Financial assistance and support services for Carers

Looking for ways to manage your finances or connect with support services as a carer? Here’s a helpful guide:

Financial support

  • Carer’s allowance and benefits: Depending on your income and situation, you may be eligible for Carer’s Allowance and other government benefits.
  • Reduced cost programs: You may qualify for programs that help with NHS prescriptions, utility bills, TV licenses, and council tax.
  • Carer pension support: If you reduced work hours to care for someone, the government may cover your state pension contributions. Carers UK can help you understand your options.
  • Grants: Gateshead Carers Association and local charities may offer grants to help with financial burdens.

Free financial guidance

Citizens Advice Gateshead provides free and confidential assistance with budgeting, managing debt, and maximizing your finances.

National support services

  • Carers UK: Offers information, advice, and a helpline (0808 808 7777) specifically for carers.
  • Carers Trust: Provides support, services, and recognition for carers across the UK.

Additional resources

Local support

We recommend contacting Gateshead Carers Association for information about local support groups, resources, and potential grants specifically for Gateshead residents.

Remember, you’re not alone! Help is available.

How to request support

Simply complete our Care Service enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Care Service enquiry form

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