Services for carers
As a carer you may be entitled to some benefits and allowances.
You can use an online benefits calculator to find out what benefits you may be entitled to and how to claim for them. You’ll need information about your income, outgoings, savings and any benefits you currently receive. You can also check that the person you are caring for is receiving everything they are entitled to.
This is a benefit for anyone aged 16 or over who spends at least 35 hours each week caring for someone. Find out more and apply online at www.gov.uk/carers-allowance/overview
Council Tax Relief
If you are liable for council tax and are on a low income you can apply for Council Tax Relief. You will need to do this through your local city or district council.
You can find more information about the range of benefits available, help with health costs and help with finances from Carers UK.