Information for Carers
Are You a Carer?
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring.
Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- A guide to care and support: Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.
- Caring for someone: Advice on providing care, medicines etc.
- Care after hospital: Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.
- Taking a break: Caring for someone can be a full-time job - find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
- Support and benefits for carers: Caring for someone can be a full-time job - find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
- Work and Disability: Guidance, support and help with employment issues.
- Being a young carer: Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support
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 under-65s: Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
- Benefits for the over-65s: Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
- Carer's Assement: How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- 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
Contact Carers Direct
Telephone: 0808 802 0202
Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
We at Claremont think that carers are amazing. The assistance that you provide is often unseen but, without doubt, is essential to the health and well-being of your friend, parent or loved-one. Your selfless attention and endless patience is astonishing.
Whilst being tremendously rewarding, being a carer can also be extremely challenging. It is important to consider yourself from time to time to ensure that your own mental and physical health is being looked after.
What we can offer?
We are passionate about maintaining the health of our carers. With this in mind our nursing team offer health checks to all carers, including:
- Blood Pressure
- Routine blood testing (checking cholesterol, etc)
- Condition specific testing (checking on thyroid issues, asthma, COPD, diabetes, etc)
- Stop smoking support
- Gym referrals
- Weight loss
- …. And much more
Mental health and well-being is paramount to being able to continue providing the love and care you do every day. It is natural and normal to require assistance with this now and again.
Below are some links to support organisations who can help in this way:
- Devon Carers: A fantastic website with a wealth of information about local services and tips for carers in Devon.
- Young Carers: This website is devoted to people under the age of 18 year who are involved in caring for a loved-one.
- East Devon Council: For information on council-run services, financial support and much more.
- Care Direct: If you think you might require some extra support and care at home for either yourself or a loved-one, Care Direct can assist you in assessing how much help is required and work with you to put this in place.
- Mental health support: The Depression and Anxiety Service is available to offer counselling and support for carers.
- Alzheimers Society: Specific support for those caring for someone with dementia.
- Age UK: Advice and support on caring for an elderly person or loved-one.
Most importantly, if you feel you are struggling get in touch. We are here to help!