The Carers Trust have developed an online registration form which carers can now use to register as a carer. You can access the form here.
The Carers Trust also have a helpline which is available Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm for information, support and advice. Call 0300 102 0008.
There is also a free Emergency Card service which helps carers establish a contingency plan in the event of an emergency to ensure the person they support is cared for if need be. Please call The Carers Trust for more information.
Funding is also available to allow carers to take a break from their caring role (called a Personal Budget). We appreciate this will be difficult under the current social restrictions, but carers may be able to use the funding for home based activities like gardening, buying plants and equipment, crafts activities. Call The Carers Trust for more information.
There is also a fund which can help to replace any broken down items in the home such as white goods, which are essential to a caring role (this is called the Essentials Fund). Call The Carers Trust for more information.
We’re able to help with benefits and queries, and any appointment requests are being done over the telephone.