If you are a carer or look after someone who is dependent on you then please let us know - we may be able to help you or you may like to contact Carer Support Wiltshire via their website, facebook page or by calling them 0800 181 4118.
Carer Support Wiltshire is a local charity that supports carers of all ages in Wiltshire. Their aim is to create carer friendly communities where carers are recognised, valued and supported.
Wiltshire County Council have an Accreditation scheme and we are very pleased to announce that in July 2019, The Old School Surgery was awarded PLATINUM status, again!
There is a wealth of information available on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Finance and 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 Assessment
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