Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know by completing the Carer Form above - 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 maybe 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
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
Northamptonshire Carers was formed in 1994 and is an independent local charity that is part of Carers Trust for Carers national network of Carers Centres and services. They are a countrywide service offering support to Carers and Young Carers.
It is staffed by people who understand the physical and emotional strain that looking after someone can involve – as well as the pleasure it can bring. Having a person to talk to and having your rights explained may help your situation, and listening to your experiences and needs enables us to help you.
The service aims to offer a comprehensive support service to the unpaid Carers of Northamptonshire
They recognise their contribution to society and will endeavour to empower Carers in improving their quality of life. Our organisation is Carer-led and our developments will be a response to Carers’ needs If you are a Carer and would like information and advice to help you in your caring role you can refer yourself to us by completing the on-line enquiry form link on this page.
Northamptonshire Carers will endeavor to communicate with Carers contacting our service in an accessible format suitable to their individual needs.
More information on the service can be found by clicking here.
Care Services Directory
Northamptonshire Care Services Directory is produced annually in association with the publisher Care Choices.
The Directory explains how you can get the support you need to enjoy the best quality of life for as long as possible by guiding you through the range of care options available from both independent care providers and public services.
Included in the Directory is information on:
• a range of services to help you live independently and safely;
• short stays in residential care which can be a good idea to help you recuperate after an illness, injury, or hospital stay; and
• care homes including residential, nursing and home care services across the county.
Please click on this link to access the Care Services Directory for 2020/21
Support Group - Carers Direct
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information - website
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.