We want to provide you with as much information and support as we can.  We have identified a series of websites and resources that we believe are helpful.

On this page you can find:

  • General information
  • Getting support
  • Money and benefits
  • Information for young carers (under 18) and young adult carers (under 25)

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

A practical guide to healthy caringA practical guide to healthy caring (external link)
This helpful advice booklet will be useful for all carers, but is particularly targeted at those who are about 65 years older and are new to caring. It includes information on getting help, getting an assessment, looking after your own health, taking a break and how you can use technology to support you, with links to further information and support.
Author: NHS England, Age UK, Carers Trust, Carers UK, Public Health England and older people themselves

 

Caring for someone with specific condition (external link)
This series of pages on the Carers Trust website provides tailored advice and information on caring for people with specific conditions. Conditions covered include: dementia or Alzheimer’s disease; learning disabilities; alcohol or substance misuse issues; and mental health problems.
Author: Carers Trust

Health and wellbeing (external link)
This page on the carers Trust website includes a range of information and advice to help keep you and the person you care for health.  It includes information and advice on: equipment, adaptations and telecare; how to get emergency support; pharmacies and medicines; tackling loneliness; relationships with your partner family and friends; and managing changes to your life when you’re your caring role comes to an end.
Author: Carers Trust

GETTING SUPPORT

Wellbeing assessment (external link)
This online questionnaire can be completed by the person who needs support or someone else who knows them. At the end of the questionnaire, you will be told whether you may be eligible for extra help, and if so, the Social Services Team at the London Borough of Lewisham will get in touch.
Author: London Borough of Lewisham

Carer’s Assessment (external link)
This online questionnaire for adult carers is an opportunity to tell the team at London Borough of Lewisham about the support you provide and any support you yourself need. The assessment will tell you if are eligible for support from the Council.
Author: London Borough of Lewisham

Community directory to support health and wellbeing (external link)
This is a searchable online database of support groups and services available in Lewisham, and features a wide range of different types of support you can access locally, from community arts activities you can join to self-employed care assistants.
Author: London Borough of Lewisham

MONEY AND BENEFITS

Money & benefitsMoney and benefits information (external link)
This page on the Carers Trust website is packed with information and advice to help you make sure you claim any benefits and credits that you, and the person you care for, are entitled to. It includes a benefits calculator, information about the Carer’s Allowance and how to get help with health and care costs.
Author: Carers Trust

Carer’s allowance factsheet (external link)
Carers allowance is the main benefit for carers. This detailed factsheet sets out how to tell whether you are entitled to it, how to claim, the decision-making process and what to do if your circumstances change.
Author: Carers UK

Carer’s allowance (external link)
Carers allowance is the main benefit for carers.  This page on the government website sets out how it works, eligibility criteria, and effect on other benefits.  From this page you can make a claim or report a change in circumstances.
Author: UK Government

 

YOUNG CARERS (under 18) & YOUNG ADULT CARERS (under 25)

Getting support if you are a young carer or adult carer (external link)
This page on the Carers’ Trust website provides a range of information and links to further advice and support specifically for young carers and young adult carers.  Topics covered include: financial advice and support getting into work, your rights, wellbeing and mental health education advice and staying safe on the internet.
Author: Carers Trust

Advice & Support for young carersAdvice and support for young carers (external link)
The Children’s Society website features a series of pages with general information to support young carers, including specific pages on school, further education and employment, carers’ rights, well-being and mental health, money and bills and living with an alcohol dependent adult.
Author: The Children’s Society

 

Booklet for young carersBooklet for young carers (external link)
This booklet will help you to know how to take care of yourself, while caring for another person. It will give you useful tips on how to manage education with caring responsibilities, how to communicate with school, health and social professionals, as well as with your peers. It can also help you to find a way to achieve your goals in life
Author: Me-We project partners including Carers Trust

A guide to getting work for young adults (external link)

This is a guide for young adult carers in England who are looking for work for the first time, have been out of work for a while or are in work but looking for a new job. It includes advice on choosing the right job, your job search the application process, interview tips and balancing work and caring.
Author: Carers Trust

Although we make every effort to ensure that these links and the information contained in them are accurate, up-to-date and relevant, we cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.