Carers Direct

Carers Benefit Information

If you spend at least 35 hours a week looking after someone you may be able to get a social security benefit as a full-time carer. You do not have to be living with the person you are caring for.

How to contact the Department of Social Care in Middlesbrough

In office hours:

Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm

Fridays from 8.30 - 4.30pm

Telephone 01642 726004 or by using Minicom 01642 726980 (please use announcer)

In person - Middlesbrough House, 50 Corporation Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2YQ

Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm and on Fridays from 8.30am - 4.00pm

Emergencies, out of office hours and weekends:

For emergencies, out of office and weekends you can telephone 08702 402994 or you can call using Minicom: 01642 602346

You can write: Middlesbrough Council Department of Social Care PO Box 505, Civic Centre, Middlesbrough TS1 9FZ

You can email - socialservices@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Website - www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/comments

 

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?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
Online Enquiry Form
http://www.carersdirectenquiry.nhs.uk/

Finance and Law

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



 
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