Let’s Talk Money and Finance
If you care for someone you may be finding it difficult to manage your finances, you may have had to give up work, or you may be experiencing money worries in general. It is important to remember that there could be financial support available to you.
If you care for someone for at least 35 hours a week then you could be eligible for Carers allowance (currently £66.16 a week). To learn more or to apply for the Carers Allowance visit https://www.gov.uk/carers-allowance
To request a paper claim pack call
0800 731 0297
If you aren’t eligible for Carers Allowance but you still care for someone for at least 20 hours a week the you could still be eligible for carers credit. Your income and savings will not affect your eligibility for this. To download the carers credit form, visit https://www.gov.uk/carers-credit
Family fund is the largest UK charity which provides grants for raising disabled or seriously ill children. It is specifically for low-income families and you can apply annually. To view the full eligibility criteria
Disabled Facilities Grant
A disabled facilities grant is a government funded grant to help with home adaptions such as stair lifts, widening of doors or a downstairs bathroom. Depending on income you may need to pay towards the cost of the work. The person applying must either own the property or be a council tenant. For more information on this visit
With the right information you can find the financial help to support yourself and your cared for.
For more advice on money and finance for carers call our Advice Line on
0800 083 1148