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Carers NI factsheets

Carers NI produces a range of factsheets covering the issues that affect carers in Northern Ireland.

While the benefit system is administered UK-wide, community care is a devolved issue and so there is variation between England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

On this page you can find our Northern Ireland specific factsheets – scroll down or use the 'on this page' links.

To view our list of UK-wide factsheets click the button below. These include:

  • Carer's Allowance
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Disability Living Allowance (for children aged 16 and under)
  • Council Tax
  • Bedroom Tax

UK-WIDE FACTSHEETS


When caring ends or changes

Looking after a loved one may be a large part of your life, but it is inevitable that your caring role will change over time. This may be because the person you cared for has recovered and no longer needs care, they can no longer be cared for at home, or because they have died.

This resource outlines the support available and the practical steps you can take to help you through each situation ranging from how to find residential care for the person you are looking after through to dealing with bereavement, life after caring or getting back in to education, training or employment


When caring ends or changes
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Coming out of hospital

Deciding to care or continue caring for someone who is coming out of hospital and who can no longer care for themselves in the same way as before can be very difficult.

This factsheet outlines how to plan for coming out of hospital so you can make sure your views and feelings are listened to and there is support in place.

The information covers the discharge process in Northern Ireland only.


Coming out of hospital
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Taking a break

Many carers find it easier to continue in their caring role if they can get some help.

Local Health and Social Care Trusts can provide help and support for people who need care, and their carers. The way they make a decision about the help and support that they can provide is by carrying out an assessment.


Taking a break
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Assessments: your guide to getting help

Many carers find it easier to continue in their caring role if they can get some help.

Local Health and Social Care Trusts can provide help and support for people who need care, and their carers. The way they make a decision about the help and support that they can provide is by carrying out an assessment.


Assessments: your guide to getting help
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