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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


Your Rights in Work

If you are juggling work with looking after someone, you are not alone - 1 in 9 people across the UK are balancing work and caring.

Juggling work and care can be very challenging - without support, carers may suffer from stress, exhaustion and some may give up work. Therefore, it’s important to find out about your rights.


Your Rights in Work
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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

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.


Coming out of hospital
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Taking a break

Caring for somebody can be a full time job so breaks are vital to your own wellbeing and quality of life.

This factsheet outlines the different types of breaks that are available, how to get alternative care and how to plan and fund your break. It also includes a list of organisations that provide breaks or can help you organise a break.

This factsheet applies to people living in Northern Ireland.


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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