can also call Carers Direct on 0808 802 0202 for free confidential advice.

Find out about your financial entitlements as a carer and how you stand on helping someone with their affairs.

Am I entitled to any financial support as a carer?

There are a range of benefits, tax credits and other financial support that you may be able to receive as a carer, including carer's allowance.

What about financial support for the person I care for?

There are various benefits that the person needing care may be entitled to.

What should I do if I think that the person I look after is losing the ability to make decisions or manage their financial affairs?

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) protects your money, health and welfare, if you can't make all your own decisions.

Gloucestershire County Council's Mental Capacity Act webpage has information on the Act and how it affects carers.

Is there anywhere locally where I can obtain help and advice on money and legal matters?

Carers Gloucestershire employs locality based carers advisers who can give free individual help. Contact them on Carersline: 0300 111 9000 or visit their website.

Citizens Advice also offers free, impartial advice. Go to their website to find the nearest bureau.

Alternatively, contact The Care Advice Line on 01452 22 22 00 for independent information and advice on the financial aspects of care and support and access to further specialist financial advice.


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