You may find the following websites helpful:
The Carers Hub for Brighton and Hove provides information and support to adult carers and also to young carers, aged 8-25, through its Young Carers Project.
Alzheimer’s Society provides a range of services for people with, and affected by, dementia and their carers. 01273 - 726266
Amaze supports parents and carers of children with special needs. It also works with parents of teenagers moving from children’s to adult services. 01273 -772289
Crossroads Careis a charity that helps people who care for disabled relatives or friends at home. This is a flexible service to give carers a break. 01273-234021
PATCHED offers support and services for carers of people with substance misuse problems
Freephone 0800 085 4450
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Finance & 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 person you care for
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
- Death and benefits
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
- Managing someone's legal affairs
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
- 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
- Personal and household finance
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
- Social fund
- Tax credits
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible