Direct payments for carers

Cash payments made directly to you based on assessment

Carer's assessment

Informal discussion to see what benefits and support you are entitled to

Carer's allowance

Financial benefit to help you look after someone

Young adult carers

Support for those aged 16 to 25 years who care for someone

Emergency help for carers

Urgent support for yourself or the person you care for

Short breaks for carers

Time off for carers and the person they care for

Training events and activities for carers

A range of different training and social opportunities for carers

Support in the workplace for carers

Help for carers who also need paid employment

Young carers

Help for young carers who look after someone in their family home