Care for the Carers and our partners have produced useful fact sheets and online materials on subjects including Lasting Power of Attorney and what’s involved in having a Carer’s Assessment.
Care for the Carers
We have a range of carers fact sheets available to download below.
- Getting help and support as a carer
- Support for the person you care for
- Taking care of yourself and having a break
- Finances and managing someone’s affairs
- Finances – information on benefits
- Caring and work
- Advance care planning
- Counselling service for adults
- After caring – care homes
- After caring – after a death
- After caring – finances
- After caring – your home
- After caring – health and wellbeing
- Wellbeing course for parent carers
This guide looks at what benefits you can claim, how to arrange flexible working hours, and how to organise respite care, as well as considering the impacts of caring on your health and social life. Advice for Carers
This fact sheet gives you Lasting Power of Attorney information about how you can arrange for other people to make decisions about your health, care and finances if you think you may lose the mental capacity to do this in future.
A wide range of information and fact sheets for carers who look after someone affected by dementia.
If you are looking after someone who has a disability or illness and is aged 65 or over, they may be entitled to Attendance Allowance. Please download this fact sheet for more information about Attendance Allowance and how to apply.
For a carers assessment and what’s involved, read this fact sheet. and to get one. See our information about how to have a Carer’s Assessment in East Sussex.
Care Allowance is the main benefit for carers. If you are looking after someone for 35 hours a week or more, you may be eligible. Read the Carer’s Allowance fact sheet.
Working and caring
Being admitted to and coming out of hospital
The Guidelines for the practice of involving carers and carers admission aim to help hospital staff to understand their role in involving carers with care and discharge planning for the people they care for. They also set out the steps staff should take when carers are admitted to hospital.
This Coming out of hospital fact sheet from Carers UK gives you information about your rights as a carer during the hospital discharge procedure, the steps that should be followed before the person you care for is discharged, and what you can do if things go wrong.
Dementia UK have useful leaflets for carers who look after someone with dementia.
East Sussex County Council
This Do You Look After Someone? online book tells you about support available if you look after someone who lives in East Sussex. As well as looking at what Adult Social Care offers, this booklet also gives details of other organisations funded by East Sussex County Council that provide support, information and advice.
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation
This guide explains your rights if you are caring for someone being treated by Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust. Family and Friend Carer – A Guide to Support and Confidentiality
How to look after yourself
A guide for older people living with dementia or mental health needs and their carers. This information has been compiled in association with the Faculty of Psychology of Older People and from organisations such as Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project, Age UK Alzheimer’s Society and Russ Harris Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
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