Information for Carers


Do you look after a family member or friend who is unwell, disabled or frail?

If so please complete this form. Once you are added to our list of carers we will know about your busy life as a carer, which can affect your health.

Carer Notification Form

Carer Feedback - We Want To Hear Your Views

Shropshire Carers Support Team want to hear the voices of unpaid and family carers in Shropshire, so they have created the ‘Carer Feedback’ form.  They want carers to have more opportunity to get involved with the services they access.

The Carers Feedback will give carers and representatives an opportunity to tell their experiences with the whole of the Health and Social Care Sector - good or bad.  Please note, this is not a complaint form, it is a mechanism for sharing good practice and to forward poor performance to relevant support areas as necessary.  Carers will be kept updated on what has happened to their feedback and all outcomes achieved. 

A really positive way for all of Health and Social Care organisations included Voluntary and Community Sector organisations to have a 2 way conversation with carers – all views matter!  The form can be found on Shropshire Choices website HERE

Are You a Carer?                                                    Content Supplied by NHS Choices

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Benefits for carers

    Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

  • Benefits for the under-65s

    Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.

    Benefits for the over-65s

    Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.

  • Carer's Assement

    How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

  • Other benefits

    Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

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