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They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org


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 & 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.

New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. They have recommended that:

  • Everyone who has had the AstraZeneca vaccine should still have a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, irrespective of age, unless they suffered any serious side effects after their first vaccination.
  • People aged 30 and over or who have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease should still be offered the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine.  The benefits in protecting them against the serious consequences of COVID-19 outweigh any risk of this rare condition.
  • People aged 18-29 who do not have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease will be offered an alternative Covid-19 vaccine where available.  (This has been recommended as a precaution as people under 30 are at less risk from Covid-19 and not because they are considered to be at particular risk of developing the rare blood clot.)
  • People under 30 can still choose to have the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine if this will mean they can be protected more quickly and they have been made aware of the guidance.

 Please see the leaflet below that has been produced by Public Health England and the NHS to answer any questions you may have

 Leaflet on COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting