Free ad­vice guide for car­ers

Uxbridge Gazette - - Your Say -

EV­ERY day, an­other 6,000 peo­ple take on a car­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity and, by 2037, it’s an­tic­i­pated that the num­ber of car­ers in the UK will in­crease to nine mil­lion.

To co­in­cide with Car­ers Week 2018, In­de­pen­dent Age, the older peo­ple’s char­ity, has launched a new, free ad­vice guide to help peo­ple iden­tify as car­ers, and ac­cess the prac­ti­cal, fi­nan­cial and emo­tional sup­port avail­able to them.

The guide, called ‘Car­ing for some­one: How to get the sup­port you need,’ is suit­able for any­one who might be a carer.

It ex­plains car­ers’ rights, and the ben­e­fits, ser­vices and sup­port avail­able to help look af­ter some­one else.

It also looks at what hap­pens when a car­ing role ends.

It can be down­loaded from www.in­de­pen­den­t­age.org/car­ing-for­some­one, or or­dered for free by calling 0800 319 6789.

To make a do­na­tion or find out more about In­de­pen­dent Age visit www.in­de­pen­den­t­age.org.

Lucy Harmer In­de­pen­dent Age

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