I have taken a career break from my job for six months from Jan 2017. I claim carers allowance and income support. My Dad has dementia and receives the upper attendence allowance. When I claimed income support I asked do I need to look for work even though I still have a job to go back to, although I am not sure if I will go back. They said no. So I am not sure what this is about. As looking or preparing for work when I still have a job seems strange?!! There were no local day centre places and social services said there were no services available - paid for or free.