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Looking after someone - information and support for carers

'Looking after someone’ is our guide for anyone caring for family or friends. The guide outlines your rights as a carer and gives an overview of the practical and financial support available.

We produce a version of the guide for each nation:

England  Wales  Scotland  Northern Ireland


Looking After Someone Guide 2017The Carers UK Looking after someone guide is divided into the following sections: getting help and support, your finances and your work.

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The guide includes:

  • This edition includes A Carer’s Guide: an illustrated introduction to the challenges of caring, from making difficult decisions to looking after your health and wellbeing.
  • Benefits: an overview of which benefits you or the person you can for may be entitled to and information about how to get a benefits check.
  • Other financial help: including help with council tax, fuel costs, pensions and health costs.
  • Practical help: including community care assessment, carer's assessment and direct payments.
  • Technology: information about health and care technology that could make life easier for you and the person you care for.
  • Your workplace: your rights at work, from flexible working and parental leave to protection from discrimination.
  • Other help: how to find other help nationally and in your local community.

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Digital copy

Download Carers UK Looking after someone for free.

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Printed copy

Carers can get a free printed copy of the Carers UK Looking after someone guide by contacting the Carers UK Adviceline.

Printed copies can also be ordered in the Carers UK online shop:


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