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Looking after someone 2017

The Carers Scotland edition of 'Looking after someone: Information and support for carers' 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


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‘Looking after someone’ is divided into the following sections: getting help and support, your finances and your work.

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.

Carers Rights Guide 2016 ScotlandThe guide covers:

  • 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.
  • A Carers Guide: an illustrated introduction to the challenges of caring, from making difficult decisions to looking after your health and wellbeing.

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Download Carers Scotland Looking after someone guide for free.

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Click the thumbnail below to view Looking after someone online.

Printed copy

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

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


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