Support for you
Having the right information and support can make all the difference whether you are new to caring or have been caring for years. Take a look through our range of guides to help you with the practical and emotional demands of caring. Don’t forget, our team of staff and volunteers are on hand to help you should you need it or you can sign up for our course of emails that covers the essentials of caring.
What help is available?
There is a range of support in Bedfordshire but when you are new to caring its hard to know what support might help. Talking to our team can be the best place to start.
Caring for someone can lead to money worries, especially if your caring role means you have to give up work. There could be financial support available to help you:
- Carers allowance
- Attendance allowance
- Carer’s credit
A Carer’s assessment is for carers over 18 who look after another adult. There are separate Young Carer and Transitions Assessments for under 18’s as well as Parent Carer Needs Assessments.
We have written a comprehensive guide to Carers Assessments which is available through this link.
Wellbeing is all about being happy and healthy both physically and mentally. Maintaining your wellbeing as a carer can be difficult. You may experience feelings of exhaustion, stress, anxiety, frequent worries, or feel low, irritable, restless or overwhelmed. Or this may be how you feel a lot of the time as a carer supporting someone else.