Financial help for carers

In April 2015, the Care Act introduced new national rules for deciding who is eligible for support. Carers UK provides a breakdown of the eligibility criteria please visit their website for information.

 

You may want to visit the Your money section of this website for information about managing money including benefits and allowances.


Direct Payments 

 

For information on direct payments for carers please read the Direct Payments factsheet produced by Camden Council.

 

The first point of contact for direct payments to carers should be the Access and Response service on 020 7974 4000.

 

If you are a carer you may be entitled to Carers Allowance.  You can find out about the benefits you may be entitled to, including Carer's Allowance, on the government's GOV.UK website.