Downloadable Publications from Carers UK

New to Caring PDF document. Adobe Acrobat required. - An essential booklet to help those who have recently become a Carer. Contains advice from experienced carers and covers all the basics that one needs to know about the financial, practical and emotional aspects of caring – and the range of help available.

An employees guide to work and caring PDF document. Adobe Acrobat required. - This booklet helps employees to minimise the stresses of balancing paid work with caring. It also helps carers prepare to return to work. (Includes a 4 page pull-out section to give to your employer).

NB: If you are downloading this booklet, you must also download the April 2008 update

How do I get help? Carers' assessments made clear PDF document. Adobe Acrobat required. - This booklet looks at how you can get practical help with looking after someone. It includes information about your right to a carers' assessment.

Balancing life and caring PDF document. Adobe Acrobat required. - Information to help you have a life outside of caring. Includes work, learning, and leisure.

Taking a break PDF document. Adobe Acrobat required. - Everyone needs a change and time off occasionally. This is especially true for carers. This factsheet looks at what help is available to help the carer get a range of breaks, including holidays and short breaks as well as implications for benefits.

Looking after someone: a guide to carers' rights and benefits 2008-9 PDF document. Adobe Acrobat required. - This guide sets what rights carers have and how they can get financial help, practical help and help with combining work and caring.

Benefits for Carers PDF document. Adobe Acrobat required. - An overview of how the benefits system works, help to work out which benefits carers can claim and how to do it.

Carers Allowance and the Carer Premium PDF document. Adobe Acrobat required. - Carer's Allowance is the main state benefit for people looking after a family member or friend who is ill or disabled. The Carer Premium is an extra amount of money included in the calculation of Income Support, and other benefits.


NB: If you are downloading this factsheet, you must also download the April 2008 update

When caring comes to an end PDF document. Adobe Acrobat required. - This booklet is for carers who are experiencing significant change in their lives. It outlines the support available and the steps you can take to help you through each situation.

The booklet is divided into three main sections:

• When the person you care for moves into residential or nursing care
• When the person you care for dies
• Life after caring

Each section covers relevant information about benefits, as well as looking at the practical support available and where to go for more help. There is also a section at the end of the booklet with details of other useful organisations and services.

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